Further Reading

Further reading links to supplement your studies.

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  • An excellent textbook covering a wide range of modelling approaches for physical geographers, including the process of modelling, is provided by Wainwright and Mulligan (2013).
    Wainwright, J. and Mulligan, M. (2013) Introduction, in: Wainwright, J., Mulligan, M. (eds), Environmental Modelling: Finding Simplicity in Complexity. Chichester: Wiley.
  • For more specific treatment of modelling geomorphological systems, see Brasington and Richards (2007) and Malamud and Baas (2013).
    Brasington, J. and Richards, K. (2007) ‘Reduced-complexity, physically-based geomorphological modelling for catchment and river management’, Geomorphology 90, 171–77.
    Malamud, B.D. and Baas, A.C.W. (2013) Nine Considerations for Constructing and Running Geomorphological Models, in: Baas, A.C.W. (ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology, Quantitative Modeling of Geomorphology. San Diego, CA: Academic Press,  pp. 6–28.
  • Wainwright and Millington (2010) provide examples of how agent-based modelling might be combined with geomorphological models, whereas the textbook by Grimm and Railsback (2012) provide a comprehensive introduction to agent-based and individual-based modelling.
    Wainwright, J. and Millington, J.D.A. (2010) ‘Mind, the gap in landscape-evolution modelling’, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35: 842–55.
    Grimm, V. and Railsback, S.F. (2012) ‘Pattern-oriented modelling: a “multi-scope”for predictive systems ecology’, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 367: 298–310.
  • Finally, as discussed throughout the chapter, O’Sullivan and Perry (2013) explore the use of simulation models for investigating pattern and process in geographical and ecological systems, offering multiple examples for use in NetLogo (Willensky 1999) and proposing a series of fundamental ‘building block’ models on which many geographical systems might be examined.
    O’Sullivan, D. and Perry, G.L.W. (2013) Spatial Simulation: Exploring Pattern and Process. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

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