Modeling the Environment

Modeling the Environment

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Modeling techniques that allow managers and researchers to see in advance the consequences of actions and policies are becoming increasingly important to environmental management. Modeling the Environment is a basic introduction to one of the most widely known and used modeling techniques, system dynamics. Written in a clear and comprehensible style, the book: -- presents basic concepts of modeling using system dynamics -- illustrates the mechanics of model construction through a range of working models -- offers a rich array of exercises for students to use in applying principles and techniques used in the text -- walks students through the design and application of models of specific types of environmental systems Modeling the Environment requires little or no mathematical background and is appropriate for undergraduate environmental students as well as professionals new to modeling. Developed from the author's own introductory course, it is classroom-tested and represents an important contribution to the field of system dynamics.This chaprer desctibes causal loop diagrams, a rechnique to portray the information feedback at work in a sysrem- The word ... They portray the accumulation of money in a bank balance stock and the accumulation of people in a humananbsp;...

Title:Modeling the Environment
Author:Frederick Andrew Ford
Publisher:Island Press - 1999-01-01


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