An advanced object-based software framework for complex ecosystem modeling and simulation

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Military land managers and decision makers face an ever increasing challenge to balance maximum flexibility for the mission with a diverse set of multiple land use, social, political, and economic goals. In addition, these goals encompass environmental requirements for maintaining ecosystem health and sustainability over the long term. Spatiotemporal modeling and simulation in support of adaptive ecosystem management can be best accomplished through a dynamic, integrated, and flexible approach that incorporates scientific and technological components into a comprehensive ecosystem modeling framework. The Integrated Dynamic Landscape Analysis and Modeling System (IDLAMS) integrates ecological models and decision support techniques through a geographic ... continued below

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Sydelko, P. J.; Dolph, J. E.; Majerus, K. A. & Taxon, T. N. June 29, 2000.

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Military land managers and decision makers face an ever increasing challenge to balance maximum flexibility for the mission with a diverse set of multiple land use, social, political, and economic goals. In addition, these goals encompass environmental requirements for maintaining ecosystem health and sustainability over the long term. Spatiotemporal modeling and simulation in support of adaptive ecosystem management can be best accomplished through a dynamic, integrated, and flexible approach that incorporates scientific and technological components into a comprehensive ecosystem modeling framework. The Integrated Dynamic Landscape Analysis and Modeling System (IDLAMS) integrates ecological models and decision support techniques through a geographic information system (GIS)-based backbone. Recently, an object-oriented (OO) architectural framework was developed for IDLAMS (OO-IDLAMS). This OO-IDLAMS Prototype was built upon and leverages from the Dynamic Information Architecture System (DIAS) developed by Argonne National Laboratory. DIAS is an object-based architectural framework that affords a more integrated, dynamic, and flexible approach to comprehensive ecosystem modeling than was possible with the GIS-based integration approach of the original IDLAMS. The flexibility, dynamics, and interoperability demonstrated through this case study of an object-oriented approach have the potential to provide key technology solutions for many of the military's multiple-use goals and needs for integrated natural resource planning and ecosystem management.

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OSTI as DE00759063

Medium: P; Size: 45 pages

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  • 4th International Conference on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling (GIS/EM4), Banff, Alberta (CA), 09/02/2000--09/08/2000

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  • Report No.: ANL/DIS/CP-102241
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 759063
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710945

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Sydelko, P. J.; Dolph, J. E.; Majerus, K. A. & Taxon, T. N. An advanced object-based software framework for complex ecosystem modeling and simulation, article, June 29, 2000; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710945/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.