Computational Model Library

The model presented here was created as part of my dissertation. It aims to study the impacts of topography and climate change on prehistoric networks, with a focus on the Magdalenian, which is dated to between 20 and 14,000 years ago.

The (cultural) evolution of cooperative breeding in harsh environments.

Peer reviewed Simple Coastal Exploitation in the American Samoa

Chloe Atwater | Published Wed Nov 5 07:32:39 2014

This model employs optimal foraging theory principles to generate predictions of which coastal habitats are exploited in climatically stable versus variable environments, using the American Samoa as a study area.

TREELIM

Gudrun Wallentin | Published Wed Nov 30 13:52:16 2016 | Last modified Tue Jan 10 14:43:13 2017

The model simulates the spatial patterns of secondary forest succession above the current alpine tree line in the context of land use and climate change. Three scenarios are offered: (1) climate change, (2) land use change, (3) species composition.

Nepali Village Model

John Janmaat Suzan L Lapp | Published Thu Apr 17 19:27:54 2014

The model implements a model that reflects features of a rural hill village in Nepal. Key features of the model include water storage, social capital and migration of household members who then send remittances back to the village.

The objective of the model is to evaluate the impact of seasonal forecasts on a farmer’s net agricultural income when their crop choices have different and variable costs and returns.

Village Ecodynamics Project

ipem | Published Fri May 13 18:51:37 2011 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:53 2013

The Village Project is designed to help archaeologists understand the factors influencing settlement patterns of small-scale agrarian peoples. Although such societies are becoming increasingly rare, they represent the norm throughout most of the Neolithic period the world over.

The Evolution of Cooperation in an Ecological Context

Oyita Udiani | Published Sat Nov 3 21:56:32 2012 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:51 2013

This is a replication of the altruistic trait selection model described in Pepper & Smuts (2000, 2002).

The purpose of the AdaptPumpa model is to analyze the robustness of the Pumpa irrigation system in Nepal to climate change.

The Pampas Model is an Agent-Based Model intended to explore the dynamics of structural and land use changes in agricultural systems of the Argentine Pampas in response to climatic, technological economic, and political drivers.

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