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Niche Modeling: Ecological Metaphors for Sustainable Software in Science [article]

Nicholas Weber, Andrea Thomer, Michael Twidale
2013 arXiv   pre-print
This position paper is aimed at providing some history and provocations for the use of an ecological metaphor to describe software development environments.  ...  We do not claim that the ecological metaphor is the best or only way of looking at software - rather we want to ask if it can indeed be a productive and thought provoking one.  ...  We are particularly interested in how the concept of ecological niches might be used to shed light on software ecologies in science, and in turn, how this metaphor can be used to improve the design of  ... 
arXiv:1309.1810v1 fatcat:wx2d7ddfzbgz5fmyuewpzovsra

Bifurcation into Functional Niches in Adaptation

Justin S. White, Christoph Adami
2004 Artificial Life  
niches occurs in identical environments, under identical selective pressures.  ...  We have studied 501 such replicas using digital organisms adapting to at least two fundamentally different functional niches (survival strategies) present in the same environment: one in which fast replication  ...  Allan Drummond and Claus Wilke for helpful comments and suggestions. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Contract No. DEB-9981397.  ... 
doi:10.1162/106454604773563568 pmid:15107226 fatcat:s3nvbhve3fcs3mor3fioabhohq

Living Labs: From Niche to Mainstream Innovation Management

Katharina Greve, Riccardo De Vita, Seppo Leminen, Mika Westerlund
2021 Sustainability  
The study also identifies the influence of Living Labs research in different application fields and potential for its further evolution.  ...  In an effort to move the field forward, this study analyses extant Living Labs literature in the domain of innovation management.  ...  ) 1 Business Economics (30%) 2 Environmental Sciences Ecology (17%) 3 Science Technology Other Topics (16%) Sustainability 2021, 13, x FOR PEER REVIEW 19 of 25  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13020791 fatcat:wip66l6kfzg3zdcdbusqnb3eku

The (UP)Scaling of Renewable Energy Technologies: Experiences from The Austrian Biomass District Heating Niche

Markus Seiwald
2014 Moravian Geographical Reports  
The successful diffusion of sustainable technologies is termed "upscaling" in the transition studies literature.  ...  These issues are demonstrated in this paper by analysing the historical development of the Austrian biomass district heating niche.  ...  Acknowledgement I would like to thank all interview participants, the Federal Government of Lower Austria, the participants in the 2013 CONGEO Conference on "New Trends and Challenges for Energy Geographies  ... 
doi:10.2478/mgr-2014-0011 fatcat:m7wcepelgfhodfzqmgv7pr2vqa

Toward Multi-Level, Multi-Theoretical Model Portfolios for Scientific Enterprise Workforce Dynamics

Levent Yilmaz
2011 Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation  
ecosystem, while examining implications for the sustainability of a diverse science enterprise.  ...  A research agenda for the development of rigorous complex adaptive systems models is examined to facilitate the study of incentives, strategies, mobility, and stability of the science-based innovation  ...  The types of models promoted in this essay aim to improve development of policies effective in promoting a sustained diverse science enterprise workforce.  ... 
doi:10.18564/jasss.1853 fatcat:tvu364d7srbjnghtv4ao4apjke

The Evolution of Organizational Niches: U.S. Automobile Manufacturers, 1885-1981

Stanislav D. Dobrev, Tai-Young Kim, Glenn R. Carroll
2002 Administrative Science Quarterly  
The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes  ...  provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in DRO • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in  ...  But if differentiation is not sustainable, small firms too will engage in competition for resources.  ... 
doi:10.2307/3094805 fatcat:moczw2hhkjfehomk5kcjamkk7y

A niche of their own: variations of information practices in biodiversity citizen science

Björn Ekström
2021 Journal of Documentation  
This study aims to contribute to knowledge concerning what variations of information practices can be found in biodiversity citizen science and what these practices may mean for the overall collaborative  ...  /valueThe study places an empirically grounded information practice-theoretical perspective on citizen science participation, extending previous research seeking to model participant activities.  ...  As part of the participant recruitment process, all participants received information of, and gave their written permission and consent to, being included in the study and having personal information collected  ... 
doi:10.1108/jd-07-2021-0146 fatcat:jke6xnvvs5b5rlj252msmkegxa

Linking Complexity and Sustainability Theories: Implications for Modeling Sustainability Transitions

Camaren Peter, Mark Swilling
2014 Sustainability  
In this paper, we deploy a complexity theory as the foundation for integration of different theoretical approaches to sustainability and develop a rationale for a complexity-based framework for modeling  ...  need to understand in order to model transitions to sustainability.  ...  In addition, the authors would like to acknowledge the support of the School of Public Leadership in the Faculty of Sustainability 2014, 6 Conflicts of Interest The authors declare that no conflict of  ... 
doi:10.3390/su6031594 fatcat:zikpw4lp2vaofdyvg3jmligo64

Value Entropy Model: Metric Method of Service Ecosystem Evolution [article]

Xiao Xue, Zhaojie Chen, Shufang Wang, Zhiyong Feng, Yucong Duan, Zhangbing Zhou
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The result shows that our model can provide new means and ideas for the analysis of service ecosystem.  ...  In addition, a computational experiment system is constructed to verify the effectiveness of value entropy model.  ...  Therefore, the agent becomes a natural metaphor for the active entities of the ecosystem.  ... 
arXiv:2008.02247v1 fatcat:4srus2wwjnc6bnvh3llcoc3u6e

InnoScape: A creative artificial ecosystem model of boundary processes in open science

Guangyu Zou, Levent Yilmaz
2011 2011 Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy  
With the increasing use of cyberinfrastructure and popularity of e-Science initiatives, science is becoming truly globalized, reducing barriers to entry and enabling formation of open and global networked  ...  In this study, we characterize such networks as complex adaptive communication systems that exhibit traits of self-organized creative artificial ecosystems.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation Grant No. NSF-SBE-0830261.  ... 
doi:10.1109/acsip.2011.6064453 fatcat:cnvrewv4zvhwhm7bvec2ihwv3y

Conceptualizing Cluster Evolution: Beyond the Life Cycle Model?

Ron Martin, Peter Sunley
2011 Regional studies  
In this paper we explore a different conception of cluster evolution drawing on the 'adaptive cycle' model that has been developed in evolutionary ecology.  ...  Though not without limitations, this approach offers greater scope as a framework for shaping the research agenda into the evolution of clusters.  ...  Research in organisational science, for example, has sought to move beyond standard life-cycles models of business evolution to more nuanced perspectives capable of capturing the rich variety of firm and  ... 
doi:10.1080/00343404.2011.622263 fatcat:deic44geefcezij2jdyodhufi4

Purpose, processes, partnerships, and products: four Ps to advance participatory socio-environmental modeling

Steven Gray, Alexey Voinov, Michael Paolisso, Rebecca Jordan, Todd BenDor, Pierre Bommel, Pierre Glynn, Beatrice Hedelin, Klaus Hubacek, Josh Introne, Nagesh Kolagani, Bethany Laursen (+5 others)
2017 Ecological Applications  
However, recent advances in the theory of social-ecological networks and in multi-level network analysis have led to an increase in the study of governance as interconnected social and ecological systems  ...  In the experiments, individuals were placed into different network motifs that varied in social and ecological connectivity, and were tasked with performing identical management tasks.  ...  practices in sustainability science.  ... 
doi:10.1002/eap.1627 pmid:28922513 fatcat:lh6mglx47bbqbh7lsnwiw2jelq

Understanding the functional principles of nature—Proposing another type of ecosystem services

S.N. Nielsen, F. Müller
2009 Ecological Modelling  
In other words, nature supplies us with a functionality that we would otherwise have to pay for.  ...  This would namely give us information about in what direction to drive society in order to achieve a more sustainable system.  ...  Everyday, both within science and in the way science is presented to us as laymen, we find more and more metaphors that are used to convince us of an increased ecological awareness of companies, institutions  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2009.04.022 fatcat:z5diqg3sjrclrmo3f53w64lzmy

First Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE): Submission and Peer-Review Process, and Results [article]

Daniel S. Katz and Gabrielle Allen and Neil Chue Hong and Manish Parashar and David Proctor
2014 arXiv   pre-print
This technical report discusses the submission and peer-review process used by the First Workshop on on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE) and the results of that process  ...  It is intended to record both this alternative model as well as the papers associated with the workshop that resulted from that process.  ...  Niche Modeling: Ecological Metaphors for Sustainable Software in Science [52] 4.2.2. Credit, Citation, Impact. • Matthew Knepley, Jed Brown, Lois Curfman McInnes, Barry Smith.  ... 
arXiv:1311.3523v3 fatcat:gjqnln33cjheln45m4r2ujj2y4

The Technological Perspective

David Kipnis
1991 Psychological Science  
Findings of this study suggest that the ecological perspective can be a powerful analytical framework for understanding technology uses in schools.  ...  We also hope that this metaphor will help us better understand other educational innovations. We conducted a study of technology uses in 19 schools in four districts.  ...  role or occupies a unique niche in ecological terms.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-9280.1991.tb00101.x fatcat:zn3uqy2tk5af3ndazlbo4pvik4
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