Design Step Supporting Information

Useful reading material

Further reading

Carpenter, S. R., Pingali, P. L., Bennett, E. M., and Zureck, M. B. (Eds.) (2005) Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Scenarios: Findings of the Scenarios Working Group, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Series Vol. 2. Washington, DC: Island Press, 596 pp.

Engelen, G., Uljee, I., and van de Ven, K. (2003) WADBOS: Integrating knowledge to support policy-making in the Dutch Wadden sea. In: Geertman, S., Stillwell, J. (Eds.), Planning Support Systems in practice, Advances in Spatial Science, Springer-Verlag, pp. 513-537.

EPA (2009) Guidance on the Development, Evaluation, and Application of Environmental Models, EPA/100/K-09/003, Washington D.C.: Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling, United States Environmental Protection Agency, pp. 90, available from 'Publications' at URL:

European Environment Agency (2001) Scenarios as tools for international environmental assessments. Environmental issue report n.24, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Morecroft, J. (2007) Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, 430 pp.

Odum, H. T. and Odum, E. C. (2000) Modelling for all Scales. An Introduction to System Simulation. San Diego, California: Academic Press, 458 pp.

Refsgaard, J. C. and Henriksen, H. J. (2004) Modelling guidelines- terminology and guiding principles. Advances in Water Resources, 27: 71-82.

Rosen, R. (1970) Dynamical System Theory in Biology. Vol I. Stability Theory and its Applications. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 302 pp.

Solidoro C., Cossarini, G., Libralato, S., and Salon, S. (2010) Remarks on the redefinition of system boundaries and model parameterization for downscaling experiments. Progress in Oceanography, 84: 134-137.

Stella (2001) Introduction to Systems Thinking. Lebanonon, NH: High Performance Systems Inc., 163 pp. Available at: URL:

Sterman, J. D. (2002) All models are wrong: reflections on becoming a systems scientist. System Dynamics Review, 18: 501-531.

STOWA/RIZA (1999) Smooth modelling in Water management, Good Modelling Practice Handbook; STOWA report 99-05, Dutch Dept. Of Public Works, Institute for Inland Water Management and Waste Water treatment report 99.036, ISBN 90-5773-056-1. Obtainable by way of: URL: (page in Dutch).

Tett, P., Sandberg, A., Mette, A., Bailly, D., Estrada, M., Hopkins, T., Ribeira d'Alcala, M. and McFadden, L. Perspectives of Social and Ecological Systems. Paper presented at 2nd International ICZM SYmposium, Arendal, Norway, 3-7 July 2011. Manuscript in pdf; revised 3-D animated model of social-ecological system (9 MB; it may be necessary to download this avi file and to open it in a separate window).

Wang, S., Nijkamp, P., and Verhoef, E. (2001) Modelling externalities between ecological and economic systems. Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper. TI 2001-098/3. Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 22 pp. Obtainable by way of: Erik Teodoor Verhoef page at URL: