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Complexity: Agents, Volatility, Evidence and Scale

Objective

The purpose of the CAVES project is to couple policy concerns for complex human-environmental systems with linked physical, biological and social models based soundly in complexity science. We will produce a constructive demonstration of modelling proced ures for the formation of social policy in conditions of uncertainty due to complexity. To do so, we will develop a set of case studies of land use change driven by a variety of physical, biological and sociopolitical phenomena. These case studies will p rovide extensive qualitative and quantitative evidence that will constrain clusters of agent based models to be implemented for each case study. The models in each of these clusters will include rich cognitive specifications of agents representing differe nt stakeholders and models with more agents but simpler representations of cognition. Some models will aggregate stakeholder groups. Others will abstract from the detail of the case studies in order to provide simpler models that may yield some closed fo rm solutions.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NEST-PATH
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Address
All Saints Building Oxford Road
Manchester
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Austria
Address
Schlossplatz 1
Laxenburg
MACAULAY INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
Wroclaw
STOCKHOLM ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Lilla Nygatan 1
Stockholm
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
Address
Moenchebergstrasse 19
Kassel
UNIWERSYTET WROCLAWSKI
Poland
Address
Plac Uniwersytecki 1
Wroclaw