Simulations predict the break-down of Central European lynx populations

We congratulate co-author Jonas Schultze-Naumburg, member of the Spatial Simulation research group, on his brand-new paper in the journal Biological Conservation! By the means of a spatially explicit simulation model the paper helps to understand the drivers behind the observed, stagnating lynx population dynamics in Central Europe. Sadly, the share of poached animals is shown to [...]

By |2018-09-05T12:51:05+02:00June 27th, 2018|Standard|0 Comments

Research retreat: Spatial Simulation goes GitHub

Last Friday, the Z_GIS Spatial Simulation group had its first research retreat. The iDEAS:lab was a perfect location to achieve the goal of the day: to set aside our daily tasks and fully concentrate on the long-term group objectives. We started off with exploring GitHub as our new central collaboration and outreach platform: Over [...]

By |2023-05-09T16:56:08+02:00April 23rd, 2018|Standard|0 Comments

Outstanding reviewer award 2017

Outstanding Reviewer Award 2017 - Ecological Modelling Just learned about my "outstanding reviewer" recognition by Elsevier for my reviews in the journal Ecological Modelling last year. A nice reward for one's anonymous contribution to the scientific community. Especially, thanks to the authors for interesting and well prepared manuscripts: this makes the reviewing job [...]

By |2023-05-09T16:54:47+02:00March 19th, 2018|Standard|0 Comments

Documenting agent-based models with BPMN

Agent-based models (ABM) are often documented with the ODD-protocol, which gives a suitable framework. This framework lacks a formal documentation of the model itself, which is normally written in a simulation environment like e.g. NetLogo, GAMA, REPAST or another modelling language. These days, the de facto standard for documenting business processes is the Business Process [...]

By |2017-10-06T21:34:31+02:00October 6th, 2017|Standard|0 Comments

Spatial Simulation @gi_forum2018

The call for papers for the Special Session on "Spatial Simulation" at next year's GI_Forum Conference 3-6 July 2018 in Salzburg has just opened. The Special Session focuses on the advances in process-oriented geocomputational methods as well as their applications.We welcome your contribution on agent-based modelling, cellular automata or any other geocomputational simulation approach in all [...]

By |2017-10-06T21:33:23+02:00October 3rd, 2017|Standard|0 Comments

Welcome Christian Neuwirth!

Christian Neuwirth has joined the Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS as lecturer of the UNIGIS program. His research interests lie in the field of spatial simulation modelling. With his experience in different modelling approaches, including spatial system dynamics, agent-based modelling and gaming applications, Christian will significantly contribute to the advancement of the research group. Welcome [...]

By |2018-04-24T16:33:25+02:00September 27th, 2017|Standard|0 Comments

Agent-based model for the monitoring of visitor streams

A study (Masterthesis, Stefan Mohr) using the example of the transboundary Harz National Park as the study area. Due to the large extent of the National Park (24,732 ha), an accurate measurement of visitor numbers (some 1.7 Mio estimated) and their spatiotemporal distribution (ca. 813 km of path network) is not feasible. With the ABM [...]

By |2017-09-01T13:13:26+02:00September 1st, 2017|Standard|0 Comments

Winter School 2018 “Spatial Simulation Modelling”

15. - 24. February 2018, Salzburg You have complex problems to solve, but have not yet worked with spatial simulation modelling? In this winter school, you will get hands-on experience with the concepts and methods of spatially-explicit agent-based modelling to explore complex systems. Models will target and integrate a range of domains and application areas [...]

By |2017-09-01T00:29:14+02:00August 30th, 2017|Standard|0 Comments

Spatial Simulation – special session @GI_Forum

First things first: The first session after the Wednesday lunch break of the traditional AGIT / GI_Forum conference in Salzburg will be dedicated to Spatial Simulation. Don’t miss three interesting talks plus an ABM-update, in which early career researchers share their project results. Spatial Simulation July 5th, 1 pm-2.30 pm, Blauer Hörsaal ·         Determinants of [...]

By |2017-06-29T22:35:52+02:00June 29th, 2017|Standard|0 Comments
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