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Overuse Of Natural Resources: Finding Solutions With Agent-Based Simulation


Hans-Joachim Mosler

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ECMS 2008 Proceedings

Edited by: Loucas S. Louca, Yiorgos Chrysanthou, Zuzana Oplatkova, Khalid Al-Begain


ISBN: 978-0-9553018-6-5

Doi: 10.7148/2008


22nd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Nicosia, June 3-6, 2008


Citation format:

Mosler, H.-J. (2008). Overuse Of Natural Resources: Finding Solutions With Agent-Based Simulation. ECMS 2008 Proceedings edited by: L. S. Louca, Y. Chrysanthou, Z. Oplatkova, K. Al-Begain (pp. 84-89). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2008-0084.



A computer simulation will be presented, which allows studying populations of 10,000 resource-using people. Simulation experiments can be conducted with populations whose initial parameters lead to resource depletion over the long or short term. Systematic experiments using this approach make it possible to determine which measures may lead to sustainable resource use.

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