Working with Dynamic Crop Models, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444594469
  • ISBN-13: 9780444594464
  • DDC: 631.558015
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 504 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This second edition of Working with Dynamic Crop Models is meant for self-learning by researchers or for use in graduate level courses devoted to methods for working with dynamic models in crop, agricultural, and related sciences. Each chapter focuses on a particular topic and includes an introduction, a detailed explanation of the available methods, applications of the methods to one or two simple models that are followed throughout the book, real-life examples of the methods from literature, and finally a section detailing implementation of the methods using the R programming language. The consistent use of R makes this book immediately and directly applicable to scientists seeking to develop models quickly and effectively, and the selected examples ensure broad appeal to scientists in various disciplines.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Basics.
2: Basics of Agricultural System Models.
3: Statistical Notions Useful for Modeling.
4: The R Programming Language and Software.
5: Simulation with Dynamic System Models.
6: Methods.
7: Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis.
8: Parameter Estimation with Classical Methods (Model Calibration).
9: Parameter Estimation with Bayesian Methods.
10: Data Assimilation for Dynamic Models.
11: Model Evaluation.
12: Putting it All Together in a Case Study.
Appendix 1: The Models Included in the Zebook R Package: Description, R Code, and Examples of Results.
Appendix 2: An Overview of the R Package ZeBook.