With descriptions of hundreds of the most important environmental and ecological models, this handbook is a unique and practical reference source. The Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Modeling is ideal for those working in environmental modeling, including regulators and managers who wish to understand the models used to make assessments. Overviews of more than 360 models are easily accessed in this handbook, allowing readers to quickly locate information they need about models available in a given ecosystem.
The material in the Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Modeling is logically arranged according to ecosystem. Each of the sixteen chapters of the handbook covers a particular ecosystem, and includes not only the descriptions of the models, but also an overview of the state-of-the-art in modeling for that particular ecosystem. A summary of the spectrum of available models is also provided in each chapter. The extensive table of contents and the easy-to-use index put materials immediately at your fingertips.
Introduction The Development of Environmental Models Scope of the Book State of the Art of Modeling How to Use the Handbook Biogeochemical Models of Aquatic Ecosystems Characteristics of Models for Aquatic Ecosystems An Overview of Models for Rivers and Streams Models of Rivers and Streams An Overview of Models for Lakes and Reservoirs Models for Lakes and Reservoirs Overview of Marine Models Marine Models Overview of Models of Wetlands Models of Wetlands Overview of Groundwater Models Groundwater Models Models of Waste Water Treatment Plants, An Overview Waste Water Models Biogeochemical Models in Ecotoxicology Introduction Characteristic Features and Classification of Ecotoxicological Models The Application of Models in Ecotoxicology An Overview of Pesticide Models Models of Pesticides An Overview: Models of Other Toxic Organic Compounds Models of Other Organic Compounds An Overview: Models of Heavy Metals, Radionuclides and Other Inorganic Compounds in the Environment Models of Heavy Metals, Radionuclides and Other Inorganic Compounds in the Environment Models of Terrestrial Ecosystems General Considerations on Modeling Terrestrial Ecosystems An Illustration: A Complex Hierarchical Model Growth Equations Overview of Agricultural Models Agricultural Models An Overview of Forestry Models Forestry Models An Overview: Models of Other Terrestrial Ecosystems Models of Other Terrestrial Ecosystems Models of Atmospheric Pollution and Climate General Considerations on Modeling Air Pollution and Climatic Changes Models of the Distribution and Effect of Acidic Rain Plume Dispersion An Overview: Models of Air Pollution Models of Air Pollution Landscape Models and Modeling Tools Introduction An Overview: Models of Regions and Landscape Models of Regions and Landscape An Overview: Auxiliary Models as Modeling Tools Auxiliary Models as Modeling Tools Modeling Population Dynamics Introduction Interaction between Populations Modeling Age Structure for Management of Natural Resources Modeling the Primary Production/The Photosynthesis: An Overview Models for the Primary Production and the Photosynthesis An Overview of Modeling Population Dynamics Population Dynamic Models References Index