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Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands

Examines recent progress towards a better understanding of these two important ecosystems
Presents new results and approaches that can be used to develop better models
Discusses how to increase the synergistic effect between ecosystems engineering and modelling

Series: Developments in Environmental Modelling Volume: 26

By: Sven Erik Jørgensen (Editor), Ni-Bin Chang (Editor), Fu-Liu Xu (Editor)

Elsevier

Hardback | Apr 2014 | #214186 | ISBN-13: 9780444632494
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About this book

Ecological modelling has developed rapidly in recent decades, with the focus primarily on the restoration of lakes and wetlands. Ecological Modelling and Engineering in Lakes and Wetlands presents the progress being made in modelling for a wealth of applications. It covers the older biogeochemical models still in use today, structurally dynamic models, 3D models, biophysical models, entire watershed models, and ecotoxicological models, as well as the expansion of modeling to the Arctic and Antarctic climate-zones. Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands also addresses modelling the effect of climate change, including the development of ecological models for addressing storm water pond issues, which are increasingly important in urban regions where more concentrated rainfalls are a consequence of climate change. The ecological engineering topics covered in Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands also emphasize the advancements being made in applying ecological engineering regimes for better environmental management of lakes and wetlands.


Contents

1. Introduction, Sven Erik Jorgensen
2. Structurally Dynamic Modelling, Sven Erik Jorgensen
3. Development of Level-IV QWASI Fugacity Model for Dynamic Multimedia Fate and Transport Processes of HCHs in Lake Chaohu, China, Fu-Liu Xu
4. Eco-Risk Assessments for Toxic Contaminants based on Species Sensitivity Distribution (SSD) Models in Lake Chaohu, China, Fu-Liu Xu
5. Modeling Watershed non-point Source Pollution: Complexity, Uncertainty and Future Directions, Yi Zheng Sr.
6. Extending Network Analysis applied to Multi-Factor Ecological Risk Assessment of River Ecosystems, Bin Chen Sr.
7. Modeling the Purification Effects of the Constructed Sphagnum Wetland on Phosphorus and Heavy Metals in Dajiuhu Wetland Reserve, China, Fu-Liu Xu
8. Ecological Assessment for Constructed Wetland based on Biophysical Modelling, G.Q. Chen
9. Modelling the Response of the Planktonic Microbial Community to Warming Effect in Maritime Antarctic Lakes: Ecological Implication, Antonio Camacho
10. Environmental Dispersion in Wetland based on Biophysical Modeling, G.Q. Chen
11. Trade-offs between Biodiversity Conservation and Nutrients Removal in Wetlands of Arid Intensive Agricultural Basins: the Mar Menor Case, Spain, Julia Martínez-Fernández
12. Development of a Structurally Dynamic Model and Application of Ecological Indicators for the Spanish Lake, Chozas, that has been invaded by Crayfish, Sven Erik Jorgensen
13. Development of an Ecological Model for the Effects of Macrophyte Restoration on Ecosystem Health of a Large Eutrophic Chinese Lake (Lake Chao), Fu-Liu Xu
14. Development of a SDM for the Ecosystem Evolution of a Large Shallow Chinese Lake (Lake Chao), Fu-Liu Xu
15. Exploring the Mechanism of a catastrophic Shift for a shallow plateau Lake: A Three-dimensional Water Quality Modeling Approach, Yong Liu
16. Floating Treatment Wetlands for Nutrient Removal in a Subtropical Stormwater Wet Detention Pond with a Fountain, Ni-Bin Chang
17. System Dynamics Modeling of Nitrogen in a Stormwater Wet Pond with Floating Treatment Wetlands in Central Florida, Ni-Bin Chang
18. Modeling the Effects of Global Warming on Zebra Mussel Dynamics: Application to a Mediterranean Reservoir, Carles Alcaraz
19. SubWet 2.0: Modelling the Performance of Treatment Wetlands in a Cold Climate, Annie Chouinard
20. Framing the Need for Application of Ecological Engineering in Arctic Environments, Colin N. Yates
21. Performance Testing of a Pilot Scale HSSF Wetland in the Canadian Arctic, Colin N. Yates
22. Practical Aspects, Logistical Challenges, and Regulatory Considerations for Modelling and Managing Treatment Wetlands, Colin N. Yates
23. Modelling of Wastewater Treatment in a System Consisting of Waste Stabilization Ponds, Constructed Wetlands and Fish Ponds, Irene Tarimo
24. A Novel Subsurface Upflow Wetland with the Aid of Biosorption Activated Media for Nutrient Removal, Ni-Bin Chang
25. Tracer-based System Dynamic Modeling for Designing a Subsurface Upflow Wetland for Nutrient Removal, Ni-Bin Chang


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Biography

Sven Erik Jørgensen is professor emeritus in environmental chemistry at the University of Copenhagen. He received a master of science in chemical engineering from the Danish Technical University (1958), a doctor of environmental engineering (Karlsruhe University) and a doctor of science in ecological modelling (Copenhagen University). He is honourable doctor at Coimbra University, Portugal and at Dar es Salaam University (Tanzania). In 1975 he founded the journal Ecological Modelling and in 1978 the ISEM (International Society of Ecological Modelling). He has received several awards, the Ruder Boskovic Medal, the Prigogine Prize, the Pascal Medal, the Einstein professorship at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Santa Chiara Prize for multidisciplinary teaching and the very prestigious Stockholm Water Prize. He has published 366 papers of which 275 were published in peer-reviewed international journals and he has edited or authored 76 books, of which several have been translated to other languages (Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese). He has authored a successful textbook in ecological modelling Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling, which was published as a fourth edition together with Brian Fath in 2011. It has been translated into Chinese and Russian (third edition). Recently he authored a well received textbook in system ecology entitled Introduction to Systems Ecology. It was published as an English edition in 2012 and as a Chinese edition in 2013. He was editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of Ecology, published in 2008, and of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, published in December 2012. He has taught courses in ecological modelling in 32 different countries. He is the editorial board member of 18 international journals in the fields of ecology and environmental management. He is currently the president of ISEM and he has been elected member of the European Academy of Science's, for which he is the chairman of the Section for Environmental Sciences.

Ni-Bin Chang is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the Director of the Stormwater Management Academy, University of Central Florida (UCF) in the United States. From Aug. 2012 to Aug. 2014, he was the program director of the Hydrologic Sciences Program and Cyber-enabled Sustainability Science and Engineering Program for the National Science Foundation in the United States. He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from National Chiao-Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan in 1983, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Water Resources and Environmental Systems Engineering from Cornell University in 1989 and 1991, respectively. Since 1992, Dr. Chang has been directing academic research in the core area of "Environmental Sustainability, Water Resources Management, and Systems Analysis" based on various socio-technical system of systems engineering approaches. Ni-Bin is a new Renaissance-type scientist for whom cross-disciplinary research is the norm. With the formation of many cross-domain teams, his research areas include sustainable systems engineering, sustainability science, environmental and hydrological informatics/systems analysis, remote sensing and sensor networks, soft computing, industrial ecology, ecological engineering, green infrastructure planning and design, and system control/engineering optimization. Ni-Bin has received widespread recognition for his interdisciplinary research. He was elected as a Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers (F.ASCE) in 2009 and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (F.AAAS) in 2011. He was also an elected Member of the European Academy of Sciences (M.EAS) in 2008 and has been a member of the Board of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences Division since then. He holds senior membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and International Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE), Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE), Diplomat of Water Resources Engineer (DWRE), Certificate of Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED). He is the recipient of the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in United Kingdom (UK) in 2013, Fulbright Scholar Award in the U.S. in 2012, Bridging the Gaps Award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK. in 2012, Outstanding Achievement Award (ASCE/EWRI) in the U.S. in 2010, and the Research Excellence Award from the National Research Council in Taiwan from 1997 to 2001. He has taught courses in Environmental Informatics and Remote Sensing, Environmental Systems Analysis etc. He is the editorial board member of 40+ international journals. As of Sept. 2013, Ni-Bin is the primary author or a co-author of over 208 peer-reviewed journal articles, 4 English books, 19 book chapters, and 175 conference papers. He was the guest editor of 11 special issues of academic journals, and the owner of 8 United States Patents.

Fu-Liu Xu is a professor of environmental Sciences at Peking University, China. From 2001 to 2011, he was the director of the Environmental Sciences Division at the College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University. He received a B.S. degree in Geology from Hefei University of Technology in China in 1984, an M.S. degree in Geochemistry from Xi'an Geological College in China in 1988, and a Ph.D. degree in Ecological Modeling from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark in 1998. Since then, Dr. Xu have been conducting academic research in ecological and environmental sciences covering ecological modeling, ecological indicators, ecological health, ecological engineering, as well as the fate, transfer, ecotoxicology and risk assessment of toxic chemical pollutants. He was the recipient of the Marie Curie Fellowship in 1995, the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from the University of Hawaii, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and from the University of Kyoto in 2001, 2002 and 2003, respectively, as well as the National Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China in 2007. He has taught courses in Ecological Modeling, Environmental Decision-Making Analysis, and Fundamentals of Geosciences. Dr. Xu is the editorial board member of three international journals, Ecological Modelling, Ecological Indicators, and Journal of Ecosystem. He has published 158 peer-reviewed journal articles. He was a co-author of the Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health published by CRC Press (First Edition in 1995 and Second Edition in 2010). He was the chief guest editor of the special issues on Toxic Chemical Pollutants in Freshwater Ecosystem for The Scientific World Journal with the Environmental Chemistry Domain in 2012. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Ecological Modelling (ISEM).