Ecological Models

Handbook of Ecological Models used in Ecosystem and Environmental Management (repost)

Handbook of Ecological Models used in Ecosystem and Environmental Management (Applied Ecology and Environmental Management) by Sven Erik Jorgensen
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1439818126 | 636 pages | PDF | 7,4 MB
Handbook of Ecological Models used in Ecosystem and Environmental Management

Handbook of Ecological Models used in Ecosystem and Environmental Management (Applied Ecology and Environmental Management) by Sven Erik Jorgensen
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1439818126 | 636 pages | PDF | 7,4 MB

It is estimated that roughly 1000 new ecological and environmental models join the ranks of the scientific literature each year. The international peer-reviewed literature reports some 20,000 new models spanning the period from 1970-2010.

Population Parameters: Estimation for Ecological Models  

Posted by kalyan1232008 at March 24, 2009
Population Parameters: Estimation for Ecological Models

Hamish Mc Callum " Population Parameters: Estimation for Ecological Models "
Wiley-Blackwell | Pages: 360 | 2000-02-10 | ISBN- 0865427402 | PDF | 1.8MB

Ecologists and environmental managers rely on mathematical models, both to understand ecological systems and to predict future system behavior. In turn, models rely on appropriate estimates of their parameters.

This book brings together a diverse and scattered literature, to provide clear guidance on how to estimate parameters for models of animal populations. It is not a recipe book of statistical procedures. Instead, it concentrates on how to select the best approach to parameter estimation for a particular problem, and how to ensure that the quality estimated is the appropriate one for the specific purpose of the modelling exercise.

Commencing with a toolbox of useful generic approaches to parameter estimation, the book deals with methods for estimating parameters for single populations. These parameters include population size, birth and death rates, and the population growth rate. For such parameters, rigorous statistical theory has been developed, and software is readily available. The problem is to select the optimal sampling design and method of analysis. The second part of the book deals with parameters that describe spatial dynamics, and ecological interactions such as competition, predation and parasitism. Here the principle problems are designing appropriate experiments and ensuring that the quantities measured by the experiments are relevant to the ecological models in which they will be used.
Opportunities to Use Remote Sensing in Understanding Permafrost and Related Ecological Characteristics

Opportunities to Use Remote Sensing in Understanding Permafrost and Related Ecological Characteristics
Committee on Opportunities to Use Remote Sensing in Understanding Permafrost and Ecosystems: A Workshop; Polar Research Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council
2014 | ISBN: 0309301211 | 84 pages | PDF | 16 MB

Permafrost is a thermal condition – its formation, persistence and disappearance are highly dependent on climate. General circulation models predict that, for a doubling of atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, mean annual air temperatures may rise up to several degrees over much of the Arctic. In the discontinuous permafrost region, where ground temperatures are within 1-2 degrees of thawing, permafrost will likely ultimately disappear as a result of ground thermal changes associated with global climate warming.

Simulation of Ecological and Environmental Models  

Posted by nebulae at July 20, 2015
Simulation of Ecological and Environmental Models

Miguel F. Acevedo, "Simulation of Ecological and Environmental Models"
English | ISBN: 1439885060 | 2012 | 486 pages | PDF | 44 MB
Mappae Mundi: Humans and their Habitats in a Long-Term Socio-Ecological Perspective: Myths, Maps and Models by Johan Goudsblom

Mappae Mundi: Humans and their Habitats in a Long-Term Socio-Ecological Perspective: Myths, Maps and Models by Johan Goudsblom
English | Mar 15, 2004 | ISBN: 9053566554 | 448 Pages | PDF | 11,4 MB
An Introduction to Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution: Time and Space

An Introduction to Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution: Time and Space by Mike Gillman
Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition | April 20, 2009 | English | ISBN: 140517515X | 168 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Students often find it difficult to grasp fundamental ecological and evolutionary concepts because of their inherently mathematical nature. Likewise, the application of ecological and evolutionary theory often requires a high degree of mathematical competence.
Demographic Toxicity: Methods in Ecological Risk Assessment

Demographic Toxicity: Methods in Ecological Risk Assessment by H. Resit Akcakaya
Oxford University Press | April 25, 2008 | English | ISBN: 0195332962 | 288 pages | PDF | 3 MB

This edited volume collects population and metapopulation models for a wide variety of species, focusing on the use of models in population-level risk assessment for toxins. Each chapter of Demographic Toxicity describes the application of a population model to one species, with the aim of demonstrating how various life history characteristics of the species are incorporated into the model, how ecotoxicological impacts are modeled, and how the results of the model has been or can be used in risk assessment.
Introduction to Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Ecological Data

Introduction to Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Ecological Data by Eric Parent and Etienne Rivot
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1584889195 | ISBN-13: 9781584889199 | 427 pages | PDF | 4,8 MB

Making statistical modeling and inference more accessible to ecologists and related scientists, Introduction to Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Ecological Data gives readers a flexible and effective framework to learn about complex ecological processes from various sources of data. It also helps readers get started on building their own statistical models.
Monitoring Ecological Impacts: Concepts and Practice in Flowing Waters (repost)

Barbara J. Downes, Leon A. Barmuta, Peter G. Fairweather, "Monitoring Ecological Impacts: Concepts and Practice in Flowing Waters"
English | 2002 | ISBN: 0521771579 | PDF | 446 pages | 3.1 MB

Monitoring Ecological Impacts provides the tools needed to design assessment programs that can reliably monitor, detect, and allow management of human impacts on the natural environment. The procedures described are well-grounded in inferential logic, and the statistical models needed to analyse complex data are given.