MAS and Ecological Economics

1-5 April 2002 , Khon Kaen

Multi-Agent Systems (MAS),

Social Sciences and

Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM)


Dr. M. Janssen, Vrije University, The Netherlands

Report on the training is available


  1. Dr. C. Wongsamun ( University of Khon Kaen, Faculty of Agriculture)
  2. F. Bousquet (CIRAD-IRRI)

Course Objectives

To improve the knowledge on the development of integrated models of ecological economic systems and to use these models for the management of resilience of ecological economic systems


Day 8h30-10h 10h30-12h 13h30-15h 15h30-17h
Monday 1st Opening Ceremony Introductory Conference
Ecological Economic systems: integrated modelling, system dynamics,
Background, problems
Resilience of systems: stability concepts Uncertainty

Tuesday 2

Discussion on bioeconomics
Individual decision making
Diffusion processes
Standard harvest model Complex ecological models
Wednesday 3
Collective Decision Making
Collective choice Evolution of norms Self governance Immune system perspective/computational linguistics

Thursday 4

Free time for discussions exercices
Rangeland Indiana land use
Friday 5
Workshop: presentation of on-going projects
Saturday 6        

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