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Author Acevedo, Miguel F
Title Simulation of Ecological and Environmental Models
Imprint Bosa Roca : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (481 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Front Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Author -- Chapter 1 - Introduction -- Chapter 2 - Review of Basic Mathematical Concepts and Introduction to R -- Chapter 3 - Exponential Model -- Chapter 4 - Model Simulation -- Chapter 5 - Model Evaluation -- Chapter 6 - Nonlinear Models -- Chapter 7 - Stability and Disturbances -- Chapter 8 - Sensitivity Analysis, Response Surfaces, and Scenarios -- Linear Dynamical Systems -- Chapter 10 - Structured Population Models -- Chapter 11 - Ecotoxicological Modeling -- Chapter 12 - Community Dynamics -- Chapter 13 - Ecosystems: Nutrients and Energy -- Chapter 14 - Aquatic Ecosystems -- Chapter 15 - Terrestrial Ecosystems: Soils, Plants, and Water -- Chapter 16 - Terrestrial Ecosystems: Vegetation Dynamics -- Bibliography -- Back Cover
"Professor Acevedo's considerable experience in teaching graduate-level courses in environmental modeling has been nicely captured in this excellent and accessible textbook. He covers the field in sufficient breadth to introduce the student to virtually all aspects of environmental modeling, with sufficient depth to convey both the theory and practicality of each topic. This book particularly excels in its hands-on approach, guiding students through its many exercises and computer sessions so that understanding of each topic is achieved, and the student is provided with the tools necessary to delve further into developing and applying quantitative models for environmental studies. Professor Acevedo's book challenges students to think through not only the what and the how of modeling, but also the why. Thus, he has successfully achieved his central objective, to present a unified method of teaching that is commensurate with the interdisciplinary and quantitative approaches required today to study and understand complex ecological systems."-Mark A. Harwell, Harwell Gentile & Associates, LC, Port Orange, Florida, USA"Acevedo's new text for environmental simulation is a welcome addition to those now available. The text is based on R (a package of models accompanies the book), and this choice makes it a useful option. The presentation is aimed at classes for early graduate students in the environmental sciences and engineering, but the rigor and hands-on nature of the advanced chapters are complemented by still advanced but accessible introductions to the necessary math and modeling concepts. Courses taught with this text will be challenging, potentially fun, and a great jump-start in environmental simulation for grad students."-George P. Malanson, University of Iowa, USA
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Acevedo, Miguel F. Simulation of Ecological and Environmental Models Bosa Roca : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9781439885062
Subject Ecology -- Mathematical models.;Environmental sciences -- Mathematical models
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