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Landscape systems modelling: A disturbance ecology approach

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dc.contributor.author Margetts, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.author Barnett, Rod
dc.contributor.author Popov, Nikolay
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-19T02:29:29Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-19T02:29:29Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1763
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on research which explores the modelling of landscape systems over time using multiagent simulation (MAS) software called NetLogo. Two case studies investigate a disturbance ecology approach to the recovery of Pacific Island settlements after cyclonic events. First, the natural tropical forest sequence of colonisation-succession-disturbance which operates on Pacific Islands subject to frequent cyclonic events is modelled according to the rules of forest recovery. Then, rules derived from the tropical forest model are applied to a Pacific resort to explore design possibilities as the resort responds to cyclonic disturbance. There are two useful outcomes: the possible impact of a cyclone on a resort is modelled, and new patterns of resort design emerge. The research shows that MAS can not only model natural landscape systems but also be used to explore an infinite number of ‘what-if’ design scenarios. The results show the potential for MAS in landscape architectural practice. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher ICE Publishing en_NZ
dc.subject Disturbance ecology en_NZ
dc.subject Multi-agent simulation en_NZ
dc.subject NetLogo en_NZ
dc.subject Landscape systems modelling en_NZ
dc.subject Cyclones en_NZ
dc.subject Natural disasters en_NZ
dc.title Landscape systems modelling: A disturbance ecology approach en_NZ
dc.type Conference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedings en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Authors en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 120107 Landscape Architecture en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Margetts, J., Barnett, R., Popov, N. (2007). Landscape systems modelling: A disturbance ecology approach. In J. Shepherd & K. Fielder (Eds.). Proceedings of the 13th Annual Australia and New Zealand Systems Conference 2007, Systematic Development: Local Solutions in a Global Environment. (CD Rom ed.) Goodyear, Arizona: ICE Publishing. en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.publication.title Proceedings of the 13th Annual Australia and New Zealand Systems Conference 2007, Systematic Development: Local Solutions in a Global Environment en_NZ
unitec.conference.title Systematic Development: Local Solutions in a Global Environment, 13th Annual Australia and New Zealand Systems Conference en_NZ
unitec.conference.org Australia and New Zealand Systems Society en_NZ
unitec.conference.location Auckland en_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate 2007-12-02
unitec.conference.edate 2007-12-05
unitec.peerreviewed yes en_NZ


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