Mathematical Models in Agriculture Edition 2

Quantitative Methods for the Plant, Animal and Ecological Sciences

December 2006
More details
  • Publisher
  • Published
    5th December 2006
  • ISBN 9780851990101
  • Language English
  • Pages 928 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

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.

"The book is thorough, well written…the authors are to be congratulated."

- Journal of Agricultural Science

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

J  Thornley

No information

James France

James France