BWeb Notes for Modeling the Environment

Part 1. Introductory Modeling (Notes)

Chapter 1. Introduction (none)
Chapter 2. Software, Getting Started with Stella and Vensim (none)
Chapter 3. Stocks and Flows
Chapter 4. Accumulating the Flows
Chapter 5. Water Flows in the Mono Basin
Chapter 6. Equilibrium Diagrams
Chapter 7. S-Shaped Growth
Chapter 8. Epidemic Dynamics (none)
Chapter 9. Information Feedback and Causal Loop Diagrams
Chapter 10. Homeostasis (none)
Chapter 11. Temperature Control on Daisyworld (none)
Chapter 12. Hitting the Bulls Eye (none)

Part 2. Intermediate Modeling (Notes)
(under construction)
Chapter 13. The Modeling Proces
--article on the Sage Grouse Model (p. 159)
--summary of the boom town model
--analysis of boom town policies

Chapter 14. Software: Further Progress with Stella and Vensim
Chapter 15. The Salmon in the Pacific Northwest
Chapter 16. Managing a Feebate Program
Chapter 17. Modeling Pitfalls
Chapter 18. Inroduction to Cyclical Behavior
Chapter 19. Cycles in Real-Estate Construction
--extra information for the model in Fig. 19.8 (page 251)
--chapter from 1st edition on the aluminum industry (page 254)

Chapter 20. Cycles in Predator and Prey Populations
Chapter 21. The Overshoot of the Kaibab Deer Population
Chapter 22. DDT in the Ocean
Chapter 23. CO2 in the Atmosphere (none)
Chapter 24. Concluding Perspective

Appendicies (Notes)
(under construction)
Appendix A. Review of Units (none)
Appendix B. Review of Exponential Growth (none)
Appendix C. Software Choices and Individual-Based Models
Appendix D. Sensitivity Analysis and Uncertainty ((excell template files mentioned on p. 345))
Appendix E. Incorporating Other Methods in a System Dynamics Model (none)
Appendix F. Short-Run and Long-Run Dynamics in a Single Model (none)
Appendix G. Spatial Dynamics and Spatial Displays