NetLogo User Community Models
WHAT IS IT?
This simulation shall proof that sustainability in forestry is more economic in a long term than non sustainable economy.
HOW IT WORKS
The lumbermen move through the forest and when they hit a tree, they chop it down.
HOW TO USE IT
The user can make his own presettings about:
THINGS TO NOTICE
A certain proportionality between the number of lumbermen and the growing rate of trees, respectively the number of different species of trees is essential to achieve sustainability.
The red line of the graph shows the worth of the forest and the green line shows the actual number of trees in this forest.
THINGS TO TRY
Change the settings of growing rate, number of trees and lumbermen and the probability of a new tree to achieve sustainability.
EXTENDING THE MODEL
The integration of new variables, such as:
CREDITS AND REFERENCES
Authors: Copyright Matthias Eberle, Florian Lorych 2010
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