Theoretical Ecology

Theoretical Ecology

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Theoretical ecology is the scientific discipline devoted to the study of ecological systems using theoretical methods such as simple conceptual models, mathematical models, computational simulations, and advanced data analysis. Effective models improve understanding of the natural world by revealing how the dynamics of species populations are often based on fundamental biological conditions and processes. Further, the field aims to unify a diverse range of empirical observations by assuming that common, mechanistic processes generate observable phenomena across species and ecological environments. Based on biologically realistic assumptions, theoretical ecologists are able to uncover novel, non-intuitive insights about natural processes. Theoretical results are often verified by empirical observation, revealing the power of theoretical methods in both predicting and understanding the noisy, diverse biological world.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Ord Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135650017
  • 9786135650013