A Study on the Application of Ecological Structural Dynamic Modelling

생태 모델링기법으로서 동적구조모형의 고찰

  • Kim, Jwa-Kwan (School. of Environment Science, Catholic University of Pusan)
  • 김좌관 (부산가톨릭대학교 환경과학부)
  • Received : 2004.05.12
  • Accepted : 2004.07.19
  • Published : 2004.08.31


Exergy is defined as the amount of work (entropy-free energy) a system can perform when it is brought into thermodynamic equilibrium with its environment. Exergy measures the distance from the inorganic soup in energy terms. Therefore, exergy can be considered as fuel for any system that converts energy and matter in a metabolic process. The aim of this study is to introduce structural dynamic modelling which is based on maximum exergy principle. Especially, almost ecological models couldn't explain algal succession until now. New model (structural dynamic model) is anticipated to predict or explain the succession theory. If the new concept using maximum exergy principle is used, algal succession can be explained in many actual cases. Therefore, It is estimated that structural dynamic model using maximum exergy principle might be a excellent tool to understand succession of nature from now on.