A differential equation was employed in modelling deforestation by human population interactions to yield an explicit mathematical model. The theoretical relation and many possible models were applied to the grid cell data in Hiroshima Prefecture, and relative appropriateness of each model was evaluated by Akaike's information criterion (AIC) using raw data. Intensive further verification was executed by the bootstrap method. It was demonstrated that the theoretical relation was in the best agreement among many other models in comparison.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- General Environmental Science
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty