Overview of Network Environ Analysis: A systems analysis technique for understanding complex ecological systems

Fath BD (2012). Overview of Network Environ Analysis: A systems analysis technique for understanding complex ecological systems. Biologi Italiani 3: 20-27.

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Abstract

Network Environ Analysis, based on network theory, reveals the quantitative and qualitative relations between ecological objects interacting with each other in a system. The primary result from the method provides input and output .environs., which are internal partitions of the objects within system flows. In addition, application of Network Environ Analysis on empirical datasets and ecosystem models has revealed several important and unexpected results that have been identified and summarized in the literature as network environ properties. Network Environ Analysis requires data including the intercompartmental flows, compartmental storages, and boundary input and output flows. Software is available to perform this analysis. This article reviews the theoretical underpinning of the analysis and briefly introduces some the main properties such as indirect effects ratio, network homogenization, and network mutualism. References for further reading are provided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Systems ecology; Connectivity; Energy flows; Network analysis; Indirect effects; Mutualism
Research Programs: Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA)
Bibliographic Reference: Biologi Italiani; 3:20-27 (March 2012)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:46
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 13:20
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9900

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