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An Agent-Based Model of Climate Change and Conflict among Pastoralists in East Africa

Date

2010

Authors

Hailegiorgis, A.B.
Kennedy, W.G.
Balan, G.C.
Bassett, J.K.
Gulden, T.

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Publisher

International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs)

Abstract

Presented is an agent-based model of human-environment interaction and conflict in East Africa using the MASON agent-based simulation environment. The model focuses on the complex interaction of pastoral groups with their environment and other emerging external actors. The model supports the observation that increased seasonal rainfall variability and droughts create tremendous stress on pastoralists groups and challenges their long-term resilience and adaptive response mechanisms.

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Keywords

Agent-based model, Africa, East, Pastoral systems, Climate changes

Citation

Hailegiorgis, A.B., Kennedy, W.G., Balan, G.C., Bassett, J.K., and Gulden, T. (2010) An Agent-Based Model of Climate Change and Conflict among Pastoralists in East Africa, accepted to IEMSS2010.