Abstracts of the presentations given on Wednesday, 25 July 2007, in Session 12 of the UCOWR Conference.


Funded through the NSF Biocomplexity in the Environment program, this project investigates this ecological economic dilemma by constructing a spatial decision support system called Virtual Watershed that combines environmental simulation models, geographic information systems, evolutionary algorithms, and agent-based modeling to capture the interactions among economic conditions, public policies, land and water managers’ behavior, and the resulting ecological and economic performance of a watershed.