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Patterns of subsistence harvesting of woodland products at the household level: a multi-agent approach

Isabelle Joos (UGent) and Robert De Wulf (UGent)
(2010) INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY REVIEW. 12(5). p.420-420
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This study introduces the development and implementation of an agent-based model that integrates ecological and social aspects related to change in woodland use and woodland cover in rural villages in southern Africa. The model was developed with the objective of exploring woodland use behaviour and corresponding human impacts on the relative woodland cover and the spatial distribution of woodlands within the landscape. The model does not focus on a particular study site but aims to create a generic tool for the miombo ecoregion in Southern Africa, which is dominated by miombo sensu stricto and related dry woodlands. The model was parameterized based on an extensive review of the miombo woodland literature. Using user-defined inputs, a virtual village representing a typical subsistence-based community is created. The model simulates fuelwood and poles collection behaviour of individual households based on various key factors such as short-term needs of households, the enforcement of traditional rules and formal lawes and the cost of collection, which is in turn related to labour availability, harvesting technologies and resource scarcity. Preliminary results will be prestented to illustrate the application of this model and its ability to explore management and policy actions.

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Joos, Isabelle, and Robert De Wulf. 2010. “Patterns of Subsistence Harvesting of Woodland Products at the Household Level: a Multi-agent Approach.” In International Forestry Review, 12:420–420.
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Joos, I., & De Wulf, R. (2010). Patterns of subsistence harvesting of woodland products at the household level: a multi-agent approach. INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY REVIEW (Vol. 12, pp. 420–420). Presented at the 22nd International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress.
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Joos I, De Wulf R. Patterns of subsistence harvesting of woodland products at the household level: a multi-agent approach. INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY REVIEW. 2010. p. 420–420.
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Joos, Isabelle, and Robert De Wulf. “Patterns of Subsistence Harvesting of Woodland Products at the Household Level: a Multi-agent Approach.” International Forestry Review. Vol. 12. 2010. 420–420. Print.
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  abstract     = {This study introduces the development and implementation of an agent-based model that integrates ecological and social aspects related to change in woodland use and woodland cover in rural villages in southern Africa. The model was developed with the objective of exploring woodland use behaviour and corresponding human impacts on the relative woodland cover and the spatial distribution of woodlands within the landscape. The model does not focus on a particular study site but aims to create  a generic tool for the miombo ecoregion in Southern Africa, which is dominated by miombo sensu stricto and related dry woodlands. The model was parameterized based on an extensive review of the miombo woodland literature. Using user-defined inputs, a virtual village representing a typical subsistence-based community is created.  The model simulates fuelwood and poles collection behaviour of individual households based on various key factors such as short-term needs of households, the enforcement of traditional rules and formal lawes and the cost of collection, which is in turn related to labour availability, harvesting technologies and resource scarcity. Preliminary results will be prestented to illustrate the application of this model and its ability to explore management and policy actions.},
  author       = {Joos, Isabelle and De Wulf, Robert},
  booktitle    = {INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY REVIEW},
  issn         = {1465-5489},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Seoul, Korea},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {420--420},
  title        = {Patterns of subsistence harvesting of woodland products at the household level: a multi-agent approach},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2010},
}