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HARVEST: A Generalized Animal Population Growth Simulation
Simulation (1992)
  • David J. Stewart, University of Georgia
  • Charles J. Amlaner, Kennesaw State University
  • Claude C. Barnett, Walla Walla College
Abstract

We present a general purpose discrete-event, stochastic simulation model (HARVEST) which can be used to model the population growth of a wide variety of animal species. A complete example is given with validation, to show how it can be used for managing the Eastern wild turkey. The structure of the simulation system (micro Passim) is described, and the implementation of the model is discussed as an example of how the process-interaction simulation protocol may be used to represent a complex natural system. The model is designed to be used by state and federal wildlife agencies for exploration of the effects of potential hunting regulations on actual populations of game species.

Keywords
  • eastern wild turkey,
  • discrete-event simulation,
  • micro passim,
  • pascal,
  • population dynamics,
  • hunting regulations
Publication Date
July, 1992
Citation Information
David J. Stewart, Charles J. Amlaner and Claude C. Barnett. "HARVEST: A Generalized Animal Population Growth Simulation" Simulation Vol. 59 Iss. 1 (1992)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles_amlaner/28/