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Data and Models in Action : Methodological Issues in Production Ecology - Alfred Stein

Data and Models in Action

Methodological Issues in Production Ecology

By: Alfred Stein (Editor), F. W. T. Penning de Vries (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1999
ISBN: 9780792356196
Number Of Pages: 180

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Under leadership of CT de Wit a large amount of modeling, building prototypes and also application, was carried out in the 1970s and 1980s. Comprehensive models were built, evaluated and carefully documented in the areas of crop growth production, plant breeding, soil water and nutrients, and in crop protection. Simulation techniques and biophysical theories developed in parallel. Simulation and experimentation always went hand in hand. Much of this work is documented in a long series of PhD theses under supervision of De Wit, in the series of Simulation Monographs (PUDOC), and in numerous other publications. This work has inspired many scientists across the global science community. The CT de Wit Graduate School of Production Ecology (PE) of the Wageningen University builds further on this platform and finds new subjects for research on and with models, and data. The PE platform provides also an excellent opportunity to develop contacts, cooperation and joint software with research groups in related fields and abroad. This book precipitates from such an exploration in new directions. We realize that modem information systems and statistics can offer a substantial contribution to the modelling framework. Good examples can be found here, and these provide a clear direction for the years to come.

`I would recommend this book for modelers that want to stay on top of the rapidly evolving field of ecological modeling. ' Journal of Environmental Quality, 31:3

Prefacep. 9
Contributors and Editorsp. 11
General Introductionp. 13
Practical aspects of modelingp. 19
Development of a morphogenetic model from field and lab data: modeling the seed number per node on a pea stemp. 21
Pathways in crop modeling for cultivation controlp. 37
Finding and using data for small scale applications of agrometeorological models such as yield forecasting at a European scalep. 49
Some statistical aspects of modelingp. 65
Data use and Bayesian statistics for model calibrationp. 69
Models and Scale: Up- and Down-Scalingp. 81
Geographical Information Systems for Production Ecologyp. 99
Modern geographic information systems and model linkingp. 103
Multi-scale approaches for geodatap. 119
Perspectives for automated modelingp. 143
Examples of object-oriented design in agricultural researchp. 147
JL Top Computer based trends in automated modelingp. 157
Referencesp. 167
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9780792356196
ISBN-10: 0792356195
Series: Current Issues in Production Ecology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 31st March 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45