Modeling in Natural Resource Management
6 x 9
6 x 9
Edited by Tanya Shenk and Alan Franklin; Foreword by Steven L. Sheriff
The natural environment is so complex that simplification through abstraction is necessary to communicate concepts and relationships, to comprehend possible reactions, and to decide upon a course of action for management. Today, nearly every decision concerning the management of natural resources is based on a model of one kind or another.
Modeling in Natural Resource Management offers a much-needed overview of the basic principles for understanding and evaluating models. Focusing on the fundamental components of model creation, interpretation, and application, the book provides a wealth of information on how models are developed and used in natural resource management, as it: