Computational Results

SESYNC is committed to public dissemination of data and to open-source software development and distribution. When synthesis projects result in the creation of original datasets or databases, new software or web tools, analysis or model code, SESYNC will work with science teams to locate appropriate repositories and long-term storage for these resources. See below for a list of datasets, software tools, and computationally-oriented publications from on-going and completed SESYNC-supported projects:

Resources Date
Meeting future food demand with current agricultural resources Jul 01, 2016

Article published in Global Environmental Change.

Bounds on Transient Instability for Complex Ecosystems Jun 21, 2016

Article published in PLoS ONE.

R-Slurm package Jun 15, 2016

Many computing-intensive processes in R involve the repeated evaluation of a function over many items or parameter sets. These so-called embarrassingly parallel calculations can be run serially with the lapply or Map function, or in parallel on a single machine with mclapply or mcMap (from the parallel package).

The rslurm package simplifies the process of distributing this type of calculation across a computing cluster that uses the SLURM workload manager. Its main function, slurm_apply, automatically divides the computation over multiple nodes and writes the necessary submission scripts. It also includes functions to retrieve and combine the output from different nodes, as well as wrappers for common SLURM commands.

Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply May 17, 2016

Article published in Environmental Research Letters.

Evolving Human Landscapes: A Virtual Laboratory Approach May 17, 2016

Article published in Journal of Land Use Science.

Evaluating confidence in climate-based predictions of population change in a migratory species May 12, 2016

Article published in Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Blood does not buy goodwill: allowing culling increases poaching of a large carnivore May 11, 2016

Article published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Integration of land use, land cover, transportation, and environmental impact models: Expanding scenario analysis with multiple modules May 10, 2016

Article published in Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design.

Linking landscape futures with biodiversity conservation strategies in northwest Iberia — A simulation study combining surrogates with a spatio-temporal modelling approach May 01, 2016

Article published in Ecological Informatics.

Measuring Environmental Inequality Apr 01, 2016

Article published in Ecological Economics.