Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
This book is a completely revised version of the 1986 edition. It is considerably expanded and is accompanied by a diskette with modeling programmes. The work presents a general introduction to the rapidly growing field of ecological and environmental modeling. Its aim is to give on the one hand an overview of the field and on the other to teach the reader to develop his own models. These objectives are met by covering the following points: discussion of the modeling procedure in detail and presentation of the development of models step by step; presentation of most model types by use of theory, overview tables on applications, complexity, examples and illustrations; presentation of both simple and complex models; and a ready available software, that contains several small models the reader can use for training in the elementary steps of modeling. Furthermore, the individual chapters can be read independently, which renders it feasible to tailor the book to any course in ecological and environmental modeling.
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PREFACE SECOND EDITION
CONCEPTS OF MODELING
ECOLOGICAL MODELING SUBMODELS
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according algae analysis application approximately average calculated calibration capacity changes Chapter chemical coefficient compared complex components concentration conceptual considered constant corresponding dependent described determined developed diagram distribution dynamic ecological models ecosystem effect energy environment environmental equation estimation eutrophication example expression factors Figure fish flow forcing function give given growth illustrated important included increase indicated input instance Jørgensen knowledge lake limited mass matrix matter maximum means measured methods natural needed nitrogen nutrient observations organic output oxygen parameters phosphorus phytoplankton pollution population possible presented problem processes production properties reactions relation relationship require sediment selection settling shown shows simple simulation soil solution species step structure studies submodels Table temperature toxic substance unit validation values variables weight