Structural dynamic eutrophication models

Jorgensen, S.E. (1992) Structural dynamic eutrophication models. In: Sutcliffe, D.W. and Jones, J.G. (eds.) Eutrophication: research and application to water supply. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, pp. 59-72. (FBA Special Publications,3)

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This article discusses problems of modelling the seasonal succession of algal species in lakes and reservoirs, and the adaptive selection of certain groups of algae in response to changes in the inputs and relative concentrations of nutrients and other environmental variables. A new generation of quantitative models is being developed which attempts to translate some important biological properties of species (survival, variation, inheritance, reproductive rates and population growth) into predictions about the survival of the fittest, where ”fitness” is measured or estimated in thermodynamic terms. The concept of ”exergy” and its calculation is explored to examine maximal exergy as a measure of fitness in ecosystems, and its use for calculating changes in species composition by means of structural dynamic models. These models accomodate short-term changes in parameters that affect the adaptive responses (species selection) of algae.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Structural dynamic eutrophication models
Personal Creator/Author:
Jorgensen, S.E.
Title of Book: Eutrophication: research and application to water supply
Sutcliffe, D.W.
Jones, J.G.
Refereed: No
Series Name: FBA Special Publications
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 59-72
Date: 1992
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
ISBN: 978-0900386-52-7
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eutrophication; Algal blooms; Phytoplankton; Freshwater lakes; Models; Growth; Modelling; Energy; Inland water environment; Thermodynamics
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 5299
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 13:31
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:07
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