Data and Models in Action: Methodological Issues in Production Ecology by A. SteinData and Models in Action: Methodological Issues in Production Ecology by A. Stein

Data and Models in Action: Methodological Issues in Production Ecology

EditorA. Stein, F.W. Penning de Vries

Paperback | December 8, 2010

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This book addresses methodological issues of production ecology, and contains scientific contributions written by nine specialists. A central issue is the combination of the agricultural model with reliable data in relation to scale. A model is developed with data from a single point, whereas decisions are to be made for areas of land. Such an approach requires the use of a skilful treatment of available data and information. The book is divided into four parts. Advanced information science yields the best possible models in an efficient way. Geographical Information Systems combine various layers of spatial information. Statistics upscale local information towards regions and test its reliability. Modern trends in automated modeling are identified. The book is illustrated with various practical studies, ranging from the individual model to the whole European Community. It aims at a readership of graduate and post-graduate agricultural scientists, practitioners and politicians.
Title:Data and Models in Action: Methodological Issues in Production EcologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048151813

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Table of Contents

Preface. Contributors & Editors. General Introduction. I: Practical Aspects of Modeling. 1. Development of a morphogenetic model from field and lab data: modeling the seed number per node on a pea stem; M.H. Jeuffroy. 2. Pathways in crop modeling for cultivation control; G. van Straten. 3. Finding and using data for small scale applications of agrometeorological models such as yield forecasting at a European scale; P. Vossen. II: Some Statistical Aspects of Modeling. 4. Data use and Bayesian statistics for model calibration; M.J.W. Jansen. 5.Models and Scale: Up- and Down-Scaling; J.U. Smith. III: Geographical Information Systems for Production Ecology. 6. Modern geographic information systems and model linking; P.A. Longley, M.F. Goodchild. 7. Multi-scale approaches for geodata; M. Molenaar. IV: Perspectives for Automated Modeling. 8. Examples of object-oriented design in agricultural research; P.J. Schotman. 9. Computer based trends in automated modeling; J.L. Top. References. Index.

Editorial Reviews

`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