Ecological Informatics

Data Management and Knowledge Discovery

  • Friedrich Recknagel
  • William K. Michener

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Friedrich Recknagel, William K. Michener
      Pages 3-10
  3. Managing Ecological Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. William K. Michener
      Pages 13-26
    3. William K. Michener
      Pages 55-70
    4. William K. Michener
      Pages 71-88
    5. Robert B. Cook, Yaxing Wei, Leslie A. Hook, Suresh K. S. Vannan, John J. McNelis
      Pages 89-113
    6. William K. Michener
      Pages 115-128
    7. Mark Schildhauer
      Pages 129-157
  4. Analysis, Synthesis and Forecasting of Ecological Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Friedrich Recknagel, Dragi Kocev, Hongqing Cao, Christina Castelo Branco, Ricardo Minoti, Saso Dzeroski
      Pages 161-188
    3. George Arhonditsis, Friedrich Recknagel, Klaus Joehnk
      Pages 189-213
    4. George Arhonditsis, Dong-Kyun Kim, Noreen Kelly, Alex Neumann, Aisha Javed
      Pages 215-249
    5. Young-Seuk Park, Tae-Soo Chon, Mi-Jung Bae, Dong-Hwan Kim, Sovan Lek
      Pages 251-272
    6. Duccio Rocchini, Carol X. Garzon-Lopez, A. Marcia Barbosa, Luca Delucchi, Jonathan E. Olandi, Matteo Marcantonio et al.
      Pages 273-286
  5. Communicating and Informing Decisions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Amber E. Budden, William K. Michener
      Pages 289-317
    3. Friedrich Recknagel, Philip Orr, Annelie Swanepoel, Klaus Joehnk, Janet Anstee
      Pages 319-339
    4. Friedrich Recknagel, George Arhonditsis, Dong-Kyun Kim, Hong Hanh Nguyen
      Pages 341-372
  6. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Cynthia S. Parr, Anne E. Thessen
      Pages 375-399
    3. Timothy B. Mihuc, Friedrich Recknagel
      Pages 401-414
    4. Paul C. Hanson, Kathleen C. Weathers, Hilary A. Dugan, Corinna Gries
      Pages 415-433
    5. Dong-Gyun Hong, Kwang-Seuk Jeong, Dong-Kyun Kim, Gea-Jae Joo
      Pages 435-453
    6. S. C. Maberly, D. Ciar, J. A. Elliott, I. D. Jones, C. S. Reynolds, S. J. Thackeray et al.
      Pages 455-482

About this book


This book introduces readers to ecological informatics as an emerging discipline that takes into account the data-intensive nature of ecology, the valuable information to be found in ecological data, and the need to communicate results and inform decisions, including those related to research, conservation and resource management. At its core, ecological informatics combines developments in information technology and ecological theory with applications that facilitate ecological research and the dissemination of results to scientists and the public. Its conceptual framework links ecological entities (genomes, organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, landscapes) with data management, analysis and synthesis, and communicates new findings to inform decisions by following the course of a loop.

In comparison to the 2nd edition published in 2006, the 3rd edition of Ecological Informatics has been completely restructured on the basis of the generic conceptual f

ramework provided in Figure 1. It reflects the significant advances in data management, analysis and synthesis that have been made over the past 10 years, including new remote and in situ sensing techniques, the emergence of ecological and environmental observatories, novel evolutionary computations for knowledge discovery and forecasting, and new approaches to communicating results and informing decisions.



Computational Ecology Data Acquisition Data Analysis and Synthesis Data Management Ecoinformatics Informing Decisions

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich Recknagel
    • 1
  • William K. Michener
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.College of University LibrariesUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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