Enstitü, yerin katmanları ve birbirleri ile ilişkilerini araştırmakla birlikte, konuyla ilgili yüksek lisans ve doktora programları yürütmektedir.Enstitüde üç anabilim dalı mevcuttur. Bunlar Katı Yer, İklim Deniz ve Evrim ve Ekoloji anabilim dallarıdır. Bunlardan ilk ikisi “Jeodinamik” ve “İklim-Deniz” Lisansüstü programlarını başlatmışlardır. 2006 yılında bu iki program birleştirilerek “Yer Sistem Bilimi” programı adı altında Lisansüstü eğitim verilmeye başlanmıştır.
Konu "Agent based modeling" ile Avrasya Yer Bilimleri Enstitüsü'a göz atma
(Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, 2015-01-19)
Kanmaz, Oğuzhan; Dalfes, Hasan Nüzhet; 601111005; Climate and Marine Sciences; İklim ve Deniz Bilimleri Anabilim Dalı
Biological invasions are an important dimension of global change and is an environmental problem which has a serious consequences. Awareness about this issue has increased, especially after the invasion of zebra mussels in Great Lakes of North America and environmental and economic results of this invasion. In this study, spatial and temporal patterns of the zebra mussel invasion in Great Lakes was studied, for a 20-year period by using individual based modelling method. The model was developed in NetLogo environment. Numerical experiments were also conducted in this environment. First of six experiment sets is reference case experiment. Effects of phytoplankton density on zebra mussel populations were investigated in P75 and P125 experiment sets. In T0.1 and T10 experiment sets, effects of transportation probability on zebra mussels were investigated. Last experiment set, SupD, was conducted to observe how environmental changes would affect a biological invasion, by applying Lake Huron conditions to Lake Superior. According to results, there is no linear relation between the change of phytoplankton amount and the increase of zebra mussel population and slight changes of phytoplankton amount cause significant increases in invasion strenght. Changes in transportation probability, affect invasion stages temporally and also have impact on population size. SupD experiment results show that probable climate changes have a strengthening effect on biological invasions. Results also show that, lake location in the waterbody network is also important beside the individual conditions of each lake and mussel populations constitute characteristic patterns depending on invasion strenght.