Computational code for Wetland San Ramon, Patagonia, Argentina

Published: 28 June 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/fd423krmx5.1


This is the numerical implementation of a spatially explicit individual-based model for Wetland San Ramón, located in northwestern Patagonia, Argentina. The code defines the area of interest and specifies three types of resources and two herbivores (grasshoppers). It sets the initial parameters and conditions for the simulation. The code initializes various matrices and arrays to represent resources and herbivores in the wetland, and establishes the spatial distribution of resources and movement gradient. It then tracks grasshopper populations and resources over time, with specific behaviors related to movement and feeding, and periodic data collection. The outcomes derived from this code will be soon featured in the publication "Assessing the impact of grasshopper outbreaks on Patagonian wetlands through mathematical modelling" authored by Serrano L.S., Pietrantuono, A.L., Laguna M.F., Weigandt M., Amadio M.E. and Fernández-Arhex V.


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Developed in the Fortran 90 programming language, the code is inspired by interdisciplinary work with ecologists and physicists. Its development incorporates data from the involved species and personal observations from the study site. Implementation details are documented in the attached file.


Centro Atomico Bariloche Gerencia de Fisica


Ecosystem Ecology, Interdisciplinary Physics