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Title: National Centre for Risk Analysis and Options Appraisal : a review of ecological models of potential use in environmental forecasting
Author: Environment Agency - National Centre for Risk Analysis and Options Appraisal
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: report no 3
This review of ecological models has been produced by WRc at the request of the National Centre for Risk Analysis and options Appraisal (NCRAOA). WRc have attempted to survey the range of ecological models available, primarily as software implementations, from a variety of mostly European sources. The report highlights the range of environmental management applications for which ecological software models have been developed. The review is not meant to be a comprehensive review of either modelling as a discipline, or a review of all those models which might find applications in environmental impact forecasting. Nor does the review attempt to evaluate the robustness of these models, their applicability to the UK, or the availability of suitable datasets. The NCRAOA aim to develop robust, state-of-the-art techniques for forecasting the future state of environmental ecological quality, and for extrapolating these assessments over a range of spatial and temporal scales. The NCRAOA would welcome any comments on this report, and more generally on the need for particular ecological models that might assist the Agency in meeting its responsibilities.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: London
Subject Keywords: Environmental impactEcologyModellingEnvironmental modelling
Extent: 73
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