The journal is concerned with the use of mathematical models and systems analysis for the description of ecological processes and for the sustainable management of resources. Human activity and well-being are dependent on and integrated with the functioning of ecosystems and the services they provide. We aim to understand these basic ecosystem functions using mathematical and conceptual modelling, systems analysis, thermodynamics, computer simulations, and ecological theory. This leads to a preference for process-based models embedded in theory with explicit causative agents as opposed to strictly statistical or correlative descriptions. These modelling methods can be applied to a wide spectrum of issues ranging from basic ecology to human ecology to socio-ecological systems. The journal welcomes research articles, short communications, review articles, letters to the editor, book reviews, and other communications. The journal also supports the activities of the International Society of Ecological Modelling (ISEM).
Published by Elsevier.
|A water-energy nexus review from the perspective of urban metabolism||Journal Article||Fan et al. Fan, Jing-Li; Kong, Ling-Si; Wang, Hang; Zhang, Xian||2019|
|Ecological network analysis of urban energy metabolic system—A case study of Beijing||Journal Article||Zhu et al. Zhu, Xueting; Mu, Xianzhong; Hu, Guangwen||2019|
|Review of spatial analysis of urban carbon metabolism||Journal Article||Zhang et al. Zhang, Yan; Wu, Qiong; Fath, Brian D.||2018|
|Understanding the mechanism of urban material metabolism with ecological network analysis: An experimental study of Wuxi, China||Journal Article||Li et al. Li, Yanxian; Wang, Xinjing; Tian, Xin; Zhang, Yan||2018|
|A Nitrogen Physical Input-Output Table (PIOT) model for Illinois||Journal Article||Singh et al. Singh, Shweta; Compton, Jana E.; Hawkins, Troy R.; Sobota, Daniel J.; Cooter, Ellen J.||2017|
|Evaluating spatiotemporal differences and sustainability of Xiamen urban metabolism using emergy synthesis||Journal Article||Yang et al. Yang, Dewei; Kao, William Tze Ming; Zhang, Guoqin; Zhang, Nanyang||2014|
|Emergy analysis of the urban metabolism of Beijing||Journal Article||Zhang et al. Zhang, Yan; Yang, Zhifeng; Liu, Gengyuan; Yu, Xiangyi||2011|
|Ecological network analysis of an urban energy metabolic system: Model development, and a case study of four Chinese cities||Journal Article||Zhang et al. Zhang, Y., Yang, Z., Fath, B. D., & Li, S.||2010|
|Evaluation of urban metabolism based on emergy synthesis: A case study for Beijing (China)||Journal Article||Zhang et al. Zhang, Yan and Yang, Zhifeng and Yu, Xiangyi||2009|
|Urban ecosystem health assessment based on emergy and set pair analysis—A comparative study of typical Chinese cities||Journal Article||Su et al. Su, M. R.; Yang, Z. F.; Chen, B.; Ulgiati, S.||2009|
|Ecological network analysis: network construction||Journal Article||Fath et al. Fath, Brian D.; Scharler, Ursula M.; Ulanowicz, Robert E.; Hannon, Bruce||2007|
|Theory of urban energetics and mechanisms of urban development||Journal Article||Huang and Chen Huang, Shu-Li; Chen, Chia-Wen||2005|
|Urban nutrient balance for Bangkok||Journal Article||Færge et al. Færge, Jens; Magid, Jakob; Penning de Vries, Frits W. T.||2001|
|Energy-economic theory and mathematical models for combining the systems of man and nature, case study: The urban region of Miami, Florida||Journal Article||Zucchetto and James Zucchetto, James||1975|