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We use computer simulations to add value to forecasts.

To learn more about the components of our work:

ENSO Patterns

Farm Ecosystem

Climate Forecasts

Farm Management

Farm Economics

Savanna Modeling

Our research is supported by
Savanna Ecological Modeling and Economic Modeling

We use two mathematical computer models to add value to long-term climate forecasts. The Savanna Modeling System is used to model the farm ecosystems, taking computerized maps of resources, weather information including forecasts, and plant and animal information to provide forecasts of forage availability and effects of stocking rates. The Economic model balances multiple objectives of South Africa livestock owners to determine what optimal strategies would be under different climate forecasts. Summarizes and examples of the Savanna modeling and the Economic modeling have been prepared.

Edited: Apr 9, 2001