Models of the Ecological Hierarchy: From Molecules to the Ecosphere [NOOK Book]


In the application of statistics to ecological inference problems, hierarchical models combine explicit models of ecological system structure or dynamics with models of how ecological systems are observed. The principles of hierarchical modeling are applied in this book to a wide range of problems ranging from the molecular level, through populations, ecosystems, ...

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Models of the Ecological Hierarchy: From Molecules to the Ecosphere

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In the application of statistics to ecological inference problems, hierarchical models combine explicit models of ecological system structure or dynamics with models of how ecological systems are observed. The principles of hierarchical modeling are applied in this book to a wide range of problems ranging from the molecular level, through populations, ecosystems, landscapes, networks,  through to the global ecosphere.

  • Provides an excellent introduction to modelling
  • Collects together in one source a wide range of modelling techniques
  • Covers a wide range of topics, from the molecular level to the global ecosphere
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780444594051
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/31/2012
  • Series: Developments in Environmental Modelling, #25
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 594
  • File size: 21 MB
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Meet the Author

Sven Erik Jørgensen is professor emeritus in environmental chemistry at the University of Copenhagen. He received a master of science in chemical engineering from the Danish Technical University (1958), a doctor of environmental engineering (Karlsruhe University) and a doctor of science in ecological modelling (Copenhagen University). He is honourable doctor at Coimbra University, Portugal and at Dar es Salaam University (Tanzania). In 1975 he founded the journal Ecological Modelling and in 1978 the ISEM (International Society of Ecological Modelling). He has received several awards, the Ruder Boskovic Medal, the Prigogine Prize, the Pascal Medal, the Einstein professorship at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Santa Chiara Prize for multidisciplinary teaching and the very prestigious Stockholm Water Prize. He has published 366 papers of which 275 were published in peer-reviewed international journals and he has edited or authored 76 books, of which several have been translated to other languages (Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese). He has authored a successful textbook in ecological modelling “Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling”, which was published as a fourth edition together with Brian Fath in 2011. It has been translated into Chinese and Russian (third edition). Rcently he authored a well received textbook in system ecology entitled “Introduction to Systems Ecology”. It was published as an English edition in 2012 and as a Chinese edition in 2013. He was editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of Ecology, published in 2008, and of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, published in December 2012. He has taught courses in ecological modelling in 32 different countries. He is the editorial board member of 18 international journals in the fields of ecology and environmental management. He is currently the president of ISEM and he has been elected member of the European Academy of Science’s, for which he is the chairman of the Section for Environmental Sciences.
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Table of Contents

Quantum chemical modeling in the molecular ecology; Cooperative molecules in the origin of life; Dealing with spatial autocorrelation in gene flow modeling; A virtual model for analyzing toxicity in cell-based assays; "Keystone species" of the molecular network of cellular functions; Evolutionary transition to complex population dynamic patterns in a population with age structure; The maximum sustainable yield management of an age-structured salmon population; The influence of hydrodynamic processes on zooplankton transport and distributions in the north western Mediterranean sea estimated from a lagrangian model. Application to Pelagia noctiluca; Use of tracking system data for individual-based modeling of sweet fish (Plecoglossus altivelis) behavior; A mechanistic individual-based model of Oïkopleura dioïca; Modeling of processes of interspecific competition in the stand; Dynamic modes in a discrete two-sex age-structured three-component population model; Application of information theory models in the early detection of plant community degradation and prediction of vegetation changes; Body size determines community structure and dynamics; Modelling the Venice lagoon food web: a backcasting experiment; Trophic Network Analysis: Assessing the System-Wide Properties of Pastoral Ecosystems; Modeling interaction structure for food web with parasites; Dynamic Residence Time Analysis for Ecological Networks; Food web structure and trophic interactions of a tropical highland lake, Ethiopia; Modeling plant effects on salt marsh mercury cycling; Developing a model for the mercury cycle in the Marano-Grado Lagoon; Differentiating between the impact of global climate drivers and local anthropogenic pressures on the ecology of a mid-size South-Alpine lake; Modeling biogeochemical carbon dioxide and nutrient cycles in the North Sea with a 1D ERSEM Model; Comparative study of the cycling of mangrove litter nitrogen to the adjacent estuary through modeling in pristine and reclaimed islands of Sundarban mangrove ecosystem, India; ACQUANET and QUAL2K in water water quality control of the Nadela system in Serbia; Cities as Ecosystems: functional simlarity of simple analogy?; Three dimensional modeling of pollutant dispersion in Lake Garda (Northern Italy); DLES: a framewok for integrated modelling of forest ecosystems; Modelling of carbon cycling from mangrove litter to the adjacent Hooghly – Matla estuarine system, India; Modeling the effects of landscape changes caused by high altitude ski-pistes on bird species richness and distribution in the Alps; Forest coverage changes in Protected Areas: A fine-scale Markov chain approach Development of program tool for determination of potential of landscape visual exposure; Open Source spatial algorithms applied to landscape genetics; Biodiversity conservation in dynamic landscapes: compensation of habitat patch destruction by habitat recreation; Combining habitat suitability models and fluvial functionality data for a multilayer assessment of riverine vulnerability; The worst scenario principle and the assessment of the impact of quality of life for biosphere dynamics; Carbon cycle modeling and principle of the worst scenario; Modeling and evaluating the energy flow in the global ecosystems and its impacts on human ecological footprint

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