Chapter 10. Dynamic Modelling

  1. Otto Wildi

Published Online: 14 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470664971.ch10

Data Analysis in Vegetation Ecology

Data Analysis in Vegetation Ecology

How to Cite

Wildi, O. (2010) Dynamic Modelling, in Data Analysis in Vegetation Ecology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470664971.ch10

Author Information

  1. WSL Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470661024

Online ISBN: 9780470664971



  • dynamic modeling and vegetation ecology;
  • dynamic models, for analysis of natural systems;
  • dynamic modelling popularity - easy to do and to understand;
  • simulating time processes;
  • numerical integration of exponential growth equation using Euler's rule;
  • space–time models, space discrete, like time in numerical integration;
  • spatial exchange mechanism;
  • Swiss National Park (SNP) processes;
  • spatial exchange effect - among pixels, simulated in isolation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Simulating time processes

  • Including space processes

  • Processes in the Swiss National Park (SNP)