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Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Modeling

By Sven E. Jorgensen

Series Editor: Sven E. Jorgensen

Contributors: Soren N. Nielsen, Bent Halling-Sorensen

CRC Press – 1995 – 688 pages

Series: Environmental & Ecological (Math) Modeling

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    978-1-56670-202-7
    December 13th 1995

Description

With descriptions of hundreds of the most important environmental and ecological models, this handbook is a unique and practical reference source. The Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Modeling is ideal for those working in environmental modeling, including regulators and managers who wish to understand the models used to make assessments. Overviews of more than 360 models are easily accessed in this handbook, allowing readers to quickly locate information they need about models available in a given ecosystem.

The material in the Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Modeling is logically arranged according to ecosystem. Each of the sixteen chapters of the handbook covers a particular ecosystem, and includes not only the descriptions of the models, but also an overview of the state-of-the-art in modeling for that particular ecosystem. A summary of the spectrum of available models is also provided in each chapter. The extensive table of contents and the easy-to-use index put materials immediately at your fingertips.

Reviews

"The authors have met their primary objective of providing an overview of the spectrum of models that is available for a wide variety of ecosystems and ecological topics. The introductory sections of the chapters provide useful summaries of the characteristic features of the models in the various areas, and all the models are described in a standardized format which greatly facilitates general understanding and comparison… The authors do provide complete contact information (address, phone, fax, e-mail) for each model developer, which, in fact, may be one of the most valuable aspects of the book… The text should be a valuable reference for ecological modelers."

-Ecological Engineering, 16 (2000) 303-304

Contents

Introduction

The Development of Environmental Models

Scope of the Book

State of the Art of Modeling

How to Use the Handbook

Biogeochemical Models of Aquatic Ecosystems

Characteristics of Models for Aquatic Ecosystems

An Overview of Models for Rivers and Streams

Models of Rivers and Streams

An Overview of Models for Lakes and Reservoirs

Models for Lakes and Reservoirs

Overview of Marine Models

Marine Models

Overview of Models of Wetlands

Models of Wetlands

Overview of Groundwater Models

Groundwater Models

Models of Waste Water Treatment Plants, An Overview

Waste Water Models

Biogeochemical Models in Ecotoxicology

Introduction

Characteristic Features and Classification of Ecotoxicological Models

The Application of Models in Ecotoxicology

An Overview of Pesticide Models

Models of Pesticides

An Overview: Models of Other Toxic Organic

Compounds

Models of Other Organic Compounds

An Overview: Models of Heavy Metals, Radionuclides and Other Inorganic Compounds in the Environment

Models of Heavy Metals, Radionuclides and Other Inorganic Compounds in the Environment

Models of Terrestrial Ecosystems

General Considerations on Modeling Terrestrial Ecosystems

An Illustration: A Complex Hierarchical Model

Growth Equations

Overview of Agricultural Models

Agricultural Models

An Overview of Forestry Models

Forestry Models

An Overview: Models of Other Terrestrial Ecosystems

Models of Other Terrestrial Ecosystems

Models of Atmospheric Pollution and Climate

General Considerations on Modeling Air Pollution and Climatic Changes

Models of the Distribution and Effect of Acidic Rain

Plume Dispersion

An Overview: Models of Air Pollution

Models of Air Pollution

Landscape Models and Modeling Tools

Introduction

An Overview: Models of Regions and Landscape

Models of Regions and Landscape

An Overview: Auxiliary Models as Modeling Tools

Auxiliary Models as Modeling Tools

Modeling Population Dynamics

Introduction

Interaction between Populations

Modeling Age Structure for Management of Natural Resources

Modeling the Primary Production/The Photosynthesis: An Overview

Models for the Primary Production and the Photosynthesis

An Overview of Modeling Population Dynamics

Population Dynamic Models

References

Index

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Description: By Sven E. JorgensenSeries Editor: Sven E. JorgensenContributors: Soren N. Nielsen, Bent Halling-Sorensen. With descriptions of hundreds of the most important environmental and ecological models, this handbook is a unique and practical reference source. The Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Modeling is ideal for those working in environmental modeling,...
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