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Simulating spatially-explicit crop dynamics of agricultural landscapes: The ATLAS simulator

Thierry, Hugo and Vialatte, Aude and Choisis, Jean-Philippe and Gaudou, Benoît and Parry, Hazel and Monteil, Claude Simulating spatially-explicit crop dynamics of agricultural landscapes: The ATLAS simulator. (2017) Ecological Informatics, 40. 62-80. ISSN 1574-9541

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2017.05.006


The spatially-explicit AgriculTural LandscApe Simulator (ATLAS) simulates realistic spatial-temporal crop availability at the landscape scale through crop rotations and crop phenology. Intended to be linked to organism population dynamics, the simulator is developed in a multi-agent platform. The model relies on initial GIS inputs for landscape composition and configuration. Users define typical rotations and crop phenology stages to be included, according to their objectives. In the study, we present two applications to contrasting landscapes, where ATLAS is capable of simulating accurate composition (crop area) and configuration (crop clustering) dynamics. ATLAS has potential applicability to a range of contrasting agricultural landscapes. The benefits of such a simulator are the possibility to study the effects of various simulated management scenarios of crop spatial-temporal availability in relation to target organisms and/or specific ecological processes (e.g. pest, biological control), within a single model framework.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. This papers appears in volume 40 Ecological Informatics ISSN: 1574-9541 The definitive version is available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at : https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1574954117300584
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - CSIRO (AUSTRALIA)
Laboratory name:
Australian Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) - (CSE00051)
Deposited On:22 Jun 2018 10:00

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