CSDMS 2017 annual meeting: Modeling Coupled Earth and Human Systems - The Dynamic Duo
Spatial agent-based models: introducing individual interacting actors in environmental models
Agent-based modeling (ABM) developed as a method to simulate systems that include a number of agents – farmers, households, governments as well as biological organisms – that make decisions and interact according to certain rules. In environmental modeling, ABM is one of the best ways to explicitly account for human behavior, and to quantify cumulative actions of various actors distributed over the spatial landscape. This clinic provides an introduction to ABM and covers such topics as:
- Modeling heterogeneous agents that vary in attributes and follow different decision-strategies
- Going beyond rational optimization and accommodating bounded rationality
- Designing/representing agents’ interactions and learning.
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