Backgrounds and Scope of Ecological Modelling: Between Intellectual Adventure and Scientific Routine

  • Broder BrecklingEmail author
  • Fred Jopp
  • Hauke Reuter


The biological environment is full of diversity, changing situations, and dynamic alterations. This makes the field exciting and demanding, and sometimes confusing to understand. Models are one of the means to gain and maintain an overview of the various phenomena emerging in the different biotopes and relating to a wide range of scientific questions.


Geographical Information System Ecological Modelling Ecosystem Model Abstract Representation Scientific Intelligence 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General and Theoretical Ecology, Center for Environmental Research and Sustainable Technology (UFT)University of BremenBremenGermany

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