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Title: The development of a micro-computerised plant establishment and growth model for use with landscape taxa
Author: Hope, Frank
ISNI:       0000 0004 2746 1501
Awarding Body: University of Bath
Current Institution: University of Bath
Date of Award: 1990
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This study investigates the feasibility of a micro- computer based plant establishment and growth model, which can be used as a means of storing and manipulating information relating to the cultivation of decorative landscape taxa in England and Wales. The work includes four experiments in establishment husbandry, which investigate the feasibility of field work to provide information on specific ornamental husbandry practices. The study investigates computerised plant establishment and growth modelling in relation to climatic and site requirements, and the production of a micro-computer programme to enable the formulation of accurate predictions of plant performance. The work highlights the requirements of modern landscape management and has brought together environmental data essential for the formulation of accurate establishment and growth predictions. The computer model demonstrates the potential for such a predictive approach to selecting landscape plants. All data are formatted for inclusion in a practical working landscape based model, including the ability to predict the suitability of taxa for climatic, site and specific intolerances. viii
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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