L-Range -- L-Range Family of Models


About L-Range
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The L-Range family of models are tools that simulate ecosystem dynamics at a monthly time-step at a moderate level of complexity. The tools represent herb, shrub, and tree dynamics for a variety of layers and pools. Spatial surfaces describe the landscape. Landscapes are divided into areas that are sufficiently similar so as to have a single set of parameters describe vegetation dynamics. More than 100 spatial surfaces representing ecosystem attributes are produced by the tools.

After an application is assessed to ensure it represents dynamics adequately to meet objectives, the tool may be used in scenario analysis. The tools may be joined with others as well. L-Range has been joined with agent-based models that represent households at very small spatial scales to the scale of a country. Examples scenarios include addressing effects of climate change, policy proposals, livestock stocking, invasive species spread, questions of herbivore access, and herbivore conservation.

G-Range applies at a global scale and has an application in place that was used in Boone et al. (2018) at 0.5 degree spatial resolution. Finer resolutions may be used as well. L-Range may be applied at any resolution to an area, and has been used in areas of a few square kilometers to all of Africa. The tool is well suited to connect with other tools, yielding a coupled systems model. Af_Range is a ready-to-use application of L-Range to all of Africa that continues to be revised and improved (and is currently under development). The landscape is divided into many homogeneous units for to allow greater agreement between simulated and observed patterns. Herbivore populations may be represented in the model, if a user wishes.

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