Hybrid models can in principle be developed by any combination of two of the previously listed ten model types, but only very few hybrid models have been developed up to now. It is expected that many more will be developed in the future to combine some of the advantages and eliminate some of the disadvantages of the existing models. Ecological Modelling has published several hybrid models that combine for instance a biogeochem-ical/bioenergetic dynamic model with another model type. The result of combining a biogeochemical dynamic model and ANN is a hybrid model that has causality
(as against ANN) and is able to squeeze as much information out of the database as ANNs usually are able to do.
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