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Computer-Based Environmental Management

Seppelt, Ralf 
Wiley-VCH  September 2003  



Hardcover  XXII, 278 Pages  ISBN 9783527307326      £120.00
Here, the author provides professionals in environmental research and management with the information they need for computer modeling: An understanding of the mathematical fundamentals and the choice of the optimal approach and software for their particular task.

Numerous illustrations, flowcharts and graphs, as well as worked examples help in comprehending complex mathematical tasks and their solutions, while case studies from a wide range of fields make it easier to apply simulation models to real-world problems. A unique presentation of applications for high standard modeling and simulation methodologies in environmental research.

From the contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction

PART I: SETTING THE SCENE: DIVERSITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING
From Conceptual Modeling to Computer Simulations
Environmental Models: Dynamic Processes
Environmental Models: Spatial Interactions

PART II: INTEGRATED MODELS
Multi-paradigm Modeling
Concepts: Hybrid Petri Nets
Case Studies: Hybrid Systems in Ecology
Applications: Environmental Impact Assessment

PART III: THE BIG PICTURE: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Scenario Analysis and Optimization
Prerequisites: Temporal Hierarchies and Spatial Scales
Optimum Agroecosystem Management: Temporal Patterns
Optimum Agroecosystem Management: Spatial Patterns
Changing Landscapes: Optimum Landscape Patterns
Conclusions, Perspectives and Research Demands
References
Index

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