ISBN-10:
085199010X
ISBN-13:
9780851990101
Pub. Date:
12/05/2006
Publisher:
CABI
Mathematical Models in Agriculture: Quantitative Methods for the Plant, Animal and Ecological Sciences / Edition 2

Mathematical Models in Agriculture: Quantitative Methods for the Plant, Animal and Ecological Sciences / Edition 2

by J Thornley, James FranceJ Thornley

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Overview

Bringing together the disciplines of agriculture, animal science, plant science and ecology, this book explores how mathematics can be used to understand and explain agricultural processes. It starts by providing a review of the mathematical models currently available to agriculturalists, and the philosophy behind, and objectives of, modeling. The book then applies these techniques to real-life problems faced by people managing crops and animals, including the influence of digestion on animal growth rates and levels of photosynthesis on crop yield.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780851990101
Publisher: CABI
Publication date: 12/05/2006
Series: CABI Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 928
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Role of mathematical models
Mathematical programming
Growth functions
Simple ecological models
Environment and weather
Crop models
Crop husbandry
Plant diseases and pests
Animal organs
Whole-animal models
Animal products
Animal husbandry
Animal diseases

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