Integrated Regional Models

Interactions between Humans and their Environment

Authors: Groffman, Peter M., Likens, Gene

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Integrated regional models are conceptual and mathematical models that describe the physical environment, biological interactions, human decision-making, and human impact on the environment. Efforts are now being made to integrate regional models from the physical, biological and social sciences in order to respond to diverse environmental problems. This volume explores the latest research developments on processes operating at a variety of scales, including regions, and how scientists can combine their efforts to develop models linking biological, physical, and human systems. Data requirements for successful integrated regional models are identified and discussed. Chapters also consider methodological questions, such as whether to integrate disciplinary approaches at the beginning or the end of the modelling process, and whether integrated regional models should focus on specific regions or specific problems. The information in this volume will enable the reader to view problems such as coastal zone management, atmospheric pollution, non-point source pollution, commodity production in forested areas, and urban expansion in a broad, conceptual context. Researchers and graduate students in ecology, biology, geography and geology will benefit from this innovative approach to contemporary environmental problems.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schimel, David

    Pages 3-10

  • An Overview of Biological Models: A Physical Scientist’s Perspective

    Hayden, Bruce P.

    Pages 13-34

  • An Ecologist’s Encounter with Some Models in the Social Sciences

    Pacala, Stephen W.

    Pages 35-49

  • Uncertainty in the Construction and Interpretation of Mesoscale Models of Physical and Biological Processes

    Berk, Richard A.

    Pages 50-64

  • Modeling Social Systems and Their Interaction with the Environment: A View from Geography

    Liverman, Diana

    Pages 67-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrated Regional Models
Book Subtitle
Interactions between Humans and their Environment
Authors
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Chapman & Hall
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-6447-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-6447-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-6449-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
157
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