Ecological modelling and integration of ecological and economic models in the study of land-use transformation

As part of the B10 project, I am working on further developing the coupled socio-ecological model of land use in the tropical transformation systems of Indonesia. I will be running model analyses and refining the model based on results and data that are or will be available from other sub-projects within the CRC 990. I will also be working on further developing the ecological submodel.

The integrated economic and ecological model already exists and my work will focus on further refining this model, including aspects such as parameterisation and sensitivity analyses. The model analyses will focus on the overall goals of the B10 project.

Further work on the ecological model will focus on including relevant aspects of biodiversity in the system into the model. Future aspects to look at may also include the nature of interactions between different ecosystem functions.