By Imanuel Noy-Meir, Eddy van der Maarel (auth.), I. Colin Prentice, Eddy van der Maarel (eds.)
July eight -13, 1985, a global crew of scientists met in Uppsala for a symposium at the topic 'Theory and versions in crops technology' . A quantity of over 70 prolonged abstracts had already been released in time for the symposium (Leemans et at., 1985). That quantity integrated contributions from the vast majority of those that gave talks or provided posters on the symposium. the current quantity represents the fully-refereed complaints of the symposium and contours articles by means of a majority of audio system, plus a handful by way of poster authors, and that have been despatched independently to Vegetatio and appeared well timed and correct to the symposi um's subject. As organizers, we attempted to compile for the symposium humans whose pursuits coated numerous key facets of recent crops technological know-how: plants dynamics, on shorter or longer time scales; the research of group facts, and of vegetation-environment relationships in either time and area; and the useful foundation of crops when it comes to the person crops and plant populations that it includes. We inspired individuals to target idea and types - now not inevitably mathematical types, but additionally conceptual versions that will give a contribution to the advance of conception and mathematical models.