This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of an authoritative introduction to ecological modelling. Sven Erik Jørgensen, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecological Modelling, and Giuseppe Bendoricchio, Professor of Environmental Modelling at the University of Padova, Italy, offer compelling insights into the subject. This volume explains the concepts and processes involved in ecological modelling, presents the latest developments in the field and provides readers with the tools to construct their own models.
The Third Edition features:
· A detailed discussion and step-by-step outline of the modelling procedure.
· An account of different model types including overview tables, examples and illustrations.
· A comprehensive presentation of the submodels and unit processes used in modelling.
· In-depth descriptions of the latest modelling techniques.
· Structured exercises at the end of each chapter.
· Three mathematical appendices and a subject index.
This practical and proven book very effectively combines the theory, methodology and applications of ecological modelling. The new edition is an essential, up-to-date guide to a rapidly growing field.
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Sven Erik Jorgensen has worked at the Royal Danish School of Pharmacy as Professor in Environmental Chemistry since 1965, and has also held the position of Professor in Environmental Technology at the Danish Agricultural University since 1978. His areas of professional expertise include systems ecology, ecological modelling, ecological engineering, environmental science and environmental technology. He has held the position of visiting professor at institutions in Egypt, China, France and Thailand, and has taught courses in ecological modelling in many different countries. He has acted as Secretary General of the International Society for Ecological Modelling since 1978, and took on the role of Vice President of the International Lake Environmental Committee in 1994. He has published over 200 research papers and more than 40 books. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the international peer-reviewed journal Ecological Modelling since 1974, and acts as an editorial board member on a number of other journals.Review:
Reviews of the previous edition: [Ecological modelling] is obviously a huge area, and this book, which is both an overview and a how-to guide, covers an enormous amount of it.
Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters
...this book will be an invaluable source of information for a variety of engineers and ecologists, who have a mathematical background and may wish to gain an introduction to the rapidly growing field of ecological and environmental modelling. This book will also be very adequate for courses on this subject.
International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
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