Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 9:10 AM

Biological modeling in grasslands.

Susan Schwinning, Biology Department, Texas State University, 312 Supple Science Bldg, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666

This paper reviews the potential power of conceptual models to applied problems in grasslands research and management. This presents an overview of Thornley's modeling approach to grassland dynamics. Other modeling approaches (e.g automata and dynamical modeling)  are also considered.