Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1976) 23: 51- 59

Systems modelling: A tool for ecologists.

Research Article
D. C. Drummond  
  1. Department of University Extension, Massey University, Palmerston North

[First paragraph(s)...]
This paper is designed as an introduction to the two papers that follow. It opens with remarks about the nature of systems ecology before discussing its principal technique, systems modelling. This is followed by two simple agricultural examples and a brief discussion of the potential of systems modelling in ecology. More comprehensive treatments can be found in Walters (1971), Patten (1971), and Jeffers (1972).