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Chapter 9: Environmental models: providing synthesis, analysis, simulation, and prediction

Models can act as an interface among scientists, managers, and the public to build a shared understanding of the status and trends of coastal resources (Figure 9.1). Environmental models can be an effective way of synthesizing large quantities of environmental data. These models can assume a variety of forms and be used to address many different types of research questions. The concept of environmental models has already been introduced in the previous chapter on statistical analyses (see Chapter 8). This chapter provides more in-depth discussion of model utility, formulation, and evaluation.


Author(s)Lookingbill T, Carruthers TJB, Testa JM, Nuttle WK, and Shenk G
IAN Author(s)Tim Carruthers, Bill Nuttle
Editor(s)Longstaff BJ, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Lookingbill TR, Hawkey JM, Thomas JE, Wicks EC, and Woerner JL
PublisherIAN Press
PlaceCambridge, MD
Journal / BookIntegrating And Applying Science: A Handbook For Effective Coastal Ecosystem Assessment : 133-150
TypePaper | Book Chapter
Link https://ian.umces.edu/publications/integrating-and-applying-science-a-handbook-for-effective-coastal-ecosystem-assessment/