Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
Author: S.E. Jorgensen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2011-01-10
ISBN 10: 9780444535689
ISBN 13: 0444535683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling Book Review:

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling: Applications in Environmental Management and Research, Fourth Edition, provides a comprehensive discussion of the fundamental principles of ecological modeling. The first two editions of this book (published in 1986 and 1994) focused on the roots of the discipline the four main model types that dominated the field 30-40 years ago: (1) dynamic biogeochemical models; (2) population dynamic models; (3) ecotoxicological models; and (4) steady-state biogeochemical and energy models. The third edition focused on the mathematical formulations of ecological processes that are included in ecological models. This fourth edition uses the four model types previously listed as the foundation and expands the latest model developments in spatial models, structural dynamic models, and individual-based models. As these seven types of models are very different and require different considerations in the model development phase, a separate chapter is devoted to the development of each of the model types. Throughout the text, the examples given from the literature emphasize the application of models for environmental management and research. Presents the most commonly used model types with a step-by-step outline of the modeling procedure used for each Shows readers through an illustrated example of how to use each model in research and management settings New edition is revised to include only essential theory with a focus on applications Includes case studies, illustrations, and exercises (case study of an ecological problem with full illustration on how to solve the problem)

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen,Brian D. Fath
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780444535672
ISBN 13: 0444535675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling Book Review:

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling: Applications in Environmental Management and Research, Fourth Edition, provides a comprehensive discussion of the fundamental principles of ecological modeling. The first two editions of this book (published in 1986 and 1994) focused on the roots of the discipline the four main model types that dominated the field 30-40 years ago: (1) dynamic biogeochemical models; (2) population dynamic models; (3) ecotoxicological models; and (4) steady-state biogeochemical and energy models. The third edition focused on the mathematical formulations of ecological processes that are included in ecological models. This fourth edition uses the four model types previously listed as the foundation and expands the latest model developments in spatial models, structural dynamic models, and individual-based models. As these seven types of models are very different and require different considerations in the model development phase, a separate chapter is devoted to the development of each of the model types. Throughout the text, the examples given from the literature emphasize the application of models for environmental management and research. Presents the most commonly used model types with a step-by-step outline of the modeling procedure used for each Shows readers through an illustrated example of how to use each model in research and management settings New edition is revised to include only essential theory with a focus on applications Includes case studies, illustrations, and exercises (case study of an ecological problem with full illustration on how to solve the problem)

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen,G. Bendoricchio
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2001-01
ISBN 10: 0080440150
ISBN 13: 9780080440156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling Book Review:

This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of an authoritative introduction to ecological modelling. Sven Erik Jørgensen, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecological Modelling, and Giuseppe Bendoricchio, Professor of Environmental Modelling at the University of Padova, Italy, offer compelling insights into the subject. This volume explains the concepts and processes involved in ecological modelling, presents the latest developments in the field and provides readers with the tools to construct their own models. The Third Edition features: • A detailed discussion and step-by-step outline of the modelling procedure. • An account of different model types including overview tables, examples and illustrations. • A comprehensive presentation of the submodels and unit processes used in modelling. • In-depth descriptions of the latest modelling techniques. • Structured exercises at the end of each chapter. • Three mathematical appendices and a subject index. This practical and proven book very effectively combines the theory, methodology and applications of ecological modelling. The new edition is an essential, up-to-date guide to a rapidly growing field.

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
Author: S.E. Jorgensen,G. Bendoricchio
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2001-08-28
ISBN 10: 9780080440286
ISBN 13: 0080440282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling Book Review:

This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of an authoritative introduction to ecological modelling. Sven Erik Jørgensen, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecological Modelling, and Giuseppe Bendoricchio, Professor of Environmental Modelling at the University of Padova, Italy, offer compelling insights into the subject. This volume explains the concepts and processes involved in ecological modelling, presents the latest developments in the field and provides readers with the tools to construct their own models. The Third Edition features: . A detailed discussion and step-by-step outline of the modelling procedure. . An account of different model types including overview tables, examples and illustrations. . A comprehensive presentation of the submodels and unit processes used in modelling. . In-depth descriptions of the latest modelling techniques. . Structured exercises at the end of each chapter. . Three mathematical appendices and a subject index. This practical and proven book very effectively combines the theory, methodology and applications of ecological modelling. The new edition is an essential, up-to-date guide to a rapidly growing field.

A Practical Guide to Ecological Modelling

A Practical Guide to Ecological Modelling
Author: Karline Soetaert,Peter M. J. Herman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2008-10-14
ISBN 10: 1402086245
ISBN 13: 9781402086243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Ecological Modelling Book Review:

Mathematical modelling is an essential tool in present-day ecological research. Yet for many ecologists it is still problematic to apply modelling in their research. In our experience, the major problem is at the conceptual level: proper understanding of what a model is, how ecological relations can be translated consistently into mathematical equations, how models are solved, steady states calculated and interpreted. Many textbooks jump over these conceptual hurdles to dive into detailed formulations or the mathematics of solution. This book attempts to fill that gap. It introduces essential concepts for mathematical modelling, explains the mathematics behind the methods, and helps readers to implement models and obtain hands-on experience. Throughout the book, emphasis is laid on how to translate ecological questions into interpretable models in a practical way. The book aims to be an introductory textbook at the undergraduate-graduate level, but will also be useful to seduce experienced ecologists into the world of modelling. The range of ecological models treated is wide, from Lotka-Volterra type of principle-seeking models to environmental or ecosystem models, and including matrix models, lattice models and sequential decision models. All chapters contain a concise introduction into the theory, worked-out examples and exercises. All examples are implemented in the open-source package R, thus taking away problems of software availability for use of the book. All code used in the book is available on a dedicated website.

Developments in Environmental Modelling

Developments in Environmental Modelling
Author: S.E. Jorgensen,M.J. Gromiec
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2016-04-20
ISBN 10: 1483290808
ISBN 13: 9781483290805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developments in Environmental Modelling Book Review:

The use of models to assess water quality is becoming increasingly important worldwide. In order to be able to develop a good model, it is necessary to have a good quantitative and ecological description of physical, chemical and biological processes in ecosystems. Such descriptions may be called ``submodels''. This book presents the most important, but not all, submodels applied in water quality modelling. Each chapter deals with a specific physical process and covers its importance, the most applicable submodels (and how to select one), parameter values and their determination, and future research needs. The book will be an excellent reference source for environmental engineers, ecological modellers and all those interested in the modelling of water quality systems.

Thermodynamics and Ecological Modelling

Thermodynamics and Ecological Modelling
Author: Sven E. Jorgensen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2000-09-28
ISBN 10: 9781566702720
ISBN 13: 1566702720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermodynamics and Ecological Modelling Book Review:

Thermodynamics is used increasingly in ecology to understand the system properties of ecosystems because it is a basic science that describes energy transformation from a holistic view. In the last decade, many contributions to ecosystem theory based on thermodynamics have been published, therefore an important step toward integrating these theories and encouraging a more wide spread use of them is to present them in one volume. An ecosystem consists of interdependent living organisms that are also interdependent with their environment, all of which are involved in a constant transfer of energy and mass within a general state of equilibrium or dis-equilibrium. Thermodynamics can quantify exactly how "organized" or "disorganized" a system is - an extremely useful to know when trying to understand how a dynamic ecosystem is behaving. A part of the Environmental and Ecological (Math) Modeling series, Thermodynamics and Ecology is a book-length study - the first of its kind - of the current thinking on how an ecosystem can be explained and predicted in terms of its thermodynamical behavior. After the introductory chapters on the fundamentals of thermodynamics, the book explains how thermodynamic theory can be specifically applied to the "measurement" of an ecosystem, including the assessment of its state of entropy and enthalpy. Additionally, it will show economists how to put these theories to use when trying to quantify the movement of goods and services through another type of complex living system - a human society.

Ecological Model Types

Ecological Model Types
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2016-10-28
ISBN 10: 0444636269
ISBN 13: 9780444636263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Model Types Book Review:

Ecological Model Types brings an understanding on how to quantitatively analyze complex and dynamic ecosystems with the tools available today. Ecosystem studies widely use the notions of order, complexity, randomness, and organization, and are used interchangeably in literature, which causes much confusion. Better models synthesize our knowledge on ecosystems and their environmental problems, in contrast to statistical analysis, which only reveal the relationships between the data. This book brings together experts on ecological models to create a definitive work on how to understand our complex Earth. Bridges the gap between statistical analysis and synthesis of data, enhancing our understanding about ecosystems and their environmental problems Helps readers understand complex ecosystems by walking through the best modeling options to analyze and predict environmental effects Provides a detailed review of 14 model types, covering the breadth of options available for analysis at this time

Handbook of Ecological Modelling and Informatics

Handbook of Ecological Modelling and Informatics
Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen,T-S. Chon,Friedrich Recknagel
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-01-30
ISBN 10: 1845642074
ISBN 13: 9781845642075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Ecological Modelling and Informatics Book Review:

The book gives a comprehensive overview of all available types of ecological models. It is the first book of its kind that gives an overview of different model types and will be of interest to all those involved in ecological and environmental modelling and ecological informatics.

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publsiher: Elsevier Publishing Company
Total Pages: 389
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822002323558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling Book Review:

Very few books have been published to-date which provide an introduction to the topic of ecological modelling. Although many have been published on ecological modelling itself, it was necessary for the reader to already have an understanding of the field, or at least some experience in the development of ecological models, in order for him/her to be able to make full use of them. This easy-to-understand book aims to bridge this gap. The reader needs only an understanding of the fundamentals of environmental problems and ecology, although it is assumed that he/she has a fundamental knowledge of differential equations and matrix calculations. This monograph provides on the one hand an overview of the field and on the other an opportunity for the reader to develop his/her own models. The book discusses the modelling procedure in detail and gives a step-by-step presentation of the development of models. Advantages and shortcomings of each step are discussed and simple examples are used to illustrate all the steps. Most model types are presented by use of theory, overview tables on applications, complexity, examples and illustrations. Both simple and complex models are described.

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 628
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032917240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling Book Review:

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.

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
Author: Sven Erik Jorgensen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 391
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780444419484
ISBN 13: 0444419489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling Book Review:

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
Author: Sven Erick Jørgensen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 391
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780444419484
ISBN 13: 0444419489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to the Modelling of Marine Ecosystems

Introduction to the Modelling of Marine Ecosystems
Author: W. Fennel,T. Neumann
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2004-08-24
ISBN 10: 008053497X
ISBN 13: 9780080534978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Modelling of Marine Ecosystems Book Review:

Modelling of marine ecosystems is a rapidly developing branch of interdisciplinary oceanographic research. Introduction to the Modelling of Marine Ecosystems is the first consistent and comprehensive introduction to the development of models of marine ecosystems. It begins with simple first steps of modelling and develops more and more complex models. This step-by-step approach to increasing the complexity of the models is intended to allow students of biological oceanography and interested scientists with only limited experience in mathematical modelling to explore the theoretical framework and familiarize oneself with the methods. The book describes how biological model components can be integrated into three dimensional circulation models and how such models can be used for 'numerical experiments'. The book illustrates the mathematical aspects of modelling and gives application examples. The tutorial aspect of the book is supported by a set of MATLAB programs, which are provided on an accompanying CD-Rom and which can be used to reproduce many of the results presented in the book. Also available in paperback, ISBN 0-444-51704-9

Applications in Ecological Engineering

Applications in Ecological Engineering
Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2009-07-25
ISBN 10: 9780123813688
ISBN 13: 0123813689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications in Ecological Engineering Book Review:

Ecological engineering involves the design, construction and management of ecosystems that have value to both humans and the environment. It is a rapidly developing discipline that provides a promising technology to solve environmental problems. Ecological Engineering covers the basic theory of ecological engineering as well as the application of these principles in environmental management. Provides an overview of the theory and application of environmental engineering International focus and range of ecosystems makes Ecological Engineering an indispensable resource to scientists Based on the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
Author: G.E. Jorgensen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780444419484
ISBN 13: 0444419489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling

Climate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling
Author: Gordon Bonan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN 10: 1107043786
ISBN 13: 9781107043787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling Book Review:

Provides an essential introduction to modeling terrestrial ecosystems in Earth system models for graduate students and researchers.

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 628
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:832208652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands

Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN 10: 0444632557
ISBN 13: 9780444632555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands Book Review:

Ecological modelling has developed rapidly in recent decades, with the focus primarily on the restoration of lakes and wetlands. Ecological Modelling and Engineering in Lakes and Wetlands presents the progress being made in modelling for a wealth of applications. It covers the older biogeochemical models still in use today, structurally dynamic models, 3D models, biophysical models, entire watershed models, and ecotoxicological models, as well as the expansion of modeling to the Arctic and Antarctic climate-zones. The book also addresses modelling the effect of climate change, including the development of ecological models for addressing storm water pond issues, which are increasingly important in urban regions where more concentrated rainfalls are a consequence of climate change. The ecological engineering topics covered in the book also emphasize the advancements being made in applying ecological engineering regimes for better environmental management of lakes and wetlands. Examines recent progress towards a better understanding of these two important ecosystems Presents new results and approaches that can be used to develop better models Discusses how to increase the synergistic effect between ecosystems engineering and modelling

Introduction to Quantitative Ecology

Introduction to Quantitative Ecology
Author: Timothy E. Essington
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN 10: 0192655442
ISBN 13: 9780192655448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Quantitative Ecology Book Review:

Environmental science (ecology, conservation, and resource management) is an increasingly quantitative field. A well-trained ecologist now needs to evaluate evidence generated from complex quantitative methods, and to apply these methods in their own research. Yet the existing books and academic coursework are not adequately serving most of the potential audience - instead they cater to the specialists who wish to focus on either mathematical or statistical aspects, and overwhelmingly appeal to those who already have confidence in their quantitative skills. At the same time, many texts lack an explicit emphasis on the epistemology of quantitative techniques. That is, how do we gain understanding about the real world from models that are so vastly simplified? This accessible textbook introduces quantitative ecology in a manner that aims to confront these limitations and thereby appeal to a far wider audience. It presents material in an informal, approachable, and encouraging manner that welcomes readers with any degree of confidence and prior training. It covers foundational topics in both mathematical and statistical ecology before describing how to implement these concepts to choose, use, and analyse models, providing guidance and worked examples in both spreadsheet format and R. The emphasis throughout is on the skilful interpretation of models to answer questions about the natural world. Introduction to Quantitative Ecology is suitable for advanced undergraduate students and incoming graduate students, seeking to strengthen their understanding of quantitative methods and to apply them successfully to real world ecology, conservation, and resource management scenarios.