Computational Model Library

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.

This multi-model (i.e. a model composed of interacting submodels) is a multi-level representation of a collective motion phenomenon. It was designed to study the impact of the mutual influences between individuals and groups in collective motion.

Setting the Stage for Inequality

Timothy Dennehy | Published Mon Mar 11 21:52:57 2013 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:45 2013

How can a strictly egalitarian social system give way to a stratified society if all of its members punish each other for any type of selfish behavior? This model examines the role of prestige bias in constant and variable environments on the development of hierarchies of wealth.

ForagerNet3_Demography_V2

Andrew White | Published Thu Feb 13 16:06:26 2014

ForagerNet3_Demography_V2 is a non-spatial ABM for exploring hunter-gatherer demography. This version (developed from FN3D_V1) contains code for calculating the ratio of old to young adults (the “OY ratio”) in the living and dead populations.

Human mate choice is a complex system

Paul Smaldino Jeffrey C Schank | Published Fri Feb 8 19:17:22 2013 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:34 2013

A general model of human mate choice in which agents are localized in space, interact with close neighbors, and tend to range either near or far. At the individual level, our model uses two oft-used but incompletely understood decision rules: one based on preferences for similar partners, the other for maximally attractive partners.

Forager mobility and interaction

L S Premo | Published Thu Jan 10 06:21:14 2013 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:32 2013

This is a relatively simple foraging-radius model, as described first by Robert Kelly, that allows one to quantify the effect of increased logistical mobility (as represented by increased effective foraging radius, r_e) on the likelihood that 2 randomly placed central place foragers will encounter one another within 5000 time steps.

Communication and social change in space and time

Sebastian Kluesener Francesco Scalone Martin Dribe | Published Tue May 17 10:30:29 2016 | Last modified Fri Oct 13 16:24:43 2017

This agent-based model simulates the diffusion of a social change process stratified by social class in space and time which is solely driven social and spatial variation in communication links.

Feedback Loop Example: Wildland Fire Spread

James Millington | Published Fri Dec 21 12:26:52 2012 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:32 2013

This model is a replication of that described by Peterson (2002) and illustrates the ‘spread’ feedback loop type described in Millington (2013).

A modified model of breeding synchrony in colonial birds

James Millington | Published Tue Jun 26 14:20:05 2012 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:19 2013

This generic individual-based model of a bird colony shows how the influence neighbour’s stress levels synchronize the laying date of neighbours and also of large colonies. The model has been used to demonstrate how this form of simulation model can be recognised as being ‘event-driven’, retaining a history in the patterns produced via simulated events and interactions.

Coupled Housing and Land Markets (CHALMS)

Nicholas Magliocca Virginia Mcconnell Margaret Walls | Published Fri Nov 2 20:20:30 2012 | Last modified Mon Oct 27 16:23:37 2014

CHALMS simulates housing and land market interactions between housing consumers, developers, and farmers in a growing ex-urban area.

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