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Agent-Based Modelling of Social-Ecological Systems: Achievements, Challenges, and a Way Forward

Jule Schulze, Birgit Müller, Jürgen Groeneveld, Volker Grimm
2017 Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation  
It should be kept in mind, though, that the main di erence between agent-based modelling of ecological and social-ecological systems is that representing the decision-making of humans is far more complex  ...  We firstly reviewed achievements and challenges with regard to the elements of the TRACE framework addressed in reviews and method papers of social-ecological ABMs.  ...  BM was supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBFd LN A) within the Junior Research Group POLISES.  ... 
doi:10.18564/jasss.3423 fatcat:bds2dbp2yjgujishk6leskadae

Formalising theories of human decision-making for agent-based modelling of social-ecological systems: practical lessons learned and ways forward

Nina Schwarz, Gunnar Dressler, Karin Frank, Wander Jager, Marco Janssen, Birgit Müller, Maja Schlüter, Nanda Wijermans, Jürgen Groeneveld
2020 Socio-Environmental Systems Modelling  
Incorporating representations of human decision-making that are based on social science theories into social-ecological models is considered increasingly important – yet choosing and formalising a theory  ...  Here, we reflect on our experiences of selecting, formalising and documenting psychological and economic theories of human decision-making for inclusion in different agent-based models (ABMs) of natural  ...  We also thank our colleagues Andres We also acknowledge the valuable feedback from the students of the winter school in January 2017 on "How to model human decision-making in social-ecological agent-based  ... 
doi:10.18174/sesmo.2020a16340 fatcat:fsa36edepnhqbaua4jx2xjgpae

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  
Departing from the comprehensive reviews carried out in the field, we identify the key challenges that agent-based methodology faces when modeling coupled socio-ecological systems.  ...  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  ...  National Science Foundation's Coupled Natural and Human Systems program "SLUCE II project (Spatial Land Use Change and Ecological Effects) NSF CNH-0813799, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.03.017 fatcat:v5kkdruvvba7lcdcgswji2f5yi

Convening Transformation Systems to Achieve System Transformation

Sandra Waddock, Steve Waddell, Peter H. Jones, Ian Kendrick
2022 Journal of Awareness-Based Systems Change  
Transformation (T-) systems are innovative collections of initiatives and efforts geared to bringing about a flourishing socio-ecological system in a given context.  ...  This article explores the concept of transformation (T-) systems, and how they can become impactful organizing frames for change agents.  ...  Industry, geographical, sector, or issues-based social-ecological systems are by definition complex adaptive systems (Capra, 2005; Mason & Mitroff, 2010) , with many actors and moving parts with unpredictable  ... 
doi:10.47061/jabsc.v2i1.2023 fatcat:5qt5gswujrfyljgvulsfxxc5qq

Sustainability and resilience: toward a systems approach

Joseph Fiksel
2006 Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy  
A number of research groups are using dynamic modeling techniques, including biocomplexity, system dynamics, and thermodynamic analysis, to investigate the impacts on ecological and human systems of major  ...  A comprehensive systems approach is essential for effective decision making with regard to global sustainability, since industrial, social, and ecological systems are closely linked.  ...  Acknowledgment This essay is based primarily on presentations and discussions at an interdisciplinary symposium entitled: "Resilience, Biocomplexity, and Industrial Ecology: Insights for Future Energy  ... 
doi:10.1080/15487733.2006.11907980 fatcat:snd55ozfsfg4pka6hh5gmkwpg4

Sustainability and Resilience: Toward a Systems Approach

Joseph Fiksel
2007 IEEE Engineering Management Review  
A number of research groups are using dynamic modeling techniques, including biocomplexity, system dynamics, and thermodynamic analysis, to investigate the impacts on ecological and human systems of major  ...  A comprehensive systems approach is essential for effective decision making with regard to global sustainability, since industrial, social, and ecological systems are closely linked.  ...  Acknowledgment This essay is based primarily on presentations and discussions at an interdisciplinary symposium entitled: "Resilience, Biocomplexity, and Industrial Ecology: Insights for Future Energy  ... 
doi:10.1109/emr.2007.4296420 fatcat:2cmk4unatvccvmakm5pa755zwu

Systemic Analysis of Food Supply and Distribution Systems in City-Region Systems—An Examination of FAO's Policy Guidelines towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems

Vanessa Armendáriz, Stefano Armenia, Alberto Atzori
2016 Agriculture  
A qualitative framework model, based on the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)'s FSDS literature, has been developed by using Systems Thinking (ST) and System Dynamics (SD) approaches  ...  and market levels; (v) urban, peri-urban and rural functional linkages that considers social metabolic balances; (vi) rural development as a core point for building sustainable food systems and counteracting  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO/AGS-Rome, Italy) for providing valuable information and prior knowledge of the FAO's FSDS  ... 
doi:10.3390/agriculture6040065 fatcat:mp7qopitz5gj7i676g2m5qcy6m

Interacting with the real world: design principles for intelligent systems

Rolf Pfeifer, Gabriel Gómez
2005 Artificial Life and Robotics  
The last two decades in the field of artificial intelligence have clearly shown that true intelligence always requires the interaction of an agent with a real physical and social environment.  ...  Taking these ideas into account requires entirely novel ways of thinking, and often leads to surprising results  ...  Acknowledgments Rolf Pfeifer would like to thank Yasuo Kuniyoshi who initiated his visiting professorship at the 21st century COE at the School of Information Science and Technology of the University of  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10015-004-0343-3 fatcat:tukcmeoiqbecvcvpb2wyy4fugi

Land system science and sustainable development of the earth system: A global land project perspective

Peter H. Verburg, Neville Crossman, Erle C. Ellis, Andreas Heinimann, Patrick Hostert, Ole Mertz, Harini Nagendra, Thomas Sikor, Karl-Heinz Erb, Nancy Golubiewski, Ricardo Grau, Morgan Grove (+7 others)
2015 Anthropocene  
Understanding the drivers, state, trends and impacts of different land systems on social and natural processes helps to reveal how changes in the land system affect the functioning of the socio-ecological  ...  system as a whole and the tradeoff these changes may represent.  ...  Neville Crossman acknowledges the support of the CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ancene.2015.09.004 fatcat:vp4qi6u66zexxkbhovsb7ls4ly

Thinking Systemically About Transitional Justice, Legal Systems, and Resilience [chapter]

Janine Natalya Clark
2021 Multisystemic Resilience  
The chapter also reflects on the conceptual and empirical utility of resilience as a concept that opens up a space for analyzing the wider societal and systemic impact of legal systems more generally.  ...  within their broader social environments.  ...  within the context of broader social-ecological systems.  ... 
doi:10.1093/oso/9780190095888.003.0028 fatcat:onjf2c6w6zcwfbaynosqwcwx54

Integrating Research Tools to Support the Management of Social-Ecological Systems Under Climate Change

Brian W. Miller, Jeffrey T. Morisette
2014 Ecology and Society  
Researchers and managers are increasingly exploring potential futures of social-ecological systems through scenario planning, but this process often lacks quantitative response modeling and validation  ...  between social and ecological variables.  ...  a range of key social and ecological variables.  ... 
doi:10.5751/es-06813-190341 fatcat:kddkfny7wng53oxg77643izggu

Modelling socio-ecological systems with MAIA: A biogas infrastructure simulation

Reinier Verhoog, Amineh Ghorbani, Gerard P.J. Dijkema
2016 Environmental Modelling & Software  
models of agent behaviour and decision-making, (2) system representation in the social and spatial dimension, (3) integration of sociodemographic, ecological, and biophysical models, (4) verification,  ...  To study this complex evolutionary process, we built a comprehensive agent-based model of this infrastructure.  ...  Acknowledgements This research has been financed by a grant of the Energy Delta Gas Research (EDGaR) program, B1 (UGSIIMI) and B2 (Trans-GasID).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.03.011 fatcat:4oxyqzqc45cpxi5o3bgjjznwpa

Eight grand challenges in socio-environmental systems modeling

Sondoss Elsawah, Tatiana Filatova, Anthony J. Jakeman, Albert J. Kettner, Moira L. Zellner, Ioannis N. Athanasiadis, Serena H. Hamilton, Robert L. Axtell, Daniel G. Brown, Jonathan M. Gilligan, Marco A. Janssen, Derek T. Robinson (+3 others)
2020 Socio-Environmental Systems Modelling  
Depending on the modeling purpose, many SES modelers also realize that involvement of stakeholders and experts is fundamental to support social learning and decision-making processes for achieving improved  ...  Modeling is essential to characterize and explore complex societal and environmental issues in systematic and collaborative ways.  ...  The way forward These epistemological challenges are embedded in the disciplinary structure of our educational and scholarship system.  ... 
doi:10.18174/sesmo.2020a16226 fatcat:oq3j5ryabfgtbkm7mk556mmpdy

The Earth System: Sustaining Planetary Life-Support Systems [chapter]

Oran R. Young, Will Steffen
2009 Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship  
The use in this publication of trade names, trademarks, service marks, and similar terms, even if they are not identified as such, is not to be taken as an expression of opinion as to whether or not they  ...  Use in connection with any form of information storage and retrieval, electronic adaptation, computer software, or by similar or dissimilar methodology now known or hereafter developed is forbidden.  ...  ., and C.J. Walters. 1992  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-73033-2_14 fatcat:gw3aebg2hrholenmuxui3iac5a

NEW HORIZONS FOR MANAGING THE ENVIRONMENT: A REVIEW OF COUPLED SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS MODELING

M. SCHLÜTER, R. R. J. MCALLISTER, R. ARLINGHAUS, N. BUNNEFELD, K. EISENACK, F. HÖLKER, E.J. MILNER-GULLAND, B. MÜLLER, E. NICHOLSON, M. QUAAS, M. STÖVEN
2011 Natural Resource Modeling  
, (iii) more explicit modeling of feedbacks between the social and ecological systems, and (iv) a conceptual and methodological framework for analyzing and modeling SESs.  ...  We provide ideas for tackling some of these challenges and indicate potential key focal areas for SES modeling in the future. SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS MODELING 221  ...  This manuscript was the result of a workshop on "Modeling Social-ecological Systems" organized December, 15-16, 2010 in Berlin, Germany, by the Besatzfisch project (www.besatzfisch.de) funded by the  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1939-7445.2011.00108.x fatcat:z2lyg52rgndldi2e53eqph4zzm
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