In this chapter, we explore integrated modeling (IM) methods and tools supporting adaptive management of estuarine and coastal ecosystems, particularly focusing on participatory system dynamics-based approaches. We describe Mediated Modeling experiences developed in the Guadiana estuary and the Ria Formosa coastal wetland in Portugal and present two integrated models (GUMBO and MIMES) developed to support the valuation of ecosystem services. These cases illustrate a multiscale IM framework underlying a progression from scoping to research and management models. We draw a set of lessons and suggestions for further research on deliberative IM platforms for coastal and estuarine systems.
|Title of host publication||Ecological Economics of Estuaries and Coasts|
|Editors||den Belt M. van, R. Costanza|
|Place of Publication||Waltham, MA|
|ISBN (Print)||ISBN: 978-0-08-087885-0|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
|Name||Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science|