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Compartmental Analysis

Ecological Statistics

  1. Michael Becka

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vac036.pub2

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

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Becka, M. 2013. Compartmental Analysis . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 1.

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  1. Bayer Pharma AG, Wuppertal, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


Ecological, toxicological, and pharmacological research is often concerned with the answer to the question of how a substance is processed within a biological system. The exact knowledge of the corresponding kinetic pattern forms the basis for a useful answer. In order to understand and to characterize kinetic processes, as well as to identify nonlinear kinetics, compartmental analysis yields a useful approach.


  • toxicity;
  • kinetic;
  • ecology;
  • compartment analysis;
  • Michaels-Menten