In the investigation of ecological modeling automation, one must consider the estimation of model parameters - a key task in many maths oriented modeling paradigms. This talk presents an exploratory example where a parameter estimation process is automatically generated based on declarative formal descriptions of the properties of the data set (ecological meta-data) at hand. The ecological properties are described through classes and relations provided by the Ecolingua Ontology. A small Definite Clause Grammar is used to infer the parameter estimation process; by means of this simple logic-based formalism we are able to reconstruct the inferences that a human modeler would possibly perform to estimate the parameter.
The example is a small demonstration of the feasibility of relating ecological meta-data to model design, which is our ultimate goal.