A truly exciting post on (more precisely Agent Based Modeling), environmental history, and fire. The researchers show how a lower tree density limits the propagation of fire, through an agent based modeling approach and how the density impacts the propagation in a nonlinear way.

The environmental history then provides evidence on the role the Aborigines had on this density: they used to burn the landscape, reducing the tree density hence the propagation of fires. The model is written in a famous agent modeling language, NetScape, through R. What I particularly appreciate is the interaction between multiple science domains, which is very present in Multi-Agent Systems, and even more in ABM.

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Merci à l'Université de Nantes de l'avoir mis en ligne et à Actu IA d'avoir partagé ! Le lien vers la vidéo est dans le billet :-)

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