Landscape Simulation Modeling

A Spatially Explicit, Dynamic Approach

  • Robert Costanza
  • Alexey Voinov

Part of the Modeling Dynamic Systems book series (MDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Theory and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert Costanza, Alexey Voinov
      Pages 3-20
    3. Thomas Maxwell, Alexey Voinov, Robert Costanza
      Pages 21-42
    4. Alexey Voinov, Carl Fitz, Roelof M. J. Boumans, Robert Costanza
      Pages 43-76
    5. Ferdinando Villa, Alexey Voinov, Carl Fitz, Robert Costanza
      Pages 77-116
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 118-118
    2. Enrique Reyes, Jay F. Martin, Mary L. White, John W. Day, G. Paul Kemp
      Pages 119-142
    3. Carl Fitz, Fred Sklar, T. Waring, Alexey Voinov, Robert Costanza, Thomas Maxwell
      Pages 143-171
    4. Pamela Behm, Roelof M. J. Boumans, Frederick T. Short
      Pages 173-196
    5. Alexey Voinov, Robert Costanza, Roelof M. J. Boumans, Thomas Maxwell, Helena Voinov
      Pages 197-232
    6. Ann-Marie Trame Shapiro, Steven J. Harper, James D. Westervelt
      Pages 233-247
    7. Brian Deal, Cheryl Farello, Mary Lancaster, Thomas Kompare, Bruce Hannon
      Pages 275-300
    8. Ralf Seppelt, Alexey Voinov
      Pages 301-326
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 327-330

About this book


The world consists of many complex systems, ranging from our own bodies to ecosystems to economic systems. Despite their diversity, complex systems have many structural and functional features in common that can be effectively si- lated using powerful, user-friendly software. As a result, virtually anyone can - plore the nature of complex systems and their dynamical behavior under a range of assumptions and conditions. This ability to model dynamic systems is already having a powerful influence on teaching and studying complexity. The books in this series will promote this revolution in “systems thinking” by integrating computational skills of numeracy and techniques of dynamic mod- ing into a variety of disciplines. The unifying theme across the series will be the power and simplicity of the model-building process, and all books are designed to engage the reader in developing their own models for exploration of the dyn- ics of systems that are of interest to them. Modeling Dynamic Systems does not endorse any particular modeling paradigm or software. Rather, the volumes in the series will emphasize simplicity of lea- ing, expressive power, and the speed of execution as priorities that will facilitate deeper system understanding.


Ecology Simulation development ecosystem environment model modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Costanza
    • 1
  • Alexey Voinov
    • 1
  1. 1.Gund Institute of Ecological EconomicsUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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