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Landuse and Landscape Socioecology in the Mediterranean Basin

A Natural Laboratory for the Study of the Long-Term Interaction of Human and Natural Systems


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PUBLICATIONS

Barton, C. Michael, Isaac I.T. Ullah, Sean M. Bergin, Helena, Mitasova, Hessam Sarjoughian (2012).  Looking for the future in the past: long-term change in socioecological systems. Ecological Modelling 241: 42-53.

Mitasova, Helena, Russell S. Harmon, Michael Barton, & Issac Ullah (In Press). Geospatial information science – based erosion modeling. In Treatise in Geomorphology: Vol. 3 Remote Sensing and GI Science. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Barton, C. Michael, (In Press). Stories of the Past or Science of the Future? Archaeology and Computational Social Science. In Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces, edited by A. Bevan and M. Lake.

Ullah, I.I., & Sean Bergin (2012). Modeling the consequences of village site location: Least Cost Path Modeling in a coupled GIS and Agent-Based model of village agropastoralism in Eastern Spain. In Least Cost Analysis of Social Landscapes: Archaeological Case Studies for Beginners and Experts Alike, edited by D.A. White and S. L. Surface-Evans, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, pp 155-173.

Soto-Berelov, Mariela (2011). Vegetation Modeling of Holocene Landscapes in the Southern Levant. PhD thesis, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Ullah, I.I., (2010). A GIS method for assessing the zone of human-environmental impact around archaeological sites: a test case from the Late Neolithic of Wadi Ziqlâb, Jordan. Journal of Archaeological Science, 33(6):623-632. Corrected Proof. PDF (1Mb)

Barton, C. Michael, Isaac Ullah, and Sean Bergin (2010). Land use, water, and Mediterranean landscapes: modelling long-term dynamics of complex socio-ecological systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 368:5275-5297. PDF (1.7 Mb)

Barton, C. Michael, Isaac Ullah, and Helena Mitasova (2010). Computational modeling and Neolithic socioecological dynamics: a case study from southwest Asia. American Antiquity, 75(2):364-386. PDF (6 Mb)

Arikan, Bulent (2010). Reorganization and Risk: Environmental Change and Tribal Land Use in Marginal Landscapes of Southern Jordan. PhD thesis, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. PDF (7 Mb)

Mayer, Gary. R. (2009). Composing hybrid discrete event system and cellular automata models. PhD thesis, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. PDF (2 Mb)

Miller, Alexandra Michael Barton, Oreto Garcia, Joan Bernabeu (2009). Surviving the Holocene crisis: human ecological responses to the onset of the current interglacial. Journal of Anthropological Research, 65(2): 207-220. PDF (7 Mb)

Mayer, G.R., H.S. Sarjoughian, (2009). Composable cellular automata, Simulation, 85(11-12): 735-749. PDF (1 Mb)

McClure, S. B., Barton, C. M., & Jochim, M. A. (2009). Human behavioral ecology and climate change during the transition to agriculture in Valencia, eastern Spain. Journal of Anthropological Research, 65(2): 253-269.

Diez Castillo, Agustín, C. Michael Barton, Neus La Roca Cervigón, Joan Bernabeu Aubán (2008). Landscape socioecology in the Serpis Valley (10000-4000 BP). In Layers of Perception: Proceedings of the 35th CAA Conference, Berlin, April 2007, edited by A. Posluschny, K. Lambers, & I. Herzog , chapt. 8-11. Dr.Rudolf Habel GmbH. Kolloquien zur Vor- und Fruhgeschichte, Vol. 10, Bonn. PDF (4 Mb)

Mayer, G.R., H.S. Sarjoughian, (2008). A Composable Discrete-Time Cellular Automaton Formalism, First International Workshop on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, pp. 187-196, Springer, April, Phoenix, AZ.

Mayer, Gary, Hessam Sarjoughian (2007). Complexities of Simulating a Hybrid Agent-Landscape Model Using Multi-Formalism Composability, Agent-Directed Simulation, Spring Simulation Multi-conference, pp. 161-168, March, Norfolk, Virginia. PDF (172 Kb)

PRESENTATIONS

Bergin, S. Isaac Ullah, C. Michael Barton, Claudine Gravel-Miguel (2012). Human-Environment Interactions in a Changing Environment: A Computational Model of Agropastoral Practices and Landscapes in Neolithic Spain. Invited paper presented in the symposium “Socio-natural systems in pastoral and agro-pastoral societies: Archaeological investigations of pastoral landscapes” at the 77th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, TN. PDF (5 Mb)

Ullah,I. Bulent Arikan, C. Michael Barton, Gary Mayer and Hessam Sarjoughian (2012). Simulating the long-term effects of agropastoral landuse decisions: a computational modeling approach to the Prepottery/Pottery Neolithic transition in northern Jordan. Paper presented in the symposium “Socio-natural systems in pastoral and agro-pastoral societies: Archaeological investigations of pastoral landscapes” at the 77th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, TN.

Bergin, S. Isaac Ullah, Bulent Arikan, C. Michael Barton, Gary Mayer and Hessam Sarjoughian (2011). Simulating Neolithic Landscape Dynamics: A Coupled ABM-GIS Model of Agro-Pastoral Systems in Eastern Spain. Poster Presentation at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Sacramento, Ca

Ullah, I. C. Michael Barton, Sean Bergin, Hessam Sarjoughian and Gary Mayer (2011). Simulating Neolithic Landscape Dynamics: A Coupled ABM-GIS Model of Agro-Pastoral Systems in Eastern Spain. Poster Presentation at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Sacramento, Ca. PDF (16 Mb)

Barton, C. Michael (2010). Modeling complex ecodynamics in Mediterranean landscapes. Invited paper presented at Bio-Diversity of Ancient Societies: Explorations on Nature, Worldviews, and Human Evolution, conference organized by Aichi Prefectural University, Nagoya, Japan. October 6-8, 2010. PDF (25 Mb)

Bergin, S. Isaac Ullah, Michael Barton, Gary Mayer and Hessam Sarjoughian (2010). Coupled ABM-GIS Modeling of Agro-Pastoral Systems in Eastern Spain. Poster presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, MO. PDF (3 Mb)

Swantek, Laura Anne (2010). Archaeology in the Classroom: Mediterranean Landscape Dynamics Educational Outreach. Poster presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, MO. PDF (1.2 Mb)

Barton, C. Michael (2010). Coupling the past, present, and future of socio-ecological systems: the Mediterranean Landscape Dynamics Project. Invited paper presented at Frontiers in Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS): Current Progress and Future Opportunities, conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, April 15, 2010. PDF (5 Mb)

Barton, C. Michael, Isaac Ullah, Gary Mayer, Hessam Sarjoughian, Sean Bergin, Alexandra Miller, & Helena Mitasova (2010). Coupled Models for Coupled Systems: Land-Use and Landscape Dynamics in the Mediterranean. Invited symposium paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Washington, DC. PDF (11 Mb)

Hill, J. Brett, Alexandra Miller, Elizabeth Wentz & C. Michael Barton (2010). Archaeoclimatology and ancient Mediterranean landscape dynamics. Poster presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Washington, DC. PDF (11 Mb)

Swantek, Laura Anne and Maggie McGraw (2009). Linking Science, Social Studies, and Sustainability through NSF Research on Mediterranean Landscapes: The Mediterranean Landscape Dynamics Project in Schools. Presentation for The National Science Teachers Association. Phoenix, Arizona. PDF (3.1 Mb)

Barton, C. Michael (2009). Land-use, water, and Mediterranean landscapes: modeling long-term dynamics of complex socioecological systems. Invited paper presented at Water and Society: Past, Present, and Future, conference jointly sponsored by the Royal Society and British Academy, London, November 9-10, 2009. PDF (6 Mb)

Bergin, Sean, Isaac Ullah and G. Mayer (2009). A Coupled ABM-GIS model of small-scale farming. Poster presented at the North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Sciences Meeting in Tempe, AZ. PDF (7 Mb)

McGraw, Maggie & Laura Anne Swantek (2009). Neolithic Survivor: The Mediterranean Landscape Dynamics Project in the Classroom. Presentation for Geofest: Arizona Geographic Alliance. Mesa, Arizona. PDF (2.5 Mb)

Bergin, Sean, & Alexandra Miller (2009). Paleoclimate Modeling and the Drivers of Early Neolithic Expansion in Mediterranean Europe. Paper presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Atlanta, GA.

Barton, C. Michael (2009). From narratives to algorithms: extending archaeological explanation beyond archaeology. Invited Plenary Session paper presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Atlanta, GA. PDF (1 Mb)

Ullah, Isaac, Gary Mayer, C. Michael Barton, & Hessam Sarjoughian (2008). Coupled agent-based and geospatial models: a new approach to socioecological simulation. Invited symposium paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, BC. PDF (2 Mb)

Miller, Alexandra, C. Michael Barton, Steven Schmich, & Sarah McClure (2008). Climate change and socioecological dynamics in eastern Spain. Invited symposium paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, BC. PDF (8.2 Mb)

Hill, J. Brett, Alexandra Miller, Elizabeth Wentz. & C. Michael Barton (2008). Archaeoclimatology and Ancient Mediterranean Landscape Dynamics. Invited symposium paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, BC. PDF (1.3 Mb)

DiMaggio, E.N., N. La Roca, JR Arrowsmith, A Diez Castillo, J Bernabeu Auban, CM Barton (2008). Field Investigations of Landscape Development in southeast Spain for use in Modeling Holocene (8,000 – 1,500 yr) Agropastoral Landuse and Landscape Interactions. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union 2007 meeting. PDF (27.4 Mb)

Barton, C. Michael (2008). Computational modeling for socioecological systems science. Invited speaker for Modeling Social Behavior, Informational Conference at National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC, November 6-7, 2008. PDF (5 Mb)

Ullah, Isaac & Michael Barton (2007). Alternative futures of the past: modeling Neolithic landuse and its consequences in the ancient Mediterranean. Contributed paper presented at the 72st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, TX. PDF (4.4 Mb)

Rempel, Sidney, M. Soto, P. Fall, S. Falconer (2007). Tell identification in the northern Jordan Valley: comparing methods using multiple remotely-sensed data sets. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Austin Texas, April 2007. PDF (4.4 Mb)

Soto, Mariela, P. Fall, C.M. Barton, S. Falconer, H. Sarjoughian, R. Arrowsmith (2007). Land Cover Change in the Southern Levant: 1973 to 2007. Paper presented at the ASPRS Southwest Technical Conference, Arizona State University, March 7 2007. PDF (4.2 Mb)

Mayer, G.R. & H.S. Sarjoughian (2007). Complexities of Simulating a Hybrid Agent-Landscape Model using Multi-Formalism Composability. Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (SpringSim 2007). Norfolk, VA. 25–29 March 2007 (in press). PDF (556 Kb)

Gundlach, K., & Sarjoughian, H. (2007). Domain-Specific Agent Modeling with SESM. Poster presented to Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars, ASU, April 2007 and the Fulton Undergraduate Student Research Symposium (ASU). PDF (92 Kb)

Sarjoughian, Hessam & Michael Barton (2007). Composing Agent and Landscape Models: An Example from the Mediterranean. Invited paper presented at the Workshop on aspects of Social and Socio-Environmental Dynamics, Arizona State University, January 2007. PDF (7.7 Mb)

Arrowsmith, J. R., E.N. DiMaggio, C.M. Barton, H. Sarjoughian, P. Fall, S. Falconer, I. Ullah (2006). Geomorphic mapping and paleoterrain generation for use in modeling Holocene (8,000 – 1,500 yr) agropastoral landuse and landscape interactions in southeast Spain. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union 2006, San Francisco. PDF (3.3 Mb)

Sarjoughian, H., G. Mayer, E. Allen (2006). Simulating Human Agropastoral Activities Using Hybrid Agent-Landscape Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Poster presented at the SCI Research Symposium, September 2006, ASU. PDF (268 Kb)

Isaac Ullah & Michael Barton (2006). Modeling impacts of landuse practices on Mediterranean landscapes. Presentation at the Archaeological Sciences of America Symposium, September 2006, Tucson, AZ. PDF (10 Mb)

Ullah, Isaac IT (2006). GIS and Pastoralists in Beidha, Southern Jordan: Predictive Modeling of Campsite Location”. Presentation given at the 2006 Annual Conference of WECSOR/ASOR Pacific Southwest Region, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. PDF (852 Kb)

Barton, Michael, H. Sarjoughian, S. Falconer, H. Mitasova, R. Arrowsmith, & P. Fall (2006). Modeling Long-Term Landscape Dynamics and the Emergence of Intensification. Invited symposium paper presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Juan. PDF (2 Mb)

Allen, Eowyn, Steven Falconer, Hessam Sarjoughian, Michael Barton, & Pat Fall (2006). Modeling of Agropastoral Human Activities Using Agent-Based Simulation. Poster presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Juan. PDF (736 Kb)

Mayer, G. S., H.S. Sarjoughian, E. Allen, S. Falconer, & C.M. Barton (2006). Simulation modeling for human community and agricultural landuse. The Society for Modeling and Simulation International. In press. PDF (212 Kb)

Barton, Michael, & Hessam Sarjoughian (2005). Modeling Long-term Socioecology: the Mediterranean Landscape Dynamics Project. Invited presentation for “Next Generation Simulations of Human-Environmental Interactions”. Sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Arizona, Tucson, 12-14 December, 2005. PDF of part 1 (8.8 Mb), PDF of part 2 (380 Kb)

Barton, Michael (2005). Integrating spatial and temporal dynamics in ecological modeling: issues and directions. Invited presentation for “Eco-cultural Niche Modeling: an OMLL - NSF Symposium”, Les Eyzies, France, 22-26 September, 2005. PDF (7.6 Mb)

Barton, Michael (2004). Landuse and landscape socioecology in the Mediterranean Basin: an overview of planned research. Invited presentation to workshop “Modeling Long Term Culture Change”, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM. October 24-27, 2004. PDF (1.3 Mb)