Petri Nets and Ecological Modelling

Petri nets have been used in ecological modelling, and appear to have some connection with Ewing's quantitative population ethology modelling. Carl Adam Petri defined the language, while Kurt Jensen and others have refined and extended. There is a lot of material that COULD be read. May I suggest the following:

Event-Driven Ecological Models

Good Starting Reading on Petri Nets

  1. Petri Nets Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Jensen K (1997) Brief Introduction to Coloured Petri Nets, Third International Workshop on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems. TACAS'97, April 2-4 1997, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
  3. H. Genrich, R. Küffner, K. Voss: Executable Petri Net Models for the Analysis of Metabolic Pathways. In: K. Jensen (ed.): Proceedings of the Workshop on Practical Use of High-level Petri Nets, Aarhus 2000, Department of Computer Science, University of Aarhus, PB-547, 1-14. (just print these pages from 152-page, 2.8Mb proceedings)
  4. Coloured Petri Nets Introduction, CP Nets Group, U Aarhus
  5. A Gronewold, M Sonnenschein (1998) Event-based modelling of ecological systems with asynchronous cellular automata. Ecological Modelling 108: 37-52.

  6. More Petri Net Links & References

Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS)

The following references are specific to Wolff, another approach to individual-based modelling.

Neutral Theory and Community Ecology

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