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Title (Primary) Challenges of simulating complex environmental systems at the landscape scale: a controversial dialogue between two cups of espresso
Author Seppelt, R.; Müller, F.; Schröder, B.; Volk, M.;
Journal Ecological Modelling
Year 2009
Department CLE;
Volume 220
Issue 24
Language englisch;
Keywords Integrated modelling; Model application; Landscape research; Systems ecology
Abstract With the advancement of computational systems and the development of model integration concepts, complexity of environmental model systems increased. In contrast to that, theory and knowledge about > environmental systems as well as the capability for environmental systems analyses remained, to a large extent, unchanged. As a consequence, model conceptualization, data gathering, and validation, have faced new challenges that hardly can be tackled by modellers alone. In this discourse-like review, we argue that modelling with reliable simulations of human-environmental interactions necessitate linking modelling and simulation research much stronger to science fields such as landscape ecology, community ecology, eco-hydrology, etc. It thus becomes more and more important to identify the adequate degree of complexity in environmental models (which is not only a technical or methodological question), to ensure data availability, and to test model performance. Even equally important, providing problem specific answers to environmental problems using simulation tools requires addressing end-user and stakeholder requirements during early stages of problem development. In doing so, we avoid modelling and simulation as an end of its own.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=614
Seppelt, R., Müller, F., Schröder, B., Volk, M. (2009):
Challenges of simulating complex environmental systems at the landscape scale: a controversial dialogue between two cups of espresso
Ecol. Model. 220 (24), 3481 - 3489