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Handbook of Scaling Methods in Aquatic Ecology

Measurement, Analysis, Simulation, 1st Edition

Edited by Laurent Seuront, Peter G. Strutton

CRC Press

624 pages | 26 Color Illus. | 296 B/W Illus.

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The evolution of observational instruments, simulation techniques, and computing power has given aquatic scientists a new understanding of biological and physical processes that span temporal and spatial scales. This has created a need for a single volume that addresses concepts of scale in a manner that builds bridges between experimentalists and theoreticians in aquatic ecology.

Handbook of Scaling Methods in Aquatic Ecology: Measurement, Analysis, Simulation is the first comprehensive compilation of modern scaling methods used in marine and freshwater ecological research. Written by leading researchers, it presents a systematic approach to dealing with space and time in aquatic ecology. This is a compendium that analyzes themes related to the response or behavior of organisms to processes occurring over multiple spatial and temporal scales.

This book covers: novel techniques for data collection, focusing on processes over a broad range of scales (from bacteria to ocean basins); newly-developed concepts and data analysis algorithms; and innovative computer models and simulations to mimic complex biological processes.

The Handbook serves as a reference volume for investigators seeking insight into new experimental approaches and data analysis, as well as the sensor design required for optimal sampling. Many of the algorithms and models provided are directly applicable to your experimental data. This comprehensive treatment of scaling methods and applications can help foster a unified understanding of subject matter among the modeling, experimental, and field research communities.

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"The articles … are an excellent selection using the scaling methods in measurement, analysis, and simulation. … [I] recommend the book for graduate students and researchers in an academic institution."

- E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 9, Sept. 2004

Table of Contents

MEASUREMENTS

Comparison of bio-optical scale resolution from CTD and microstructure measurements, by F. Wolk, L. Seuront, H. Yamazaki and S. Leterme

Measurement of zooplankton distributions with a high-resolution digital

camera system, by M.C. Benfield, C.J. Schwehm, R.G. Fredericks, G.

Squyres, S.F. Keenan and M.V. Trevorrow

Planktonic Layers: physical and biological interactions on the small-scale, by T.J. Cowles

Scales of Biological-Physical Coupling in the Equatorial Pacific, by P.G. Strutton and F.P Chavez

Acoustic remote sensing of photosynthetic activity in seagrass beds, by J.-P. Hermand

Multiscale in situ measurements of intertidal benthic production and respiration, by D. Davoult, A. Migné and N. Spilmont

Spatially Extensive, High Resolution Images of Rocky Shore Communities, by D. Blakeway, C. Robles, D. Fuentes and H.-L. Qiu

Food web dynamics in stable isotope ecology: time integration of different trophic levels, by C.M. O'Reilly, P. Verburg, R.E. Hecky, P.D. Plisnier and A.S. Cohen

Synchrotron-based infrared imaging of Euglena gracilis single cells, by C. Hirschmugl, M. Bunta and M. Giordano

Signaling during mating in the pelagic copepod, Temora longicornis, by J. Yen, A. Prusaz, M. Caun, M.H. Doall, J. Brown and J.R. Strickler

Experimental validation of an individual-based model for zooplankton swarming, by N.S. Banas, D.P. Wang and J. Yen

ANALYSIS

On skipjack tuna dynamics: similarity at several scales, by A.P. Solari, J.J. Castro and C. Bas

The temporal scaling of environmental variability in rivers and lakes, by H. Cyr, P.J. Dillon and J.E. Parker

Biogeochemical variability at the sea surface: how it is linked to process response times, by A. Mahadevan and J.W. Campbell

Challenges in the analysis and simulation of benthic community patterns, by M.P. Johnson

Fractal dimension estimation in studies of epiphytal and epilithic communities- strengths and weaknesses, by J. Davenport

Rank-size analysis and vertical phytoplankton distribution patterns, by J.G. Mitchell

An introduction to wavelets, by I.M. Dremin, Ivanov, O.V. and V.A. Nechitailo

Fractal characterization of spatial distributions of plankton on Georges Bank, by K.E. Fisher, P.H. Wiebe and B.D. Malamud

Orientation of sea fans perpendicular to the flow, by T.R. Osborn and G.K. Ostrader

Why are large, delicate, gelatinous organisms so successful in the ocean's interior?, by T.R. Osborn and D. Barber

Quantifying zooplankton swimming behavior: the question of scale, by L. Seuront, M.C. Brewer and J.R. Strickler

Identification of iterations in copepod populations using a qualitative

study of stage-structured population models, by S. Souissi and O. Bernard

SIMULATION

The importance of spatial scale in the modeling of aquatic ecosystems, by D.L. DeAngelis, W.M. Mooij and A. Basset

Patterns in models of plankton dynamics in a heterogeneous environment, by H. Malchow, A.B. Medvinsky and S.V. Petrovskii

Seeing the wood for the trees, and vice versa: pattern-oriented ecological modelling, by V. Grimm and U. Berger

Spatial dynamics of a benthic community: applying multiple models to a

single system, by D.D. Donalson, R.A. Desharnais, C.D. Robles and R. Nisbet

Effects of Langmuir circulation on buoyant particles, by E. Skyllingstad

Modeling of turbulent intermittency: multifractal stochastic processes and their simulation, by F.G. Schmitt

An application of lognormal theory to moderate Reynolds number turbulent structures, by H. Yamazaki and K.D. Squires

Numerical simulations of the flow field at the scale size of an individual copepod, by H. Jiang

Can turbulence reduce the energy costs of hovering for planktonic organisms?, by H. Yamazaki, K.D. Squires and J.R. Strickler

Utilising different levels of adaptation in individual-based modelling, by G. Huse and J. Giske

Using multi-agent systems to develop individual based models for copepods:

consequences of individual behavior and spatial heterogeneity on the

emerging properties at the population scale, by S. Souissi, V. Ginot L. Seuront and S.I. Uye

Modeling planktonic behavior as a complex adaptive system, by A.K. Yamazaki and D. Kamykowski

Discrete events based Lagrangian approach as a tool for modelling predator prey interactions in the plankton, by P. CaparroyMEASUREMENTS

Comparison of bio-optical scale resolution from CTD and microstructure measurements, by F. Wolk, L. Seuront, H. Yamazaki and S. Leterme

Measurement of zooplankton distributions with a high-resolution digital

camera system, by M.C. Benfield, C.J. Schwehm, R.G. Fredericks, G.

Squyres, S.F. Keenan and M.V. Trevorrow

Planktonic Layers: physical and biological interactions on the small-scale, by T.J. Cowles

Scales of Biological-Physical Coupling in the Equatorial Pacific, by P.G. Strutton and F.P Chavez

Acoustic remote sensing of photosynthetic activity in seagrass beds, by J.-P. Hermand

Multiscale in situ measurements of intertidal benthic production and respiration, by D. Davoult, A. Migné and N. Spilmont

Spatially Extensive, High Resolution Images of Rocky Shore Communities, by D. Blakeway, C. Robles, D. Fuentes and H.-L. Qiu

Food web dynamics in stable isotope ecology: time integration of different trophic levels, by C.M. O'Reilly, P. Verburg, R.E. Hecky, P.D. Plisnier and A.S. Cohen

Synchrotron-based infrared imaging of Euglena gracilis single cells, by C. Hirschmugl, M. Bunta and M. Giordano

Signaling during mating in the pelagic copepod, Temora longicornis, by J. Yen, A. Prusaz, M. Caun, M.H. Doall, J. Brown and J.R. Strickler

Experimental validation of an individual-based model for zooplankton swarming, by N.S. Banas, D.P. Wang and J. Yen

ANALYSIS

On skipjack tuna dynamics: similarity at several scales, by A.P. Solari, J.J. Castro and C. Bas

The temporal scaling of environmental variability in rivers and lakes, by H. Cyr, P.J. Dillon and J.E. Parker

Biogeochemical variability at the sea surface: how it is linked to process response times, by A. Mahadevan and J.W. Campbell

Challenges in the analysis and simulation of benthic community patterns, by M.P. Johnson

Fractal dimension estimation in studies of epiphytal and epilithic communities- strengths and weaknesses, by J. Davenport

Rank-size analysis and vertical phytoplankton distribution patterns, by J.G. Mitchell

An introduction to wavelets, by I.M. Dremin, Ivanov, O.V. and V.A. Nechitailo

Fractal characterization of spatial distributions of plankton on Georges Bank, by K.E. Fisher, P.H. Wiebe and B.D. Malamud

Orientation of sea fans perpendicular to the flow, by T.R. Osborn and G.K. Ostrader

Why are large, delicate, gelatinous organisms so successful in the ocean's interior?, by T.R. Osborn and D. Barber

Quantifying zooplankton swimming behavior: the question of scale, by L. Seuront, M.C. Brewer and J.R. Strickler

Identification of iterations in copepod populations using a qualitative

study of stage-structured population models, by S. Souissi and O. Bernard

SIMULATION

The importance of spatial scale in the modeling of aquatic ecosystems, by D.L. DeAngelis, W.M. Mooij and A. Basset

Patterns in models of plankton dynamics in a heterogeneous environment, by H. Malchow, A.B. Medvinsky and S.V. Petrovskii

Seeing the wood for the trees, and vice versa: pattern-oriented ecological modelling, by V. Grimm and U. Berger

Spatial dynamics of a benthic community: applying multiple models to a

single system, by D.D. Donalson, R.A. Desharnais, C.D. Robles and R. Nisbet

Effects of Langmuir circulation on buoyant particles, by E. Skyllingstad

Modeling of turbulent intermittency: multifractal stochastic processes and their simulation, by F.G. Schmitt

An application of lognormal theory to moderate Reynolds number turbulent structures, by H. Yamazaki and K.D. Squires

Numerical simulations of the flow field at the scale size of an individual copepod, by H. Jiang

Can turbulence reduce the energy costs of hovering for planktonic organisms?, by H. Yamazaki, K.D. Squires and J.R. Strickler

Utilising different levels of adaptation in individual-based modelling, by G. Huse and J. Giske

Using multi-agent systems to develop individual based models for copepods:

consequences of individual behavior and spatial heterogeneity on the

emerging properties at the population scale, by S. Souissi, V. Ginot L. Seuront and S.I. Uye

Modeling planktonic behavior as a complex adaptive system, by A.K. Yamazaki and D. Kamykowski

Discrete events based Lagrangian approach as a tool for modelling predator prey interactions in the plankton, by P. Caparroy

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology