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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 Prediction with big data in the genomic and high-throughput phenotyping era: a case study with wheat data.

This review covers new theoretical and practical genomic selection (GS) advances and outcomes produced in the past 3–4 years in wheat. New models (improved mixed models and item-based collaborative filtering or IBCF) that deal with the complexity of genomic-enabled prediction and models for...

Author(s)
Pérez-Rodríguez, P.; Burgueño, J.; Montesinos-López, O. A.; Singh, R. P.; Juliana, P.; Mondal, S.; Crossa, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
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 Toxicity of pesticides in mixtures with the same mode of action.

Pesticides probably co-occur in the environment as mixtures, posing a risk to human beings and all other organisms present in the environment. Their number in the environment is too large to allow for all of them to be studied. However, single pesticides are assessed for their risk to the...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Toxicity of pesticides in mixtures with different modes of action.

Mixtures of insecticides with different modes of action are usually considered very effective in resistance management programmes. In pesticide mixtures with different modes of action, one product or toxicant interferes with the metabolic detoxification of the other toxicant, thereby synergizing...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Invasion biology: searching for predictions and prevention, and avoiding lost causes.

The introduction and establishment of alien species is one of the many profound influences of ongoing anthropogenic global environmental change. Invasion biology has emerged as the interdisciplinary study of the patterns, processes and consequences of the redistribution of biodiversity across all...

Author(s)
Cassey, P.; García-Díaz, P.; Lockwood, J. L.; Blackburn, T. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hierarchy of hypotheses or hierarchy of predictions? Clarifying key concepts in ecological research.

Hypotheses and predictions are the core of scientific research, and are fundamentally different. Nonetheless, predictions are constantly confused with hypotheses in the scientific literature. The hypothetic-deductive method starts with a question to which potential explanations - hypotheses - are...

Author(s)
Farji-Brener, A. G.; Amador-Vargas, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The hierarchy-of-hypotheses approach updated - a toolbox for structuring and analysing theory, research and evidence.

In Chapters 3, 4 and 5, three groups of authors have commented on the hierarchy-of-hypotheses (HoH) approach as introduced in Chapter 2. Here, we make suggestions on how to account for the issues raised in Chapters 3-5, whilst also considering several comments by other colleagues that we received...

Author(s)
Heger, T.; Jeschke, J. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Can predictive models help to identify the most appropriate non-target species for hostspecificity testing?

Author(s)
Todd, J. H.; Barratt, B. I. P.; Withers, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Present and potential impacts of insects on camelina and crambe.

This chapter examines the insects that are pests of rape and the insects that are found on camelina and crambe and determine the reasons for their feeding preferences to predict the pest status of such insects on camelina and crambe more accurately in the future.

Author(s)
Soroka, J. J.; Olivier, C.; Wist, T. J.; Grenkow, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter

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