Ecological Modelling Resource Home Page
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Compiled and Updated by the students of Ecological Modelling (Environmental Studies 406)
1997: Nevis Antoniazzi, Gilles Berube, Linda Cutler, Scott Emmons, Terri Fortune Glenn Isaac, Tanya Laing, Mike Nishizaki, and Kathy Peet
2002: Brieanna Allen, Mark Bidwell, Vanessa Egginton,
A. Chris Farrer, Neal Foord, Jennifer Fryatt, Nicole Gagnon, Susan Gill,
Laba Guebezai, Jennifer Hendsbee, Chi-Hao (Dennis) Hung, Ann Johnson, Orla
Jorgenson, Benita Kaytor, Shelley Kuromi, Elaine Kwan, Ducan Mccoll, Brenda
Moore, Amanda Saigeon, Kari Sexsmith, Clayton Sheen, Debbie Taint, Jennifer
Waughtal, Miranda Werk
For additional information or to report error please contact:
Dr. Joe Ackerman
Tel (250) 960 - 5839
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General Aspects of Ecological Modelling
Modelling of Physical and Engineering Problems:
EcoTools:Web site of a research group based at Loughborough University which outlines and introduces the individual interests of the group's members.
Ecological Modelling Links:Web page for an ecological modeling class at Stanford University; includes an on-line Stella model of an aquatic ecosystem.
Basic Ecological Models:Includes links to registers and sources of models, societies, journals, software, databases, documents, FAQ's. Includes links to many sites already listed on class page.
Geochemical and Ecological Modelling:Some practice questions and a general overview of some math used in ecological modelling. Some questions require use of Danasys software, and a link is provided to download this software.
An Introduction to the Practice of Ecological Modelling:Free downloads of Ecowin 2000, Barcawin 2000, Oceanus 2000, Equation 2000, and Databuilder 2000, as well as some simple models, utilities, and other links.
The Modelling Web Site:This is a paper on the basics of ecological modelling.
Ecological Modelling: DesertificationPower point presentations and spreadsheet models from a modelling course taught by William Silvert, also links to other ecological modelling topics and a mailing list.
Register of Ecological Models:Discusses ecological models utilizing rule-based computer simulations and applies this technique to desertification problems.
Societies Related to Ecological ModellingThe University of Kassel and the National Research Center for Environment and Health have provided a database to search for various ecological models. New models may be added to the database and postscripts may be downloaded. References, literature and working papers are provided.
The NASA Home Page:
Models in UFIS:Search the NASA web site to view many items and projects related to modelling.
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis:Learn more about how SERDP is using ecological models to address land management issues.
Resource database on ecological issues regarding modelling.
Ecological Modelling University Home Pages
ENVS 406 Ecological Modelling Home Page:
U WI Statistics Minitab Guide:Outlines the research topics in the mathematical biology M.Sc. and PhD. programs and gives links to supervisors and their research interests.
Center for Land Use Water Resources Research:A document adapted from "Stat 1000: Statistics Computer Handbook" which outlines basic usage of the Minitab statistical software.
Ecological Modelling for the Masses:Based at the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, this web site includes links to projects and their associated simulators as well as links to key people within the CCE (Center for Computational Ecology).
Modelling an Ecosystem with Stella:University of Maryland, Institute for Ecological Economics
A discussion of the creation of new software for easier, more universally applicable, modelling.
An introduction to the use of Stella in modelling.
Geospatial Analysis and Modelling of Ecologcial Systems (GAMES) Lab:University of Oregon, Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering
An introduction to ecological simulations and ecological modelling.
Ecological Modelling Home Page:University of Central Florida, Dept. of Biology
The GAMES Lab integrates GIS with ecological modelling in order to produce dynamic models across a variety of scales.
Department of Ecological Modelling:Ecological Modelling at Stanford University
Web page from the University of Adelaide offers discussion groups on current topics relating to ecological research, links to sites with useful information related to ecology, and publications from graduates.
(i) Books and Journals
List of Scientific Journals:
Introduction to Ecological Modelling:Book review for "Introductory Statistics: a Modelling Approach" with a link to order over the internet.
The Ecological Modelling Web Site:This is a site that offers a variety of sources dealing with an assortment of subjects relating to the environment.
Ecological Modelling Journals:Site offers links to ecological resources including papers, lectures and additional useful sites.
Environment, Conservation & Ecology Journals:A good-sized journal database pertaining to ecological modelling, with links to other journals, institutions and scientists.
Environmental Sciences Division -- Environmental Science:A large database for e-journals, with a quick and easy to use search feature, or go through the individual journals as they are listed alphabetically.
Provides links for many environmental journals, including ecological modelling resources, as well as additional links for books.
Environmental Mathematics and Modelling: Documentation:
symphud:This web site describes projects which work on the development of computer simulation software for mathematical modeling and flow analysis.
Ecological Modelling Resources:Symposium abstract of topics in public land management with special emphasis on issues of management of rangelands in the western United States.
The QBasic Page:
ii) Ecological Resources:Top 219 QBASIC Sites:Links to a downloadable sample of QBasic and provides an environment to learn more about the program.Excel Spreadsheets:Provides a ranked list of the top 219 available Q(uick)BASIC internet sites.The All Basic Code Home Page:Displays how-to information for performing simple Excel commands in both versions 4.0 and 5.0.Frequently Asked Questions about Maple:Provides access to archives of sample Basic coding.Building a Model using SIMEX (Version 3.10):This web page has compiled a list of the FAQ's regarding Maple operation and provided the answers.
Free Software Package for Ecological Modelling: This site provides step by step instructions on how to create an influenza outbreak model using the SIMEX framework. This site offers a good example of the type of programming that is needed to create a computer model. A warning that users should be familiar in C and C++ language in order to understand the instructions fully. EcoTOOLS: BSIM is a computer package designed to facilitate the development of simulation models for ecological and bioeconomic problems. It was designed to make modelling easier without constraining the user to specific mathematical formulations, and it was also intended to develop a tool that would support as many computer platforms as possible. Modelling Biological Populations in Space and Time: This site lists developed tools to support the modelling and simulation of individual-oriented ecological models. Environmental Studies Grey Literature Browse: Emphasis is placed on interplaying experimentation and modelling in regards to population studies. The site includes birth-death processes / time-lag models on population growth / competition processes... Elsevier Science Tables of Contents: The University of Toronto listings for Earth Sciences. A collection of journals of various ecological modelling projects in North America. Software for Ecosystem Modelling: Elsevier Science is a listing of current research and goings on in chemistry and chemical engineering, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics business and management, engineering energy and technology, environmental and tech, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics and astronomy and social sciences.Tarzan Legovic's Ecological Modelling Links:Contains many useful links, software and web sites for modelling.Dmoz Open Directory Project:This site provides some links such as sources of ecological models, simulation modelling, database, simulation software and other useful search engines.Ecological Modelling:This site has many useful links to web sites which are related to modelling software information.Computer Software for Teaching Ecology:This site introduces and provides various software and tools for ecological modelling. For example, in the "Modelling Environment" section, it has Stella, Swarm Simulation System and etc.This site provides different kinds of computer software for teaching research ecology.
(iii) Math and Statistic Resources:Spatial Analysis Starting Point:Interactive Species Distribution Reporting, Mapping and Modelling Using the World Wide Web:This site provides links to researching spatial analysis on the world wide web.
ECOBAS: This site provides information on how to use the world wide web and the ERIN database to allow fast, easy access to information on the distribution of plants and animals, information on nature conservation and management. One application of ERIN is that it offers automated spatial reporting, mapping, and modelling system for species distributions. Center for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH): Documentation of mathematical formulations of ecological processes. It also connects you to literature and working papers concerning these subjects.List of WWW Sites of Interest to Ecologists:CEH web provides information about the group's research, products and data.Ecological Resources on the World Wide Web:A comprehensive list of compiled ecology web sites organized alphabetically and includes related topic pages.Ecological Modelling Bibliography:Provides links to general ecological directories on the world wide web.Dynamic Product Flow Model for a Mixed Ecological Farm:This is a list of publications, some of which are available on the net, which pertain to ecological modelling. UTK Mathematical Life Sciences Archives: This page is a summary of research done on an ecological farm where the crops are grown without chemical dependancies. This collection of Life Science Pages has been organized by E. Dobos, L. Gross and C. Zimmermann at the
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with support from National Science Foundation Undergraduate Course and
Curriculum Program through Grant #USE-9150354.
Examples of Ecological Models:Linear Algebra:SIGSTAT Links to Statistical Resources on the Internet:Teaching materials in various topics related to linear algebra including matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations, and systems of linear equations.Statistical Resources on the Web:STATlinks- Links to Statistical Resources on the Internet
This list of resources was initially developed by Charlie Hallahan of the USDA. Brian Monsell of the US Census Bureau created the original HTML version of the list, and each has added some other resources.Mathematical Resources on the Web:Posted by University of Michigan, this site provides access to a number of web sites for statistical information on agriculture, business and industry, consumers, economics, education, energy, the environment, and much more.The Calculus Hater's Home Page:List compiled by the University of Florida mathematics department in topics aimed to assist students with comprehension and research.Elementary Linear Algebra:Done from a student's point of view, this site includes a list of helpful tools to "help you survive your calculus class".Linear Algebra Toolkit:Lecture notes provided by a professor of mathematics at the University of Queensland.Excel Spreadsheets:Each module in this site is designed to help a linear algebra student learn and practice a basic linear algebra procedure, such as Gauss-Jordan reduction, calculating the determinant, or checking for linear independenceMathematics Archives MSDOS Software for Modelling:Displays how-to information for performing simple Excel commands in both versions 4.0 and 5.0.S.O.S. Math:Contains an extensive list of software available for modelling purposes. They are divided into groups of package type by availability to the user through direct download from the site.Keywords for Equations:Mathematics home page established by the University of Texas of El Paso. It has a very user friendly interface and a student can easily obtain formulas and basic rules for trigonometry, calculus, algebra and differential equations.The MathServ Calculus Toolkit:This is an alphabetical list of equations that may be useful for modelling. The equations are described and cases where the equation would be used are shown.Math Fun Facts:Includes easy-to-use tools for various calculus topics including algebra, functions, graphing, limits and derivatives, applications of the derivative and integrals.An Introduction to Trigonometry:Fun facts hosted by the Harvey Mudd College Math Department which can be searched randomly, topically, or by keyword.Visual Calculus Online Statistics Tutorials:Discusses the basics of trigonometry. This site gives definitions, formulas and provides examples for easy learning.Web page explains the use and interpretation of statistical analysis techniques. Examples are provided using the Windows KWIKSTAT program.
(i) Ecological Models
(ii) Spatial ModelsNational Micropopulation Simulation Resource:Bird Models:This site connects the reader to several links including interactive tutorials to simulate disease models.Logistic Population Model:This page gives links to models for various species of birds.Ecological Modelling in GIS:This site highlights the problems with the Malthus population model and supports the logistic population model.Compartment Model of the Spread of Infectious Disease:A paper by Peter van Horssen on how GIS and ecological modelling are used to manage a wetland area.Logistic Model:Shows a diagram on a model of the spread of infectious disease.This site gives a description of the logistic model, developed by Pierre Verhulst (1838). The site models the rate of population growth and how it may depend on population density. Presents the definition of what a logistic model is in a lecture/text book style format.
Density-Dependend Population Growth:SEA Modelling:Describes density-dependent population growth through use of logistic graphs and equations, and incorporates interactions between organisms as well as organisms and their environments.Modelling:This site gives a description of the Systems Engineering Australia Pty Ltd (SEA) tasks. It gives SEA’s definition of a model and describes how to create one. Their task is to construct a model that predicts the behaviour of a test subject. They construct models in cooperation with scientists.Fire Modelling Research:This page describes spatio-temporal modelling in the context of ecosystem simulation and discusses the importance of this type of modelling and some of the computational and conceptual complexity issues involved in building complex spatio-temporal models.Center for Land Use and Water Resources Research (CLUWRR):This web site explores the links between fire and wind through a coupled atmosphere-fire model to provide convective feedback on fire-line dynamics.WWW-Server for Ecological Modelling:The CLUWRR model index provides links to free software to operate PARCHED-THIRST, PC-VEMM, and VIPER models.
Specific Ecological Models: Contains information for various models used in ecology. This site provides a short description of each model and how to use them. Illinois Watershed Management Clearinghouse: Provides examples of population models and GIS-based models published or developed by researchers from the Environmental Sciences Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Biomass of SAV in Chesapeake Bay: Discusses the procedures necessary for correct development of specific watershed models and also provides various case studies for examples. Okke Batelaan's Personal Modelling Projects: A final report on the survey conducted on the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in Chesapeake Bay in response to environmental changes. Basic Ecological Models: Project outlines from 1998 to 2001 involving hydrological modeling. Ecological Models Nutrient Cycling: Basic Ecological Models. Site contains introductory exercises, problems, and definitions for using DynaSys.Ecological Models Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Models:A benthic model of nutrient cycling.Resource Management Associates (RMA) describes robust hydrodynamic and water quality models.
(iii) Environmental ModelsSpatially Explicit Ecosystem Modelling:GIS & Environmental Modelling Research at Edinburgh:An on-line journal article written by R. McKeown et al. regarding land surface changes for climate and global change analysis.UFIS Model Home Page:GIS research incorporated into environmental modelling and monitoring. The topics of interest for this geography department include eagle conservation, environmental monitoring in Belize, and visualisations for an Edinburgh volcano.Spatial Modelling Environment:This web page allows for the user to search for models by keyword and includes links to other sites of importance.
Aquatic Modelling: This is a spatial modelling web site. It has a few specific landscape model examples and an introduction to spatial modelling. Spatial modelling of aquatic habitat from a fish's perspective. It highlights a research project done on Lake Erie, which also contains a bibliography with some other spatial model literature.
(iv) Oceanographic ModelsCAMASE - Guidelines for Modelling:Soil Erosion Modelling:Provides a summary of CAMASE_NEWS (extra edition) November 1995. Included sections are guidelines, evaluation, sensitivitiy and uncertainty analysis, and calibration.CAMASE - Search the CAMASE Database:The Canadian Soil Information System (CANSIS) has produced a model of which the summary is produced on the web site in order to assess the health of our soils.Environmental Modelling Curriculum Resources:A register of agro-ecosystem models which can be searched by name, keyword, author, purpose, program type, and subject. Field definitions and a list of all of the models in the register are also linked to this page.
Ecological Models: Describes the basic structure of a model and provides information on a variety of models which cover various aspects of environmental modelling. This site has specific ecological models for a few species and their habitats. Some of the species included are territorial migrant birds, Red Cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) and Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis).
Modeling Intertidal Salinity - IEP Newsletter:General Ocean Turbulence Model (GOTM):An on-line journal article written by N. Knowles et al. that explores the usage of the Uncles/Peterson Model to create an accurate, broad-scale model of an estuarine environment.
Server for Ecological Modelling:
Australian Community Ocean Model:
The OCCAM Global Ocean Model:
(v) Chaos ModelsFine Resolution Antarctic Model (FRAM):OCCAM is a primitive equation numerical model of the global ocean.AQUATOX Release 1: A Simulation Model for Aquatic Ecosystems:A web site outlining FRAM, a numerical model of the southern ocean.
ECOTOX Web Site: AQUATOX predicts the fate of various pollutants, such as nutrients and organic toxicants, and their effects on the ecosystem, including fish, invertebrates, and aquatic plants.Oceanic Environmental Model:A fully searchable Electronic Database is an easy-to-use tool for all ecologists and ecotoxicologists.COHERENS Home Page:A pictorial representation of movement of carbon, oxygen, phosphorous and nitrogen between the atmosphere, ocean, ocean floor, and aquatic organisms.COHERENS is a multipurpose model for coastal and shelf seas. The model is coupled to biological, resuspension and contaminant models, and resolves mesoscale to seasonal scale processes. This web page provides a model description, documentation and a review of results from the model.
The World of Chaos and Fractals:
Chaos Models in Ecology:
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