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Record number 358905
Title Least-inference methods for constructing networks of trophic flows
Author(s) Ulanowicz, R.E.; Scharler, U.M.
Source Ecological Modelling 210 (2008)3. - ISSN 0304-3800 - p. 278 - 286.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2007.08.001
Department(s) Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management
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Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2008
Keyword(s) ecosystem attributes - environ analysis - bay ecosystem - steady-state - dynamics - estuaries
Abstract The construction of material and energy budgets within ecosystems has long been accomplished via manual calculation. Recently, optimization techniques have been adapted to automate the procedure, but these methods require assumptions that may not square with biological reality. Two algorithms are developed to construct ecosystem budgets under minimal inference. Although the methods do not recapitulate the model used to generate the input data, analysis reveals that the results do not differ statistically from networks that were constructed manually.
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