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Such a model would require a fairly detailed and complete biological inventory as well as detailed knowledge of the species' interactions, and a detailed map of the physical and chemical makeup of the location or region... I suggest reading about the The Simons Collaboration on Computational Biogeochemical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems (CBIOMES).1 This ...


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Depending on how you define "model an ecosystem" the answer is somewhere on the spectrum from "yes, it's routine" to "no, that's impossible." Let's start with the positive side. Ecosystem modeling based on inventories of species, information about their interactions, and spatial and environmental context are routinely used for ...


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