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From empirical findings to a formalized model: An agent-based approach to represent farmer decision-making on agri-environmental schemes

Will Meike, Li Chunhui, Grujić Nastasija, Wittstock Felix, Ge Jiaqi, Ziv Guy, Bartkowski Bartosz, Schwarz Nina, Müller Birgit
2021 Zenodo  
However, formalizing empirically observed farmer behavior in model rules is difficult because, as in all models describing human behavior, complex decision-making must be simplified into clear cause-effect  ...  Model-based analyses can effectively contribute to investigate leverage points for sustainability transformations in agriculture.  ...  However, formalizing empirically observed farmer behavior in model rules is difficult because, as in all models describing human behavior, complex decision-making must be simplified into clear cause-effect  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5556469 fatcat:qiizbbc7nvdrhgtiqebkorj2eq

Spatial agent-based models for socio-ecological systems: Challenges and prospects

Tatiana Filatova, Peter H. Verburg, Dawn Cassandra Parker, Carol Ann Stannard
2013 Environmental Modelling & Software  
Based on this we critically reflect on the future work that is required to make agent-based modeling widely accepted as a tool to support the real world policy.  ...  Focusing primarily on the papers presented in this thematic issue, we review progress in spatial agent-based models along the lines of four methodological challenges: (1) design and parameterizing of agent  ...  Acknowledgments As guest editors we are very thankful to the many reviewers who helped during the processes and did a marvelous job in giving their feedback and helping to improve the papers.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.03.017 fatcat:v5kkdruvvba7lcdcgswji2f5yi

The Implementation of Information Sharing Mechanism of Multi-agent Synergic Sensing Technology

Yun Zhang, Yang Chen
2016 Journal of Software  
Finding ways to tackle environmental modeling method used to combat environmental, real-time data exchange between the multi-agent, for intelligent decision-making trend analysis and transfer.  ...  Developed a multi-agent combat environmental information sharing mechanism based on the confrontation of time asynchronous.  ...  decision making of behavior strategy or action.  ... 
doi:10.17706/jsw.11.10.1054-1061 fatcat:v25ibh64inbv3ccmeke2weqpqq

Towards representing human behavior and decision making in Earth system models – an overview of techniques and approaches

Finn Müller-Hansen, Maja Schlüter, Michael Mäs, Jonathan F. Donges, Jakob J. Kolb, Kirsten Thonicke, Jobst Heitzig
2017 Earth System Dynamics  
<br><br> After discussing which socioeconomic units are potentially important for ESMs, we compare models of individual decision making that correspond to alternative behavioral theories and that make  ...  Finally, we discuss approaches to studying how the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations can aggregate to complex collective phenomena, discussing agent-based, statistical, and representative-agent  ...  The idea for this paper emerged during discussions at the LOOPS workshop in 2014. We thank all the participants for their contributions.  ... 
doi:10.5194/esd-8-977-2017 fatcat:nyahw7hhp5e7zcyhdg47gnp5g4

Simulating Human Behavior for Understanding and Managing Environmental Resource Use

Wander Jager, Hans Joachim Mosler
2007 Journal of Social Issues  
Finally, we highlight how agent-based simulation may contribute to our understanding of the dynamics of environmental resources, and how to manage them in a sustainable way.  ...  A number of exemplary agent-based simulation studies is discussed to demonstrate how simu- lations can be used to identify behavioral determinants and processes underlying environmental problems, and to  ...  A Simulation of Decision Making for the Sustainable Use of Environmental Resources Introduction.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.2007.00498.x fatcat:uckmg4ly75fzrcjmrjjcnha4l4

A Framework for an Agent-Based Model to Manage Water Resources Conflicts

Masih Akhbari, Neil S. Grigg
2013 Water resources management  
Agent-based models (ABMs) offer promise to fill this role, and in this study a new approach to agent-based modeling is introduced to simulate the behavior and interactions of the parties participating  ...  The model also enables decision-makers to test management scenarios and understand the consequences of their decisions on different stakeholders and their behaviors. Keywords Agent-based modeling .  ...  Soman et al. (2008) developed a multi-agent based model to capture multiple farmer typology behaviors in making land use decisions that affect the production.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11269-013-0394-0 fatcat:ziewutvg65fmdav3d77a453vcy

How to represent human behavior and decision making in Earth system models? A guide to techniques and approaches

Finn Müller-Hansen, Maja Schlüter, Michael Mäs, Rainer Hegselmann, Jonathan F. Donges, Jakob J. Kolb, Kirsten Thonicke, Jobst Heitzig
2017 Earth System Dynamics Discussions  
<br><br> After discussing which socio-economic units are potentially important for ESMs, we review models of individual decision making that correspond to alternative behavioral theories and that make  ...  In this tutorial review, we compare existing modeling approaches and techniques from different disciplines and schools of thought dealing with human behavior at various levels of decision making.  ...  .: Theoretical foundations of human decision-making in agent-based land use models -A review, Environmental Modelling & Software, 87, 39-48, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.10.008, 2017.  ... 
doi:10.5194/esd-2017-18 fatcat:dkdxjn5zbfgjfc7nsbb2uo7z3i

Agent-based modeling in ecological economics

Scott Heckbert, Tim Baynes, Andrew Reeson
2010 Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences  
Agent-based modeling (ABM) represents autonomous entities, each with dynamic behavior and heterogeneous characteristics.  ...  , innovation, and diffusion of technology and management practices, commons dilemmas and self-governance, and psychological aspects to human decision making and behavior change.  ...  Dynamic behavior of heterogeneous agents is represented by decision-making functions, using both rule-based and analytical functions as appropriate for the decision-making situation.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.05286.x pmid:20146761 fatcat:dzcz53d66jfxdptkrrnucreis4

A Model and Simulation Framework for Exploring Potential Impacts of Land Use Policies: The Brazilian Cerrado Case

Carolina G. Abreu, Cassio G. C. Coelho, Celia G. Ralha, Bruno Macchiavello
2014 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
Nevertheless, the representation of different interaction patterns through agent-based modeling and multi-agent systems can contribute to decision support for sustainability that are essential to a better  ...  Thus, this article presents the use of a Multi-agent System for Environmental Simulation (MASE) for exploring potential impacts of land use policies.  ...  MASE MASE is a MAS for environmental simulation based on a hybrid modeling technique.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2014.113 dblp:conf/hicss/AbreuCRM14 fatcat:6gv7a6kvxfecjahiwhyyoapqpe

Agent-Based Modeling for Integrating Human Behavior into the Food–Energy–Water Nexus

Nicholas R. Magliocca
2020 Land  
However, a significant proportion of models did not contain agent interactions, or did not base agent decision-making on existing behavioral theories.  ...  The reviewed ABM applications represent progress, yet many opportunities for more behaviorally rich agent-based modeling in the FEWS context remain.  ...  The earliest publication was in 2008 [31] , which predated the Bonn Nexus Conference 2011 that approximates the point in time when the FEW nexus became a mainstream research and policy topic.  ... 
doi:10.3390/land9120519 fatcat:tnkqhzoi6rf75fxzxgp6uk4pw4

Affordance-Based Interaction Design for Agent-Based Simulation Models [chapter]

Franziska Klügl
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We illustrate our approach indicating an agent-based model of after-earthquake behavior.  ...  Our approach has two elements: a methodology for using the affordance concept to identify interactions and secondly, a suggestion for integrating affordances into agents' decision making.  ...  The work was funded by KKS (the Knowledge Foundation) in the RM4RS (Rapid Mapping for Realistic Simulation) project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17130-2_4 fatcat:prg5x4rdh5fslm4yf2ca36qfde

Biomass supply contract pricing and environmental policy analysis: A simulation approach

Shiyang Huang, Guiping Hu
2018 Energy  
This paper proposes an agent-based simulation model to study the biomass supply contract pricing and policy making in the biofuel industry.  ...  In the proposed model, the agents include farmers and a biofuel producer.  ...  The farmers' decision making model considering environmental regulations was analyzed in the agent-based simulation model.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.energy.2018.01.015 fatcat:uamdvpmfq5cofnlyggednsqiai

Using the affordance concept for model design in agent-based simulation

Franziska Klügl
2016 Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence  
Our approach has two elements: firstly a methodology for using the affordance concept to identify interactions and secondly a suggestion for integrating affordances into agents' decision making.  ...  We illustrate our approach indicating an agent-based model of after-earthquake behavior.  ...  The work was funded by KKS (the Swedish Knowledge Foundation) in the RM4RS (Rapid Mapping for Realistic Simulation) project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10472-016-9511-0 fatcat:l4a5jy5ffzfafdvn6b2tahmv3i

How do farmers adapt to agricultural risks in northern India? An agent-based exploration of alternate theories of decision-making

Udita Sanga, Hogeun Park, Courtney Hammond Wagner, Sameer H. Shah, Arika Ligmann-Zielinska
2021 Journal of Environmental Management  
We developed an empirical agent-based model (ABM) to simulate past adoption decisions of six agricultural adaptation strategies of 959 farmers in northern India.  ...  Agricultural decision-making processes occur in complex and dynamic environments and are highly contextual.  ...  Margaret Palmer, Jonathan Kramer, and Nicole Motzer for their support in hosting the SESYNC Proposal Workshop and for their guidance in support of this funded Graduate Student Pursuit Project.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113353 pmid:34352484 fatcat:wu4ojb3a4nfqfd4ipuwhdypr2m

A social agent pedestrian model

Andrew Park, Tom Calvert
2008 Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds  
This paper presents a social agent pedestrian model based on experiments with human subjects.  ...  Through our experimental results, we gained new insights into pedestrians' behavior and suggest a new enhanced and articulated agent model of a pedestrian.  ...  the Criminology Department at Kwantlen polytechnic University for their advice and support which have been indispensable for our research.  ... 
doi:10.1002/cav.243 fatcat:zbtbbidy2nfhzdbx56ffnpousu
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