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In the Mekong Region, the expansion of rubber plantations is a major threat to the remaining natural forests and has led to a considerable degradation of biodiversity. The shift from traditional agriculture to rubber cultivation additionally reduced landscape and agricultural system diversity and...

Authors
He Pia; Martin, K.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 044, pp 1-7

The concentrations of phenolics and other phytochemicals present in the peels, pulp/pomace and seeds of many fruits and vegetables namely citrus, apples, peaches, pears, banana, pomegranate, berries, mangoes, onions, potatoes, tomatoes and sugar beet are generally substantially higher than in their...

Authors
Wadhwa, M.; Bakshi, M. P. S.; Makkar, H. P. S.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 043, pp 1-25

Despite being relatively neglected as a livestock species in most of the world, the dromedary camel is highly valued in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa - especially East Africa. This paper reviews the ways in which camel diseases impact human welfare in East Africa by discussing how diseases...

Authors
Plummer, P. J.; Coatney, J. W.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 038, pp 1-18

Health issues affecting the wildlife, domestic animals and humans that utilize public landscapes constantly challenge the US Department of the Interior (DOI). This mini-review examines DOI efforts to elevate the importance of ecosystem and wildlife health both within its own ranks and in the One...

Authors
Gibbs, S. E. J.; Bond, C. D. R. E.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 018, pp 1-2

Banana and plantain are important fruit crops grown in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Millions of resource-poor people depend on them for their livelihood and food security. These fruit crops are destroyed by several viral diseases causing serious economic losses wherever the...

Authors
Selvarajan, R.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 050, pp 1-16

Metabolomics is a systems biology discipline wherein abundances of endogenous metabolites from biological samples are identified and quantitatively measured across a large range of metabolites and/or a large number of samples. Since all developmental, physiological and 'response to the environment'...

Authors
Yandeau-Nelson, M. D.; Lauter, N.; Zabotina, O. A.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 040, pp 1-15

Forest canopies support a large proportion of global biodiversity, undertake most terrestrial primary productivity, and are major sites for species interactions and vital ecosystem processes such as pollination, seed-dispersal, nutrient cycling and decomposition. However, due to the logistical...

Authors
Wardhaugh, C. W.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 039, pp 1-14

Most agricultural processes, from choice of crops to sowing schedule to harvest management, depend on a number of weather variables; shifts in the weather regimes due to climate change determine crop variability at regional levels. Thus, advance and accurate information on weather variables, and...

Authors
Prashant Goswami; Rao, E. V. S. P.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 032, pp 1-13

Humans benefit from ecosystems which provide free goods and services. The capacity of ecosystems to deliver such services is under constant stress since humans continue to alter the environment. Ecosystem service (ESS) approaches have the potential to pinpoint multiple benefits that humans derive...

Authors
Häuser, I.; Thellmann, K.; Cotter, M.; Sauerborn, J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 037, pp 1-6

Over the past decade, a host of interrelated and mutually reinforcing processes have stimulated a renewed interest in farmland in the global South. This has resulted in a growing trend in which long-term rights over customary land and natural resources are being acquired by corporations, investment...

Authors
German, L. A.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 033, pp 1-19

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