How to create your own turtle breed – A taste of agent-based models (ABM)
In my first blog post, I would like to reflect a bit on the BEHAVE Spring School (online-edition) on Agent-based Modelling and its implementation in NetLogo, which Deborah and I had the pleasure to attend last week. ABMs are used in many different disciplines due to their ability to simulate large-scale dynamics from bottom-up processes (e.g. in Economics, Sociology, Political Science, etc). In this blog post, I am reflecting on three things: Firstly, where the spike for the ABM modelling approach might stem from, second, some key takeaways from the Behave ABM school, and lastly, how I see it fitting in with my research.