Computational Model Library

The model reflects the predator-prey mustelid-vole population dynamics, typically observed in boreal systems. The goal of the model is to assess which intrinsic and extrinsic factors (or factor combinations) are needed for the generation of the cyclic pattern typically observed in natural vole populations. This goal is achieved by contrasting the alternative model versions by “switching off” some of the submodels in order to reflect the four combinations of the factors hypothesized to be driving vole cycles.

Symmetric two-sided matching

Naoki Shiba | Published Wed Jan 9 09:40:54 2013 | Last modified Wed May 29 06:17:25 2013

This is a replication model of the matching problem including the mate search problem, which is the generalization of a traditional optimization problem.

Asymmetric two-sided matching

Naoki Shiba | Published Wed Jan 9 09:45:46 2013 | Last modified Tue May 28 08:44:50 2013

This model is an extended version of the matching problem including the mate search problem, which is the generalization of a traditional optimization problem. The matching problem is extended to a form of asymmetric two-sided matching problem.

Feedback Loop Example: Wildland Fire Spread

James Millington | Published Fri Dec 21 12:26:52 2012 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:32 2013

This model is a replication of that described by Peterson (2002) and illustrates the ‘spread’ feedback loop type described in Millington (2013).

SimAdapt

Francois Rebaudo | Published Wed Aug 29 12:57:32 2012 | Last modified Mon Oct 13 08:58:37 2014

SimAdapt: An individual-based genetic model for simulating landscape management impacts on populations

Agent-based version of the simple search and barter economy conceived by Peter Diamond in 1982. The model is also known as Coconut Model.

A first version of a model that describes how coalitions are formed during open, networked innovation

Opinion Leaders' Role in Innovation Diffusion

Peter Van Eck | Published Wed Mar 10 10:33:26 2010 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:40 2013

This model is used to investigate the role of opinion leader. More specifically: the influence of ‘innovative behavior’, ‘weigth of normative influence’, ‘better product judgment’, ‘number of opinion

MERCURY extension: population

Tom Brughmans | Published Thu May 23 06:28:44 2019

This model is an extended version of the original MERCURY model (https://www.comses.net/codebases/4347/releases/1.1.0/ ) . It allows for experiments to be performed in which empirically informed population sizes of sites are included, that allow for the scaling of the number of tableware traders with the population of settlements, and for hypothesised production centres of four tablewares to be used in experiments.

Experiments performed with this population extension and substantive interpretations derived from them are published in:

Hanson, J.W. & T. Brughmans. In press. Settlement scale and economic networks in the Roman Empire, in T. Brughmans & A.I. Wilson (ed.) Simulating Roman Economies. Theories, Methods and Computational Models. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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