Ecological Modeling
  • Release Date : 14 August 2019
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 302 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780444641649
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Download or read book entitled Ecological Modeling by author: Hsiao-Hsuan Wang which was release on 14 August 2019 and published by Elsevier with total page 302 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Ecological Modeling: An Introduction to the Art and Science of Modeling Ecological Systems, Volume 31, presents the skills needed to appropriately evaluate and use ecological models. Illustrated throughout with practical examples, the book discusses ecological modeling as both an art and a science, balancing the qualitative (artistic) side, with its foundations in common sense and modeling practice, against the quantitative (scientific) aspects of the modeling process. This book draws on the authors’ extensive experience in both teaching and using these techniques to provide readers with a practical, user-friendly guide that supports and encourages the appropriate, effective use of these tools. Provides readers with a commonsense understanding of the systems perspective and its foundations in general system theory Highlights the importance of a solid understanding of the qualitative aspects of the modeling process Facilitates the ability to appropriately evaluate and use ecological models Supports learning with a variety of simple examples to instill the desire and confidence to embark upon the modeling experience