Stochastic Modeling and Environmental Change
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Preisler, H. K. 2006. Stochastic Model. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 6.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Environmental scientists use models – a system of assumptions presented in a mathematical framework – to study complex interrelationships in ecological processes and to assess and predict the impact of our actions on the environment, among other things. There are a variety of model types: stochastic, deterministic, numerical, to name a few. A major concept that distinguishes stochastic models from other models is the idea of probability, or randomness, that is explicit in all stochastic models.