The main aim of the present work is to discuss the methodological approaches that underpin the "contaminant migration-population effects" models for the evaluation of the detriment to populations of moving organisms in environmental systems with spatial and time dependent pollution levels. A technique to couple the equations controlling the population dynamics and the pollutant dispersion is described and discussed. The domain of application and the limitations of the methodology are analysed and illustrated by some examples. Possible alternative approaches are briefly presented. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecological Modelling