Book Sections

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1
Backgrounds and Scope of Ecological Modelling:
Between Intellectual Adventure and Scientific Routine

Chapter 2
What Are the General Conditions Under Which Ecological Models Can be Applied?

Chapter 3
Historical Background of Ecological Modelling and Its Importance for Modern Ecology

Part II Modelling Techniques and Approaches

Chapter 4
System Analysis and Context Assessment

Chapter 5
Steady State Models of Ecological Systems: EcoPath Approach to Mass-Balanced System Descriptions

Chapter 6
Ordinary Differential Equations

Chapter 7
Partial Differential Equations

Chapter 8
Cellular Automata in Ecological Modelling

Chapter 9
Leslie Matrices

Chapter 10
Modelling Ecological Processes with Fuzzy Logic Approaches

Chapter 11
Grammar-Based Models and Fractals

Chapter 12
Individual-Based Models

Chapter 13
Modelling Species’ Distributions

Chapter 14
Decision Trees in Ecological Modelling

Part III Application Fields, Case Studies and Examples

Chapter 15
Neutral Models and the Analysis of Landscape Structure

Chapter 16
Stage-Structured Integro-Differential Models: Application to Invasion Ecology

Chapter 17
Modelling Resilience and Phase Shifts in Coral Reefs: Application of Different Modelling Approaches

Chapter 18
Trophic Cascades and Food Web Stability in Fish Communities of the Everglades

Chapter 19
Lake Glumsø: Case Study on Modelling a Small Danish Lake

Chapter 20
Biophysical Models: An Evolving Tool in Marine Ecological Research

Chapter 21
Modelling the Everglades Ecosystem

Chapter 22
Model Integration: Application in Ecology and for Management

Part IV Integrative Approaches in Ecological Modeling

Chapter 23
How Valid Are Model Results? Assumptions, Validity Range and Documentation

Chapter 24
Perspectives in Ecological Modelling