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Dynamic Modeling for Marine Conservation

Series: Modeling Dynamic Systems Series

Edited By: M Ruth and J Lindholm

449 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 2002 | #124967 | ISBN: 0387953175
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The effects of disturbed ecosystems, from devastating algal blooms to the loss of whale populations, have demonstrated the vulnerability of the oceans' biodiversity. Conservation of marine systems requires knowledge from many different fields in order to understand the complex interactions that threaten those systems. Dynamic Modeling for Marine Conservation provides a method of learning how these systems function, determining how natural and human actions have put them in peril and how we can best influence the marine world in order to maintain biodiversity.

From the reviews: "The main aim of this book is to explore the ecological complexity in marine systems in the light of setting a new conservation agenda using the power of dynamic modeling via the graphical programming language of STELLA Research software. ! The CD-ROM includes all the examples illustrated in the chapters and is a very useful traveling companion for this journey ! . I recommend this book to anyone interested in actively learning about and understanding the new challenges in marine conservation and related issues." (Andrea Belgrano, Ecology, Vol. 83 (9), 2002)


Part I: Concepts and Techniques.- Introduction.- Modeling in STELLA.- Predator-Prey Dynamics.- Epidemic in the Marine System.- Impacts of Fishing Pressure on Mean Length of Fish.- Spatial Fisheries Model; Part II: Applications.- Modeling Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions and Primary Productivity.- Impact of Dynamic Light and Nutrient Environments on Phytoplankton Communities in the Coastal Ocean.- Eelgrass Dynamics.- Life-stage Based Recovery Dynamics of Marine Invertebrates in Soft-sediment Habitats.- Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds.- Kelp, Urchins and Otters in the California Region.- Nile Perch Population Dynamics in Lake Victoria: Implications for Management and Conservation.- Dynamics of Multiple Fish Species under Variable Levels of Exploitation.- Fish Population Responses to Seafloor Habitat Alteration: Implications for the Design of Marine Protected Areas.- Management of the Commons: Social Behavior and Resource Extraction.- Cod Aquaculture.- The Global Shrimp Market.

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