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Cover for Chapter A.5: measurement of relationships in systems.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modelling the changing arctic ice.

This introductory chapter addresses the changes in the Arctic ice since 1979. It explores how the area of Arctic ice has changed over time, developing a mathematical model to describe the relationship. This model will help in making predictions about how the Arctic ice will change in the future, as ...

Author(s)
Gillman, E.; Gillman, M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393104)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mimicry: honest and dishonest signals of unpalatability.

In this chapter on mimicry, attention is given to the life history aspects of signalling in butterflies, both honest signalling of defences (i.e. nauseous flavours, unpalatability, poisons, stings) and deception (i.e. Batesian mimicry and automimicry). The subject is a vast one; attention here is...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The dynamics of insect numbers 1: history, classical theories, time series, life tables, models.

This chapter presents a brief history of population dynamics and evolution, classical theories on the control of animal numbers and empirical time-series data on insect population dynamics. The importance, construction, analysis and limitations of insect life tables are discussed and the value and...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control.

Biological control can be defined as the use of living organisms to suppress the population of a specific pest organism, making it less abundant or less damaging than it would otherwise be. This chapter provides information on the different biological agents (such as pathogens, predators,...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Communicable disease theory.

This chapter analyses the interactions between the various elements (agent, transmission, host and environment) of communicable diseases. The force of infection and epidemic theory are discussed. Epidemics and how they are investigated and measured are described. Investigation of foodborne and...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Models of vegetable growth and development.

This chapter focuses on models of vegetable growth and development. Mathematical models, empirical crop models, mechanistic crop models, modeling spatial aspects of plant growth, genomic models, and modeling produce quality are discussed. Models used to provide information on light interception and ...

Author(s)
Stützel, H.; Chen T. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Design and analysis of multi-year field trials for annual crops.

This chapter provides a brief discussion on the design and analysis (prediction and interpretation) of field trials, focusing on multi-environment yield trials for annual crops.

Author(s)
Arief, V. N.; DeLacy, I. H.; Basford, K. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An economic framework of disease management.

This chapter presents an economic framework of farmers' decision making on disease damage abatement in soyabean production. The farmer's essential disease management task is to determine whether the yield loss from disease in any given field and year will surpass a threshold known as the economic...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Costs, profits, and farm demand for disease control.

This chapter considers how soyabean farmers choose disease control methods for their farms and how their collective choices add up to form the aggregate demand for disease control inputs in soyabean production. Within the context of disease control, soyabean farmers gather information from a...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter

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