Ecological Informatics

Understanding Ecology by Biologically-Inspired Computation

  • Friedrich Recknagel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. A. Whigham, G. B. Fogel
      Pages 49-71
  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

About this book


Ecological Informatics is defined as the design and application of computational techniques for ecological analysis, synthesis, forecasting and management. The book provides an introduction to the scope, concepts and techniques of this newly emerging discipline. It illustrates numerous applications of Ecological Informatics for stream systems, river systems, freshwater lakes and marine systems as well as image recognition at micro and macro scale. Case studies focus on applications of artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic and adaptive agents to current ecological management issues such as toxic algal blooms, eutrophication, habitat degradation, conservation of biodiversity and sustainable fishery


Artificial Intelligence Computational Ecology Environmental Informatics System Sciences algorithms biodiversity data mining ecology ecosystem environment lake marine phytoplankton plankton population dynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich Recknagel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Soil and WaterAdelaide UniversityGlen OsmondAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-05152-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05150-4
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