Integrative modeling for coupled human and natural systems: linking models of human decision-making, land use, and environmental response

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Energy and Environment Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 12:40 PM / 2:20 PM
Room: Taylor, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Gabriel Granco
Chairs: Gabriel Granco

Call for Submissions

The Anthropocene era highlights the need for understanding feedback loops in coupled human and natural systems (CHANS). However, the theoretical and empirical examination of CHANS imposes the challenge of integrating diverse modeling traditions from the natural and social sciences. The land systems, comprising human use and interaction with environment, can be explored as a bridge to advance the study of integrated models of CHANS. Without functioning integrated models, policymakers and scientists cannot simulate regulatory, incentive, management and educational options to identify viable pathways to sustainability. The goal of this session is to stimulate the advancement of this field through the discussion of functioning integrative modeling approaches used for CHANS systems. We invite contributions on the topics of:
• Case studies showing model integration in CHANS systems
• Procedures to overcome the data integration issue
• Demonstration of innovative decisions and updates rules for agents (i.e. agents decisions based on cultural values theory)
• Modeling Human decision-making and environmental response feedback loops
• Discussion of implementation of Agent-based models, cellular automata models, and other techniques
*This session is a part of the Land Systems Science Symposium*
If you are interested in this session, please send an email to Gabriel Granco (ggranco@ksu.edu) with your presentation title, abstract, and 8-digit program identification number (PIN) by October 26, 2018. Please see annualmeeting.aag.org/submit_an_abstract for abstract submission guidelines. For more information about the session, please contact (ggranco@ksu.edu).


Description

The Anthropocene era highlights the need for understanding feedback loops in coupled human and natural systems (CHANS). However, the theoretical and empirical examination of CHANS imposes the challenge of integrating diverse modeling traditions from the natural and social sciences. The land systems, comprising human use and interaction with environment, can be explored as a bridge to advance the study of integrated models of CHANS. Without functioning integrated models, policymakers and scientists cannot simulate regulatory, incentive, management and educational options to identify viable pathways to sustainability. The goal of this session is to stimulate the advancement of this field through the discussion of functioning integrative modeling approaches used for CHANS systems. We invite contributions on the topics of:
• Case studies showing model integration in CHANS systems
• Procedures to overcome the data integration issue
• Demonstration of innovative decisions and updates rules for agents (i.e. agents decisions based on cultural values theory)
• Modeling Human decision-making and environmental response feedback loops
• Discussion of implementation of Agent-based models, cellular automata models, and other techniques
*This session is a part of the Land Systems Science Symposium*


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Jeffrey Katan*, Universite De Montreal, Liliana Perez, Universite de Montreal, An agent-based approach to modelling forest fire spread applied to northern Alberta 20 12:40 PM
Presenter Sophie Plassin*, University of Oklahoma, Jennifer Koch, University of Oklahoma , Kellie B. Vaché, Oregon State University, Stephanie Paladino, MeroLek Anthropology, Jack R. Friedman, University of Oklahoma, Coupling multi-agent, land-use, and hydrologic models for assessing surface water resources dynamics in a large river basin. A case study in the Rio Grande/Bravo basin 20 1:00 PM
Presenter Tasnuva Shabnam Udita*, Texas State University- San Marcos, Kimberly Meitzen, Texas State University- San Marcos, Applying Multi-criteria Evaluation Process in Predicting Stream Conditions of the Upper Guadalupe River, Central Texas 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Gabriel Granco*, Department of Geography - Kansas State University, Marcellus Caldas, Department of Geography - Kansas State University, Jessica Heier Stamm, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering - Kansas State University, Jason Bergtold, Department of Agricultural Economics - Kansas State University, Matthew Sanderson, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work - Kansas State University, Melinda Daniels, Stroud Water Research Center, Advancing Freshwater Sustainability in an Agricultural Landscape: the coupling of climate, culture, crop production, and environmental responses 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Zhangcai Qin*, , The potential of climate change mitigation in agricultural systems 20 2:00 PM

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