Integrated Environmental Modelling: Design and Tools (Studies in Operational Regional Science 2)
By: Floor M. Brouwer (author)Hardback
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1. Introduction.- 1.1. Regional economic modelling.- 1.2. Environmental issues in regional economic modelling.- 1.3. Integrated environmental modelling.- 1.4. Outline of the study.- A. Introduction to Integrated Environmental Modelling: A Survey and an Evaluation.- 2. Integrated Environmental Models: A Survey.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2. Multi-objective control of nutrient loadings into a lake.- 2.3. Simulation of regional development and fishery activities.- 2.4. Policy analysis of water management for the Netherlands.- 2.5. Policy analysis to protect an estuary from floods.- 2.6. Economic-environmental-ecological impact analysis of flood plain models.- 2.7. An economic-ecological model for land-marine integrated development.- 2.8. An environmental ecosystem quality management model.- 2.9. A triple layer approach to a national-regional economic- environmental- employment model.- 2.10. Systems approach of economic-environmental-energy analysis.- 2.11. Simulation of the impacts of herbicides on the environment and agriculture.- 2.12. Economic-ecological analysis by simulation and optimization.- 2.13. Urbanization and environmental planning and design.- 2.14. An integrated regional environmental model for physical planning.- 2.15. Interactions between economic-social-ecological systems in a region of intense agriculture.- 2.16. Concluding remarks.- 3. Evaluation of Integrated Environmental Modelling Approaches.- 3.1. Introduction.- 3.2. The objective of study and the objective of analysis.- 3.3. The modules and the mathematical tools.- 3.4. Dimensions of space and time in integrated environmental models.- 3.5. The availability of information in integrated environmental models.- 3.6. Concluding remarks.- B. Methodology and Tools to Operationalize an Integrated Environmental Model.- 4. A Systems Approach to an Integrated Environmental Model.- 4.1. Introduction.- 4.2. Systems theory.- 4.3. Two designs of integration.- 4.3.1. Introduction.- 4.3.2. A horizontal model approach and a vertical model approach.- 4.4. Towards a satellite design of an integrated environmental model.- 4.5. The spatial aggregation level and spatial scale level in regional environmental modelling.- 4.6. Concluding remarks.- 5. Statistical and Econometric Tools to Operationalize an Integrated Environmental Model.- 5.1. Introduction.- 5.2. Systems with binary, qualitative and quantitative information.- 5.2.1. Introduction.- 5.2.2. Interpretation of systems with binary information.- 5.2.3. Interpretation of systems with qualitative information.- 5.2.4. Interpretation of systems with quantitative information.- 5.3. Statistical models with qualitative and quantitative data.- 5.3.1. Introduction.- 5.3.2. Classification and integration of statistical approaches.- 5.3.3. Log-linear models and logit models for contingency table analysis.- 5.3.4. Estimation, assessment and selection for qualitative statistical models.- 5.3.5. A graph approach to multidimensional contingency tables.- 5.4. Multivariate analysis for non-metric data.- 5.4.1. Introduction.- 5.4.2. Multidimensional scaling for ordinal information.- 5.4.3. Homogeneous scaling for nominal information.- 5.5. Concluding remarks.- C. An Integrated Environmental Modelling Approach.- 6. Towards an Integrated Environmental Model For the Biesbosch Area.- 6.1. Introduction.- 6.2 Design of an integrated systems model and the treatment of key phenomena.- 6.3. Causality analysis of an integrated environmental model.- 6.4. Analysis of an integrated environmental model with qualitative information.- 6.5. Concluding remarks.- 7. Outdoor Recreation in the Biesbosch Area.- 7.1. Introduction.- 7.2. A spatial characterization of outdoor recreation.- 7.3. The multivariate nature of outdoor recreation.- 7.3.1. Introduction.- 7.3.2. Homogeneous scaling of outdoor recreation.- 7.3.3. Multidimensional scaling of outdoor recreation.- 7.4. Path analysis and recreational activities.- 7.5. Concluding remarks.- 8. Conclusion.- 8.1. Reflection of the study.- 8.2. Outlook of the study.- References.- Author Index.
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