|Title||An approach to estimating an ecosystem box model|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1985|
|Authors||Polovina, JJ, Ow MD|
|Keywords||biomass, Brackish, D 04003 Modeling, mathematics, computer applications, Ecological techniques and apparatus, ECOPATH, ecosystem analysis, ECOSYSTEMS, energy budget, Freshwater, marine, Mathematical models, METHODS, modelling, O 1090 INSTRUMENTS AND, Q1 01382|
Recent trends in ecosystem modeling have produced complex simulation models which are very data intensive. However, in many situations the construction of a biomass budget for a box model of an ecosystem is relatively simple and can provide important information about the ecosystem standing stock and energy flow. The ECOPATH model is an analytical procedure to estimate a biomass budget for a box model of an ecosystem given inputs which specify the components of the ecosystem, together with their mortality, diet, and energetics value. A computer program for ECOPATH has been written in BASIC-80, version 5.21, by microsoft (CP/M version).
|Alternate Journal||Fish. Bull.|