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|Main Title||Fractals and multifractals in ecology and aquatic science /|
|Publisher||CRC Press/Taylor & Francis,|
|Subjects||Biomathematics ; Mathematics in nature ; Ecology--Mathematics ; Aquatic sciences--Mathematics ; Fractals ; Multifractals ; Fraktal--(DE-588)4123220-3 ; Hydrobiologie--(DE-588)4026300-9 ; Multifraktal--(DE-588)4808941-2 ; èOkologie--(DE-588)4043207-5|
|Collation||xv, 344 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-335) and index.
About geometries and dimensions -- Self-similar fractals -- Self-affine fractals -- Frequency distribution dimensions -- Fractal-related concepts : some clarifications -- Estimating dimensions with confidence -- From fractals to multifractals. "Ecologists sometimes have a less-than-rigorous background in quantitative methods, yet research within this broad field is becoming increasingly mathematical. Written in a step-by-step fashion, Fractals and Multifractals in Ecology and Aquatic Science provides scientists with a basic understanding of fractals and multifractals and the techniques for utilizing them when analyzing ecological phenomenon. With illustrations, tables, and graphs on virtually every page - several in color - this book is a comprehensive source of state-of-the-art ecological scaling and multiscaling methods at temporal and spatial scales, respectfully ranging from seconds to months and from millimeters to thousands of kilometers. It illustrates most of the data analysis techniques with real case studies often based on original findings. It also incorporates descriptions of current and new numerical techniques to analyze and deepen understanding of ecological situations and their solutions."--Publisher's description.