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On Systems Analysis and Simulation of Ecological Processes with Examples in CSMP, FST and FORTRAN : Current Issues in Production Ecology - P. A. Leffelaar

On Systems Analysis and Simulation of Ecological Processes with Examples in CSMP, FST and FORTRAN

Current Issues in Production Ecology

By: P. A. Leffelaar (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1998
ISBN: 9780792355250
Number Of Pages: 319

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Presenting a method for the analysis of ecological systems using numerical models, this book describes the development of these models by means of relational diagrams and rate equations. The calculation of the dynamic behaviour of the models is studied through small computer programs. The approach is illustrated by treating examples ranging from simple exponential growth to the development of an insect population and transport phenomena in soils. About a hundred worked examples clarify the theoretical concepts presented and give the book a tutorial nature. The examples often illustrate the process, from defining the problem to the development of a computer program. Examples include models about yeasts, prey-predator interactions, pollutant and organic matter dynamics and heat flow in soil. Simulation languages are used to develop the programs, so that the need to learn technical programming details is minimized and attention can be focussed on the ecological problem. The use of these languages, which may be obtained via the editor, are described in the text. Those interested in applying systems analysis and simulation to the study of ecological processes, such as biologists, agro-ecologists and soil scientists, will find this book a valuable introduction. After studying the book readers will be able to develop their own models and to critically follow the literature on more complex ecosystem models.

Preface
Fundamentals of Dynamic Simulation
Philosophy and Terminology
Basic Elements of Dynamic Simulation
A Simulation Language: Continuous System Modeling Program III
The Growth of Yeast
Additional Exercises I
Advanced Themes in Dynamic Simulation
Numerical Integration and Error Analysis
Aspects of Structured Programming using CSMP and FORTRAN
Modelling of Ageing, Development, Delays and Dispersion
Mass Flow, Numerical Dispersion and Diffusion
Simulation Using a General Purpose Computer Language
Additional Exercises II
Solutions to the Exercises
References
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ISBN: 9780792355250
ISBN-10: 0792355253
Series: Current Issues in Production Ecology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 31st December 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 1.44
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised