Ariel Torres

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Optimum natural resource management and biodiversity conservation are desirable goals. These, however, often exclude each other, since maximum economic benefits have promoted drastic reductions in biodiversity throughout the world. This dilemma confronts local stakeholders, who usually go for maximizing economic inputs, whereas other social (e.g., academic)(More)
3 M odelling is an essential tool in the scientists' kit that allows them to indulge in their favourite pastime, ie, trying to understand reality. I am convinced that not many scientists would claim that an absolutely accurate simulation of even little bits of reality is an easy task. Yet, modelling enables the scientist to interact iteratively with(More)
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