Description

In the application of statistics to ecological inference problems, hierarchical models combine explicit models of ecological system structure or dynamics with models of how ecological systems are observed. The principles of hierarchical modeling are applied in this book to a wide range of problems ranging from the molecular level, through populations, ecosystems, landscapes, networks,  through to the global ecosphere.

Key Features

    • Provides an excellent introduction to modelling
    • Collects together in one source a wide range of modelling techniques
    • Covers a wide range of topics, from the molecular level to the global ecosphere

Readership

Environmental managers, ecologists and biologists

Table of Contents

Series Title

Preface

Contributors

Introduction

1 Hierarchy Theory

2 Interactions between the Hierarchical Levels

3 Models with Two or More Hierarchical Levels

4 The Frequency of Disturbances Follow the Hierarchical Organization

5 An Overview of the Models Presented in this Book

1 Quantum Chemical Modeling in the Molecular Ecology

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Pheromone Molecules and Their Interaction With the Environment

1.3 Structure of the Active Center and Luminescence in the Photoprotein Obelin

1.4 Conclusions

2 Evolution before Life

3 Dealing with Spatial Autocorrelation in Gene Flow Modeling

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Modeling Method: Spatially Aware Predicting Clustering Trees

3.3 Results and Discussion: Modeling Gene Flow from GM to Non-GM Fields

3.4 Conclusion

4 Modeling In Vitro Cell-Based Assays Experiments

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Methods and Approach

4.3 Results and Discussion

4.4 Conclusions

Acknowledgments

Disclosure

Notation

5 “Keystone Species” of Molecular Interaction Networks

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Materials and Methods

5.3. Results

5.4. Conclusion

6 Evolutionary Transition to Complex Population Dynamic Patterns in an Age-structured Population

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Discrete Models of Changes in a Local Population Size

6.3 Density-Independent Selection in Limited Populations

6.4 Population Dynamics with F-Selection

6.5 Modeling of Natural Selection in Population with Age Structure

6.6 Conclusion

7 The Maximum Economic Yield Management of an Age-Structured Salmon Population

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Population Model

7.3 The Maximum Sustainable Economic Yield Harvesting Program

7.4 Nonselective Fishing Pattern

7.5 Nume

Details

No. of pages:
594
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780444593962
Electronic ISBN:
9780444594051