Advanced Modelling Tools

Example input and output of the software tool “Programita”. The heterogeneous point pattern on the left is analysed using the O-ring function (see link to Programita web page).

On this website we are posting links to tools for ecological modelling that have been developed at the Department of Ecological Modelling at the UFZ. We hope that in this way we can contribute to making ecological modelling more effective and coherent. We are very keen to get feedback from those who downloaded and used our tools. Each tool has one of us as a contact person. If your are using our tools for your publications and presentations, we would be grateful for due references.

Selected Publications

  • Grimm, V., Berger, U., Bastiansen, F., Eliassen, S., Ginot, V., Giske, J., Goss-Custard, J., Grand, T., Heinz, S. K., Huse, G., Huth, A., Jepsen, J. U., Jørgensen, C., Mooij, W. M., Müller, B., Pe'er, G., Piou, C., Railsback, S. F., Robbins, A. M., Robbins, M. M., Rossmanith, E., Rüger, N., Strand, E., Souissi, S., Stillman, R. A., Vabø, R., Visser, U., DeAngelis, D. L. (2006):
    A standard protocol for describing individual-based and agent-based models
    Ecol.Modell. 198 (1-2), 115-126
  • Wiegand, T., Moloney, K. A. (2004):
    Rings, circles, and null-models for point pattern analysis in ecology
    Oikos 104 (2), 209-229
  • Frank, K., Lorek, H., Koester, F., Sonnenschein, M., Wissel, C., Grimm, V. (2002):
    META-X: Software for Metapopulation Viability Analysis
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 195 S.
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International Summer School

„How to model human decision making in social-ecological agent-based models”

5-10 July 2015, Kohren-Sahlis (near Leipzig)

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Junior Research Group

„Global food security policies and their social-ecological side effects in regions prone to global change”