An agro-ecological simulation model system

Hufnagel, Levente, Ladányi, Márta, Horváth, Levente and Gaál, Márta (2003) An agro-ecological simulation model system. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 1 (1-2). pp. 47-74.

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In this paper five different models, as five modules of a complex agro-ecosystem are investigated. The water and nutrient flow in soil is simulated by the nutrient-in-soil model while the biomass change according to the seasonal weather aspects, the nutrient content of soil and the biotic interactions amongst the other terms of the food web are simulated by the food web population dynamical model that is constructed for a piece of homogeneous field. The food web model is based on the nutrient-in-soil model and on the activity function evaluator model that expresses the effect of temperature. The numbers of individuals in all phenological phases of the different populations are given by the phenology model. The food web model is extended to an inhomogeneous piece of field by the spatial extension model. Finally, as an additional module, an application of the above models for multivariate state-planes, is given. The modules built into the system are closely connected to each other as they utilize each other’s outputs, nevertheless, they work separately, too. Some case studies are analysed and a summarized outlook is given.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:food web, population dynamical model, activity function, spatio-temporal simulation model, multivariate state-planes
Divisions:Faculty of Horticultural Science > Department of Mathematics and Informatics
Subjects:Mathematics, Econometrics
ID Code:1445
Deposited By: Z. S.
Deposited On:17 Feb 2014 15:55
Last Modified:17 Feb 2014 15:55

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