Using evolutionary computational techniques in environmental modelling

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  author =       "Keith Downing",
  title =        "Using evolutionary computational techniques in
                 environmental modelling",
  journal =      "Environmental Modelling and Software",
  year =         "1998",
  volume =       "13",
  pages =        "519--528",
  number =       "5-6",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Evolutionary
                 computation, Evolutionary ecology",
  owner =        "wlangdon",
  ISSN =         "1364-8152",
  URL =          "",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1016/S1364-8152(98)00050-4",
  abstract =     "Evolutionary Computation (EC) is a field of computer
                 science that borrows concepts such as natural selection
                 and the genotype-phenotype distinction from biology in
                 order to solve a wide range of complex problems, such
                 as robot controller design, job-shop schedule
                 optimisation, pattern recognition, electronic circuit
                 design and many more. In addition, EC techniques in
                 combination with individual-based modelling can be
                 applied in their domain of origin, biology, to
                 investigate the emergence and evolution of natural
                 phenomena. This paper describes the use of EC as both
                 (a) an empirical supplement to analytical approaches to
                 mathematically tractable biological problems, and (b) a
                 vital tool for analysing highly complex systems of
                 interacting species in heterogeneous environments.
                 Three EC applications, two tractable and one complex,
                 are used to illustrate these points. In general, this
                 work introduces environmental modellers to a
                 cutting-edge computer-science technique that can be of
                 considerable utility, especially in a modern world in
                 which accelerated rates of large-scale environmental
                 change heighten the need for evolutionary
                 considerations in analyses of relatively short
                 time-scale phenomena.",

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