Ecological Informatics

Scope, Techniques and Applications

  • Friedrich Recknagel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. Bredeweg, P. Salles, M. Neumann
      Pages 15-47
    3. P. A. Whigham, G. B. Fogel
      Pages 85-107
    4. F. Recknagel
      Pages 109-124
    5. G. Tempesti, D. Mange, A. Stauffer, E. Petraglio
      Pages 125-147
  3. Prediction and Elucidation of Stream Ecosystems

  4. Prediction and Elucidation of River Ecosystems

  5. Prediction and Elucidation of Lake and Marine Ecosystems

  6. Classification of Ecological Images at Micro and Macro Scale

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 479-496

About this book


Ecological Informatics promotes interdisciplinary research between ecology and computer science on elucidation of principles of information processing in ecosystems, ecological sustainability by informed decision making, and bio-inspired computation. The 2nd edition of the book consolidates the scope, concepts, and techniques of this newly emerging discipline by a new preface and additional chapters on cellular automata, qualitative reasoning, hybrid evolutionary algorithms and artificial neural networks. It illustrates numerous applications of Ecological Informatics for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, image recognition at micro- and macro-scale as well as computer hardware design.

Case studies focus on applications of artificial neural networks, evolutionary computation, cellular automata, adaptive agents, fuzzy logic as well as qualitative reasoning.

The 2nd edition of the book includes an index with novel evolutionary algorithms for the discovery of multiple nonlinear functions and rule sets as well as parameter optimisation in complex ecological data.


algorithms artificial neural network automata classification ecology ecosystem environment fuzzy information processing marine optimization plankton sustainability terrestrial ecosystem terrestrial ecosystems

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich Recknagel
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Earth and Environmental SciencesThe University of AdelaideAustralia

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