Lucia Tamburino

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Public agencies tackling the issues of natural resource management need objective analysis to anticipate the ecosystem consequences of their actions. Mathematical models can be regarded as an effective tool to support decision makers in this context because of their predictive capacity and of their ability to describe complex natural systems. In particular,(More)
The debate on the causes of conflict in human societies has deep roots. In particular, the extent of conflict in hunter-gatherer groups remains unclear. Some authors suggest that large-scale violence only arose with the spreading of agriculture and the building of complex societies. To shed light on this issue, we developed a model based on operatorial(More)
In this paper, we consider a mathematical model for the interaction of wild and domestic herbivores with a natural or man-maintained landscape. We focus our attention on parks in Piedmont (NW Italy), which are characterized by the presence of meadows, woods and herbivore populations, such as deer and sheep. Even if herbivores consume mainly grass, they can(More)
The possibility of exploiting multiple resources is usually regarded as positive from both the economic and the environmental point of view. However, resource switching may also lead to unsustainable growth and, ultimately, to an equilibrium condition which is worse than the one that could have been achieved with a single resource. We developed a dynamic(More)
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