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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcological Economics of Estuaries and Coasts
Editorsden Belt M. van, R. Costanza
Place of PublicationWaltham, MA
PublisherAcademic Press
ISBN (Print)ISBN: 978-0-08-087885-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Publication series

NameTreatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science
PublisherAcademic Press

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