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dc.contributor.authorMargetts, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.authorBarnett, Rod
dc.contributor.authorPopov, Nikolay
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-19T02:29:29Z
dc.date.available2011-12-19T02:29:29Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10652/1763
dc.description.abstractThis 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.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherICE Publishingen_NZ
dc.subjectdisturbance ecologyen_NZ
dc.subjectmulti-agent simulationen_NZ
dc.subjectNetLogoen_NZ
dc.subjectlandscape systems modellingen_NZ
dc.subjectcyclonesen_NZ
dc.subjectnatural disastersen_NZ
dc.titleLandscape systems modelling: A disturbance ecology approachen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthorsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120107 Landscape Architectureen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMargetts, 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.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of the 13th Annual Australia and New Zealand Systems Conference 2007, Systematic Development: Local Solutions in a Global Environmenten_NZ
unitec.conference.titleSystematic Development: Local Solutions in a Global Environment, 13th Annual Australia and New Zealand Systems Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAustralia and New Zealand Systems Societyen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationAucklanden_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2007-12-02
unitec.conference.edate2007-12-05
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ


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