Publisher description for Ecological modeling : a common-sense approach to theory and practice / William E. Grant & Todd M. Swannack.

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Ecological Modeling:A Commonsense Approach to Theory and Practice explores how simulation modeling and its new ecological applications can offer solutions to complex natural resource management problems. This is a practical guide for students, teachers, and professional ecologists.

Examines four phases of the modeling process: conceptual model formulation, quantitative model specification, model evaluation, and model use

Provides useful building blocks for constructing systems simulation models

Includes a format for reporting the development and use of simulation models

Offers an integrated systems perspective for students, faculty, and professionals

Features helpful insights from the author, gained over 30 years of university teaching

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Ecology -- Mathematical models.