Keywords

ocial-Ecological Systems, agent-based modeling, anthropogenic process, decisionmaking process, purposive / generative model, macro / meso / micro processes, functional explanation

Location

Session D6: The Importance of Human Decision Making in Agent-Based Models of Natural Resource Use

Start Date

11-7-2016 2:50 PM

End Date

11-7-2016 3:10 PM

Description

The potential of Agent-Based Modeling is now well-established to address natural resource management and policy issues in social-ecological systems where a number of biophysical and anthropic processes interact. The selection of anthropic processes to be considered in a model according to the research question is not easy, due to modelers' difficulty to objectify and identify these processes. The paper proposes some criteria to identify anthropic processes, decide which ones to discard or retain and how to implement the latter. It is illustrated by the analysis of the governance sub-model of the MAELIA platform dedicated to the integrated assessment and simulation of water use and water management policy, in a context of land use / land cover and climate changes.

 
Jul 11th, 2:50 PM Jul 11th, 3:10 PM

Consideration of Decision-Making Processes in Agent-Based Models of Social-Ecological Systems

Session D6: The Importance of Human Decision Making in Agent-Based Models of Natural Resource Use

The potential of Agent-Based Modeling is now well-established to address natural resource management and policy issues in social-ecological systems where a number of biophysical and anthropic processes interact. The selection of anthropic processes to be considered in a model according to the research question is not easy, due to modelers' difficulty to objectify and identify these processes. The paper proposes some criteria to identify anthropic processes, decide which ones to discard or retain and how to implement the latter. It is illustrated by the analysis of the governance sub-model of the MAELIA platform dedicated to the integrated assessment and simulation of water use and water management policy, in a context of land use / land cover and climate changes.