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Cover for Field guide to the forest trees of Uganda: for identification and conservation.

This book provides an up-to-date list of indigenous tree species known to grow in the tropical forest of Uganda and a guide to their identification in the field. It draws on A Field Guide to Uganda Forest Trees (UFT). Apart from nomenclature, taxonomy and new records, the main substantive changes...

Author(s)
Kalema, J.; Hamilton, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245271)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Foundations for insect conservation.

This chapter focuses on the origins and body plan, rise and fall of populations and threats to the continued existence of various insect species. The importance of insect consevation is discussed and various challenges that need to be overcome for the successful conservation of insects are pointed...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Landscape descriptors and insect conservation dynamics.

This chapter provides information on some landscape descriptors useful for describing aspects of landscapes for insect conservation action, such as size distribution of patches, connectivity, perimeter-area ratio, boundary form, patch orientation, contrast and context. The interrelationship between ...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Species-level operational scale in insect conservation.

This chapter focuses on the 3 operational scales for practical insect conservation. These are the landscape, features on the landscape and species, with all 3 also taking into account the toposcape at various spatial scales. The need to use both landscapes (including features) and species together...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Approaches and perspectives in insect species conservation.

This chapter provides information on the conservation for some identified insect species as conservation units. These are usually threatened and facing increasing risk of extinction. Practical approaches and methods are also given.

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Restoration of insect habitats.

This chapter focuses on the importance of restoring insect diversity by providing a wide range of habitats aiming to bring back a functional and compositional semblance of the historic state of a certain area. The effects of various restoration approaches, efforts and treatments in restoring insect ...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Vaccinium</i> spp. blueberry and cranberry.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, nutritive value, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of Vaccinium spp. (blueberries and cranberries). The importance of developing various genetic manipulation methods for...

Author(s)
Song GuoQing
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter

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