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A universal simulator for ecological models

Holst, Niels (2012) A universal simulator for ecological models. Ecological Modelling, 13, 70- 76. [Unpublished]

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To most modellers, ecological models are primarily about ecology. A model is a condensed summary of an ecosystem written in the language of mathematics and logic. While modellers with a mathematical inclination may prefer stringent model formulations, that allow formal mathematical analysis, most modellers in ecology prefer heterogeneus, composite models permitting only numerical analysis; they are computational modellers who implement their models in software, which then itself becomes both tool and object in the ensuing analysis. The design and implementation details of this software is largely neglected. But this paper is only about this: the proper design and implementaion of ecological models.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > WEEDS - Control of weeds in organic cropping
Deposited By: Holst, Dr. Niels
ID Code:20632
Deposited On:26 Mar 2012 08:25
Last Modified:23 May 2013 13:36
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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