Modeling the influence of temporal and spatial factors on the assessment of impacts of pesticides on skylarks.

@article{Topping2004ModelingTI,
  title={Modeling the influence of temporal and spatial factors on the assessment of impacts of pesticides on skylarks.},
  author={Christopher J. Topping and Peter Odderskaer},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={509-20}
}
Spatio-temporal factors strongly influence the population dynamics of animals; thus there have been calls to integrate these factors in environmental impact assessment of toxic compounds. To date, methodological difficulties have probably prevented this union. However, new modeling techniques that could help are available. This paper presents the construction and application of an agent-based simulation model of skylarks in agricultural landscapes and its use to assess the impact of pesticides… CONTINUE READING