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The ODD protocol: A review and first update
The ‘ODD’ (Overview, Design concepts, and Details) protocol was published in 2006 to standardize the published descriptions of individual-based and agent-based models (ABMs). The primary objectivesExpand
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A standard protocol for describing individual-based and agent-based models
This paper presents a proposed standard protocol, ODD, for describing IBMs and ABMs, developed and tested by 28 modellers who cover a wide range of fields. Expand
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Animal species diversity driven by habitat heterogeneity/diversity: the importance of keystone structures
Aim  In a selected literature survey we reviewed studies on the habitat heterogeneity–animal species diversity relationship and evaluated whether there are uncertainties and biases in its empiricalExpand
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Pattern-Oriented Modeling of Agent-Based Complex Systems: Lessons from Ecology
Pattern-oriented modeling provides a unifying framework for decoding the internal organization of agent-based complex systems and may lead toward unifying algorithmic theories of adaptive behavior and system complexity. Expand
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Agent-Based and Individual-Based Modeling: A Practical Introduction
Agent-based modeling is a new technique for understanding how the dynamics of biological, social, and other complex systems arise from the characteristics and behaviors of the agents making up these systems. Expand
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Individual-based modeling and ecology
Individual-based modeling is a new, exciting discipline that allows ecologists to explore, using computer simulations, how properties of populations and ecosystems might evolve from the characteristics and behaviors of individual organisms. Expand
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Ten years of individual-based modelling in ecology: what have we learned and what could we learn in the future?
  • V. Grimm
  • Geography, Mathematics
  • 15 February 1999
Each modeller who builds and analyses an individual-based model learns of course a great deal, but what has ecology as a whole learned from the individual-based models published during the lastExpand
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Babel, or the ecological stability discussions: an inventory and analysis of terminology and a guide for avoiding confusion
Abstract We present an inventory and analysis of discussions of ecological stability, considering 163 definitions of 70 different stability concepts. Our aim is to derive a strategy that can help toExpand
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Ecological models supporting environmental decision making: a strategy for the future.
We propose a standard format for documenting models and their analyses: transparent and comprehensive ecological modeling (TRACE) documentation. Expand
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Ecological buffering mechanisms in savannas: A unifying theory of long-term tree-grass coexistence
Despite the large spatial extent and the obvious importance of the savanna biome, not to mention several decades of savanna research, the origin, age, nature, and dynamics of savannas are not wellExpand
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