A Practical Guide to Ecological Modelling

Using R as a Simulation Platform

  • Karline Soetaert
  • Peter M.J. Herman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Karline Soetaert, Peter M.J. Herman
    Pages 1-13
  3. Karline Soetaert, Peter M.J. Herman
    Pages 15-69
  4. Karline Soetaert, Peter M.J. Herman
    Pages 71-115
  5. Karline Soetaert, Peter M.J. Herman
    Pages 117-138
  6. Karline Soetaert, Peter M.J. Herman
    Pages 139-164
  7. Karline Soetaert, Peter M.J. Herman
    Pages 165-209
  8. Karline Soetaert, Peter M.J. Herman
    Pages 211-256
  9. Karline Soetaert, Peter M.J. Herman
    Pages 257-272
  10. Karline Soetaert, Peter M.J. Herman
    Pages 273-293
  11. Karline Soetaert, Peter M.J. Herman
    Pages 295-307
  12. Karline Soetaert, Peter M.J. Herman
    Pages 309-327
  13. Karline Soetaert, Peter M.J. Herman
    Pages 329-333
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 335-372

About this book

Introduction

Many texts on ecological models jump to describing either particular relations or computational results, without treating in detail the conceptual and mathematical basis of many steps in modelling: why set up models, what are basic conceptual models, how do conservation laws come in, how are models solved, what are steady states. This book is intended to bridge this gap. It is intended as an introductory text for graduate and post-graduate students, but also as a help for experienced ecologists who want to make more of their data by modelling. It contains many examples, all worked out in the open-source package R, providing the reader the opportunity to practice all methods and get hands-on experience.

Audience:
This book will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in ecology, biology, geology, bio-engineering, and to some extent students from physics and chemistry.

Keywords

Biogeochemistry Ecology Matrix Model Population dynamics Simulation Theory Transport ecosystem environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Karline Soetaert
    • 1
  • Peter M.J. Herman
    • 1
  1. 1.Netherlands Institute of EcologyCentre for Estuarine & Marine Ecology (NIOO-CEME)The Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8624-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8623-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8624-3
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