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Modeling and Simulation in Ecotoxicology with Applications in MATLAB and Simulink

By: Kenneth R Dixon

270 pages, illus, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Sep 2011 | #191729 | ISBN-13: 9781439855171
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This book discusses the role of modeling and simulation in environmental toxicology, and describes toxicological processes from the level of the individual organism to populations and ecosystems. Mathematical functions and simulations are presented using MATLAB and Simulink programming languages.


Introduction. Principles of Modeling and Simulation. Introduction to Stochastic Modeling. Modeling Ecotoxicology. Parameter Estimation. Analysis of Simulation Experiments. Model Validation. Case Study: A Model for Predicting Mortality in Birds Exposed to Agrochemicals.

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Dr. Kenneth R. Dixon's current research interests include developing and applying computer simulation models to predict the movement of toxic chemicals in the environment and their effects on human and wildlife populations. He also studies the spatial distribution of toxicants and effects at ecosystem, landscape, and regional scales by integrating models with geographic information systems. Current research projects include developing food-chain models to predict the uptake and effects of pesticides, perchlorate, and explosives; developing spatial models of the spread of infectious diseases; and a mathematical programming model of the effects of pollutants on optimal feeding strategies. Dr. Dixon has taught courses in modeling, geographic information systems, ecosystems analysis, biometry, and wildlife management.

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