Modeling mobile individuals in dynamic landscapes
Authors: Westervelt J. D.; Hopkins L. D.
Source: International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Volume 13, Number 3, 1 April 1999 , pp. 191-208(18)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Abstract:Geographic modeling systems should support simulation of mobile individuals in dynamic landscapes. In modeling a small population (e.g. an endangered species), it is important to keep track of individuals over time and space, interactions between individuals, landscape processes over time and space, interactions among landscape processes, and interactions of individuals with landscape processes. An object-oriented simulation modeling system was designed to meet these requirements. A prototype demonstrates the capabilities with hypothetical animals in static and dynamic landscapes.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1999-04-01