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Agent-Based Modelling of Social-Ecological Systems: Achievements, Challenges, and a Way Forward
By: Jule Thober, Birgit Müller, Jürgen Groeneveld, Volker Grimm, Volume 20 (2)
Abstract: Understanding social-ecological systems (SES) is crucial to supporting the sustainable management of resources. Agent-based modelling is a valuable tool to achieve this because it can represent the behaviour and interactions of organisms, human actors and institutions. Agent-based models (ABMs) have therefore already been widely used to study SES. However, ABMs of SES are by their very nature complex. They are therefore difficult to parameterize and analyse, which can limit their usefulness. It is time to critically reflect upon the current state-of-the-art to evaluate to what degree the poten ...