- Jongho Kim added an answer:4Do we currently have a sedimentation rate model that incorporates land use change, erosion and climate change?
Model used to calculate sedimentation rates in a catchment
We can use 2D coupled hydrology-hydraulics-erosion-sediment transport model.
Modeling erosion and sedimentation coupled with hydrological and overland flow processes at the watershed scale. Water Resources Research 49(9): 5134-5154.
A holistic, multi-scale dynamic downscaling framework for climate impact assessments and challenges of addressing finer-scale watershed dynamics, J of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.025Following
- Maria V. Kozlova added an answer:3Which environmental factors control gully (ephemeral or permanent) initiation and evolution in Arid lands?
Key words: Flash flood - Gully and Rill -Land Use - Vegetation covers - Topography.
How can i combine all in one model? And how can i quantify these factors?
Dear Amr Saleem, The end of my post missed so trying to proceed:
Hydrological cycle in all water bodies (including groundwaters) is very important factor, not only flash floods caused in abundant precipitation. Evaporation drived by temperature dynamics and other factors is also valuable too. Note that exact parameters had to be taken into account depend on certain location. Very important point is a scale. Drivers of short-term (seasonal) dynamics usually differ from annual, decimal trends as well as dymamic character itself. human impact including land use is most unpredictable factor. Remotely sensed (satellite) data help in estimation of most referred factors (direct or ondirect) for model verification. This is suggested in accordance to our experience. Honestly speaking, the models you suggest are really complicated I suddenly found the reference I was giong to share: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270769761_Spatially_explicit_estimation_of_soil-water_resources_by_coupling_of_an_eco-hydrological_model_with_remote_sensing_data_in_the_Weihe_River_Basin_of_ChinaFollowing
- Naveen Kalra added an answer:2How do I interpret ecosystem indices from ecopath models?
I am reviewing literature about ecosystem changes in Lake Victoria (East Africa). I know, from Odum's 24 indices of ecosystem development and maturity, that values of primary production to respiration ratio <1 suggest eutrophication, while values >1 suggest an immature system. However, in one of the papers, where authors were describing the trophic characteristics of Mwanza gulf (Lake Victoria), using ecopath, they reported a primary production to respiration ratio >500. Question 1: Is this value realistic? Question 2: Does this mean that Mwanza gulf is not eutrophic? Question 3: How am I supposed to interpret this value based on principles of ecosytem development?
Dear Dr Raj/Nalugonza
valuable information provided on the link, this prompts me to think on agro-ecosystem indices through ecopath models through simulation techniques. This process might aid in climate change impacts evaluation, NRM for sustainable agriculture.
- Serge Rambal added an answer:4How can I calculate daily NPP using whole season daily NEE?
Now there are a lot of ways to measure NEE for terrestrial ecosystems, a lot of data on NEE from eddy covariance and transparent chambers. In turn, a lot of models use NPP for different calculations. Do you know how to calculate NPP from NEE? I need to do this separation for wetland. It is possible to estimate ecosystem respiration using night NEE data, but not the autotrophic respiration, which is necessary to estimate NPP.
Using a constant ratio may be useful at yearly time scale. But at a daily time scale you have to estimate the heterotrophic respiration (NPP = NEP + Rh). Based on GPP we have to have the estimate of the autotrophic respiration perhaps easier to measure or simulate.
- Kiran Paudyal added an answer:5How can I evaluate and quantify the ecosystem services provided by the avifauna (birds)?
In regards to the methodology to quantify the services especially in forest and agroforest systems.
This is very interesting research. Participatory research method would be better in this case. If you are interested, please see my recent article attached for participatory approach to quantify ecosystem services.Following
- Ram Krishan added an answer:6What are the different methods for estimating biomass density of forest ecosystem?
Natural forests store a large quantity of carbon, and there is currently great interest in assessing that quantity accurately, since when forests are cleared the carbon is converted to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. I want to know the methods for biomass estimation but without using remote sensing techniques.
thanks Abhijit mitra sirFollowing
- Andrzej Orlowski added an answer:8Can anyone comment on this map made by me presenting increased likelihood of methane in the southern Baltic?
The map is calculated on the basis of acoustic observations of the methane expulsions and correlated type of the seabed - the chart of the most probable zones of methane presence was calculated by me for the southern Baltic Sea. The methane area is well correlated with deeper stagnation areas.
New fig. The Methan expulsion from the baltic seabed observed at the echogram.
More details in:
Acoustic Tracking Dynamic Phenomena in Marine Ecosystem
BOOK in LECTURE NOTES IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 146 · JANUARY 2012 with 8 READS
Impact Factor: 0.11 · DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27638-5_13
Publisher: Springer, Editor: S. C. Mukhopadhyay, ISBN: 978-3-642-27637-8
thanks Jan Schulz. The area is indicating the horizontal range of methane ebulitions, based on acoustic observations and measurements of the sebed properties. The area can be correlated with the small dynamics of the currents and correlated very soft sediments. Generally it is indicating the deposits of the decomposition of materials produced due to increase of the eurtophisation.Following
- Dimis Poulos added an answer:56Is the green house effect or global warming responsible for climate change?
What are the main causes of climate change? How do they influence climate change, and in what ratio?
Herbert I have deeply analyzed the current subject, though the direct effect of electricaĺy charged particles found in cosmic rays is helping to cloud creation, it is the electrons from the earth that have the important role in cloud formation in earth as they are pushed upwards from the geomagnetic field which is coupled to the earth-venus resonance oscillating solar wind. For at least as far as surface temperatures concerns.Following
- Dmitry Telnov added an answer:3Does anybody know an identification key of the oak gall genus Acraspis (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini)?
I am planning a research project on the interactions between 'hedgehog galls' and bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) in southeastern Québec (Canada).
Try contact Dr. Spungis in Riga or Dr. Mamaev in Moscow - these are leading taxonomists for gall midges and may suggest something usefulFollowing
- Robin Michelle Henderson added an answer:7Can anyone recommend good books or links that can help me understand the restoration of the land and maintenance of wetlands?
for my assignment
I've found these very helpful.
- E. García-Ochoa added an answer:3How can we express ecosystems interaction at landscape scale?
I want to know if it is possible to model interaction at landscape scale, something similar to an ecosystem models, how different ecosystems interact each other. If somebody knows a open online literature about it I will be very thankful.
I don't know to much about modeling, but I want to. Any advice is well received.
Yo pienso que la teoria de caos o fenómenos no lineales pudiera ser una herramienta que te seria utilFollowing
- Pierre Failler added an answer:5How can I construct a trophic model for an estuary using ECOPATH?
Dear Friends, I am trying ECOSYSTEM based modelling of Zuari Estuary (Goa, Southwest coast of India) with about 24 ecological groups. The basic inputs were provided and the model was mass balanced (adjusting the biomass of four groups) with Eco trophic efficiencies were kept under one. However, the respiration values are showing negative values and it is given as an error in result display. How should i adjust the input data (Diet matrix or Biomass which has to be adjusted) for making the respiration values to positive and within one.
Please contact our colleagues in China, for instance Ying Wang at email@example.com as they have been working for many years now on the development of an ecosystem model for the Pearl River Delta in China. A few papers have been published out of it. I can send you the papers if you want. Let me know.
- Yaakov Anker added an answer:2What are estimated wetland aeration costs (£/kg BOD5) removed in full scale artificially aerated wetlands?
Working on methods to optimize field scale artificially aerated wetlands for the application of de-icer contaminated run-off at airports. Aeration is required to improve performance (i.e the removal of organic compounds) but what are the economics regarding the cost of aeration in full scale systems?
We did some research on wetland application for runoff (urban and industrial) treatment. The most cost efficient configuration was a constructed wetland, which is actually more of a bio-filter, with several sequential fixed strata reactors. The best aeration system was found to be, recycling the horizontal outlet to a vertical flow through a ventury aerator.
Hope it helps, for specific cost estimation more details such as cost of electricity, flow rate, organic load, etc. are needed.Following
- Sergei A. Ostroumov added an answer:4Relevant publications on chemical regulation in ecosystems and populations?
This is an important area of ecology.
Relevant information on a book on this topic:
543 views by 30.03.2015. Book: Introduction to Biochemical Ecology (English translation of the title).
Translit of the Russian title: Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju.
Another version of the translit: Vvedenie v biokhimicheskuyu ekologiyu.
Original Russian title: Введение в биохимическую экологию.
Abstract in Russian - at the end of this post.
The book was translated into Polish and Bulgarian.
The Polish edition: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259380144_Wprowadzenie_do_ekologii_biochemicznej._book?ev=prf_pub;
Web-sites / links on the book, Introduction to Biochemical Ecology;
Originating principles of a new science of biochemical ecology. On the book: Ostroumov S.A. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology. Moscow University Press, http://www.scribd.com/doc/50880795;
On the book ‘Introduction to Biochemical Ecology’ by S.A.Ostroumov. Keywords: biochemical ecology, book, anniversary, new concepts, ecological, chemomediators, chemoregulators, ecological role, secondary metabolites, http://www.scribd.com/doc/47842224;
book ‘Introduction to Biochemical Ecology’. 1986. Moscow University Press, Moscow, 176 pages. Author: Dr. S.A.Ostroumov. http://www.scribd.com/doc/48035933;
On the book: Ostroumov S.A. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology. Moscow University Press, 1986. http://www.scribd.com/doc/50880795
On the book ‘Introduction to Biochemical Ecology’. 1986. Moscow University Press. 176 p. Authored by Dr. S.A. Ostroumov. The comment in 12 languages(English, (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Arabic). http://www.scribd.com/doc/48040968;
Modernization of environmental education. Use of book ‘Introduction to Biochemical Ecology’, author Dr. S.Ostroumov: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/07/modernization-of-environmental.html;
Citation of book: Ostroumow S.A. "Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej", PWN, Warszawa, 1992; [it is the Polish edition of the book: Ostroumov S.A. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology, Moscow, 1986]. Publications of Polish scientists and lecture courses at Polish universities. http://www.scribd.com/doc/51131227;
The book was translated from Russian into Polish: Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej.Book in Polish, its citation. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology.
Addition to facts that prove importance of the book, Introduction to Biochemical Ecology.
Marine secondary metabolites: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2012/11/addition-to-facts-that-prove-importance.html;
Examples of marine pharmaceuticals,
Book. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology. Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej.
**О книге, которая заложила основы новой научной дисциплины, биохимической экологии. Автор книги - сотрудник Московского государственного университета:
"Введение в Биохимическую Экологию"
'Introduction to Biochemical Ecology'. Botanicals. Pharmaceuticals. Precursors. Alkaloids, terpenes, steroids, phenolics, biotechnology, antibacterial, antifungal, bioactives, phytochemistry, phytoecdysteroids, phytosteroids, herbivores, trophic, interactions, chain, plant-animal, plant-insect, secondary metabolites, toxins;
Второе издание этой книги вышло под названием:
Введение в проблемы биохимической экологии.
on the role of the book - Introduction to Biochemical Ecology (Введение в биохимическую экологию ) - in ecological sciences, environmental sciences, in languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish:
in English: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/paper-published-professor-ion-dediu.html;
in French: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-french-ecologie-et-de-la-chimie-de.html;
in German: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-german-okologie-und-chemie.html;
in Italian: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-italian-ecologia-e-chimica-storia-e.html;
in Spanish: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-spanish-en-espanol-ecologia-y-la.html;
in Swedish: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/ekologi-och-kemi-historia-och-ny.html;
in Portuguese: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-portuguese-em-portugues-ecologia-e.html;
Introduction to Biochemical Ecology; Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju; Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej; Увод в биохимичната екология; Uvod v biokhimichnata ekologii︠a︡; Введение в биохимическую экологию (the title in Russian);
This book was published in 1986 in Moscow, by Moscow University Press.
In the book, new scientific concepts and terminology were suggested, e.g., ecological chemoregulators and ecological chemomediators.
In 2011, there was a scientific conference in the U.S.A., which was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of publications of this book by Moscow University Press in 1986. (see: http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/paper-published-professor-ion-dediu.html)
Ostroumov S. A., 1986. Vvedenie v biokhimiceskuiu ekologhiu.
Izd. Moskov. Univ., Moskva [book: Introduction to Biochemical Ecology, Moscow University Press, Moscow, in Russian language];
Other variants of spelling of the title:
Vvedenie v biohimiceskuyu ekologiyu [Introduction to Biochemical Ecology; in WorldCat (World Catalog) this book is under the title: Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju]. Moscow University Press, Moscow, 1986, 176 p.
Bulgarian edition of this book.
Увод в биохимичната екология / Uvod v biokhimichnata ekologii︠a︡
Citation of this book in a review paper on conceptual development of science:
translated into other languages:
Poland. National Library of Poland.
Author: Dr. Ostroumov, Sergej Andreevič;
Title: Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej / S. A. Ostroumow; tł. z ros. Jerzy Kuryłowicz.
Imprint Warszawa: Wydaw. Naukowe PWN, 1992;
LOCATION CALL NOTE STATUS
MAG KS II 1.714.705
MAG KS II 1.348.686 A
Descript 204,  s.; 21 cm.
Note Bibliogr. s. 198-.
Środowisko człowieka — higiena
Alt Author Kuryłowicz, Jerzy (1925-2002). Tł.
Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.
Add Title Tyt. oryg.: Vvedenie v biochimičeskuju èkologiju, 1986
National bibliography PB 931/92
Useful relevant sites, links:
Citation of book: Ostroumow S.A. "Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej", PWN, Warszawa, 1992; [it is the Polish edition of the book: Ostroumov S.A. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology, Moscow, 1986]. Publications of Polish scientists and lecture courses at Polish universities. http://www.scribd.com/doc/51131227
on Introduction to Biochemical Ecology:
AVAILABILITY IN LIBRARIES:
According to WordCatalog, the book is available in libraries:
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt / Zentrale
ULB, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg;
Halle/Saale, 06108 Germany;
National library information system of Slovenia
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia;
Abstract. Аннотация на русском языке. В монографии впервые дается обобщение широкого фактического материала, посвященного экологической роли химических веществ как факторов, участвующих в стабилизации или дестабилизации экологического равновесия в биосфере. Приведены данные о природных веществах - посредниках в экологических взаимоотношениях. Рассмотрены вопросы экологии различных эукариотических организмов, включая водоросли, грибы, сосудистые растения, беспозвоночных и позвоночных животных. Суммированная и классифицированная в книге информация имеет существенное значение для развития интегральной системы защиты растений и управления агроэкосистемами, для борьбы с загрязнением среды, для некоторых направлений биотехнологии.
Availability in Germany:
in Berlin: book: Introduction to Biochemical Ecology, variants of transliteration of the Russian title of this book: Vvedenie v biochemičeskuju ekologiju, Vvedenie v biohimicheskuju èkologiju;Vvedenie v biokhimicheskuyu ekologiyu;
Vvedenie v biohimiceskuiu ekologhiu.
Vedenie v biochemičeskuju ekoogiju , С.А.Остроумов. Введение в биохимическую экологию;
Available in Germany,
book, S.A.Ostroumov. Introduction to Biochemical Ecology, Berlin, Humboldt University.
In the catalog of the library of Humboldt University, the title of this book is presented with two mistakes as:
Vedenie v biochemičeskuju ekoogiju;
MORE INFORMATION ON THIS BOOK SEE HERE:
First book on biochemical ecology in libraries of U.S. universities, in Germany, U.K, France, and other countries: Introduction to Biochemical Ecology; Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju; Введение в биохимическую экологию
See about this book at ResearchGate:
[development of ecology, chemical ecology, biochemical ecology; book, Introduction to Biochemical ecology] The significant, important role of this book in mo...: http://5bio5.blogspot.ru/2014/03/the-significant-important-role-of-this.html
Introduction to Biochemical Ecology; Vvedenie v biohimičeskuju èkologiju; Wprowadzenie do ekologii biochemicznej (in Polish); Увод в биохимичната екология (in Bulgarian); Uvod v biokhimichnata ekologii︠a︡; Введение в биохимическую экологию (the title in Russian);
Citation online, of the book: Introduction to Biochemical Ecology (in Bulgarian), with the image of the cover of the book. http://5bio5.blogspot.com/2014/02/citation-online-of-book-introduction-to.html
- Amanda Bentley Brymer added an answer:14How can I quantify the cultural / spiritual values of ecosystem services?
I am trying to map the ecosystem services values of a multi-functional wetland.
I am using monetary values to convert the concerned services into monetary units for convenient overlapping in the following mapping step. So far, provisioning, regulating and supporting, all of which provide directly or indirectly products having market goods, making them convertible into monetary units. As for cultural values i.e. temples, landscapes, values. I am concerned about the hidden values that could not be captured by stated preference methods.
Please kindly help with your experience and expertise
Have you looked into Greg Brown's research on mapping ecosystem services? His work focuses on participatory mapping - engaging the public and/or stakeholders in the mapping process. Whether you are working with the public or not, his work also focuses on ecosystem services, including cultural services. Perhaps this paper or references within it will help.Following
- Georgii A Alexandrov added an answer:7How many ecological models describe the effect of environmental conditions on organism development?I am now compiling the bibliography for the paper on the importance of the biological age concept for system ecology and look for the references to the ecological models describing the effect of environmental conditions on the organism development.
How to fit in thermodynamics in the genetical and eco-physiological context of more or less limiting factors for growth and longevity? That is really a serious question.
The partly answer is provided in the paper
Alexandrov, G.A., Golitsyn, G.S. (2015) Biological age from the viewpoint of the thermodynamic theory of ecological systems, Ecological Modelling, 313:103-107.
freely accessible until August 27, 2015 at URL:
- Gianmarco Alberti added an answer:4Is there any tool that can generate raster longitude and latitude in Arcgis?This research is wonderful, congratulations. My question is, is there any tool that can generate raster longitude and latitude in Arcgis?
I had the same problem. The procedure described here did not work for me, maybe for the limitations of dealing with a very huge number of resulting vector point after the first step.
I managed to get what I was after using another approach. Hope this will be useful sometime in the future to anyone jumping here:
(1) I loaded a DEM and a shape file corresponding to the same area;
(2) I created a fishnet (with the ArcGIS tool) with size 500mX500m, making sure to tick the 'create labels';
(3) I added x and y values to each generated point;
(4) interpolated the x values by IDW, snapping the resulting raster to the DEM, and using the same processing extent of the region's shapefile. Same applies for y.
Hope this helpsFollowing
- Jean Stephan added an answer:6Can anyone suggest some methodology to understand the succession or dynamics of riparian trees and woody vegetation?
I have collected data from 4 small mountain streams with permanent flow or with dry months. I took between about 74 plots with 40mx 20m size, collecting data related to tree species richness, number of individuals, height, DBH, tree distance from river bank, and regeneration . Site characteristics and water regime in the river is also recorded, as well as number of dry months (if any). My aim is to study the relationship between actual dominant tree or shrub species, and their regeneration, to better understand successions (if any). Please provide links or publications if available as I have limited access.
Thank you Sharon and Cliff. Very interesting !Following
- Hamida Darwish added an answer:1In what time frame can we expect maximum CO2 exchange during night time for a forest ecosystem with high canopy?
Eddy covariance measurment
Please have a look this publication may its very helpful for you
(￼￼￼￼￼￼Treatment and assessment of the CO2-exchange at a complex forest site in Thuringia, Germany,Corinna Rebmann a,*, Marcelo Zeri b, Gitta Lasslop a, Martina Mund a, Olaf Kolle a, Ernst-Detlef Schulze a, Christian Feigenwinter )
at this address (Contents lists available at ScienceDirectm, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology,journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/agrformet)
- Imtiaz Dharssi added an answer:5Are physically-based land surface models less skillful than simple statistical models using linear regression?
See results from the international benchmarking project, PLUMBER (PALS Land Surface Model Benchmarking Evaluation Project).
The Paper "The plumbing of land surface models: benchmarking model performance" is available from http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JHM-D-14-0158.1 .
My favorite quotes from the paper:
"the indifferent performance of the models at sites with restricted soil moisture questions the current methods used in the LSMs for representing the stomatal control on transpiration"
"the LSMs do not appropriately use the information available in the atmospheric forcing data when estimating QH and QE"
The full Abstract:
The PALS Land sUrface Model Benchmarking Evaluation pRoject (PLUMBER) was designed to be a land surface model (LSM) benchmarking intercomparison. Unlike the traditional methods of LSM evaluation or comparison, benchmarking uses a fundamentally different approach in that it sets expectations of performance in a range of metrics a priori – before models simulations are performed. This can lead to very different conclusions about LSM performance. For this study both simple physically based models and empirical relationships were used as the benchmarks. We performed simulations with 13 LSMs using atmospheric forcing for 20 sites and then examined model performance relative to these benchmarks. Results show that even for commonly used statistical metrics, the LSMs’ performance varies considerably when compared to the different benchmarks. All models outperform the simple physically-based benchmarks, but for sensible heat flux the LSMs are themselves outperformed by an out-of-sample linear regression against downward shortwave radiation. While moisture information is clearly central to latent heat flux prediction, the LSMs are still outperformed by a three variable non-linear regression that uses instantaneous atmospheric humidity and temperature in addition to downward shortwave radiation. These results highlight the limitations of the prevailing paradigm of LSM evaluation that simply compares a LSM to observations and to other LSMs without a mechanism to objectively quantify our expectations of performance. We conclude that our results challenge our conceptual view of energy partitioning at the land surface.Following
- Mohammd Rafiq added an answer:3Where can I find the definition of the geolocation fields of the MODIS Level 2 data?
I want to know in which way the data points are mapped. In the png-file you see a calculation of the coordinates using the geolocation info. I need the corner coordinates of each square box. In the file it looks like the coordinates are in the middle but often two data points are closely located to each other.
Does anybody know where I can find a solution for my problem? Or maybe a tool which can transform the coordinates? On "http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov" I dont find anything yet.
Thank you in anticipation!
I totally agree with Maroles answer further i want to share that ,their is a different Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) for every product of MODIS. You can confine your search to the actual data your are dealing with and also make sure you are searching exactly the same version and level of your data.Following
- Pranita Bhagat added an answer:9What parameters should be considered to assess the health of a wetland on a qualitative basis?
I am attempting to develop a qualitative and quantitative health index for wetlands which are Ramsar sites. For a qualitative index I am considering Physiological, Chemical and Biological parameters. What else should be considered and what specifically under these heads should be looked for?
Thank you so much. I could only get the abstract of the publication. I would indeed be great if you could send me the entire text. My email id is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Massih Afghah added an answer:2Are their any functional relationships between the aphotic zone and deep sea organisms?
If yes? How? What are the functional mechanisms? How organisms adapts there?
Is their any ecosystem modeling regarding these to understand clearly?
As you know acidification of the oceans depend on some factors:
1- Concentration of carbon dioxide in atmosphere
2- Absorption of CO2 by organisms
3- Carbon dioxide cycle in ocean
These factors control the PH of ocean which changes by variation of deph.
I recommend to see the link below:
link: http://www.science.fau.edfect http://www.science.fau.edu/biology/koch/Documents/Climate%20Change%20Presentations/Ocean%20acidification.pdf
The mentioned link show the organisms effect to CO2 cycle in the oceans. However Wiliams (2007) discuss about carbonate dissolution in the ocean
Patwardhan (2012) The dynamic Earth system,
- Uchendu E. Chigbu added an answer:3Do you know of any Living Labs in Africa?
Is there any research and publications about Living Labs in Africa (outside South Africa)?
- Motataisi Living Lab, Lesotho;
- Maputo Living Lab, Mozambique;
In general, there are others in Mauritius. In East Africa, you have LLs in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda (see map in p. 45 and then explanations) read section 2 of this document: http://www.ist-africa.org/home/files/Supporting_the_Evolution_of_Sustainable_Living_Labs_and_Living_Labs_Networks_in_Africa.pdfFollowing
- Surya Kant Chaturvedi added an answer:2Does anyone have experience in habitat quality modelling?I am designing a habitat quality index using amphibians to assess the health of forest biodiversity. I therefore need help with expertise and advice.
You please use GIS technology to identify the forest biodiversity health. In GIS atmosphere you can handle a lot of data-set with unimaginable results.Following
- Anuradha Potlapalli added an answer:3How to conduct a Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) Experiment?
I understand that it is an open, non-chamber experiment, but how do they control/regulate the free CO2 gas concentration in a huge open area? I can't seem to find detail information on the methodology used and what is the pressure for the CO2 release? Is FACE suitable for a small scale project in the tropics? Thank you.
CO2 LEVELS CAN BE CONTROLLED BY OXY-RICH PLANTS WHICH CONSUME ATMOSPHERIC CO2 AND EMMIT O2.THIS MIGHT BE AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR MANAGING THE CO2 LEVELS IN ATMOSPHERE.Following
- Gábor L. Lövei added an answer:14What are the emerging issues for urban environments and ecosystems i.e. potential threats and opportunities that are currently poorly recognized?
We are having a workshop in Auckland in 2 weeks to consider urban pressures on the horizon. The challenge is to think of new ideas, or issues poorly studied, rather than the usual problems or exacerbators of the usual problems. Your ideas would be welcome.
Sure Jaqueline; we pulbished a few articles. Will find your e-mail and send.
- Rüdiger Grote added an answer:2Can you suggest some good papers with regard to modelling interactions among ecosystem services?E.g., methods to analyse interactions among variables in complex interacting systems.Following
- Lawrence Handley added an answer:7Why did the IUCN decide this 6 meter limit for wetland? and not 5 meters or 7 meters ?
For wetland IUCN adopted the following definition in 1971 (4; 2) :
“. . . areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or arti-
ficial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing,
fresh, brackish, or salt including areas of marine water, the depth of
which at low tide does not exceed 6 meters.”
6 meters was used in classification scheme for marine and estuarine tidal systems, primarily for mapping. The preponderance of information in the 1970's showed benthic growth declining after 6 meters of water depth, on an average, due to light attenuation, latitude, and other factors. 2 meters water depth is the standard used in freshwater wetland classification, particularly between lim ethic (greater than 2 m depth) and littoral (less than 2 m water depth. 2 meters was used as the breakpoint from expertise and literature in the 1970's and early 1980's as the max depth from which rooted emergent herbaceous vegetation will grow to above the waters surface. There is more recent evidence from reports that 3 meters may be an acceptable depth.Following
- Midhun Madhavan added an answer:2Have the models developed by Craig-Gordon (1965) and Merlivat-Jouzel (1979) been compared in an ecosystem model or GCM?
Two basic parameterization schemes have been utilized for predicting the isotopic enrichment of surface waters during evaporation. I am looking for studies or models that compare both approaches. C-G typically uses turbulence-dependant weighted kinetic fractionation whereas M-J uses separate wind-speed-dependent algorithms for smooth and rough surfaces.
Please find the enclosed paper, where they compared MJ79 and CG65 for terrestrial evaporation.
I also made a note comparing the fractionation factor from two approaches. I am attaching that file too.
I am curious to know whether the MJ79 is applicable to large lakes?Following
About Ecosystem Modeling
An ecosystem model is an abstract, usually mathematical, representation of an ecological system, which is studied to gain a deeper understanding of the real system. Ecosystem models are formed by combining known ecological relations with data gathered from field observations. These model systems are then studied in order to make predictions about the dynamics of the real system. Often, the study of inaccuracies in the model (when compared to empirical observations) will lead to the generation of hypotheses about possible ecological relations that are not yet known or well understood. They also enable the simulation of ecological processes over very long periods of time. Ecosystem models have applications in a wide variety of disciplines, such as natural resource management, ecotoxicology and environmental health,agriculture, and wildlife conservation. (Wikipedia)