The need for accuracy in modelling: an example

Ecological Modelling
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The need for accurate information in modelling depends on the objectives of the effort, but trustworthy data are essential for a model intended for use in the management of natural resources. This point is illustrated by referring to a recently published model of canvasback ducks. We demonstrate that several key assumptions are not supported by biological evidence, and that inferences drawn from the model could be dangerously misleading if they were used to guide the management of canvasback ducks.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The need for accuracy in modelling: an example
Series title Ecological Modelling
Volume 30
Issue 1/2
Year Published 1985
Language English
Description p. 157-161
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Ecological Modelling
First page 157
Last page 161
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