Agent based modeling and simulation of a pastoral-nomadic land use system

Kuckertz, Patrick and Ullrich, Oliver and Linst├Ądter, Anja and Speckenmeyer, Ewald (2011) Agent based modeling and simulation of a pastoral-nomadic land use system.
Published in: Simulation Notes Europe Vol. 21 (3-4). pp. 147-152. ISSN 2305-9974

Abstract

Almost half of Africa is covered by arid savannas, which are used as rangelands and are the source of livelihood for a vast population. To sustain pasture quality, degradation has to be avoided and efficient and sustainable land use strategies are needed. This paper describes the development of a simulation model representing the range management strategies of the Himba people in north-western Namibia. The model recognizes spatial factors and the impact of management decisions on ecosystem dynamics. The paper also describes the process of creating and validating a software application, and implementing the model.


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ZAIK Number: zaik2011-629
Depositing User: Patrick Kuckertz
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 00:00
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 15:06
URI: http://e-archive.informatik.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/629