Article history: The present research demonstrates a novel example of merging agent-based, spatially-explicit simula- Received 28 February 2017 tion modelling results, while speciﬁcally addressing different model scenarios, with 3-dimensional (3D) Received in revised form 8 July 2017 printing technology for the production of tangible 3D data output. Based on our knowledge, this study Accepted 10 July 2017 provides the ﬁrst demonstration of using spatially-explicit, agent-based metapopulation simulation mod- Available online 24 July 2017 elling results in the form of digital output with subsequent translation to physical 3D model output via 3D printing technology. Several scenarios using a state-of-the-art agent-based spatially-explicit oyster Keywords: population dynamics model, i.e., the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Population Model (CBOPM), were compared Agent-based while incorporating 3D printing technology for an analysis of overall oyster metapopulation management Modelling strategies. The results demonstrated the utility of such a merging of technology, by the ease of moving Oyster from numerical dimensions formulated as 2D graphs to hand-held 3D products as a means for further Spatially-explicit 3D printing elucidating the differences between model scenario results. Presenting model results with an added visu- ospatial context, i.e., tangible 3D model output, can also serve to enhance educational based exercises. The implications of
Ecological Modelling – Elsevier
Published: Sep 24, 2017
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