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How Valid Are Model Results? Assumptions, Validity Range and Documentation

  • Hauke ReuterEmail author
  • Fred Jopp
  • Broder Breckling
  • Christoph Lange
  • Gerd Weigmann
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Abstract

In the previous chapters we have described a spectrum of different modelling techniques and application examples. Now we return to overarching aspects which are relevant for model developments of different types. Model validity and considerations which conclusions can be derived from model results are presented jointly for different modelling techniques and application fields. Furthermore, we discuss adequate means of communicating the models to others. The overall views are largely theory-based and show that knowledge on the theoretical background can present an important guidance to making the most appropriate use of ecological modelling results.

Keywords

Independent Dataset Structural Validation Differential Equation Model Ecological Object Scenario Calculation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hauke Reuter
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fred Jopp
  • Broder Breckling
  • Christoph Lange
  • Gerd Weigmann
  1. 1.Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology GmbH (ZMT)BremenGermany

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