|BACKOULOU, GEORGES - Oklahoma State University|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/23/2015
Publication Date: 3/1/2015
Citation: Willers, J.L., Backoulou, G.F. 2015. A brief overview of current relationships of geography, statistics, and taxonomy with the classical integrated control concept. Meeting Abstract. Mississippi Entomological Association Conference, October 20-21, 2014, Mississippi State, MS. 8(1):57.
Technical Abstract: A classic paper on the integrated control concept appeared in the later part of the 1950’s, led by Vernon Stern, Ray Smith, Robert van den Bosch, and Kenneth Hagen. Numerous concepts and definitions were formulated at that time. In this presentation, a short philosophical summary will be presented to illustrate how technological advances that did not exist in the 1950’s, but now exist in the present time provide opportunities to think differently, act differently, and explore new challenges from different perspectives. There are many new technologies that could be discussed. However, these three categories are examined: (1) Geography through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and digital remote sensing (RS), (2) statistics, in reference to techniques first developed in the 1970’s and 1990’s, such as count model regression methods and GIS-based statistics as found in FRAGSTATS and (3) classical taxonomy and sampling methods as linked to GIS, RS, and these novel statistical techniques. The purpose of the presentation is review concepts of the classic integrated control concept from the 1950’s, demonstrate how newer technologies fit well with classical integrated control, and encourage discussion among the listeners of all disciplines to solve current and future problems promptly and through better research methods.