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Simulating social-ecological systems: the Island Digital Ecosystem Avatars (IDEA) consortium

Neil Davies 1 Dawn Field 2 David Gavaghan 3 Sally J. Holbrook 4, 5 Serge Planes 6 Matthias Troyer 7 Michael Bonsall 8 Joachim Claudet 6 George Roderick 9 Russell J. Schmitt 5, 4 Linda Amaral Zettler Veronique Berteaux-Lecellier Hervé C. Bossin Charlotte Cabasse 10 Antoine Collin John Deck 11 Tony Dell Jennifer Dunne 12 Ruth Gates 13 Mike Harfoot James L. Hench Marania Hopuare Patrick Kirch Georgios Kotoulas 14 Alex Kosenkov Alex Kusenko James J. Leichter Hunter Lenihan Antonios Magoulas 15 Neo Martinez 16 Chris Meyer Benoit Stoll 17 Billie Swalla 18 Daniel M. Tartakovsky 19 Hinano Teavai Murphy 20 Slava Turyshev 21 Fernanda Valdvinos Rich Williams 22 Spencer Wood 23
Abstract : Systems biology promises to revolutionize medicine, yet human wellbeing is also inherently linked to healthy societies and environments (sustainability). The IDEA Consortium is a systems ecology open science initiative to conduct the basic scientific research needed to build use-oriented simulations (avatars) of entire social-ecological systems. Islands are the most scientifically tractable places for these studies and we begin with one of the best known: Moorea, French Polynesia. The Moorea IDEA will be a sustainability simulator modeling links and feedbacks between climate, environment, biodiversity, and human activities across a coupled marine–terrestrial landscape. As a model system, the resulting knowledge and tools will improve our ability to predict human and natural change on Moorea and elsewhere at scales relevant to management/conservation actions.
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Neil Davies, Dawn Field, David Gavaghan, Sally J. Holbrook, Serge Planes, et al.. Simulating social-ecological systems: the Island Digital Ecosystem Avatars (IDEA) consortium. GigaScience, BioMed Central, 2016, 5 (1), ⟨10.1186/s13742-016-0118-5⟩. ⟨hal-01429002⟩



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