ABC in Ecological Modelling

Authored by: Matteo Fasiolo , Simon N. Wood

Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781439881507
eBook ISBN: 9781315117195
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315117195-20

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Abstract

Ecology aims to understand the abundance and distribution of organisms. This essentially quantitative task is made difficult by the complex web of interactions that exist between living things. In the face of such daunting ecological complexity, dynamic models play an important role in separating fundamental mechanisms from matters of detail. In particular, they allow theoretical ideas to be sharpened into well defined quantitative hypotheses, and this in turn opens up the possibility of testing these hypotheses using data.

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