General System Theory (Bertalanffy,
1968) indicates there is a general tendency towards integration in the various
sciences, natural and social. Such integration seems to be centered in a general
theory of systems, which is derived from 'sets of elements standing in inter-relation'.
dynamics is strongly useful to describe our understanding of real system. Complexity
of forest ecosystems and social systems involved in forest management make our
knowledge of real systems never complete. Under this circumstance we can use systems
analysis and simulation to investigate our hypotheses about how systems work.
If we can model how real systems work then scenarios for increasing sustainability
and human well being can be hypothesized.
Adaptation and Calibration) is a tool to adapt and calibrate a general FLORES
system dynamic model, created within the SIMILE environment, to enable policy
makers to explore the consequences of alternative policy actions for rural communities.
Within FLAC you can:
- Change scenario inputs
- Change equations
Swap one submodel for another
- Work with
submodels saved as stand-alone models
Creat new submodels
- Load new submodels
- Edit the structure of the
- Design new FLORES models
The ACM will undertake work on "A System
Dynamic Model for Creating Scenarios of Adaptive Collaborative management
of Forests" in Indonesia (East Kalimantan and Jambi Province),
Zimbabwe and Cameroon.
The work is lead by Dr. Ravi Prabhu. Other scientist
involved Jerry Vanclay, Herry Purnomo, Stepi Hakim, Mandy Haggith,
Chris Legg, Robert Muetzelfeldt and Fergus Sinclair.