%0 Journal Article
%J Fishery Bulletin
%D 1985
%T An approach to estimating an ecosystem box model
%A Polovina, J. J.
%A Ow, M. D.
%K biomass
%K Brackish
%K D 04003 Modeling, mathematics, computer applications
%K Ecological techniques and apparatus
%K ECOPATH
%K ecosystem analysis
%K ECOSYSTEMS
%K energy budget
%K Freshwater
%K marine
%K Mathematical models
%K METHODS
%K modelling
%K O 1090 INSTRUMENTS AND
%K Q1 01382
%M 1454265
%P 457-460
%V 83
%X 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).
%Z 1985English