This book was developed from a workshop on the "Effective Use of Ecological Modeling in Management," held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on October 23-26, 2000. The workshop was sponsored by the Department of Defense's (DoD's) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), the Army Research Of?ce, and the Engineering Research and Development Center of the Corps of Engineers as well as by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. It was hosted by the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The organizing committee for the workshop included senior s- entists from ORNL,the USDA Forest Service,and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE). The members of the steering committee were John Barko,Paul Bradford,Bill Goran,Jeff Holland,Russell Harmon,and Mike Vasievich. They helped guide the workshop to a useful product by sugge- ing topics, speakers, and participants.
Workshop attendees included senior ecological modelers within the Forest Service,DoD,other federal and state agencies, universities, and the private sector together with ecologic- resource managers in the Forest Service, DoD, and other government and nongovernment agencies and organizations. The book never could have come to fruition without the dedicated efforts of Fred O'Hara in editing each of the chapters and making sure that the text was complete and accurate and that standard methods of expression and design were used in the text, references, tables, and ?gures. His careful attention to the details and to effective communication is appreciated. Many people helped in bringing the book to completion.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 539 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
From the reviews:
"The book ... gives a superb thumbnail history of ecological modeling. It should be read by all the audiences and, indeed, by anyone interested in ecological modeling. It should be required reading in all graduate and undergraduate modeling courses. ... All the chapters ... provide excellent bibliographies. The sum of all 16 bibliographies alone is probably well worth the price of the book, especially for modelers and students of modeling." (Karl Albert Beres, Natural Areas Journal, Vol. 25 (3), 2005)
"This well-edited volume presents a collection of 16 papers resulting from a symposium held at Oak Ridge, Tennessee in October 2000. ... The main focus is on ecological modelling for the public sector in the USA, especially on the problems of devising and using models for environmental regulation and for the management of public lands. ... it can be recommended to specialists as a source book." (Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, Vol. 34 (4), 2003)