5.18 The SIMMAP neutral landscape model

This model implements the SIMMAP process for generation of neutral landscapes as described in

Saura S and J Martinez-Milan. 2000. Landscape pattern simulation with a modified random clusters method. Landscape Ecology 15 661-677.

This model also requires this text file to configure the relative proportions of each class of landscape that it will produce. This file should not be renamed, and should be placed in the same folder as the model file.

The first line of this file indicates the number of different landscape classes required. Subsequent lines indicate for each required class the desired relative proportion of the landscape that it should occupy. If the model’s percolation parameter is set too high, then it may be very difficult for the model to produce landscapes with proportions close to the requested levels.