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Cover for Injuries to banana caused by adverse climate and extreme weather.

Banana is sometimes grown in areas, such as those found in the subtropics, where climates are suboptimal for good growth for certain periods of the year. Here, adverse temperature conditions extend the period it takes to produce a crop and can give rise to fruit quality disorders. In addition,...

Author(s)
Israeli, Y.; Lahav, E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Remote sensing and GIS-based technologies for assessing the impact of conflict on agricultural production.

This chapter presents some methodological approaches that utilize GIS and vegetation-related remotely sensed indices as a helpful tool in detecting the effects of conflicts on rural livelihoods and agricultural production in affected regions. Methods to disentangle drought/wet year effects from...

Author(s)
Jaafar, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Morpho-anatomical traits of halophytic species.

Some aspects of plant tolerance to salt stress are based on morphological and anatomical traits. Halophytes with different preferences for increased salinity conditions show differences in anatomical features, as a consequence of evolving adaptive responses to salt stress. In this chapter we...

Author(s)
Rančić, D.; Pećinar, I.; Aćić, S.; Stevanović, Z. D.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Roles of secondary metabolites in protection and distribution of terrestrial plants under climatic stresses.

Climatic stress includes several physical-chemical factors which permanently exert pressure on the plant world. These factors include air temperature, light, drought, CO2 and ozone concentrations, and show either (i) rapid or regular fluctuations or (ii) long and cumulative change trends. These...

Author(s)
Hammami-Semmar, A.; Semmar, N.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Damage to foliage of coniferous woody plants.

This chapter describes and illustrates the damage types (including the possible damaging agents) to foliage of coniferous woody plants: needle nibbling (insects), needle gnawing (insects), rough needle eating (insects), needle curling (insects), needle galling (inscts), needle mining (insects),...

Author(s)
Matsiakh, I.; Avtzis, D. N.; Adamson, K.; Augustin, S.; Beram, R. C.; Cech, T.; Drenkhan, R.; Kirichenko, N.; Maresi, G.; Morales-Rodríguez, C.; Poljaković-Pajnik, L.; Roques, A.; Talgø, V.; Vettraino, A. M.; Witzell, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394415)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Damage to flowers, cones and seeds of coniferous woody plants.

This chapter describes and illustrates the damage types (including the possible damaging agents) to flowers, cones and seeds of coniferous woody plants: thrips-induced male flower distortion, damage by external and internal pollen feeders (insects, mites), abiotic factors affecting flowers or cones ...

Author(s)
Roques, A.; Talgø, V.; Fan, J. T.; Auger-Rozenberg, M. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394415)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genderness of climate change, Australia.

This chapter presents a longitudinal study of farm families' struggles with the impact of climate change in Australia. It discusses how farm families' strategies to cope with drought and the reduced farm income affect gender relations and put pressure on farm families' health and well-being.

Author(s)
Alston, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for PGPR-mediated defence responses in plants under biotic and abiotic stresses.

This chapter discusses the potential of PGPRs in biotic (including diseases) and abiotic (such as salinity and drought) stress management. The PGPRs can release phytohormones, which include volatile or non-volatile molecules, that act either directly or indirectly to modulate the host plant...

Author(s)
Gagan Kumar; Patel, J. S.; Anupam Maharshi; Arpan Mukherjee; Chetan Keswani; Singh, S. P.; Singh, H. B.; Sarma, B. K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 'I will continue to fight them': local knowledge, everyday resistance and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid Tanzania.

This chapter argues that the tensions also represent a bigger challenge, namely that while studies of local knowledge (LK) and adaptation have been good at bringing out what can potentially be achieved by integration of local knowledge, there has been less focus and attention in the adaptation...

Author(s)
Naess, L. O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hoarders as saviours: the performance of regional grain traders during and after extreme drought.

This chapter examines the relationship between trade and climate change, showing how the regulation of trade can be a tool for climate change adaptation. The purpose of this study is to bring to the forefront some critical issues related to food commodity hoarding that are related to extreme...

Author(s)
Suubi, G.; Friis-Hansen, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter

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