1: Backgrounds and Scope of Ecological Modelling

MCED Chapter 01

Title

Backgrounds and Scope of Ecological Modelling: Between Intellectual Adventure and Scientific Routine

Authors

Broder Breckling, Fred Jopp and Hauke Reuter


Abstract (from the book)

The biological environment is full of diversity, changing situations, and dynamic alterations. This makes the field exciting and demanding, and sometimes confusing to understand. Models are one of the means to gain and maintain an overview of the various phenomena emerging in the different biotopes and relating to a wide range of scientific questions.