Qualitative modelling with imprecise ecological knowledge: a framework for simulation

  title={Qualitative modelling with imprecise ecological knowledge: a framework for simulation},
  author={Brian S. McIntosh},
  journal={Environmental Modelling and Software},
Ecological understanding is often imprecise and heterogeneous; relationships between different quantities and objects may only be expressed in roughly quantitative or even non-quantitative terms. We argue that there is a need for general time-driven simulation modelling systems capable of utilising these types of understanding, using vegetation dynamics as an example. Although work has gone into developing qualitative models in the past, it has not focussed on the needs of time-driven… CONTINUE READING

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