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Cover for Urban biodiversity: between elsewhere-nature and the post-wild world.

This chapter provides information on 'elsewhere-nature' and 'post-wild world' biodiversity. Relationships between these tendencies and current understanding of urban biodiversity, and implications of these tendencies for perceptions and actions, are discussed. This chapter is concluded with an...

Author(s)
Johnson, L. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroecology and insect conservation.

This chapter focuses on the challenges and opportunities for insect conservation in the agricultural environment. The importance of the establishment of optimal actions that combine biodiversity conservation with plant and animal production for long-term sustainability is also discussed.

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insect conservation in towns and cities.

This chapter focuses on the negative effects of urbanization on insect diversity. Some factors that negatively impact insect populations in urban areas are presented and the importance of better urban design and management using known ecological principles in mitigating the adverse impacts of urban ...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Taxonomy and biodiversity.

This chapter contains questions about the system used to name organisms, their classification, and the diversity of life on Earth.

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247572)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for One Health: the theory and practice of integrated health approaches.

The second edition of this book contains 32 chapters divided into 4 main sections that discuss the theoretical foundations of One Health; methods, skills and perspectives for the practice of One Health; the application of One Health in infectious and non-infectious diseases and governance and...

Author(s)
Zinsstag, J.; Schelling, E.; Crump, L.; Whittaker, M.; Tanner, M.; Stephen, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biodiversity, germplasm resources and breeding methods.

This chapter provides information on germplasm resources and biodiversity, cytology, unreduced pollen grains, plant morphology, molecular markers, marker-assisted selection, genome size and genomics, breeding criteria, rootstocks, classical breeding, and breeding through biotechnology of...

Author(s)
Zarei, A.; Zamani, Z.; Sarkhosh, A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation and management of plant biodiversity in the eastern Himalayan region with emphasis on soap pod tree (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gymnocladus assamicus</i>).

This chapter provides a general biodiversity profile of northeast India and specific details for management of G. assamicus, highlighting both short-term and long-term goals. A conservation through cultivation approach may become successful in the case of G. assamicus for its brilliant autumn...

Author(s)
Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391988)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Glyphosate as a glycine analogue.

Glyphosate is the most heavily used herbicide on the planet, due to its ability to kill all types of weeds and its perceived non-toxicity to humans. Its usage on core crops in the USA has increased dramatically in the past two decades, in step with an alarming increase in a long list of...

Author(s)
Seneff, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Toxicity of microplastics in the marine environment.

Marine litter is one of the most expanding and devastating problems in the marine environment. Among several types of items and origins, microplastics have been drawing attention due to their small particle size (<5 mm), persistence and the potential to be ingested by a high variety of organisms ...

Author(s)
Santana, M. F. M.; Turra, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The challenges of natural and cultural heritages of Galapagos and Quito, Ecuador.

This chapter analyses tourism impacts at two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ecuador. Recognizing that tourism is a marginal activity in general in comparison with other mature destinations in Latin America, the Galapagos and Quito are analysed for their distinctive characteristics, tourism activity ...

Author(s)
Muñoz-Barriga, A.; Maldonado Pérez, G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243048)
Type
Book chapter

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