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Title Simulation of ecological and environmental models / Miguel F. Acevedo.
Imprint Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 464 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Ecology -- Mathematical models.
Environmental sciences -- Mathematical models.
Ecology -- methods.
Contents pt. I. Introduction. Mathematical Review, and Software Fundamentals. Introduction -- Review of Basic Mathematical Concepts and Introduction to R -- pt. II. One-Dimensional Models and Fundamentals of Modeling Methodology. Exponential Model -- Model Simulation -- Model Evaluation -- Nonlinear Models -- Stability and Disturbances -- Sensitivity Analysis, Response Surfaces, and Scenarios -- pt. III. Multidimensional Models: Structured Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems. Structured Population Models -- Ecotoxicological Modeling -- Community Dynamics -- Ecosystems: Nutrients and Energy -- Aquatic Ecosystems -- Terrestrial Ecosystems: Soils, Plants, and Water -- Terrestrial Ecosystems: Vegetation Dynamics.
Summary "Given the importance of interdisciplinary work in sustainability, Simulation of Ecological and Environmental Models introduces the theory and practice of modeling and simulation as applied in a variety of disciplines that deal with earth systems, the environment, ecology, and human-nature interactions. Based on the author's many years of teaching graduate and undergraduate students in the United States, Spain, and Latin America, the textbook shows how to implement simulations and analyze the results using an open-source software platform."--Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Acevedo, Miguel F. Simulation of ecological and environmental models. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2013 9781439885062 1439885060