Ecologist-Developed Spatially-Explicit Dynamic Landscape Models (Modeling Dynamic Systems)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Springer: 2012 edition (18 April 2012)
By: James Westervelt (Editor), Gordon Cohen (Editor)
This book is written for ecologists interested in capturing their understandings of how natural systems work in software - to help inform their work and communicate the consequences of proposed management plans. : Historically, ecologists had to rely on the skills of trained computer programmers to modeling natural systems, but now a new generation of software is allowing ecologists to directly capture their understandings of systems in software. : This book is a compilation of spatially explicit simulation models developed by ecologists and planners without any formal computer programming skills. : Readers will be inspired to believe that they too can create similar models of the systems with which they are familiar.