A spatially explicit hierarchical approach to modeling complex ecological systems : theory and applications

@inproceedings{Wu2002ASE,
  title={A spatially explicit hierarchical approach to modeling complex ecological systems : theory and applications},
  author={Jianguo Wu and J. Lilja David},
  year={2002}
}
Ecological systems are generally considered among the most complex because they are characterized by a large number of diverse components, nonlinear interactions, scale multiplicity, and spatial heterogeneity. Hierarchy theory, as well as empirical evidence, suggests that complexity often takes the form of modularity in structure and functionality. Therefore, a hierarchical perspective can be essential to understanding complex ecological systems. But, how can such hierarchical approach help us… CONTINUE READING
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