Working with Dynamic Crop Models

1st Edition

Evaluation, Analysis, Parameterization, and Applications

Authors:

  • Daniel Wallach
  • Daniel Wallach
  • David Makowski
  • David Makowski
  • James Jones
  • James Jones
  • Francois Brun
  • Description

    Mathematical models are being used more and more widely to study complex dynamic systems (global weather, ecological systems, hydrological systems, nuclear reactors etc. including the specific subject of this book, crop-soil systems). The models are important aids in understanding, predicting and managing these systems. Such models are complex and imperfect. One fundamental research direction is to seek a better understanding of how these systems function, and to propose mathematical expressions embodying that understanding. However, this is not sufficient. It is also essential to have tools (often mathematical and statistical methods) to aid in developing, improving and using the models built from those equations. The book is specifically concerned with the application of methods to crop models, but much of the material is also applicable to dynamic system models in other fields. The goal of this book is to fill that gap.

    Key Features

    * State-of-the-art methods explained simply and illustrated specifically for crop models * Parameter estimation – applying statistical methods to the complex case of crop models, including Bayesian methods * Includes model evaluation, understanding and estimating prediction error * Offers a unique data assimilation by using the Kalman filter and beyond

    Readership

    Researchers and graduate students in agronomy, agricultural and biological engineering, agricultural economics and agricultural statistics. Teachers of advanced courses in modeling of biological systems.

    Table of Contents

    1 The two forms of crop models D. Wallach 2 Evaluating crop models D. Wallach 3 Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis for crop models H. Monod, C. Naud, D. Makowski 4 Parameter estimation for crop models D. Makowski, J. Hillier, D. Wallach, B. Andrieu, M.-H. Jeuffroy 5 Data assimilation with crop models D. Makowski, M. Guérif, J. W. Jones, W. Graham 6 Representing and optimizing management decisions with crop models J. E. Bergez, F. Garcia, D. Wallach 7 Using crop models for multiple fields D. Leenhardt, D. Wallach, P. Le Moigne, M. Guérif, A. Bruand, M. A. Casterad SECTION II APPLICATIONS 8 Introduction to section II 9 Fundamental concepts of crop models illustrated by a comparative approach N. Brisson, J. Wery, K. Boote 10 Crop models with genotype parameters M-H Jeuffroy, A. Barbottin, J. W. Jones, J. Lecoeur 11 Model assisted genetic improvement of crops C.D. Messina, K.J. Boote, C. Löffler, J.W. Jones, and C.E. Vallejos 12 Parameterization and evaluation of a corn crop model D. Wallach. 13 Evaluation of a model for kiwifruit F. Lescourret and D. Wallach 14 Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of a static denitrification model B. Gabrielle 15 Sensitivity analysis of PASTIS, a model of nitrogen transport and transformation in the soil P. Garnier 16 Sensitivity analysis of GENESYS, a model for studying the effects of cropping system on gene flo

    Details

    No. of pages:
    462
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2006
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Elsevier Science
    Print ISBN:
    9780444521354
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080461939

    About the authors

    Daniel Wallach

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique INRA, UMR INRA/INP, Toulouse, France

    Daniel Wallach

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique INRA, UMR INRA/INP, Toulouse, France

    David Makowski

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique INRA, UMR INRA/INA, Thiverval-Grignon, France

    David Makowski

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique INRA, UMR INRA/INA, Thiverval-Grignon, France

    James Jones

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of Florida, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.

    James Jones

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of Florida, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.

    Francois Brun

    Affiliations and Expertise

    ACTA-INRA Toulouse, Castanet Tolosan, France