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This paper focuses on the decisions that need to be made by modellers of ecosystems. The importance of model purpose, design criteria, model prediction, and model validity are discussed from a theoretical standpoint and are illustrated with examples drawn from EXE, the energy, water and momentum exchange and ecological dynamics model.

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Authors: MARTIN P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Ecosystem Modelling : Delineating the Possible from the Impossible, Bishofsgrun (DE), February 20-25, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38693 ORA
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