Pest and Pathogen Control: Strategic, Tactical, and Policy Models

Conway, G.R. (1984). Pest and Pathogen Control: Strategic, Tactical, and Policy Models. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-90349-3

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This book describes mathematical models and systems analysis techniques applied to the study of insect pest, plant pathogens, and human diseases. The research programs of over 40 scientists from all over the world are compared and contrasted in detail to provide a state-of-the-art review on how such modeling can increase the effectiveness of more traditional ecological, biological, and chemical control methods.

This is the first time such a synthesis has been attempted, and arises in part from a conference hosted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria. Papers from this event, plus additional solicited material, have been grouped by Professor Conway into three sections representing strategic, tactical, and policy decision models. An introduction and three linking chapters are provided to place these models in context.

Discussing specific case histories in these mathematical terms and the consequent transfer of insights and methods will be of long-term interest to both professional and academic applied entomologists, plant pathologists, medical epidemiologists, applied ecologists, and systems analysts.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Environment Program (ENV)
Bibliographic Reference: John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK [1984]
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