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Main Title Sensitivity of Agricultural Ecological System Models and Implications for Vulnerability to Toxic Chemicals.
Author Kickert, R. N. ;
CORP Author California Univ., Riverside. Statewide Air Pollution Research Center.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-809981; EPA/600/J-84/406;
Stock Number PB88-104187
Additional Subjects Sensitivity ; Farm crops ; Ecology ; Stress(Physiology) ; Mathematical models ; Responses ; Exposure ; Toxicity ; Ranking ; Multivariate analysis ; Cotton plants ; Corn plants ; Tomato plants ; Grasses ; Vulnerability ; Reprints ; Chemicals ; Ecosystems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-104187 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 18p
Published results of sensitivity experiments on agricultural models by international authors are analyzed with a simple univariate sensitivity index. Values for system parameter and response-effects at ratios greater than 2.0 or 3.0 are presented for different crop plants, ecosystem components and processes. Responses are ranked according to their level of sensitivity to direct and indirect changes that conceivably could be imposed by manufactured chemicals. Of several hundred agricultural modeling publications, only 8.5% was found to contain results from sensitivity analysis experiments performed by their original authors. The low proportion means that environmental interactions and biological species other than those for which such results are published might be of equal or greater sensitivity and importance if comprehensive sensitivity analyses were available across all crops and ecological processes. (Copyright (c) 1984 SETAC.)