Innovations in Collaborative Modeling (Transformations in Higher Education) (Paperback)

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By Laura Schmitt-Olabisi (Editor), Miles McNall (Editor), William Porter (Editor), Jinhua Zhao (Editor)
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Description


Collaborative applications of a variety of modeling methodologies have multiplied in recent decades due to widespread recognition of the power of models to integrate information from multiple sources, test assumptions about policy and management choices, and forecast the future states of complex systems. However, information about these modeling efforts often is segregated by both discipline and modeling approach, preventing modelers from learning from one another. This volume addresses the need for cross-disciplinary and cross-methodological communication about collaborative modeling. To enhance a shared understanding of systems problems, scientists and stakeholders need strategies for integrating information from their respective fields, dealing with issues of scale and focus, and rigorously investigating assumptions. The chapters in this volume first explore modeling methodologies for enhanced collaboration, then offer case studies of collaborative modeling across different complex systems problems. The volume will be useful for experienced and beginning modelers as well as scientists and stakeholders who work with modelers.

About the Author


LAURA SCHMITT OLABISI is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Sustainability and the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University.

MILES MCNALL is the Director of the Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative at Michigan State University.

WILLIAM PORTER is a Professor and the first Boone and Crockett Chair of Wildlife Conservation in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University.

JINHUA ZHAO is a Professor in the Department of Economics and the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, and the Director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University.

Praise For…


“If you ever wondered how to make science relevant for decision-making and human behavior, and how to help scientists understand what stakeholders want—read this book. Participatory, collaborative, mediated, institutionalized, team-centered modeling and planning, from simple to complex, from theory to practice, from military veterans to farmers, from Zimbabwe to Illinois, from playing to drinking—it’s all here for you to explore.”
ALEXEY VOINOV, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre on Persuasive Systems for Wise Adaptive Living, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Product Details
ISBN: 9781611863543
ISBN-10: 1611863546
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2020
Pages: 328
Language: English
Series: Transformations in Higher Education