Discrete ECogeomorphic Aeolian Landscape (DECAL) modelling
- Joanna Nield
Research in collaboration with Andreas Baas, King's College London.
DECAL is a cellular automaton based model which incorporated mutual feedback processes between geomorphic forcing and ecological growth to investigate fundamental controls, self-organising and non-linear behaviour in semi-arid aeolian dune environments. This project explores landscape evolution and disturbance response, developing a phase-space in which dune fields can be quantified.
Algorithms and computational methods: Cellular automata