Book Details

Scaling and Uncertainty Analysis in Ecology

Publication year: 2006

: 978-1-4020-4663-6


The book draws together a series of important case studies to provide a comprehensive review and synthesis of the most recent concepts, theories and methods in scaling and uncertainty analysis. It compares current definitions and ideas concerning scale within a coherent framework, and examines two key scaling approaches: similarity-based scaling, which is rooted in the idea of similitude or self-similarity; and dynamic model-based scaling, which emphasizes processes and mechanisms.

: Biomedical and Life Sciences, biodiversity, development, ecology, ecosystem, ecosystem processes, environment