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Cover for Adult lifespan: the implications of living for longer.

This chapter provides information on the adult lifespan of butterflies, including diapause, dispersion, feeding time, hibernation, oviposition, food quality and predation.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bacterial plant pathogens.

This chapter provides information on the taxonomy, symptoms, modes of dispersal, infection stages, survival and infection mechanisms and pathogenicity determinants of plant pathogenic bacteria. The lifestyles of some model plant pathogenic bacteria are discussed and some important bacterial...

Author(s)
Persson, P.; Pirhonen, M.; Collinge, D. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Botany of the family <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i>.

The Apiaceae family is a complex group of plants in which many species are similar and difficult to identify. Once the species is identified, it is often still quite complex at the infraspecific level because of many existing variations (habit, leaf, umbel organization, sexuality of flowers). This...

Author(s)
Reduron, J. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ticks: the vectors of Lyme disease.

This chapter reviews the existing evidence for our current understanding of the evolution, historical biogeography and life cycle of tick vectors of Lyme disease (i.e. Ixodes spp.), their means of dispersal and the reasons for range expansion, the mechanisms they use to transmit disease, and the...

Author(s)
Smith, R. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Termites and a changing climate.

To understand how termites react to changing climatic conditions, it is important to first explore what termites are and the parameters that control their bio-ecology. This chapter first reviews the factors that limit termite behaviour, including food, water, reproduction, and dispersal. It then...

Author(s)
Ewart, D.; Nunes, L.; Troya, T. de; Kutnik, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecology.

This chapter focuses on the feeding habits and habitats, webbing and life types, chemical communication, mating and/or sperm transfer, dispersal, seasonal cycle, diapause and ecological features of biological cycles of free living, littoral, marine, freshwater and parasitic mite species. The...

Author(s)
Vacante, V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The family Tetranychidae Donnadieu.

This chapter describes the morphological characteristics, systematics and bio-ecology (including the life cycle, diapause, dispersal and population dynamics) of the family Tetranichidae, commonly known as 'spider mites'. The tetranychid mites are typical plant feeders and include the mites that are ...

Author(s)
Vacante, V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Designing surveillance for emergency response.

This chapter concerns designing surveillance measures for responding to a detected incursion of non-indigenous species (NIS) in an area. The context may be agricultural, urban or natural landscapes - or combinations of these. The NIS may be a plant pest, or an animal disease, or an environmental...

Author(s)
Havre, Z. van; Whittle, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Statistical emulators of simulation models to inform surveillance and response to new biological invasions.

When a new biosecurity incursion is detected, rapid response is critical to maximize the chance of containment and eradication and minimize the threat to important industries. However, inappropriate response can be extremely costly. For example, we might waste resources on trying to eradicate a...

Author(s)
Renton, M.; Savage, D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and plant pathogen invasions.

Climate has an important effect on plant disease and the probability of plant pathogen invasions, through effects on hosts and pathogen vectors as well as on the pathogens themselves. Aerially dispersed pathogens are an important group of plant pathogens, and their dispersal and invasion may be...

Author(s)
Garrett, K. A.; Thomas-Sharma, S.; Forbes, G. A.; Nopsa, J. H.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641645)
Type
Book chapter

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