The human brain is the seat of human agency, and yet this agency is caused by cellular agents unaware of our larger human goals.
Systems and system models
A system is an organized group of related objects or components; models can be used for understanding and predicting the behavior of systems.
This model lets us explore how the appearance of certain social behaviors can affect evolutionary population dynamics.
In this lesson, students analyze a select real-world social-ecological system by looking at factors of the resource(s) and ecosystem, resource user behaviors, and governance, to develop recommendations for improving the sustainable management of the resource.
Our interdisciplinary teacher’s guide outlines our educational design concept. It provides introductory readings around core concepts of human sciences and ideas for exploring them in the classroom.
What can we learn from computer models about human evolution, behavior, and sustainability? Computer models allow us to observe and investigate the influence of environmental conditions and behaviors on the evolutionary development of social-ecological systems.
This model introduces the concept of resource use efficiency into the evolution of resource use behavior.
This NetLogo model lets students explore how competition for resources can affect the evolution of a population and can result in resource overuse. This model is similar to the Evolution and competition for forest resources model, but more abstract.
This NetLogo model builds on the model of Two Foresters. In this model, agents reproduce based on the amount of resources that they harvest.