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Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Landscapes as complex systems: an agent based model of whales and boats in the St Laurence estuary Event

Time:
15:30 - 17:30
Date:
11 May 2012
Venue:
Building 37, Rooms 4126 and 4127

Event details

Attaining sustainable future landscapes will require a conceptual revolution in natural resource management that incorporates complexity into our worldview and that explicitly acknowledges the intricate and cross-scale interactions between human and biophysical processes.

This seminar describes efforts to introduce complex systems thinking into ecosystem management in a Canadian context, particularly through the use of modelling and exploration of alternate future scenarios. An agent-based model of boats and whales in the Saint Lawrence River Estuary is presented as a case study. This model was developed as a decision-support system and is currently being used to inform policy in the estuary.

The talk will run from 15:30-16:30pm followed by refreshments from 16:30-17:00pm.

If you would like to attend please email James Dyke:
j.dyke@soton.ac.uk

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