Testing the resilience of agro-pastoralists communities in arid margins through ABM
Lancelotti, Carla (Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions)
Rubio-Campillo, Xavier (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
Salpeteur, Matthieu (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Balbo, Andrea L. (Complexity and Socio-Ecological Research Group)
Madella, Marco (Complexity and Socio-Ecological Research Group)

Date: 2014
Abstract: This paper presents the latest model developed within Case Study 1 (hereafter CS1) of the SimulPast project: Hunter-Gatherer persistence in arid margins. The case of North Gujarat (India). The aim of this model is to test the resilience of agro-pastoralists (AP) communities in semi-arid ecosystems. We created a simple Agent Based Model in which agents relied on a pure subsistence strategy based on domesticated plants and animals. We tested our model against previously published climatic record for the area and concluded that a pure agropastoral strategy was not enough to sustain the population in conditions of high climatic variability. Further tests were performed to check the climatic conditions in which this type of subsistence strategy is self-sustained in order to extrapolate the model to areas with different specificities than the one understudy.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: conferenceObject
Subject: Resilience ; Agro-pastoralists communities ; Computational social science ; Social simulation
Published in: Social Simulation Conference. Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Vallès, 1a : 2014

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