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Making results of complex systems-based landscape models more accessible to non-expert users

K Lowell, B Christy, C Pelizaro, G Day, K Barlow, G O'Leary, C Pettit

18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM 2009 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Interfacing Modelling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Proceedings | Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. | Published : 2009

Abstract

Current approaches to landscape management have seen an increasing use of complex models based on an integrated systems approach to describe landscape dynamics. The availability and use of such models provides greater flexibility for informing policy decisions than do single issue approaches. However, model complexity precludes their direct use by all but the most technically savvy. The issue of modellers providing access to results of complex models to non-experts in a flexible way was addressed in this study. The government of Victoria (Australia) needed to be able to assess potential impacts of different land use changes on a variety of factors related to water availability and quality in..

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