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Fundamentals of ecological modelling

Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen; G Bendoricchio
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2001.
Series: Developments in environmental modelling, 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of an introduction to ecological modelling. This volume explains the concepts and processes involved in ecological modelling, presents the latest  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sven Erik Jørgensen; G Bendoricchio
ISBN: 0080440150 9780080440156 0080440282 9780080440286
OCLC Number: 47231568
Description: xii, 530 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1.1. Physical and Mathematical Models --
1.2. Models as a Management Tool --
1.3. Models as a Scientific Tool --
1.4. Models and Holism --
1.5. The Ecosystem as an Object for Research --
1.6. Outline of the Book --
1.7. The Development of Ecological and Environmental Models --
1.8. State of the Art in the Application of Models --
2. Concepts of Modelling --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. Modelling Elements --
2.3. The Modelling Procedure --
2.4. Types of Model --
2.5. Selection of Model Type --
2.6. Selection of Model Complexity and Structure --
2.7. Verification --
2.8. Sensitivity Analysis --
2.9. Parameter Estimation --
2.10. Validation --
2.11. Ecological Modelling and Quantum Theory --
2.12. Modelling Constraints --
3. Ecological Processes --
3A.1. Space and Time Resolution --
3A.2. Mass Transport --
3A.3. Mass Balance --
3A.4. Energetic Factors --
3A.5. Settling and Resuspension --
3B.1. Chemical Reactions --
3B.2. Chemical Equilibrium --
3B.3. Hydrolysis --
3B.4. Redox --
3B.5. Acid-Base --
3B.6. Adsorption and Ion Exchange --
3B.7. Volatilization --
3C.1. Biogeochemical Cycles in Aquatic Environments --
3C.2. Photosynthesis --
3C.3. Algal Growth --
3C.4. Zooplankton Growth --
3C.5. Fish Growth --
3C.6. Single Population Growth --
3C.7. Ecotoxicological Processes --
4. Conceptual Models --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Application of Conceptual Diagrams --
4.3. Types of Conceptual Diagrams. 4.4. The Conceptual Diagram as Modelling Tool --
5. Static Models --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. Network Models --
5.3. Network Analysis --
5.4. ECOPATH Software --
5.5. Response Models --
6. Modelling Population Dynamics --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. Basic Concepts --
6.3. Growth Models in Population Dynamics --
6.4. Interaction between Populations --
6.5. Matrix Models --
7. Dynamic Biogeochemical Models --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. Application of Dynamic Models --
7.3. Eutrophication Models I: Overview and Two Simple Eutrophication Models --
7.4. Eutrophication Models II: A Complex Eutrophication Model --
7.5. A Wetland Model --
8. Ecotoxicological Models --
8.1. Classification and Application of Ecotoxicological Models --
8.2. Environmental Risk Assessment --
8.3. Characteristics and Structure of Ecotoxicological Models --
8.4. An Overview: The Application of Models in Ecotoxicology --
8.5. Estimation of Ecotoxicological Parameters --
8.6. Ecotoxicological Case Study I: Modelling the Distribution of Chromium in a Danish Fjord --
8.7. Ecotoxicological Case Study II: Contamination of Agricultural Products by Cadmium and Lead --
8.8. Ecotoxicological Case Study III: A Mercury Model for Mex Bay, Alexandria --
8.9. Fugacity Fate Models --
9. Recent Developments in Ecological and Environmental Modelling --
9.1. Introduction --
9.2. Ecosystem Characteristics --
9.3. Structurally Dynamic Models --
9.4. Four Illustrative Structurally Dynamic Case Studies. 9.5. Application of Chaos Theory in Modelling --
9.6. Application of Catastrophe Theory in Ecological Modelling --
9.7. New Approaches in Modelling Techniques. App. 1. Mathematical Tools --
App. 2. Definition of Expression, Concepts and Indices --
App. 3. Parameters for Fugacity Models.
Series Title: Developments in environmental modelling, 21.
Responsibility: by S.E. Jørgensen and G. Endoricchio.
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Reviews of the previous edition: [Ecological modelling] is obviously a huge area, and this book, which is both an overview and a how-to guide, covers an enormous amount of it.Global Ecology and Read more...

 
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