Johnson, P and Fulton, E and Smith, DC and Jenkins, GP and Barrett, N, The Use of Telescoping Spatial Scales to Capture Inshore to Slope Dynamics in Marine Ecosystem Modeling, Natural Resource Modeling, 24, (3) pp. 335-364. ISSN 0890-8575 (2011) [Refereed Article]
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1939-7445.2011.00094.x
Ecosystem processes function at many
scales, and capturing these processes is a challenge for ecosystem
models. Nevertheless, it is a necessary step for considering
many management issues pertaining to shelf and coastal systems.
In this paper, we explore one method of modeling large
areas with a focus at a range of scales. We develop an ecosystem
model that can be used for strategic management decision
support by modeling the waters off southeastern Australia using
a polygon telescoping approach, which incorporates finescale
detail at the coastal zone, increasing in scale to a very
coarse scale in the offshore areas. This telescoping technique
is a useful tool for incorporating a wide range of habitats at
different scales into a single model.
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