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First steps towards a dynamical model for forest fire behaviour in Argentinian landscapes

Monica Denham, Karina Laneri, Viviana Zimmerman, Sigfrido Waidelich
2020 Journal of Computer Science and Technology  
We developed a Reaction Diffusion Convection (RDC) model for forest fire propagation coupled to a visualization platform with several functionalities requested by local firefighters.  ...  The dynamical model aims to understand the key mechanisms driving fire propagation in the Patagonian region.  ...  We thank A. B. Kolton for fruitful discussions about the model. M. Denham and K. Laneri are members of Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET). M. Denham, K. Laneri, V.  ... 
doi:10.24215/16666038.20.e09 fatcat:2vjd5hofhnau5ghabl2kim7wqm

A social-ecological approach to identify and quantify biodiversity tipping points in South America's seasonal dry ecosystems

Kirsten Thonicke, Fanny Langerwisch, Matthias Baumann, Pedro J. Leitão, Tomáš Václavík, Ane Alencar, Margareth Simões, Simon Scheiter, Liam Langan, Mercedes Bustamante, Ignacio Gasparri, Marina Hirota (+8 others)
2019 Biogeosciences Discussions  
</br> Implementing such an approach with the greater aim of furthering more sustainable land use in the Dry Diagonal requires a transdisciplinary collaborative network, which in a first step integrates  ...  Natural vegetation in the Dry Diagonal has been undergoing large-scale transformations for the past 30 years due to massive agricultural expansion and intensification.  ...  Acknowledgements 810 The authors acknowledge funding from the German Federal Ministry of Science and Education (BMBF) for the project "Managing risks of biodiversity tipping points in South America's deforestation  ... 
doi:10.5194/bg-2019-221 fatcat:q5etyf3ajrdg7g4357aycypcve

Anthropogenetische Geomorphologie - Geomorphologie im Anthropozän : Virtuelle Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises für Geomorphologie 2020, 28./29. September 2020, BTU Cottbus - Senftenberg

Thomas Raab, Werner Gerwin, Christoph Hinz, Michael Krautblatter
2020 Geopedology and Landscape Development Research Series  
The topic of the conference was "Anthropogenic Geomorphology - Geomorphology in the Anthropocene" and dealt with the issue of humans as a key driver for landform evolution, which is currently being discussed  ...  This volume contains the program and the abstracts of the contributions to the 2020 annual conference of the German Working Group for Geomorphology, which took place on September 28 and 29, 2020 as a virtual  ...  We use charcoal as proxy for high-intensity forest fires and anhydrosugars (AS) as molecular proxies for low-temperature biomass burning, typical for surface fires in modern larch forest.  ... 
doi:10.26127/btuopen-5363 fatcat:bsy2hx6prvdc3gjdslrwrl7i6y

Complex Landscapes of Spatial Interaction [chapter]

David Batten
2000 Advances in Spatial Science  
In the paper, self-organization is explored in a variety of contexts, including Schelling's model of neighborhood segregation and some work with cellular automata that has sharpened our insights into the  ...  Some apostles of complexity argue that complex behaviour can arise in any system consisting of a largish number of intelligent, adaptive agents interacting on the basis of local information only.  ...  They turn up in the frequency distribution of many catastrophic events -like floods, forest fires and earthquakes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-59787-9_4 fatcat:zsmrhrn66baq7envy2zyqpaun4

Complex landscapes of spatial interaction

David F. Batten
2001 The annals of regional science  
In the paper, self-organization is explored in a variety of contexts, including Schelling's model of neighborhood segregation and some work with cellular automata that has sharpened our insights into the  ...  Some apostles of complexity argue that complex behaviour can arise in any system consisting of a largish number of intelligent, adaptive agents interacting on the basis of local information only.  ...  They turn up in the frequency distribution of many catastrophic events -like floods, forest fires and earthquakes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s001680000032 fatcat:hnybzf7gwbbr5k5mi2vknui43m

Current remote sensing approaches to monitoring forest degradation in support of countries measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems for REDD+

Anthea L. Mitchell, Ake Rosenqvist, Brice Mora
2017 Carbon Balance and Management  
Forest degradation is a global phenomenon and while being an important indicator and precursor to further forest loss, carbon emissions due to degradation should also be accounted for in national reporting  ...  The review assesses two main approaches to monitoring forest degradation: first, where detection is indicated by a change in canopy cover or proxies, and second, the quantification of loss (or gain) in  ...  Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13021-017-0078-9 pmid:28417324 pmcid:PMC5393981 fatcat:nyb3rjngp5a4plfs47r75w5y3u

People as Ecological Participants in Ecological Restoration

Sarah M. Burke, Neil Mitchell
2007 Restoration Ecology  
Zenaida auriculata in Argentinian woodlands observes that vigilance behaviour (scanning for danger) can affect the distance at which birds detect human disturbance -more vigilant birds have a higher  ...  Or e.g. urban restoration project with a lot of commitment from a community group should have as much value as a forest remnant in the middle of nowhere.  Model doesn't account for human modified landscapes  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1526-100x.2007.00223.x fatcat:lqlc4nggojabtfun2277duojsu

Systemics and cybernetics in a historical perspective

Charles François
1999 Systems research and behavioral science  
Systemics and cybernetics can be viewed as a metalanguage of concepts and models for transdisciplinarian use, still now evolving and far from being stabilized.  ...  Systemic concepts and models are underlined in order to enhance the perception of the process, as well as its systemic significance.  ...  As to Poincaré's work, it is one of the very first steps towards the establishment of a new type of qualitative mathematics appropriate for the study of complex systems.  ... 
doi:10.1002/(sici)1099-1743(199905/06)16:3<203::aid-sres210>3.0.co;2-1 fatcat:lwphw222gvek5ogcqvc4wymwpm

Chronicles of 'Ona-Ashaga': archaeology in the Beagle Channel (Tierra del Fuego – Argentina)

Ernesto Piana, Assumpció Vila, Luis Orquera, Jordi Estévez
1992 Antiquity  
The first idea, the simplistic one of evolutionism, led to a search for contemporary referents for different evolutionary steps.  ...  This fact can, however, also have a functional interpretation: in a climate with almost incessant rains, the naked body dries much faster in front of a fire than any clothing.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0003598x0003948x fatcat:mz2lqpkzfbgj5hxbnaqpnjocuq

Book Reviews

Christien Klaufus, Book Review Editor
2016 European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies  
Despite repeating the by now stale invocation that 'in a globalized world, borders still matter', they make a forceful argument that regional differences between the US and Latin America are key for understanding  ...  Analysing borders in Latin America, they aver, shifts our attention to dynamics that depart from the canonical borderland elements defining border studies in Europe or North America.  ...  The main argument of the book is that the politicization of forest landscapes represents a threat to their very survival.  ... 
doi:10.18352/erlacs.10184 fatcat:hdfb7ysfdzdf3nwdit46xmvx6y

A systematic review of the socio-economic impacts of large-scale tree plantations, worldwide

Arttu Malkamäki, Dalia D'Amato, Nicholas J. Hogarth, Markku Kanninen, Romain Pirard, Anne Toppinen, Wen Zhou
2018 Global Environmental Change  
majority of studies agreed on the impact dynamics when in similar contexts, resembling the dynamics observed in other large-scale land-based investments.  ...  A B S T R A C T Since their widespread introduction in the 1980s, large-scale tree plantations have seen contestations over their socio-economic impacts.  ...  Furthermore, we thank the advisory group for sharing their insights and the group of subject experts and stakeholders who attended the first review workshop in Helsinki in May 2016.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.09.001 fatcat:cek3vi4wrramjppi64lztpstfi

Humusica 2, article 17: techno humus systems and global change − three crucial questions

Augusto Zanella, Stefan Geisen, Jean-François Ponge, Gerard Jagers, Charles Benbrook, Thomas Dilli, Andrea Vacca, Jolanta Kwiatkowska-Malina, Michaël Aubert, Silvia Fusaro, Maria De Nobili, Giovanna Lomolino (+1 others)
2018 Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. Applied Soil Ecology  
The Romul_hum model of soil organic matter formation coupled with soil biota activity is a good step in this direction (Chertov et al., 2017a and b; Komarov et al., 2017) .  ...  First, we focused on three fundamental research areas: 1) organic soil matter, 2) soil biodiversity, and 3) relationship between human behaviour and agriculture.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.10.010 fatcat:kfzbat5zazdexidqyjkpu7vvee

Landslide failures detection and mapping using Synthetic Aperture Radar: Past, present and future

Alessandro Cesare Mondini, Fausto Guzzetti, Kang-Tsung Chang, Oriol Monserrat, Tapas Ranjan Martha, Andrea Manconi
2021 Earth-Science Reviews  
In the article, we examine the theoretical, research, and operational frameworks for the exploitation of SAR images for landslide detection and mapping, and we provide a perspective for future applications  ...  To discriminate landslides from the surrounding stable terrain, a classification of the ground properties is executed by expert visual (heuristic) interpretation, or through numerical (statistical) modelling  ...  key step towards the reduction of landslide risk.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103574 fatcat:z3etcojua5czjniuuyq575vmje

Climate Change Impact Chains across the Environment and the Economy in Coastal and Marine Destinations

Anastasia Arabadzhyan, Paolo Figini, Carmen García, Matías M. González, Yen E. Lam González, Carmelo León
2020 Zenodo  
Results show a great heterogeneity of findings and that available data do not deal with all the potential impacts of climate change in tourism, hence being unsuitable for an integrated approach to risk  ...  Among the potential available impacts, those for which there is empirical evidence which can be utilized in a value transfer context are the impacts due to loss of attractiveness of marine environments  ...  imPACTs and decarbonisation pathways in EU islands and enhancing socioeconomic and non-market evaluation of Climate Change for Europe, for 2050 and beyond".  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4775396 fatcat:mogm5zwzfnhobgzzrlyqqu6s3i

Epiphytic Mosses in the Humid Mountain Forests of the Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico — Species Richness, Rarity and Composition

Patricia Herrera-Paniagua, Mahinda Martínez, Luis Hernández-Sandoval, José García-Franco
2017 Cryptogamie. Bryologie  
Evaluators for the entire Red List: Tomas Hallingbäck, Nick Hodgetts, Patricia Geissler ( §), and Ben Tan.  ...  Jesus Muñoz, Giribala Pant, Ron A. Pursell, William D. Reese, P.W. Richards, Garry Smith-Merrill, Tony Spribille, John Steel, Pierre Tixier, Alan Whittemore, and Richard H. Zander.  ...  The first steps towards the design of the Argentinian National Strategy Plan were taken by the end of 1997 and early 1998, with the active participation of lower land plant specialists.  ... 
doi:10.7872/cryb/v38.iss2.2017.171 fatcat:l7fo5rmmyfchbmre5qbqcxmv7q
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