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Author Grant, William E. (William Edward), 1947-

Title Ecology and natural resource management : systems analysis and simulation / William E. Grant, Ellen K. Pedersen, Sandra L. Marín.

Published New York : Wiley, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store Engin  333.720113 GRAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The Systems Approach to Problem Solving -- 2. Basic Concepts of Systems Analysis and Simulation --3. Conceptual-Model Formulation -- 4. Quantitative-Model Specification -- 5. Model Evaluation -- 6. Model Use -- 7. Modular Representation of System Structure and Dynamics -- 8. The Modeling Process in Practice: Iteration of Phases -- 9. Annotated Example of Model Development and Use: Simulation of Aquaculture Pond Management -- 10. Reporting the Development and Use of Simulation Models -- 11. Population Dynamics: Effects of Density-Independent and Density-Dependent Factors --12. Population Dynamics: Effects of Age-Specific Natality and Mortality -- 13. Interspecific Competition: Effects of Fluctuating Environmental Conditions -- 14. Community Structure: Effects of Competition and Frequency of Ecological Disturbance --15. Predator-Prey Systems: Effects of Predator on Prey and Prey on Predator -- 16. Energy Balance of Homeotherms: Effects of Foraging and Thermoregulation.
17. Wildlife Management: Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on the Management of Endangered Animal Species -- 18. Fisheries Management: Effects of Harvest Regulations on the Biomass Yield from a Fishery -- 19. Rangeland Management: Effects of Stocking Density and Frequency of Brush Control on Rangeland Productivity -- 20. Forest Management: Effects of Timber Harvest on the Relative Abundance of Wildlife Species -- 21. Reflections.
Summary This book explores the theory and methods of systems analysis and computer modeling as applied to problems in ecology and natural resource management. It reflects the problems and conflicts between competing uses of limited space and the need for quantitative predictors of the outcome of various management strategies.
Includes computer disk to provides hands-on experience in building models.-- Includes examples of problems such as forest fragmentation, overgrazing of grasslands, and game species distribution.-- Provides a step-by-step guide to each phase in the development of a simulation model using combinations of simple system components.
System notes System requirements for accompanying computer disc: Windows system, 486 computer, 8 MB RAM, 6 MB free disk space, CD-ROM drive; Macintosh system, System 6.0.4 or higher, 8 MB RAM, 6 MB free disk space, CD-ROM drive.
Other author Pedersen, Ellen K.
Marín, Sandra L.
Subject Ecology -- Computer simulation.
Natural resources -- Management -- Computer simulation.
System analysis.
Variant Title Ecology & natural resource management.
ISBN 0471137863 (cloth : acid-free paper)