Experimental Design and Analysis for Tree Improvement

Author: ER Williams,AC Matheson,CE Harwood

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643098887

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 220

View: 4152

Experimental Design and Analysis for Tree Improvement provides a set of practical procedures to follow when planning, designing and analysing tree improvement trials. Using many fully-worked examples, it outlines how to: design field, glasshouse and laboratory trials; efficiently collect data and construct electronic data files; pre-process data, screening for data quality and outliers; analyse data from single and across-site trials using either GenStat or SAS; and interpret the results from statistical analyses. The authors address the many practical issues often faced in forest tree improvement trials and describe techniques that will give conclusive results with the minimum expense. The techniques provided are applicable to the improvement of not only trees, but to crops in general. Building on the success of the first edition, this new edition has been fully revised and updated to relate to the latest commercially-available software packages for design generation (CycDesigN) and data pre-processing and automated generation of programs for statistical analysis (DataPlus). For analysis, it now provides both GenStat and SAS programs as generated by DataPlus.

Experimental design and analysis for use in tree improvement

Author: Emlyn Rhys Williams,Alastair Colin Matheson

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

ISBN: 9780643055551

Category: Nature

Page: 174

View: 6752

This text for scientists involved in the forestry field and glasshouse trials originated from a series of two week courses given in China on behalf of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Discusses the preparation, design, analysis and interpretation of forestry trials and introduces relevant statistical methodology and computing techniques, including GENSTAT programs for statistical analysis, ALPHA+ for the design and randomisation of trials, and DATACHAIN for the collection and preprocessing of data. Although aimed primarily at those involved in forest research, the techniques described are applicable to crops in general. Includes references and an index.

Verfahrensbibliothek

Versuchsplanung und -auswertung - Mit CD-ROM

Author: Dieter Rasch,Günter Herrendörfer,Jürgen Bock,Norbert Victor,Volker Guiard

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486843966

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 7025

Die Verfahrensbibliothek Versuchsplanung und -auswertung ist eine umfangreiche Sammlung von fast 500 modernen und klassischen statistischen Methoden auf rund 2000 Seiten an deren Erarbeitung über 60 Wissenschaftler aus drei Erdteilen mitgewirkt haben. Neben rein methodischen Verfahren, in denen Tests, Konfidenz- und Punktschätzungen bzw. Regressions- und Varianzanalysen beschrieben werden, findet man auch viele spezielle Anwendungen wie klinische und epidemiologische Studien, räumliche Statistik, Lebensdauerprobleme, Human- und Populationsgenetik und Feldversuchswesen. Ein Verfahren beginnt mit der Beschreibung der Problemstellung, die aus den Teilen Planung (das bedeutet oft die Frage nach dem Versuchsumfang) und Auswertung besteht. Darauf folgt der aus den gleichen Teilen bestehende Lösungsweg sowie ein durchgerechnetes Beispiel. Der Verzicht auf Beweise macht die Verfahren leicht lesbar, die Beispiele erleichtern das Verständnis auch für Leser mit geringen Vorkenntnissen. Die Daten des Beispiels und das SAS-Programm können im jeweiligen Verfahren aufgerufen werden. Das Werk ist eine statistische Verfahrenssammlung zur Unterstützung experimenteller Forschungsarbeiten für höchste Ansprüche, insbesondere für klinische Studien, epidemiologische Studien, Geostatistik, Biometrie und landwirtschaftliches Versuchswesen. Das Werk wendet sich an Forscher aller Bereiche, die in ihrer Arbeit Versuche durchführen müssen.

Domestication of Radiata Pine

Author: Rowland Burdon,William Libby,Alan Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319650181

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 8281

In nature, radiata pine is very localised and an obscure tree species despite the romantic character of much of its natural habitat. That obscure status and the lack of any reputation as a virgin timber slowed its due recognition as a commercial crop. Nevertheless, it has become a major plantation forest crop internationally. It has become the pre-eminent commercial forest species in New Zealand, Chile and Australia, with important plantings in some other countries. It consequently features prominently in the international trade in forest products, in addition to its importance in domestic markets of grower countries. Very fast growth, considerable site tolerances, ease of raising in nurseries and transplanting, and ease of processing and using its wood for a range of products and purposes, have made it the utility softwood of choice almost everywhere it can be grown satisfactorily. Abundant genetic variation and its amenability to other management inputs created special opportunities for its domestication. The story of its domestication forms a classic case history in the development of modern commercial forestry, with trailblazing in both genetic improvement and plantation management; this inevitably meant a learning process that provided instructive lessons, especially for tree breeders dealing with some other species. Paradoxically, the plantation monocultures have played and can continue to play an important role in protecting natural forests and other forms of biodiversity. Given the attractions of growing radiata pine, there were inevitably cases of overreach in planting it, with lessons to be learnt. Economic globalisation has meant globalisation of pests and disease organisms, and the scale on which radiata pine is grown has meant is has been the focus of various biotic alarms, none of which have proved catastrophic. Temptations, remain, however, to pay less than due attention to some aspects of risk management. The chapter structure of the book is based on historical periods, beginning long before any important human influences, and ending with a look into what the future might hold for the species and its role in human and ecological sustainability. Almost throughout, there has been complex interplay between the technical aspects, local social and economic factors, various types of institution, the enthusiasm and drive of some very influential individuals, and tides of economic ideology, threads that needed to be woven together to do the story justice.

Forest Genetics

Author: Timothy L. White,W. T. Adams,David B. Neale

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845932854

Category: Science

Page: 682

View: 7608

This book, which contains 20 chapters, integrates the varied subdisciplines of genetics and their applications in gene conservation, tree improvement and biotechnology. Topics covered include: genetic variation in natural forests, the application of genetics in tree improvement and breeding programmes, and genomic sequences and molecular technologies. This book will be a valuable resource for students, scientists and professionals in the plant sciences, especially forest geneticists, tree breeders, forest managers and other natural resource specialists.

Agroforestry Today

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agroforestry

Page: N.A

View: 4954

Monitoring with Lichens - Monitoring Lichens

Author: Pier Luigi Nimis,Christoph Scheidegger,Patricia A. Wolseley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401004234

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 2859

A comprehensive, up-to-date review of lichens as biomonitors of air pollution (bioindication, metal and radionuclide accumulation, biomarkers), and as monitors of environmental change (including global climate change and biodiversity loss) in a wide array of terrestrial habitats. Several methods for using lichens as biomonitors are described in a special section of the book.

Plant Adaptation and Crop Improvement

Author: C.A.B. International,International Rice Research Institute,International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics

Publisher: IRRI

ISBN: 0851991084

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 636

View: 2105

This book discusses various plant adpatations and techniques for crop improvement.

Forest tree improvement

report on the FAO/DANIDA Training Course on Forest Tree improvement, Mérida, Venezuela, January-February 1980

Author: N.A

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 271

View: 2754

A Guide to Experimental Algorithmics

Author: Catherine C. McGeoch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107001730

Category: Computers

Page: 261

View: 7107

This is a guidebook for those who want to use computational experiments to support their work in algorithm design and analysis. Numerous case studies and examples show how to apply these concepts. All the necessary concepts in computer architecture and data analysis are covered so that the book can be used by anyone who has taken a course or two in data structures and algorithms.

Six Sigma

Advanced Tools for Black Belts and Master Black Belts

Author: Loon Ching Tang,Thong Ngee Goh,Hong See Yam,Timothy Yoap

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470061995

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 426

View: 5467

The 2007 winner of the Masing Book Prize sets out important Six Sigma concepts and a selection of up-to-date tools for quality improvement in industry. Six Sigma is a widely used methodology for measuring and improving an organization’s operational performance through a rigorous analysis of its practices and systems. This book presents a series of papers providing a systematic ‘roadmap’ for implementing Six Sigma, following the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control) phased approach. Motivated by actual problems, the authors offer insightful solutions to some of the most commonly encountered issues in Six Sigma projects, such as validation of normality, experimentation under constraints and statistical control of complex processes. They also include many examples and case studies to help readers learn how to apply the appropriate techniques to real-world problems. Key features: Provides a comprehensive introduction to Six Sigma, with a critical strategic assessment and a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis. Presents some prominent design features of Six Sigma, and a newly proposed roadmap for healthcare delivery. Sets out information on graphical tools, including fishbone diagrams, mind-maps, and reality trees. Gives a thorough treatment of process capability analysis for non-normal data. Discusses advanced tools for Six Sigma, such as statistical process control for autocorrelated data. Consolidating valuable methodologies for process optimization and quality improvement, Six Sigma: Advanced Tools for Black Belts and Master Black Belts is a unique reference for practising engineers in the electronics, defence, communications and energy industries. It is also useful for graduate students taking courses in quality assurance.

Statistics in Industry

Author: Ravindra Khattree,Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780444506146

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1187

View: 7538

This volume presents an exposition of topics in industrial statistics. It serves as a reference for researchers in industrial statistics/industrial engineering and a source of information for practicing statisticians/industrial engineers. A variety of topics in the areas of industrial process monitoring, industrial experimentation, industrial modelling and data analysis are covered and are authored by leading researchers or practitioners in the particular specialized topic. Targeting the audiences of researchers in academia as well as practitioners and consultants in industry, the book provides comprehensive accounts of the relevant topics. In addition, whenever applicable ample data analytic illustrations are provided with the help of real world data.

Research note SO

Author: Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 1961