Synopses & Reviews
In this volume experts present the latest status of mathematical and statistical methods in use for the analysis and modeling of plant disease epidemics. Topics treated are - methods in multivariate analyses, ordination and classification, - modeling of temporal and spatial aspects of air- and soilborne diseases, - methods to analyse and describe competition among subpopulations, e.g. pathogen races and - their interaction with resistance genes of host plants - assemblage and use of models - mathematical simulation of epidemics. New chapters on the modeling of the spreading of diseases in air and in soil are included in this second edition.
This book - now in second edition - is to serve in both research and teaching of plant disease epidemiology. It will be of use not only for the plant pathologist, but might introduce ecologists, entomologists, plant breeders and medical epidemiologists to approaches and mathematical tools for the analysis and modeling of epidemics caused by microorganisms.