Interfacing Biology and Systems Analysis in Pest Management

  • Wayne M. Getz
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 11)

Abstract

Mathematical techniques for analysing population processes and designing pest management programs can be loosely divided into two broad categories: agroecosystem analysis, and statistical decision theory. Here the relative strengths and weaknesses of these two approaches are presented. Methodologies are discussed for using systems analysis to design pest management programs and for developing computer software to implement these programs. Although the material presented here deals with the general problem of interfacing biology and mathematics in the context of pest management, the discussions and examples focus to some extent on questions relating to fruit fly management.

Keywords

Biomass Migration Carbohydrate Marketing Melon 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wayne M. Getz
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  1. 1.Division of Biological ControlUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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