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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
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Cover for Urban ecology: what is it and why do we need it?

The growth in interest in urban ecology is well founded given patterns of human migration in the past century, migration that continues to accelerate along with other drivers of change in the Anthropocene. This chapter provides information on urban ecology, such as growth and rationale, physical...

Author(s)
Grimm, N. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Energy flow and production ecology.

This chapter contains questions about the acquisition of energy by ecosystems, its fate within them, and the influence this has on ecosystem structure and functioning.

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247572)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecological methods and statistics.

This chapter contains questions about the methods used by ecologists to sample and measure the biological components of ecosystems, and the statistical analysis of ecological data.

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247572)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adaptation in microbes and higher plants.

This chapter examines the biochemical pathways involved in detoxification processes in microbes and plants and explores the potential for bioremediation in contaminated ecosystems.

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grappling with complexity: the context for one health and the ecohealth approach.

In this chapter, the nature of the problems that the ecohealth approach is intended to address were discussed and presents an overview of the ecosystem approach, a transdisciplinary conception of health, and principles and guidelines that bring these together in the ecosystem approach to health and ...

Author(s)
Bunch, M. J.; Waltner-Toews, D.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The origin and evolution of parasitism in domestic ruminants.

This introductory chapter provides a brief ecological, evolutionary and historic perspective on parasitism in domestic ruminants. Non-parasitic invertebrates have been present on Earth for hundreds of millions of years, preceding the emergence of vertebrates in the world's fauna. Evidence of...

Author(s)
Forbes, A. B.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245158)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wildlife in the city: human drivers and human consequences.

The urban development process results in the removal, alteration and fragmentation of natural vegetation and environmental features, which have negatively impacted many wildlife species. With the loss of large tracts of intact wildlands (e.g. forests, deserts and grasslands), and the demise of...

Author(s)
Lerman, S. B.; Narango, D. L.; Andrade, R.; Warren, P. S.; Grade, A. M.; Straley, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urban ecology as an integrative science and practice.

Urban ecology began as a biological science practised within cities. As such, it sought out forests, abandoned or undeveloped land, meadows and surface waters as analogues of the places outside of cities where ecologists had worked for decades. In 1997, the call for proposals by the National...

Author(s)
Pickett, S. T. A.; Grove, J. M.; Ladeau, S. L.; Rosi, E. J.; Cadenasso, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecology of urban climates: the need for landscape biophysics in cities.

This chapter reviews and evaluate the climatic and ecological parallels between urbanization and climate change, with an emphasis on temperature and its effects on terrestrial ectotherms, a group of organisms thought to be particularly sensitive to climate change. Information is provided on...

Author(s)
Youngsteadt, E.; Terando, A. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter

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