Wednesday 5 October 16:00 Room C0078 Leeuwenborch, WASS / Silico lecture: prof. Volker Grimm, “Agent-based modelling of resilience: why it is needed and how it can be done”.
Prof. Dr. Volker Grimm is biologist and physicist and works at the Department of Ecological Modelling at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig and as professor for Theoretical Ecology at the University of Potsdam. He is a world-leading expert in ecological modelling and co-authored both the first monograph and first textbook on individual-based/agent-based modelling. His main research focus is on optimizing model development, communication, and validation. He has been involved in modelling a broad range of plant and animal populations and communities. Using agent-based models, he tries to link behavior to population and community dynamics and to develop a mechanistic basis for resilience theory.