Complexity and Ecosystem Management: The Theory and Practice of Multi-agent Systems

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Marco Janssen
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 344 pages
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The quality of ecosystems is affected by the actions of different stakeholders who use them in a variety of ways. In order to understand this complex relationship between humans and nature, it is vital to understand the complexity of the interacting agent
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Methods and Concepts
11
The transition from local to global dynamics a proposed framework for agentbased thinking in social ecological systems
13
Changing the rules of the game lessons from immunology and linguistics for selforganization of institutions
35
Futures predictions and other foolishness
48
Validation and verification of multi agent systems
63
Using artificial agents to understand laboratory experiments of commonpool resources with real agents
75
Implications of spatial heterogeneity of grazing pressure on the resilience of rangelands
103
Adjustment costs of agrienvironmental policy switchings an agentbased analysis of the German region Hohenlohe
127
Agentbased simulation of organic farming conversion in Allier département
158
Scientific measurements and villagers knowledge an integrative multiagent model from the semiarid areas of Zimbabwe
188
Simulating landcover change in SouthCentral Indiana an agentbased model of deforestation and afforestation
218
Multiagent systems and role games collective learning processes for ecosystem management
248
Institutional change for sustainable land use a participatory approach from Australia
286
References
314
Index
343

Applications
125

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