Testable models of aquatic systems: A NERC special topic for integrating experiments and modelling

Maberly, Stephen and Reynolds, Colin (1999) Testable models of aquatic systems: A NERC special topic for integrating experiments and modelling. Freshwater Forum, 12, pp. 44-50.

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Abstract

A major part of the support for fundamental research on aquatic ecosystems continues to be provided by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Funds are released for ”thematic” studies in a selected special topic or programme. ”Testable Models of Aquatic Ecosystems” was a Special Topic of the NERC, initiated in 1995, the aim of which was to promote ecological modelling by making new links between experimental aquatic biologists and state-of-the-art modellers. The Topic covered both marine and freshwater systems. This paper summarises projects on aspects of the responses of individual organisms to the effects of environmental variability, on the assembly, permanence and resilience of communities, and on aspects of spatial models. The authors conclude that the NERC Special Topic has been highly successful in promoting the development and application of models, most particularly through the interplay between experimental ecologists and formal modellers.

Item Type: Article
Title: Testable models of aquatic systems: A NERC special topic for integrating experiments and modelling
Personal Creator/Author:
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Maberly, Stephen
Reynolds, Colin
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 12
Page Range: pp. 44-50
Date: 1999
ISSN: 0961-4664
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modelling; Spatial analysis; Aquatic environment; Models; Food webs; Predator prey interactions
Subjects: Ecology
Biology
Limnology
Item ID: 4623
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 12:41
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:10
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4623

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