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Spatial Pattern Dynamics in Aquatic Ecosystem Modelling

By: Hong Li

202 pages, b/w & col illus

CRC Press

Paperback | Dec 2009 | #185461 | ISBN-13: 9780415558976
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This thesis focuses on the simulation of spatial patterns in aquatic ecosystems. Various modelling approaches are explored to reveal processes and factors contributing to the spatial pattern development at various scales.


1. Introduction;
2. Theoretical Background;
3. Developments in Modelling Paradigms;
4. Harmful Algal Bloom Prediction Using Data-Driven Techniques; 5. Enhancing Physically-Based Algal Dynamics Modelling Using Remote Sensing Images;
6. Spatial Pattern Dynamics in Cellular Automata Based Aquatic Ecosystem Modelling;
7. Revealing Spatial Pattern Dynamics in Aquatic Ecosystem Modelling with Multi-Agent Systems;
8. A Synthesis of Physically-Based Water Quality Modelling and Multi-Agent-Based Population Dynamics Modelling;
9. Conclusions and Recommendations.

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Hong Li carried out her PhD research in collaboration with Deltares | Delft Hydraulics, UNESCO-IHE and Delft University of Technology. Her current interests are in spatial temporal dynamics in aquatic ecosystems. She has experience in several areas including, hydroinformatics and ecohydraulics modelling, aquatic population dynamics, and modelling spatial patterns of aquatic populations with various data sources and advanced computational technologies. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Hydrology from Hohai University, China and one in Hydroinformatics from UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, the Netherlands.

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