This eight session course will help you learn how to design, build, test, debug, and experiment with agent-based models. Agent-based modelling (ABM) plays an important role in ecology, climate change, collective animal behaviour, economics, sociology, and many other sciences.In the second session you will build a model of a simple ecosystem by assembling and customising pre-made building blocks of program code.
|Intended audience||Anyone interested in agent-based or individual-based modelling|
|Prior knowledge||It is recommended that students take all the sessions in this series as each session builds on the knowledge gained in previous sessions.|
|Resources||Notes and resources will be available online|
|Format||Presentation with practical exercises|
|Further information||See: http://modelling4all.org|
|Where next?||Come to the follow-on session Agent-based modelling (ABM): The NetLogo programming language (session 3)|
Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.