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About this book
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.
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