Data and Models in Action

Methodological Issues in Production Ecology

  • A. Stein
  • F. W. T. Penning de Vries

Part of the Current Issues in Production Ecology book series (CIPE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-16
  2. Practical Aspects of Modeling

  3. Some statistical aspects of modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-67
    2. J. U. Smith
      Pages 81-98
  4. Geographical Information Systems for Production Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-101
    2. P. A. Longley, M. F. Goodchild
      Pages 103-118
    3. M. Molenaar
      Pages 119-141
  5. Perspectives for automated modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-145
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-184

About this book


Under leadership of CT de Wit a large amount of modeling, building prototypes and also application, was carried out in the 1970s and 1980s. Comprehensive models were built, evaluated and carefully documented in the areas of crop growth production, plant breeding, soil water and nutrients, and in crop protection. Simulation techniques and biophysical theories developed in parallel. Simulation and experimentation always went hand in hand. Much of this work is documented in a long series of PhD theses under supervision of De Wit, in the series of Simulation Monographs (PUDOC), and in numerous other publications. This work has inspired many scientists across the global science community. The CT de Wit Graduate School of Production Ecology (PE) of the Wageningen University builds further on this platform and finds new subjects for research on and with models, and data. The PE platform provides also an excellent opportunity to develop contacts, cooperation and joint software with research groups in related fields and abroad. This book precipitates from such an exploration in new directions. We realize that modem information systems and statistics can offer a substantial contribution to the modelling framework. Good examples can be found here, and these provide a clear direction for the years to come.


agriculture bayesian statistics ecology geographical information system modeling statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Stein
    • 1
  • F. W. T. Penning de Vries
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental SciencesWageningen Agricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.International Board for Soil Research and Management (IBSRAM)Bangkhen, BangkokThailand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5181-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9217-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-7006
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