Kirana Widyastuti is a PhD student at the Institute of Forest Growth and Forest Computer Sciences, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. She is working on an agent-based simulation model of orangutan movement in a disturbed forest.
Orangutans are endangered great apes which can be found in the remaining forests in Sumatra and Borneo. Orangutans are threatened because of deforestation and disturbances, including fire events. This simulation study aims to understand the impact of changes in forest structure to the movement behaviour of orangutans.
For this, OpenMOLE will be used for the model simulation experiments and exploration. Previously, Kirana worked on an agent-based model to simulate fire ignition and spreading in peatland ecosystems.
Widyastuti, K., Imron, M. A., Pradopo, S. T., Suryatmojo, H., Sopha, B. M., Spessa, A., & Berger, U. (2020). PeatFire: an agent-based model to simulate fire ignition and spreading in a tropical peatland ecosystem. International Journal of Wildland Fire. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1071/WF19213