Ecological Modeling For Resource Management

Author: Virginia H. Dale
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387215638
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With the use of ecological models, managers and decision makers can make sure that the ecological systems affected by their decisions are accurately represented. Unfortunately, the most relevant ecological science and modeling techniques are often not used because managers are not familiar with them or find them inappropriate for their circumstances. The authors of this volume hope to close the gap between the state of the art in ecological modeling and the state of the practice in the use of models as decision-making tools. It will serve as a readable introduction to modeling for people involved in resource management and will also review specific applications of interest to more experienced modelers. The first chapters detail several successful uses of ecological models in resource management. There are then five pairs of chapters addressing important issues in ecological modeling, including barriers to the use of modeling in decision making, evolving approaches in the field, effective use of data, the toolkit approach to management, and the various scientific and technological investments required for productive modeling.; Ecologists and other scientists will learn how best to focus their research for practical, real-world applications, and resource managers and other practitioners will learn the most appropriate methods of understanding dynamic processes and making projections about the implications of their decisions.

Ecological Modeling

Author: Clifford S. Russell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317327160
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This volume, originally published in 1975, grew out of Resources for the Future’s involvement as a consultant to the Marine Ecosystem Analysis programme management within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency. Here, researchers look at the state of the art in aquatic ecological modelling in a resource management context. Although the aim of the research in this volume is specific, the models used can be applied in broader contexts and provide conceptual frameworks for regional residuals-environmental quality management and other ecological modelling. This title is suitable for students interested in Environmental Studies.

Selected Water Resources Abstracts

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Ecology And Natural Resource Management

Author: William E. Grant
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471137863
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This book explores the theory and methods of systems analysis and computer modeling as applied to problems in ecology and natural resource management. It reflects the problems and conflicts between competing uses of limited space and the need for quantitative predictors of the outcome of various management strategies.

Modeling In Resource Management And Environment Through Geomatics

Author: H.S. Sharma And P.R. Binda
Editor: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788180694875
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Use Of Models For Water Resources Management Planning And Policy

Author: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
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Improving Natural Resource Management

Author: Timothy C. Haas
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470979556
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The decision to implement environmental protection options is a political one. These, and other political and social decisions affect the balance of the ecosystem and how the point of equilibrium desired is to be reached. This book develops a stochastic, temporal model of how political processes influence and are influenced by ecosystem processes and looks at how to find the most politically feasible plan for managing an at-risk ecosystem. Finding such a plan is accomplished by first fitting a mechanistic political and ecological model to a data set composed of observations on both political actions that impact an ecosystem and variables that describe the ecosystem. The parameters of this fitted model are perturbed just enough to cause human behaviour to change so that desired ecosystem states occur. This perturbed model gives the ecosystem management plan needed to reach desired ecosystem states. To construct such a set of interacting models, topics from political science, ecology, probability, and statistics are developed and explored. Key features: Explores politically feasible ways to manage at-risk ecosystems. Gives agent-based models of how social groups affect ecosystems through time. Demonstrates how to fit models of population dynamics to mixtures of wildlife data. Presents statistical methods for fitting models of group behaviour to political action data. Supported by an accompanying website featuring datasets and JAVA code. This book will be useful to managers and analysts working in organizations charged with finding practical ways to sustain biodiversity or the physical environment. Furthermore this book also provides a political roadmap to help lawmakers and administrators improve institutional environmental management decision making.

Ecological Modeling

Author: William E. Grant
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444359932
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Ecological Modeling:A Commonsense Approach to Theory and Practice explores how simulation modeling and its new ecological applications can offer solutions to complex natural resource management problems. This is a practical guide for students, teachers, and professional ecologists. Examines four phases of the modeling process: conceptual model formulation, quantitative model specification, model evaluation, and model use Provides useful building blocks for constructing systems simulation models Includes a format for reporting the development and use of simulation models Offers an integrated systems perspective for students, faculty, and professionals Features helpful insights from the author, gained over 30 years of university teaching "I can strongly recommend the book as textbook for all courses in population dynamic modeling particularly when the course is planned for the second or third year of a bachelor study in ecology, environmental science or ecological engineering. It uncovers very clearly for the readers the scientific idea and thinking behind modeling and all the necessary steps in the development of models." Ecological Modeling Journal, 2009

Environmental Quality And Residuals Management

Author: Allen V. Kneese
Editor: Johns Hopkins University Press
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Geographic Information Systems Gis In Environmental Resources Management

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Modeling In Natural Resource Management

Author: Tanya M. Shenk
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559637404
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Offering a much-needed overview of the basic principles for understanding and evaluating models, this volume brings together the best and most current information about natural resource modeling and its on-the-ground application, providing a valuable reference for both scientists involved with issues of natural resource management and for managers who apply the science to real world problems. Tables, figures, & index.

Quantitative Methods In Landscape Ecology

Author: Robert H. Gardner
Editor: Springer
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"Landscape ecology as a modern interdisciplinary science is making use increasingly of quantitative research techniques adopted from other fields. So far, no synthetic reference has been available to those wishing to acquaint themselves with new approaches to quantitative analysis of spatial heterogeneity at the landscape level. This book seeks to meet this need by providing a conceptual framework and illustrating potential applications for methods such as pattern analysis, spatial statistics, fractals modeling, broad-scale studies, and extrapolation across scales. Each technique is discussed in sufficient detail to be adaptable to a variety of research problems. Quantitative Methods in Landscape Ecology will be an important resource for researchers and students of landscape and ecosystem ecology in understanding and analyzing the dynamics of complex spatial systems."--

Energy And Environmental Stress In Aquatic Systems

Author: James H. Thorp
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Deposit And Geoenvironmental Models For Resource Exploitation And Environmental Security

Author: Andrea G. Fabbri
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402009907
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Geological processes affect the earth itself and human society. Solutions to geological problems, whether natural or man-made, demand close international collaboration. This book presents new approaches to current problems of environmental assessment, demonstrates the interactions between those involved in addressing global problems, and represents a means for the education of others. The book focuses on four major themes: geoenvironmental models, GIS methods and techniques, assessment and resource management, and resource policies and sustainable development. The major topics falling under each theme are introduced, followed by discussions of specific applications. Reports of the discussions of working groups are also presented to round out the individual contributions. The disciplines represented include geology, geophysics, geochemistry, remote sensing, economics, biology, mining engineering, resource analysis, mathematics and statistics.

Historical Environmental Variation In Conservation And Natural Resource Management

Author: John A. Wiens
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118329759
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In North America, concepts of Historical Range of Variability are being employed in land-management planning for properties of private organizations and multiple government agencies. The National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and The Nature Conservancy all include elements of historical ecology in their planning processes. Similar approaches are part of land management and conservation in Europe and Australia. Each of these user groups must struggle with the added complication of rapid climate change, rapid land-use change, and technical issues in order to employ historical ecology effectively. Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management explores the utility of historical ecology in a management and conservation context and the development of concepts related to understanding future ranges of variability. It provides guidance and insights to all those entrusted with managing and conserving natural resources: land-use planners, ecologists, fire scientists, natural resource policy makers, conservation biologists, refuge and preserve managers, and field practitioners. The book will be particularly timely as science-based management is once again emphasized in United States federal land management and as an understanding of the potential effects of climate change becomes more widespread among resource managers. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/wiens/historicalenvironmentalvariation.

Individual Based Models And Approaches In Ecology

Author: Donald DeAngelis
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9780412031618
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This volume contains contributions from leading ecologists on the use of individual-based modelling approaches to address ecological issues at the population and community scales.

Ecological Modeling Of Quality Of Life Among Middle Aged Husbands And Wives

Author: Meesok Park Lee
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Simulation Of Water Quality In Lakes

Author: Jorma Niemi
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Tiivistelmä: Veden laadun simulointi järvissä.

Environmental Modeling

Author: Paolo Zannetti
Editor: Computational Mechanics
ISBN: 9781853123429
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Subjects discussed include: Topics in Aerial Spray Drift Modeling; The Accurate Representation of Meteorology in Mesoscale Dispersion Models; and A DSS for Catchment Management.