672 pages, Figs, tabs
Key text which attempts to capture the experience gained by the development of about 1000 models during the last decade or two. The aim is to provide modellers with sufficient information about the spectrum of environmental models to be able to evaluate the applicabilty of previously developed models.
The authors have met their primary objective of providing an overview of the spectrum of models that is available for a wide variety of ecosystems and ecological topics. The introductory sections of the chapters provide useful summaries of the characteristic features of the models in the various areas, and all the models are described in a standardized format which greatly facilitates general understanding and comparison... The authors do provide complete contact information (address, phone, fax, e-mail) for each model developer, which, in fact, may be one of the most valuable aspects of the book... The text should be a valuable reference for ecological modelers.
- Ecological Engineering, 16 (2000) 303-304
From the contents:The Development of Environmental Models. Scope of the Book. State of the Art of Modeling. How to Use the Handbook. Biogeochemical Models of Aquatic Ecosystems. Characteristics of Models for Aquatic Ecosystems. An Overview of Models for Rivers and Streams. Models of Rivers and Streams. An Overview of Models for Lakes and Reservoirs. Models for Lakes and Reservoirs. Overview of Marine Models.
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