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Title Complex science for a complex world : exploring human ecosystems with agents / Pascal Perez and David Batten (editors).

Publication Info. Canberra : ANU E Press, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 334 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. Building a New Science for a Complex World. Complex Science for a Complex World: An Introduction -- Towards a New Ontology of Complexity Science -- Agents, Icons and Idols -- The Uncertain Fate of Self-Defeating Systems -- The Structure of Social Networks -- Integration and Implementation Sciences: Building a New Specialisation -- Part II. Exploring National Research Priorities with Agents -- Sustainability Assessment of Housing Developments: A New Methodology -- WISDOM-II: A Network Centric Model for Warfare -- Managing Agricultural Pest and Disease Incursions: An Application of Agent-Based Modelling -- SimDrug: A Multi-Agent System Tackling the Complexity of Illicit Drug Markets in Australia -- NEMSIM: Finding Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Using Multi-Agent Electricity Modelling -- AtollGame: A Companion Modelling Experience in the Pacific -- Multiple-Use Management Strategy Evaluation for Coastal Marine Ecosystems Using InVitro -- Rangeland Consolidation Patterns in Australia: An Agent-Based Modelling Approach.
Summary Purpose is to attract more early career scientists into the editors' field of research and to convince decision-makers that a growing contingent of colleagues working on complexity theory can provide useful tools and methods to better understand complex and adaptive environments.
Subject Human ecology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Ecology.
Human ecology. (OCoLC)fst00962941
Added Author Perez, Pascal, 1961-
Batten, David F.
Other Form: Print version: 1920942386
ISBN 9781920942397 (electronic bk.)
1920942394 (electronic bk.)
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