1. General Model Information

Name: Simulation Optimization Model

Acronym: SIMOPT

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: difference equations, static-algebraic equations
Main application: decision support/expert system, simulation/optimisation tool
Keywords: grassland simulation model, linear programming


G. M. Van Dyne
Director US IBP Grassland Biome Study 1967-1974
College of Forestry and Natural Resources
Colorado State University
Fort Collins
Colorado 80523, USAPhone:
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Innis, G. S.


The SIMOPT model was initiated in 1970. It was a recursively coupled combination of difference equations and linear programming.

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

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III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

Innis, G. S.; 1978: Grassland Simulation Model. New York, Springer-Verlag.Swartsman, G. L.; Van Dyne, G. M.; 1972 : An ecologically based simulation-optimization approachto natural resource planning. Annu. Rev. Ecol. System (3), P. 347-398.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: 8.7. 1997
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last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:49 CEST 2002

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