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Offers a comprehensive overview of methods, approaches and applications of modelling in ecology
Includes cases from different parts of the world
Leading specialists explore different biomes and explore their interaction of different types of organisms
Model development is of vital importance for understanding and management of ecological processes. Identifying the complex relationships between ecological patterns and processes is a crucial task. Ecological modelling—both qualitatively and quantitatively—plays a vital role in analysing ecological phenomena and for ecological theory. This textbook provides a unique overview of modelling approaches. Representing the state-of-the-art in modern ecology, it shows how to construct and work with various different model types. It introduces the background of each approach and its application in ecology. Differential equations, matrix approaches, individual-based models and many other relevant modelling techniques are explained and demonstrated with their use. The authors provide links to software tools and course materials. With chapters written by leading specialists, “Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics” is an essential contribution to expand the qualification of students, teachers and scientists alike.
Content Level »Upper undergraduate
Keywords »ABM - Agent-based Models - Cellular Automata - Cellular Automaton - Complex - Complexity - Data Mining - Dynamical - Dynamics - Ecological - Ecology - Expert-Systems - Fuzzy Logic - Geo-Ecology - Habitat Suitability Models - IBM - Individual-based Model - Invasion Models - Landscape Ecology - Landscape Management - Learning how to model - Leslie-Matrices - Model Coupling - Model Validation - Modeling - Modeling Concepts - Modeling in Ecology - Modelling - Modelling Concepts - Modelling in Ecology - Nature Conservation - ODE - Ordinary-Differential Equations - PDE - Partial-Differential Equations - Sensitivity Analysis - Space in Ecology - Spatially-Explicit - Steady-State models - Tree-Decisions Models - Variabilities - Variability - Variables