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Null-model validation of MLP input contribution analysis in ecology
(IEEE Computer Society, 2006-12)
A method is presented for applying a null-model analysis to the verification of the significance of the input neurons of Multi-Layer Perceptrons (MLP). This method was applied to a problem from ecology, namely the establishment ...
Nominal-scale evolving connectionist systems
A method is presented for extending the evolving connectionist system (ECoS) algorithm that allows it to explicitly represent and learn nominal-scale data without the need for an orthogonal or binary encoding scheme. ...
Using MLP to determine abiotic factors influencing the establishment of insect pest species
The use of multi-layer perceptrons (MLP) to determine the significance of climatic variables to the establishment of insect pest species is described. Results show that the MLP are able to learn to accurately predict the ...
Valuation of impacts of incursions on biodiversity: A review of the literature
(Nimmo-Bell & Company Ltd., 2006-06-30)
This report provides an overview of the economic literature on invasive species with focus aimed at economic valuation. The report opens with an overview of economics concepts related to invasive species. Costs of invasive ...
Determining the key pathogenicity factors in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum to improve its potential as a mycoherbicide
(Lincoln University, 2006)
The objective of this research project was to provide a basis for enhancing the storage and field performance of a S. sclerotiorum-based mycoherbicide intended for control of Ranunculus acris in dairy pastures. The approach ...
Variable effect of Trichoderma bio-inoculants on ectomycorrhizal colonisation of Pinus radiata seedlings
(Lincoln University, 2006-07)
The effect of Trichoderma inoculation on ECM growth and colonisation was investigated in both a pot experiment and in a dual plate bioassay.
Greening Waipara: a ‘grape roots’ project to include biodiversity in the wine experience
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection & Ecology Division, 2006)
It is no secret that New Zealand’s developed landscapes have lost most of their biodiversity - indigenous plants, habitats and wildlife. Biodiversity is a defining element in a district’s sense of place and there seems to ...