Agent-Based Modeling of Human-Environment Interactions II

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Marriott Ballroom Salon 1, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Nicholas Magliocca, Tom Evans
Chairs: Nicholas Magliocca

Call for Submissions

Please e-mail the abstract and keywords with your expression of intent to Nicholas Magliocca/Tom Evans by October 22, 2018. Please make sure that your abstract conforms to the AAG guidelines in relation to title, word limit and key words and as specified at An abstract should be no more than 250 words that describes the presentation's purpose, methods, and conclusions as well as to include keywords. Full submissions will be given priority over submissions with just a paper title.

Nicholas Magliocca, Department of Geography, University of Alabama
Tom Evans, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona


Agent-based modeling (ABM) is a maturing method applied across a diverse range of disciplines and topics. The broad uptake of ABMs is in part due the need to understand how individual-level attributes, motivations, and decision-making processes produce regional, sectoral, or population-level outcomes. Such understanding is critical for informing policy or management interventions of human-environment interactions to achieve desirable, aggregate outcomes, such as more sustainable natural resource consumption and/or reducing vulnerability. The aim of this session is to bring together researchers using ABM techniques (and associated methodologies) to discuss topics relating to theory, methodological issues, and novel application domains related to human-environment interactions.

Examples of salient themes and/or ABM application frontier could include:

- Implementation and representation of decision-making theories
- Incorporating social network analysis and representation in spatial ABMs
- Integrating ABMs with large-scale, equilibrium-based models (e.g., integrated assessment models, energy markets)
- Emergence of cooperation in natural resource management systems
- Using ABMs to support cross-site comparison and synthesis
- Visualization of ABM dynamics and results
- Participatory modeling and simulation
- ABM Applications: Ranging from the micro to macro scale, theoretical to empirical


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Andrew Crooks*, George Mason University, Annetta Burger, George Mason University, Na Jiang, George Mason University, Diana Guillen-Piazza, George Mason University, William G Kennedy, George Mason University, Decision-making in Times of Crisis: An Agent-Based Model of Disaster 20 9:55 AM
Presenter Na Jiang*, George Mason University, Modeling Urban Shrinkage by Simulating Household Mobility in the City of Detroit: An Agent-based Model 20 10:15 AM
Presenter Stanley Rhodes*, Utah State University, Local offices and HQs: An Agent-based Model of Organizational Coordination Under Varied Environmental Conditions 20 10:35 AM
Presenter Ruihong Huang*, Northern Arizona University, Cross-Regional Comparison of Transit-Based Accessibility Using Simulated Individual Trips 20 10:55 AM
Presenter Nicholas Magliocca*, University of Alabama, Neil Carter, Boise State University, Andres Baeza, Arizona State University, Social contagion of risk perception in human-wildlife interactions 20 11:15 AM

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