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

  • Author(s): Davies, Neil
  • Field, Dawn
  • Gavaghan, David
  • Holbrook, Sally J
  • Planes, Serge
  • Troyer, Matthias
  • Bonsall, Michael
  • Claudet, Joachim
  • Roderick, George
  • Schmitt, Russell J
  • Zettler, Linda Amaral
  • Berteaux, Veronique
  • Bossin, Herve C
  • Cabasse, Charlotte
  • Collin, Antoine
  • Deck, John
  • Dell, Tony
  • Dunne, Jennifer
  • Gates, Ruth
  • Harfoot, Mike
  • Hench, James L
  • Hopuare, Marania
  • Kirch, Patrick
  • Kotoulas, Georgios
  • Kosenkov, Alex
  • Kusenko, Alex
  • Leichter, James J
  • Lenihan, Hunter
  • Magoulas, Antonios
  • Martinez, Neo
  • Meyer, Chris
  • Stoll, Benoit
  • Swalla, Billie
  • Tartakovsky, Daniel M
  • Murphy, Hinano Teavai
  • Turyshev, Slava
  • Valdvinos, Fernanda
  • Williams, Rich
  • Wood, Spencer
  • et al.

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https://gigascience.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13742-016-0118-5
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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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