Socio-Environmental Systems Modelling

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Vol 2 (2020)
Published September 26, 2019
Second Volume

This volume is in progress. Check the first volume here.

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Sondoss Elsawah, Tatiana Filatova, Anthony J. Jakeman, Albert J. Kettner, Moira L. Zellner, Ioannis N. Athanasiadis, Serena H. Hamilton, Robert L. Axtell, Daniel G. Brown, Jonathan M. Gilligan, Marco A. Janssen, Derek T. Robinson, Julie Rozenberg, Isaac I. T. Ullah, Steve J. Lade
Eight grand challenges in socio-environmental systems modeling
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Meike Will, Jürgen Groeneveld, Karin Frank, Birgit Müller
Combining social network analysis and agent-based modelling to explore dynamics of human interaction: A review
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Baihua Fu, Joseph H.A. Guillaume, Anthony J. Jakeman, Michael J. Asher
A bricolage-style exploratory scenario analysis to manage uncertainty in socio-environmental systems modeling: investigating integrated water management options
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Laura Uusitalo, Susanna Jernberg, Patrik Korn, Riikka Puntila-Dodd, Annaliina Skyttä, Suvi Vikström
Fuzzy cognitive mapping of Baltic Archipelago Sea food webs reveals no cliqued views of the system structure between stakeholder groups
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Nina Schwarz, Gunnar Dressler, Karin Frank, Wander Jager, Marco Janssen, Birgit Müller, Maja Schlüter, Nanda Wijermans, Jürgen Groeneveld
Formalising theories of human decision-making for agent-based modelling of social-ecological systems: practical lessons learned and ways forward
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Grace B. Villamor, David L. Griffith, Andrew Kliskey, Lilian Alessa
Contrasting stakeholder and scientist conceptual models of food-energy-water systems: a case study in Magic Valley, Southern Idaho
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Alessandro Taberna, Tatiana Filatova, Debraj Roy, Brayton Noll
Tracing resilience, social dynamics and behavioral change: a review of agent-based flood risk models
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Flora Mer, Walter Baethgen, R. Willem Vervoort
Building trust in SWAT model scenarios through a multi-institutional approach in Uruguay
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SESMO is an Open Access, Community Driven, Scholarly Journal, that aims:

To progress our understanding, learning and decision making on major socio-environmental issues using advances in model-grounded processes that engage with institutional and governance contexts, cross-sectoral and scale challenges, and stakeholder perspectives.

Fit-for-purpose problem framing, model development and evaluation as well as eclectic uncertainty analysis are stressed so that the advantages and limitations of model-related assumptions are transparent. The aim is to advance model-grounded, learning and decision processes and their wider application to a new level that leads to innovations in thinking and practice to support resolution of grand challenge problems; including generating policy insights and evidence, and reducing and managing critical uncertainties (assumptions, model structure, parameterizations, inputs including future drivers, and boundary conditions). Papers may address how science can help identify and provide germane information and support required by managers, decision-makers and society at large.