The experimental ecology tries a scientific way to clarify what ecosystems are and how they work. In doing so, she looks at causes and effects in order to gain an understanding of individual processes and, subsequently, of interlinking and networking. It makes use of the tools of analysis , modeling and simulation and the containment of models to create.
- Karl Heinz Kreeb: Methods for Plant Ecology and Bioindication. VEB Gustav Fischer Verlag, Jena 1990, ISBN 3-334-00309-4 , pp. 13-17.