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A critique of agent-based simulation in ecology

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Hauhs, Michael ; Trancón y Widemann, Baltasar:
A critique of agent-based simulation in ecology.
2012
Event: ECMS 2012 : 26th EUROPEAN Conference on Modelling and Simulation , May 29th - June 1st, 2012 , Koblenz.
(Conference item: Conference , Paper )

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Models link empirical observations with formal reasoning.If the computer plays an essential role in their functioning,it seems only fair to consider theoretical computerscience as well as the discipline of application. Wereview some perennial philosophical problems about thenature of state and behaviour in models from that perspective.A mathematical framework for their explicationand the unbiased choice of solutions is proposed.Agent-based models play an increasing role in ecologicalmodelling. They are taken here as an example fordemonstrating critical assumptions and dilemmas in integratingcriteria of methodological rigour with practicalrelevance of models. Some possible solutions and theirpractical implications are outlined based on this new theoreticalperspective.

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Item Type: Conference item (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER106743
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Ecological Modelling
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Ecological Modelling > Chair Ecological Modelling - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Hauhs
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 06:09
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2015 06:09
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/15478