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How far is the natural/agricultural production resilient?

A look to ELSEVIER’s SoftwareX

Published on: 24/07/2021
Last update: 27/07/2021

In the framework of Science Direct, SoftwareX is the ELSEVIER publication that aims to acknowledge the impact of software on today's research practice, and on new scientific discoveries in almost all research domains.

Five scientists present ResiPy, an object-oriented open source software, licensed under the EUPL-1.2, to compute the annual production of agricultural/natural products and its resilience indicator. This indicator can be applied to different anthropic and natural systems, e.g., agricultural production, natural vegetation and water resources, to quantify their stabilities and the risk of adverse events.

The team proposes an illustrative application of ResiPy to agricultural production in Europe, expressed in economic terms. After estimating the single-country or single-crop resilience, the authors evaluate the overall resilience of diversified production systems, composed of different crops and different cultivation areas. ResiPy also includes a graphical tool to visually estimate the impact of diversity on complex production systems. The robustness of the indicator and the simplicity of the code ensure its effective applicability in many fields and with different datasets.

The ELSEVIER SoftwareX initiative aims to stress the importance of the software developers in most complex and global projects.

For more information:

(1): Melania MichettiMatteo ZampieriAndrej CeglarPierluca De Palma and Thomas Chatzopoulos