Description 
1 online resource (xv, 372 pages) : illustrations, map 
Contents 
Preface  1. Introduction  2. Model formulation  3. Spatial components and transport  4. Parameterisation  5. Model solution  analytical methods  6. Model solution  numerical methods  7. Stability and steadystate  8. Multiple time scales and equilibrium processes  Discrete time models  10. Dynamic programming  11. Testing and validating the model  12. Further reading and references 
Summary 
Many texts on ecological models jump to describing either particular relations or computational results, without treating in detail the conceptual and mathematical basis of many steps in modelling: why set up models, what are basic conceptual models, how do conservation laws come in, how are models solved, what are steady states. This book is intended to bridge this gap. It is intended as an introductory text for graduate and postgraduate students, but also as a help for experienced ecologists who want to make more of their data by modelling. It contains many examples, all worked out in the opensource package R, providing the reader the opportunity to practice all methods and get handson experience. Audience:This book will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in ecology, biology, geology, bioengineering, and to some extent students from physics and chemistry 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361365) and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Ecology  Mathematical models


R (Computer program language)


Ecology.


Mathematical models.


Ecology


Models, Theoretical


Computer Simulation


ecology.


mathematical models.


simulation.


Ecology  Mathematical models.


R (Computer program language)


Sciences de la vie.


Biomédecine.


Ecology  Mathematical models.


R (Computer program language)


Modellierung


Ökologie

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Herman, P. M. J. (Peter M. J.)

ISBN 
1402086245 

1402086237 

9781402086236 

9781402086243 
