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Cover for How to use this book.

This book takes a simple step-by-step approach to give a good grounding in the use of R for undergraduate/beginning postgraduate biology students. R is a freely available, open-source statistical programming environment which provides powerful statistical analysis tools and graphics outputs. This...

Author(s)
Quicke, D.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Techniques for work with plant and soil nematodes.

This book is extensively illustrated, and addresses both fundamental traditional techniques and new methodologies. The chapters aim to provide an introduction to basic techniques for laboratory and field work with plant-parasitic and free-living soil-dwelling nematodes. The coverage highlights...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391759)
Type
Book
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Cover for Precision livestock farming and technology in swine welfare.

This chapter describes the application of technology in pig farming, including understand how computer systems learn, the different types of sensors to monitor health and behaviour, the basic operation of precision livestock farming (PLF) and future possibilities. Precision livestock farming (PLF)...

Author(s)
Benjamin, M.; Yik, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Simulators in veterinary clinical skills education: background and examples.

This chapter discussed the work of Roger Kneebone and his teams, due to his significant contribution and influence in the world of medical simulation. This chapter then focused on the tools that will allow veterinary students to practise multiple skills or whole competences within their real-life...

Author(s)
Kinnison, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Semi-automatic content analysis of trip diaries: pull factors to Catalonia.

This chapter proposes a method to conduct a massive computerized quantitative content analysis of travel blogs and online travel reviews. This method has been applied to analyse 18,569 trip diaries of foreign tourists, from countries posting more than 300 entries written in English about Catalonia...

Author(s)
Marine-Roig, E.; Clavé, S. A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648125)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Patent eligibility issues in life science innovations: contentious court cases.

This chapter deals with some of the contentious court cases involving patent eligibility issues in life science areas in several countries, including the European Union (EU), USA, UK and India. Court cases on patent eligibility of thiopurine drugs to treat autoimmune diseases, diagnostic method for ...

Author(s)
Chakrabarty, A. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646534)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regulation and control systems: computer climate management - mechanization.

This chapter discusses the application of automatic and manual regulation to climate management, and presents the types of controllers. The chapter also presents the use of computers in greenhouse climate control as well as the mechanization of greenhouse operations.

Author(s)
Castilla, N.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641034)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Role of information and communication technology in integrated pest management.

Information and communication technology (ICT) is the integration of information technology (IT) and communication technology (CT), or the merging of fixed and mobile telephone networks with computer networks. ICT has proved to be a powerful tool in pest forecasting as a prop to giving priority to...

Author(s)
Shen ZuoRui; Cheng DengFa; Zhang YunHui; Gao LingWang
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938086)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for On chatbots and avatars - the virtual forester as a guide to knowledge about sustainable forest management.

A chatbot (the term is a combination of 'chat' and 'robot') is an engine that answers questions asked via an electronic medium such as the internet in natural language. A chatbot is personalized by an avatar, a virtual animated character, and is able to use emotion as a way to transport...

Author(s)
Reinbolz, A.; Hanewinkel, M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Programme design, management and implementation.

This chapter describes a number of techniques that have been developed and proved useful for identifying key components and relationships associated with crop pest problems: historical profiles, seasonal or damage profiles, interaction matrices and decision trees. This chapter focuses on the...

Author(s)
Dent, D.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993409)
Type
Book chapter

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