Barbara J. Robson

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The procedures involved in model development may be set out as a ten-step process, beginning with defining the purpose of the model and ending with evaluation of the appropriateness and utility of the completed model. This process, recently outlined by Jakeman et al. [2006], is often iterative as model development is a continuous process that refines and(More)
This systematic review considers how water quality and aquatic ecology models represent the phosphorus cycle. Although the focus is on phosphorus, many of the observations and discussion points here relate to aquatic ecosystem models in general. The review considers how models compare across domains of application, the degree to which current models are fit(More)
Previous publications have outlined recommended practices for hydrologic and water quality (H/WQ) modeling, but limited guidance has been published on how to consider the project’s purpose or model’s intended use, especially for the final stage of modeling applications e namely evaluation, interpretation, and communication of model results. Such guidance is(More)
Effective management of environmental systems involves assessment of multiple (physical, ecological, and socio-economic) issues, and often requires new research that spans multiple disciplines. Such integrative research across knowledge domains faces numerous theoretical and practical challenges. In this paper, we discuss how environmental modelling can(More)
The Fitzroy estuary (Queensland, Australia) receives large, but highly episodic, river flows from a catchment (144,000 km(2)) which has undergone major land clearing. Large quantities of suspended sediments, and particulate and dissolved organic carbon are delivered. At peak flows, delta(13)C (-21.7+/-0.8 per thousand) and C/N (14.8+/-1.3) of the suspended(More)