Provided is a landscape of properties where pastoralists make decisions how much livestock they put on their property and how much to suppress fire from occuring. Rangelands can be grass dominated, or unproductive shrubb dominated. Overgrazing and fire suppresion lead to shrub dominated landscapes. What management strategies evolve, and how is this impacted by policies?
The model is discussed in Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling by Marco Janssen. For more information see https://intro2abm.com/.
Janssen, M.A., B. Walker, J. Langridge and N. Abel (2000) An adaptive agent model for analysing co-evolution of management and policies in a complex rangeland system, Ecological Modelling 131(2/3): 249-268.
Janssen, M.A., J.M. Anderies and B.H. Walker (2004), Robust strategies for managing rangelands with multiple stable attractors, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 47:140-162
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