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Martin, R., A. Linstaedter, K. Frank, B. Mueller. 2016. Livelihood security in face of drought: Assessing the vulnerability of pastoral households. Environmental Modelling & Software 75: 414 – 423.
2016 - Journal / article
Livestock grazing in drylands supports pastoral livelihoods but is facing multiple changes including shocks such as severe droughts. Herdsmen specifically cite drought events as a reason for the abandonment of their transhumance practices. The purpose of this study is to assess the relevance of drought as a driving force for losses of livelihood security leading to a specific systemic change – households abandoning transhumant...
Schulze, J., R. Martin, A. Finger, C. Henzen, M. Lindner, K. Pietzsch, A. Werntze, U. Zander, R. Seppelt. 2015. Design, implementation and test of a serious online game for exploring complex relationships of sustainable land management and human well-being. Environmental Modelling and Software 65: 58–66.
2015 - Journal / article
Land is a limited resource providing various services. Decisions on land use shape the distribution of these life support functions and thus require understanding of complex feedbacks between decisions on land use and human resource appropriation. Due to multiple nonlinear feedbacks between management, productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being, complexity is an inherent property of land systems. We present an...
Martin, R., M. Schlüter. 2015. Combining system dynamics and agent-based modeling to analyze social-ecological interactions; An example from modeling restoration of a shallow lake. Frontiers in Environmental Science 3:66. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2015.00066
2015 - Journal / article
Modeling social-ecological interactions between humans and ecosystems to analyze their implications for sustainable management of social-ecological systems (SES) has multiple challenges. When integrating social and ecological dynamics, which are often studied separately, one has to deal with different modeling paradigms, levels of analysis, temporal and spatial scales, and data availabilities in the social and ecological domai...