Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Agent-Based Modeling Techniques for Simulating Social and Ecological Processes

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This volume presents a set of coherent, cross-referenced perspectives on incorporating the spatial representation andanalytical power of GIS with agent-based modelling of evolutionary and non-linear processes and phenomena. Many recent advances in software algorithms for incorporating geographic data in modeling social and ecological behaviors, and successes in applying such algorithms, had not been adequately reported in the literature. This book seeks to serve as the standard guide to this broad area.
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"Nine contributions from Gimblett (U. of Arizona) and other scientists discuss the use of geographic information systems in connection with agent-based modeling techniques to dynamically simulate evolutionary, ecological, and social phenomena. The papers were originally presented at a conference held in March of 1998 at the Santa Fe Institute. Topics include, for example, spatial units as agents, models of individual decision making in simulations of common-pool- resource management institutions, and mobile agents with spatial intelligence."--SciTech Book News

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University of Arizona
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Table of Contents

Preface, H. Randy Gimblett
1. Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Agent-Based Technologies for Modeling and Simulating Social and Ecological Phenomena, H. Randy Gimblett
2. Providing a Broad Spectrum of Agents in Spatially Explicit Simulation Models: The Gensim Approach, John Anderson
3. Spatial Units as Agents: Making the Landscape an Equal Player in Agent-Based Simulations, Paul Box
4 Geographic Information Systems and Agent-Based Modeling. James D. Westervelt
5. Management Application of an Agent-Based Model: Control of Cowbirds at the Landscape Scale, Steven J. Harper, James D. Westervelt, and Ann-Marie Trame
6. Integrating Spatial Data into an Agent-Based Modeling System: Ideas and Lessons from the Development of the Across-Trophic-Level System Simulation, Scott M. Duke-Sylvester and Louis J. Gross
7. Models of Individual Decision Making in Agent-Based Simulation of Common-Pool-Resource Management Institutions, Peter J. Deadman and Edella Schlager
8. An Agent-Based Approach to Environmental and Urban Systems within Geographic Information Systems, Bin Jiang and H. Randy Gimblett
9. Mobile Agents with Spatial Intelligence, Robert M. Itami
10. Simulating Widland Recreation Use and Conflicting Spatial Interactions using Rule-Driven Intelligent Agents, H. Randy Gimblett, Merton T. Richards, and Robert M. Itami
11. An Intelligent Agent-Based Model for Simulating and Evaluating River Trip Scenerios along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, H. Randy Gimblett, et al.
12. Agent-Based Simulations of Household Decision Making and Land Use Change near Altamira, Brazil, Kevin Lim, et al.
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