Imitation of Ecological Objects in the Microsoft Excel Environment

Imitation of Ecological Objects in the Microsoft Excel Environment Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2002, pp. 131–134. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 2, 2002, pp. 144–147. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2002 by Korosov. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Imitation of Ecological Objects in the Microsoft Excel Environment A. V. Korosov Petrozavodsk State University, pr. Lenina 33, Petrozavodsk, Karelia, 185649 Russia Received May 26, 2000 Key words: dynamics of biological systems, simulation models, table programming, Microsoft Excel software package. The quantitative description of natural phenomena Gnauk, 1989), were not easily available and also (biometric, statistical, and multidimensional) has required special knowledge. The situation changed rad- become a norm in ecological studies, but this does not ically when the Microsoft Excel software package was apply to the quantitative description of the mechanism made available all over the world. Both problems men- of the observed phenomena, i.e., to modeling. Appar- tioned above proved to be very easy to solve with its aid ently, the factor responsible for this situation is the pre- (Korosov, 1999). vailing opinion that only analytical prognostic models Let us discuss the stages of modeling in the Excel can be “full-valued”; difficulties in constructing a sys- environment using the example of studies on the popu- tem of differential Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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Copyright © 2002 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
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