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dc.contributor.authorCornell, Stephen J
dc.contributor.authorSuprunenko, Yevhen F
dc.contributor.authorFinkelshtein, Dmitri
dc.contributor.authorSomervuo, Panu
dc.contributor.authorOvaskainen, Otso
dc.identifier.citationNature Communications. 2019, 10 (1), 1-14.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractIndividual-based models,‘IBMs’, describe naturally the dynamics of interacting organisms orsocial orfinancial agents. They are considered too complex for mathematical analysis, butcomputer simulations of them cannot give the general insights required. Here, we resolve thisproblem with a general mathematical framework for IBMs containing interactions of anunlimited level of complexity, and derive equations that reliably approximate the effects ofspace and stochasticity. We provide software, specified in an accessible and intuitive gra-phical way, so any researcher can obtain analytical and simulation results for any particularIBM without algebraic manipulation. We illustrate the framework with examples frommovement ecology, conservation biology, and evolutionary ecology. This framework willprovide unprecedented insights into a hitherto intractable panoply of complex models acrossmany scientificfieldsnb_NO
dc.publisherNature Researchnb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleA unified framework for analysis of individual-based models in ecology and beyondnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalNature Communicationsnb_NO
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