Agriculture as a Metaphor for Creativity in All Human Endeavors

  • Robert S. Anderssen
  • Philip Broadbridge
  • Yasuhide Fukumoto
  • Kenji Kajiwara
  • Matthew Simpson
  • Ian Turner
Conference proceedings FMfI 2016

Part of the Mathematics for Industry book series (MFI, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. James M. McCaw, Pengxing Cao, Sophie Zaloumis, Julie A. Simpson
    Pages 7-11
  3. M. G. Roberts, J. A. P. Heesterbeek
    Pages 13-20
  4. Ruanui Nicholson, Anton Gulley, Jari Kaipio, Jennifer Eccles
    Pages 47-51
  5. Yoshihiro Yamanishi, Yasuo Tabei, Masaaki Kotera
    Pages 111-123
  6. Maureen P. Edwards, Bronwyn H. Bradshaw-Hajek, María Jesús Munoz-Lopez, Peter M. Waterhouse, Robert S. Anderssen
    Pages 125-138
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 173-174

About these proceedings


This book is a collection of papers presented at the 'Forum "Math-for-Industry" 2016 ' (FMfl2016), held at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, on November 21–23, 2016. The theme for this unique and important event was “Agriculture as a Metaphor for Creativity in All Human Endeavors”, and it brought together leading international mathematicians and active researchers from universities and industry to discuss current challenging topics and to promote interactive collaborations between mathematics and industry. 

The success of agricultural practice relies fundamentally on its interconnections with and dependence on biology and the environment. Both play essential roles, including the biological adaption to cope with environmental challenges of biotic and abiotic stress and global warming. The book highlights the development of mathematics within this framework that successful agricultural practice depends upon and exploits.


Mathematical Modelling for Agriculture Mathematical Biology Mathematical Approach to Environmental Problems Statistical Treatment of Big Data Geometry and Topology Applicable to Industry

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert S. Anderssen
    • 1
  • Philip Broadbridge
    • 2
  • Yasuhide Fukumoto
    • 3
  • Kenji Kajiwara
    • 4
  • Matthew Simpson
    • 5
  • Ian Turner
    • 6
  1. 1.Mathematics, Information and StatisticsCSIROActonAustralia
  2. 2.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  4. 4.Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  5. 5.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  6. 6.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7810-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7811-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-350X
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-3518
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