Agent-based Models of
Social-Ecological Systems with NetLogo

In many areas of science, an increasing integration of natural and social science research questions, theories, and methods can be observed.

A methodology that has been used in some branches of behavioral, evolutionary and sustainability sciences in recent decades is agent-based modeling to understand the dynamics of complex systems. A software that has often been used for this is the NetLogo software developed at the Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling at Northwestern University, USA.

As part of this project, a series of digital teaching resources in the form of agent-based computer simulations with the software NetLogo, as well as associated materials such as discussion guides, worksheets and digital activities will be created.

The thematic focus of the models lies in the simulation of socio-ecological systems, and concepts and curriculum topics from the subjects biology, mathematics/computer science, social studies/economics, psychology and ethics are integrated.

Amselo is an educational project supported by the Joachim Herz Foundation