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Grunddaten
Veranstaltungsart Masterseminar Veranstaltungsnummer 3312134
Semester WiSe 2020/21 SWS 4
Rhythmus Moodle-Link  
Veranstaltungsstatus Freigegeben für Vorlesungsverzeichnis  Freigegeben  Sprache englisch
Belegungsfrist - Eine Belegung ist online erforderlich Geographie: Geo-Frist    01.07.2020 - 15.10.2020    aktuell
Veranstaltungsformat Digital

Termine

Gruppe 1
Tag Zeit Rhythmus Dauer Raum Raum-
plan
Lehrperson Status Bemerkung fällt aus am Max. Teilnehmer
Do. 13:00 bis 17:00 c.t. wöch 05.11.2020 bis 25.02.2021  Alfred Rühl-Haus - 1.101 Rudower Chaussee 16 (RUD16) - (Medienunterstützter Unterrichtsraum)   findet statt     15
Gruppe 1:


Zugeordnete Personen
Zugeordnete Personen Zuständigkeit
Scheuer, Sebastian , Dr. verantwortlich
Kaiser, Josef , M.Sc. verantwortlich
Studiengänge
Abschluss Studiengang LP Semester
Master of Science  Global Change Geography Hauptfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2016 )   10  -  
Zuordnung zu Einrichtungen
Einrichtungen
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Geographisches Institut
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Geographisches Institut, Abteilung Physische Geographie, Klimatologie und Vegetationsgeographie
Inhalt
Kommentar
The aim of this module is to gain hands-on knowledge on concepts and methods of spatial modeling of the human-environmental system. Methodically, this course focuses on programming with the integrated multi-agent modelling suite NetLogo, that integrates agent-based models with spatial modelling concepts such as cellular automata. NetLogo is freely available, is inspired by the Logo programming language, and is used frequently in the scientific community for the modelling of complex phenomena. 
 
Thematically, a first focus of the course is on common pool resources and collective action, thereby touching upon important debates in sustainability research: In his famous article “The tragedy of the commons”, Garret Hardin (1968) put forward his theory of the social dilemma of such shared resource systems and theorized that the aim of profit maximization of each resource user would eventually lead to an overuse and collapse. In Hardin’s view, privatization or government regulation are the best means of protecting these finite CPRs from depletion. In contrast, Elinor Ostrom emphasized the potentials of local and collective governance structures for a sustainable use of CPRs in her publication in 1990. In particular, she underlined the great opportunities of complex and interlaced local governmental systems, where citizens can participate and cooperate directly instead of privatizing commons or managing them centralized by the state. While taking this topic as hands-on example, we discuss the potentials and limits of agent-based modelling to shed light into this highly controversial debate.
A second thematic focus is on current events, i.e. the Coronavirus pandemic, with models such as Susceptible-Infected-Recovered to be considered.
 
The course comprises introductory sessions on the thematic key topics, and on NetLogo, i.e. the tool itself as well as on concepts and methods from (object-oriented) programming that support building agent-based models. A large share of the course is practical programming work on the implementation of an agent-based model of choice, that is to be presented and discussed conceptually during the course, and practically in the last session. A report is to be written for examination.
 
The course is aimed at students interested in human-environmental systems and urban landscape ecology that seek to widen their methodical background. No prior knowledge on NetLogo is required.
Literatur

The literature will be provided during the course.

Prüfung

Final report (Hausarbeit). A large share of the course is practical programming work on the implementation of an agent-based model of choice, that is to be presented and discussed conceptually during the course, and practically in the last session. A report is to be written for examination.

Strukturbaum

Die Veranstaltung wurde 3 mal im Vorlesungsverzeichnis WiSe 2020/21 gefunden:

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