Modelling Community Structure in Freshwater Ecosystems

Modelling Community Structure in Freshwater Ecosystems


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This volume presents approaches and methodologies for predicting the structure and diversity of key aquatic communities (namely, diatoms, benthic macroinvertebrates and fish), under natural conditions and under man-made disturbance. The intent is to offer an organized means for modeling, evaluating and restoring freshwater ecosystems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642427183
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 518
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Fish community assemblages.- Patterning riverine fish assemblages using an unsupervised neural network.- Predicting fish assemblages in France and evaluating the influence of their environmental variables.- Fish diversity conservation and river restoration in southwest France: a review.- Modelling of freshwater fish and macro-crustacean assemblages for biological assessment in New Zealand.- A Comparison of various fitting techniques for predicting fish yield in Ubolratana reservoir (Thailand) from a time series data.- Patterning spatial variations in fish assemblage structures and diversity in the Pilica River system.- Optimisation of artificial neural networks for predicting fish assemblages in rivers.- General introduction.- Macroinvertebrate community assemblages.- Sensitivity and robustness of a stream model based on artificial neural networks for the simulation of different management scenarios.- A neural network approach to the prediction of benthic macroinvertebrate fauna composition in rivers.- Predicting Dutch macroinvertebrate species richness and functional feeding groups using five modelling techniques.- Comparison of clustering and ordination methods implemented to the full and partial data of benthic macroinvertebrate communities in streams and channels.- Prediction of macroinvertebrate diversity of freshwater bodies by adaptive learning algorithms.- Hierarchical patterning of benthic macroinvertebrate communities using unsupervised artificial neural networks.- Species spatial distribution and richness of stream insects in south-western France using artificial neural networks with potential use for biosurveillance.- Patterning community changes in benthic macroinvertebrates in a polluted stream by using artificial neural networks.- Patterning, predicting stream macroinvertebrate assemblages in Victoria (Australia) using artificial neural networks and genetic algorithms.- Using bioindicators to assess rivers in Europe: An overview.- Diatom and other algal assemblages.- Applying case-based reasoning to explore freshwater phytoplankton dynamics.- Modelling community changes of cyanobacteria in a flow regulated river (the lower Nakdong River, S. Korea) by means of a Self-Organizing Map (SOM).- Use of artificial intelligence (MIR-max) and chemical index to define type diatom assemblages in Rhône basin and Mediterranean region.- Classification of stream diatom communities using a self-organizing map.- Diatom typology of low-impacted conditions at a multi-regional scale: combined results of multivariate analyses and SOM.- Prediction with artificial neural networks of diatom assemblages in headwater streams of Luxembourg.- Use of neural network models to predict diatom assemblages in the Loire-Bretagne basin (France).- Review of modelling techniques.- Development of community assessment techniques.- Evaluation of relevant species in communities: development of structuring indices for the classification of communities using a self-organizing map.- Projection pursuit with robust indices for the analysis of ecological data.- A framework for computer-based data analysis and visualisation by pattern recognition.- A rule-based vs. a set-covering implementation of the knowledge system LIMPACT and its significance for maintenance and discovery of ecological knowledge.- Predicting macro-fauna community types from environmental variables by means of support vector machines.- User interface tool.- General conclusions and perspectives.

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