Artificial Intelligence for Nature -Why Knowledge Representation and Problem Solving Should Play a Key Role in Environmental Decision Support
[Struss 98a] Appeared in: Herzog, O. and Günter, A. (eds.), KI-98: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI 1504, Springer Verlag, Berlin 1998
[Struss 98b] Appeared in: Haasis, H.-D. and Ranze, K.C. (eds.), Computer Science for the Environmental Protection ’98, Metropolis Verlag, Marburg 1998.
Decision Support Systems for the environment have to incorporate and exploit knowledge about the phenomena and the interdependencies in the affected natural systems, i.e. a model. Using an ongoing project on mangrove forest management as an example, we discuss different tasks and requirements and propose to use methods and techniques developed in research on modeling and model-based systems in Artificial Intelligence for computer support to solving the problems..