Handbook of Ecological Models used in Ecosystem and Environmental Management

Edited by Sven Erik Jorgensen

© 2011 – CRC Press

636 pages | 134 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781439818121
pub: 2011-04-11
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About the Book

It is estimated that roughly 1000 new ecological and environmental models join the ranks of the scientific literature each year. The international peer-reviewed literature reports some 20,000 new models spanning the period from 1970-2010. Just to keep abreast of the field it is necessary to design a handbook of models that doesn’t merely list them, but rather draws the state-of-the-art development of models for ecosystem and environmental management.

Published first in 1996, Handbook of Models Applied in Ecosystem and Environmental Management applies precisely this approach to review current models applied in ecosystem-wide as well as environmentally specific management. Divided into two sections, the first section focuses on models of common ecosystems, leaving out only the most rare and extreme. Chapters cover coastal and marine ecosystems, wetlands, and estuaries; lake models and those general considerations valid for all freshwater ecosystems; grasslands, forests, and general features of terrestrial ecosystems; and managed ecosystems including agriculture and aquaculture as well as wastewater treatment systems.

Section II devotes attention to specific environmental problems. It begins with a look at "out of balance" problems such as eutrophication models, models of oxygen depletion, and acidification models in water pollution. Further chapters cover pollution by toxic substances, namely, heavy metal and organic toxins; global warming; fire and the spread of fire, and air pollution and the unique considerations of aerodynamics.

Supported with extensive references, Handbook of Models Applied in Ecosystem and Environmental Management provides a solid overview of the models currently in use for the management and homeostasis of whole ecosystems as well as for the solution of today’s most pressing environmental problems.

Table of Contents

Models of Ecosystems

Introduction, S.E. Jørgensen

Lake Models, S.E. Jørgensen

Estuary Ecosystem Models, I. Martins and J.C. Marques

Models of Rivers and Streams, S.E. Jørgensen

Models of Coral Reefs, S.E. Jørgensen

Models of Forest Ecosystems, S.E. Jørgensen

Grassland Simulation Models: A Synthesis of Current Models and Future Challenges, D.P.C. Peters

Agricultural Systems, S. Hansen, Per Abrahamsen, and M. Styczen

Aquaculture Systems, B.D. López

Models of Wetlands, S.E. Jørgensen

Wastewater Systems, K.V. Gernaey, I. Nopens, G. Sin, and U. Jeppsson

Models of Environmental Problems

Eutrophication Models, S.E. Jørgensen

Modeling Oxygen Depletion in a Lagunar System: The Ria de Aveiro, J.F. Lopes

Models of Pollution by Heavy Metals, S.E. Jørgensen

Models of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment, S.E. Jørgensen and B.H. Sørensen

Models of Global Warming and the Impacts of Climate Changes on Ecosystems, S.E. Jørgensen

Landscape-Scale Resource Management: Environmental Modeling and Land Use Optimization for Sustaining Ecosystem Services, R. Seppelt

Simulation of Fire Spread Using Physics-Inspired and Chemistry- Based Mathematical Analogs, A. Muzy, D. Cancellieri, and D.R.C. Hill

Air Pollution, K. Ganev

Acidification, T. Navratil

About the Editor

Sven Erik Jørgensen works with the Royal Danish School of Pharmacy.

About the Series

Applied Ecology and Environmental Management

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General