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Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands, Vol 26. Developments in Environmental Modelling

  • ID: 2784313
  • Book
  • 720 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Ecological modelling has developed rapidly in recent decades, with the focus primarily on the restoration of lakes and wetlands. Ecological Modelling and Engineering in Lakes and Wetlands presents the progress being made in modelling for a wealth of applications. It covers the older biogeochemical models still in use today, structurally dynamic models, 3D models, biophysical models, entire watershed models, and ecotoxicological models, as well as the expansion of modeling to the Arctic and Antarctic climate-zones.

The book also addresses modelling the effect of climate change, including the development of ecological models for addressing storm water pond issues, which are increasingly important in urban regions where more concentrated rainfalls are a consequence of climate change. The ecological engineering topics covered in the book also emphasize the advancements being made in applying ecological engineering regimes for better environmental management of lakes and wetlands.

  • Examines recent progress towards a better understanding of these two important ecosystems
  • Presents new results and approaches that can be used to develop better models
  • Discusses how to increase the synergistic effect between ecosystems engineering and modelling

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1. Introduction, Sven Erik Jorgensen 2. Structurally Dynamic Modelling, Sven Erik Jorgensen 3. Development of Level-IV QWASI Fugacity Model for Dynamic Multimedia Fate and Transport Processes of HCHs in Lake Chaohu, China, Fu-Liu Xu 4. Eco-Risk Assessments for Toxic Contaminants based on Species Sensitivity Distribution (SSD) Models in Lake Chaohu, China, Fu-Liu Xu 5. Modeling Watershed non-point Source Pollution: Complexity, Uncertainty and Future Directions, Yi Zheng Sr. 6. Extending Network Analysis applied to Multi-Factor Ecological Risk Assessment of River Ecosystems, Bin Chen Sr. 7. Modeling the Purification Effects of the Constructed Sphagnum Wetland on Phosphorus and Heavy Metals in Dajiuhu Wetland Reserve, China, Fu-Liu Xu 8. Ecological Assessment for Constructed Wetland based on Biophysical Modelling, G.Q. Chen 9. Modelling the Response of the Planktonic Microbial Community to Warming Effect in Maritime Antarctic Lakes: Ecological Implication, Antonio Camacho 10. Environmental Dispersion in Wetland based on Biophysical Modeling, G.Q. Chen 11. Trade-offs between Biodiversity Conservation and Nutrients Removal in Wetlands of Arid Intensive Agricultural Basins: the Mar Menor Case, Spain , Julia Martínez-Fernández 12. Development of a Structurally Dynamic Model and Application of Ecological Indicators for the Spanish Lake, Chozas, that has been invaded by Crayfish, Sven Erik Jorgensen 13. Development of an Ecological Model for the Effects of Macrophyte Restoration on Ecosystem Health of a Large Eutrophic Chinese Lake (Lake Chao), Fu-Liu Xu 14. Development of a SDM for the Ecosystem Evolution of a Large Shallow Chinese Lake (Lake Chao), Fu-Liu Xu 15. Exploring the Mechanism of a catastrophic Shift for a shallow plateau Lake: A Three-dimensional Water Quality Modeling Approach, Yong Liu 16. Floating Treatment Wetlands for Nutrient Removal in a Subtropical Stormwater Wet Detention Pond with a Fountain, Ni-Bin Chang 17. System Dynamics Modeling of Nitrogen in a Stormwater Wet Pond with Floating Treatment Wetlands in Central Florida, Ni-Bin Chang 18. Modeling the Effects of Global Warming on Zebra Mussel Dynamics: Application to a Mediterranean Reservoir, Carles Alcaraz 19. SubWet 2.0: Modelling the Performance of Treatment Wetlands in a Cold Climate, Annie Chouinard 20. Framing the Need for Application of Ecological Engineering in Arctic Environments, Colin N. Yates 21. Performance Testing of a Pilot Scale HSSF Wetland in the Canadian Arctic, Colin N. Yates 22. Practical Aspects, Logistical Challenges, and Regulatory Considerations for Modelling and Managing Treatment Wetlands, Colin N. Yates 23. Modelling of Wastewater Treatment in a System Consisting of Waste Stabilization Ponds, Constructed Wetlands and Fish Ponds, Irene Tarimo 24. A Novel Subsurface Upflow Wetland with the Aid of Biosorption Activated Media for Nutrient Removal, Ni-Bin Chang 25. Tracer-based System Dynamic Modeling for Designing a Subsurface Upflow Wetland for Nutrient Removal, Ni-Bin Chang
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