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Scale and Predictability in Ecological Modeling

  • Simon A. Levin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 72)

Abstract

Fundamental to sound environmental management is an understanding of the relevant scales of interest, and the interrelationships among scales. Predictability is intertwined with variability, and with the choice of temporal and spatial scales. Overly detailed models are useless as predictive devices, and techniques for aggregation and simplification are essential.

Keywords

Ecological Modeling Geological Time Scale Hierarchical Decomposition Stiff Model Time Scale Separation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon A. Levin
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  1. 1.Ecology and Systematics and Ecosystems Research CenterCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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