Modeling Dynamic Systems

Landscape Simulation Modeling

A Spatially Explicit, Dynamic Approach

Editors: Costanza, Robert, Voinov, Alexey (Eds.)

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The world consists of many complex systems, ranging from our own bodies to ecosystems to economic systems. Despite their diversity, complex systems have many structural and functional features in common that can be effectively si- lated using powerful, user-friendly software. As a result, virtually anyone can - plore the nature of complex systems and their dynamical behavior under a range of assumptions and conditions. This ability to model dynamic systems is already having a powerful influence on teaching and studying complexity. The books in this series will promote this revolution in “systems thinking” by integrating computational skills of numeracy and techniques of dynamic mod- ing into a variety of disciplines. The unifying theme across the series will be the power and simplicity of the model-building process, and all books are designed to engage the reader in developing their own models for exploration of the dyn- ics of systems that are of interest to them. Modeling Dynamic Systems does not endorse any particular modeling paradigm or software. Rather, the volumes in the series will emphasize simplicity of lea- ing, expressive power, and the speed of execution as priorities that will facilitate deeper system understanding.

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"This book is a much-needed addition to the geospatial modeling literature, providing theoretical and practical information … . this is a valuable contribution to the literature on dynamic spatial modeling in particular, and integrated land-change research in general. … The clearly articulated unifying theme … and the fact that all the case studies utilize the same software, make for a well-constructed, compelling, informative, and interesting read. I will certainly evaluate this approach and program for my own work." (Maggi Kelly, Environment and Planning, Vol. 32 (2), 2005)

"Landscape Simulation Modeling … makes a significant contribution by directly incorporating space into existing simulation modeling approaches for a greater understanding of landscape systems. … this is an excellent book. The content is comprehensive and the text written in a simple and clear style … . the book will also appeal to many multidisciplinary practitioners … . This book should be a required reading for anyone interested either casually or deeply in the design and implementation of spatial simulation models … ." (Shivanand Balram, Suzana Dragicevic, Ecological Economics, Vol. 52 (1), 2005)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Spatially Explicit Landscape Simulation Models

    Costanza, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Spatial Simulation Using the SME

    Maxwell, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 21-42

  • Modular Ecosystem Modeling

    Voinov, Alexey (et al.)

    Pages 43-76

  • Calibration of Large Spatial Models: A Multistage, Multiobjective Optimization Technique

    Villa, Ferdinando (et al.)

    Pages 77-116

  • Habitat Changes in the Mississippi Delta: Future Scenarios and Alternatives

    Reyes, Enrique (et al.)

    Pages 119-142

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eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $84.95
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  • ISBN 978-1-4757-8052-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscape Simulation Modeling
Book Subtitle
A Spatially Explicit, Dynamic Approach
Editors
  • Robert Costanza
  • Alexey Voinov
Series Title
Modeling Dynamic Systems
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21555-6
DOI
10.1007/b97268
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-00835-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-8052-9
Series ISSN
2199-2606
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 330
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