Ecohydrology modeling: tools for management

Ben-Hamadou, R., Atanasova, N., and Wolanski, E. (2011) Ecohydrology modeling: tools for management. In: Wolanski, Eric, McLusky, Donald, Chícharo, L., and Zalewski, M., (eds.) Ecohydrology and Restoration. Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, 10 . Academic Press, London, UK, pp. 301-328.

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Abstract

Models are recognized as important and necessary tools for understanding complex environmental processes. They allow us to test hypothesis in a systematic manner, predict the future behavior of ecosystems, and, thus, assist in better management of the environment. The modeling task can be addressed by various approaches. This chapter presents applications of ecohydrology models to coastal ecosystems, including various approaches that can be used model formulation. Theoretical (knowledge-driven), empirical (data-driven), and hybrid approaches to modeling are demonstrated in case studies focusing on quantifying the ecosystem health of the Guadiana Estuary in Portugal, the Lagoon of Venice in Italy, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and the Adriatic Sea.

Item ID: 21318
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-12-374711-2
Keywords: Adriatic Sea; ecohydrology; ecohydrology model; Great Barrier Reef; Guadiana Estuary; hybrid modeling; knowledge library; Lagoon of Venice; machine learning; mechanistic models; regression trees; water resources management
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Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 05:47
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960502 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960509 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments @ 50%
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