HUMLAND: HUMan impact on LANDscapes agent-based model

HUMLAND: HUMan impact on LANDscapes agent-based model (1.0.0)

The HUMan impact on LANDscapes (HUMLAND) model has been developed to track and quantify the intensity of different impacts on landscapes at the continental level. This agent-based model focuses on determining the most influential factors in the transformation of interglacial vegetation with a specific emphasis on burning organized by hunter-gatherers. HUMLAND integrates various spatial datasets as input and target for the agent-based model results. Additionally, the simulation incorporates recently obtained continental-scale estimations of fire return intervals and the speed of vegetation regrowth. The obtained results include maps of possible scenarios of modified landscapes in the past and quantification of the impact of each agent, including climate, humans, megafauna, and natural fires.

Release Notes

HUMLAND version 1.0, October 2023 This is the first and only version of the Human Impact on Landscapes Model (HUMLAND), released in October 2023.

Associated Publications

Nikulina, A., MacDonald, K., Zapolska, A., Serge, M. A., Roche, D. M., Mazier, F., Davoli, M., Svenning, J.-C., van Wees, D., Pearce, E. A., Fyfe, R., Roebroeks, W., Scherjon, F. Hunter-gatherer impact on European interglacial vegetation: a modelling approach (under review)

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