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    This database contains bibliographic descriptions of all Wageningen University PhD theses from 1920 onwards. It is updated on a daily basis by WUR Library.

    Author abstracts and/or summaries are added to all descriptions. A link to the full text dissertation is added to the bibliographic description. In a few cases, no electronic version is available, mostly because of copyright issues.

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Using yield gap analysis to give sustainable intensification local meaning [PhD thesis]
Silva, João Vasco \ 2017
crops - yields - crop yield - modeling - simulation models - cereals - farming systems - yield losses
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Simulating pigs : understanding their motivations, behaviour, welfare and productivity [PhD thesis]
Boumans, Iris \ 2017
pigs - pig farming - sustainability - motivation - animal behaviour - behaviour disorders - animal welfare - simulation models - animal production
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Lubrication and perception of foods : tribological, rheological and sensory properties of particle-filled food systems [PhD thesis]
Liu, Kun \ 2016
rheological properties - tribology - fat globules - particles - lubrication - sensory evaluation - simulation models - food - gels - rice
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Statistical modelling for exposure measurement error with application to epidemiological data [PhD thesis]
Agogo, George O. \ 2016
calibration - regression analysis - exposure assessment - validity - simulation models - statistical bias - epidemiology
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Logistics network design & control : managing product quality in a blooming sector [PhD thesis]
Keizer, Marlies de \ 2015
logistics - network analysis - ornamental horticulture - quality management - quality - production - horticulture - fresh products - food products - simulation models - simulation
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Modeling studies of biological gas desulfurization under haloalkaline conditions [PhD thesis]
Klok, J.B.M. \ 2015
biogas - natural gas - desulfurization - sulfides - oxidation - bioreactors - mathematical models - simulation models
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Physiologically based in silico modelling to examine DNA adduct formation by different food-borne α,β-unsaturated aldehydes at realistic low dietary exposure levels [PhD thesis]
Kiwamoto, R. \ 2015
aldehydes - dna - detoxification - food additives - flavourings - genotoxicity - carcinogens - models - mathematical models - physiology - simulation models - toxicology
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A model based method for evaluation of crop operation scenarios in greenhouses [PhD thesis]
Ooster, A. van 't \ 2015
greenhouse technology - greenhouse horticulture - simulation - discrete simulation - simulation models - labour - roses
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Interactions between aerosal and convective boundary-layer dynamics over land [PhD thesis]
Wilde Barbaro, E. \ 2015
aerosols - atmospheric boundary-layer - boundary-layer meteorology - land surface - models - simulation models - radiation - atmosphere
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Plant plasticity in intercropping: mechanisms and consequences [PhD thesis]
Zhu, J. \ 2015
intercropping - plant competition - simulation models
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Climate variability and change in Ethiopia : exploring impacts and adaptation options for cereal production [PhD thesis]
Kassie, B.T. \ 2014
zea mays - maize - climatic change - climate adaptation - simulation models - uncertainty - ethiopia
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Assessing and communicating climate change uncertainties : case of the Rhine basin [PhD thesis]
Pelt, S.C. van \ 2014
water management - climatic change - uncertainty - communication - risk management - simulation models - precipitation - flood control - risk assessment - watersheds - river rhine

Abstract:
The main aim of this thesis is to analyse the climate change uncertainties that are important to take into account for long term water management and to explore the communication of these uncertainties. The study design combines natural and social scientific theories and methods and consists of three different elements: 1) an assessment of the dominant uncertainty for changes in mean and extreme precipitation over the Rhine basin; 2) an assessment of the impact of the main uncertainties on changes in flood risk and associated damage in the Rhine basin and 3) an exploration of the use of simulation gaming to communicate about climate change uncertainties to water managers.

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Drying of healthy foods : from mechanism to optimization [PhD thesis]
Jin, X. \ 2013
broccoli - drying - sorption isotherms - food quality - modeling - simulation models
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QTL-based physiological modelling of leaf photosynthesis and crop productivity of rice (Oryza sativa L.) under well-watered and drought environments [PhD thesis]
Gu, J. \ 2013
oryza sativa - canopy photosynthesis - crop production - stress conditions - quantitative trait loci - genetic markers - plant breeding - simulation models
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Aerosol processes relevant for the Netherlands [PhD thesis]
Aan de Brugh, J.M.J. \ 2013
aerosols - atmosphere - simulation - air pollution - climate - simulation models - models - europe - netherlands
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Tomato fruit growth : integrating cell division, cell growth and endoreduplication by experimentation and modelling [PhD thesis]
Fanwoua, J. \ 2012
cell division - cell growth - fruits - genotype environment interaction - simulation models - tomatoes - solanum lycopersicum
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Foot disorders in dairy cattle : a socio-economic approach to improve dairy cow welfare [PhD thesis]
Bruijnis, M. \ 2012
dairy cattle - dairy cows - foot diseases - animal welfare - animal health - socioeconomics - simulation models - losses - longevity - dairy farming

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Klauwaandoeningen en de kreupelheid die daardoor ontstaat zijn een belangrijk probleem in de huidige melkveehouderij. Op basis van de incidentie, duur en ernst van klauwaandoeningen, worden ze aangemerkt als het belangrijkste welzijnsprobleem. Ondanks dat er veel kennis is over de klauwaandoeningen en de risicofactoren, is het probleem nog niet afgenomen. Bovendien onderschatten melkveehouders de grootte van het probleem van klauwaandoeningen, evenals de relatie met kreupelheid.

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Living with less water: development of viable adaptation options for Riverina irrigators [PhD thesis]
Gaydon, D.S. \ 2012
irrigation - water use efficiency - water resources - farming systems - participation methods - simulation models - australia - victoria - new south wales
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Modelling the effects of odours and spying parasitoids on fruit fly population dynamics [PhD thesis]
Lof, M.E. \ 2012
drosophila melanogaster - parasitoids - leptopilina heterotoma - aggregation pheromones - odours - population dynamics - simulation models
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A greenhouse crop production system for tropical lowland conditions [PhD thesis]
Impron, S. \ 2011
protected cultivation - greenhouses - greenhouse horticulture - tropical climate - lowland areas - solanum lycopersicum - crop growth models - simulation models - modeling
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