Book ID: 96516
Epidemiology and Plant Ecology. Principles and Applications. 2007. illus. XII, 172 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
The spatial aspects of epidemics have been a largely ignored featureof plant ecology, yet an understanding of the spatial dynamics of pathogens is essential to quantifying the impact of diseases on wild plants. Moreover, it may provide valuable information for the control ofhuman diseases. This seminal work fulfills such a role by describing thebasics of botanical epidemiology within the context of plant ecology. Avariety of models are covered to estimate key parameters at both theindividual plant and population levels, with emphasis on the value of spatial-temporal models in the evolutionary dynamics of pathogens.Practical methods are presented to validate these models, thus makingthis book accessible to theorists and empiricists alike.