Integrated Environmental Modelling: Design and Tools

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Kluwer Academic Pub, 1987 - Political Science - 223 pages
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Regional economic modelling; Environmental issues in regional economic modelling; Integrated environmental modelling; Outile of the study; Introduction to integrated environmental modelling: a survey and an evaluation; Integrated environmental models: a survey; Multi-objective ontrol of nutrient loadings into a lake; Simulation of regional development and fishery activities; Policy analysis of water management for the Netherlands; Policy analysis to protect an estuary from floods; Economic-environemntal-ecological impact analysis of flood plain models; An economic-ecological model for land-marine integrated development; An environmental ecosystem quality management model; A triple layer approach to a national-regional economic-environmental-employment model; Systems approach of economic-environmental-energy analysis; Simulation of the impacts of herbicides on the environment and agriculture; Economic-ecological analysis by simulation and optimization; Urbanization and environmental planning and design; An integrated regional environmental model for physical planning; Interactions between economic-social-ecological systems in a region of intense agriculture; Concluding remarks; Evaluation of integrated environmental modelling approaches; The objective of study and the objective of analysis; The modules and the mathematical tools; Dimensions of space and time in integrated environmental models; Methodology and tools to operationalize an integrated environmental model; A systems approach to an integrated environmental model; Systems theory; Two designs of integration; Statistical and econometric tools to operationalize and integrated environmental model; Systems with binary, qualitative and quantitative information; Statistical models with qualitative and quantitative data; Multivariate analysis for non-metric data; An integrated environmental modelling approach; Towards an integrated environmental model for the biesboch area; Design of an integrated systems model and the treatment of key phenomena; Causality analysis of an integrated environmental model; Outdoor recreation in the biesboch area; A spatial characterization of outdoor recreation; The multivariate nature of outdoor recreation; Path analysis and recreation activities; Reflection of the study; Outlook of the study.

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Floor Brouwer is Head of the Research Unit on Management of Natural Resourcesis Research Scholar at LEI (Agricultural Economics Institute), Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Hague, The Netherlands.