Plant growth functions and possible spatial and temporal scaling errors in models of herbivory

@inproceedings{Parsons2001PlantGF,
  title={Plant growth functions and possible spatial and temporal scaling errors in models of herbivory},
  author={Anthony J. Parsons and Susanne Schwinning and Pascal Carr{\`e}re},
  year={2001}
}
Recent studies have provided detail of the mechanisms by which plants and animals interact, but attempts to apply this knowledge to understand function at the scale of whole fields or grazed ecosystems can be fraught with difficulties. Faced with a plethora of detail, and yet demands to make models more comprehensive, modellers face pressure to revert to simplified accounts for what are assumed to be well-established biological phenomena, for example, for describing plant growth and intake, but… CONTINUE READING

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