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Mediterranean Landscape Dynamics Project


"Landuse and Landscape Socioecology in the Mediterranean Basin: A Natural Laboratory for the Study of the Long-Term Interaction of Human and Natural Systems."

This international, interdisciplinary research project models the long-term dynamics of human landuse and Mediterranean landscapes. Beginning in Fall 2004, modeling efforts have focued on eastern Spain and western Jordan, encompassing much of the range of environmental variability across the Mediterranean region.

The project examines long-term socioecological processes that shaped Mediterranean landscapes, from the beginning of farming to the beginning of complex civilization.


Contributors
Ullah, Isaac I. T., Barton, C. Michael, Arizona State University
Created Date
2007
Contributors
Ullah, Isaac I. T., Barton, C. Michael
Created Date
2006
Contributors
Hill, J. Brett, Miller, Alexandra, Wentz, Elizabeth, et al.
Created Date
2008

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.

Contributors
Sarjoughian, H. S., Barton, C. Michael
Created Date
2005

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.

Contributors
Sarjoughian, H. S.
Created Date
2005

Invited paper presented at the Workshop on aspects of Social and Socio-Environmental Dynamics, Arizona State University, January 2007.

Contributors
Sarjoughian, H. S., Barton, C. Michael
Created Date
2007
Contributors
Mayer, G. R., Sarjoughian, H. S., Allen, E. K., et al.
Created Date
2006

Contributed paper presented at the 72st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, TX.

Contributors
Rempel, Sidney, Soto-Berelov, Mariela, Falconer, Steven, et al.
Created Date
2007

Microsoft PowerPoint presentation about data management and access issues for the research project, "Land-Use and Landscape Socioecology in the Mediterranean Basin"

Contributors
Barton, C. Michael, Arrowsmith, J. Ramon
Created Date
2005

Invited symposium paper presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Juan.

Contributors
Barton, C. Michael, Sarjoughian, H. S., Falconer, Steven, et al.

Dramatic changes in land use were associated with the rise of agriculture in the mid Holocene in the Mediterranean region. Both the surface properties and the drainage networks were changed. Along with the direct modifications to surface properties (vegetation removal and change, sediment liberation and compaction) and consequent drainage alteration (terracing, canals), up and downstream responses in the watersheds communicated these changes throughout the landscape. The magnitude, rate, and feedbacks with the growing human populations are critical questions in our effort to assess human-landscape interactions. To investigate these relationships, recent field work in the Penaguila Valley in southeast Spain included …

Contributors
DiMaggio, E. N., La Rocca, N., Arrowsmith, J. Ramon, et al.

Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union 2006, San Francisco.

Contributors
DiMaggio, E. N., Arrowsmith, J. Ramon, Barton, C. Michael, et al.

PowerPoint presentation to the Santa Fe Institute, October 2004.

Contributors
Barton, C. Michael
Created Date
2004
Contributors
Barton, C. Michael
Created Date
2008
Contributors
Bergin, Sean M., Miller, Alexandra
Created Date
2009
Contributors
Allen, E. K., Falconer, Steven, Sarjoughian, H. S., et al.
Created Date
2006
Contributors
Sarjoughian, H. S., Mayer, G. R., Allen, E. K.
Created Date
2006
Contributors
Gundlach, K., Sarjoughian, H. S.
Created Date
2007