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Cover for Defining halophytes: a conceptual and historical approach in an ecological frame.

Halophytes have certainly been recognized since the beginning of the 18th century, but subtle earlier allusions to salt-tolerant plants can be found back to 1500. By the time of the French Encyclopédie (1751-1765), and Goethe (1786), consistent data about halophytes had already been accumulated....

Author(s)
Grigore, M. N.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food gardens for a changing world.

This book is dedicated to students and instructors looking for a resource that approaches food gardens as a subject of natural and social science, using a framework of five key ideas: ecological thinking, evolution by selection, prosocial behaviour, social organization and diverse knowledge. It is...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book
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Cover for The evolutionary biology approach: a natural baseline for human health.

This chapter discusses human evolutionary biology, the factors that influence human evolution with the environment (e.g., infections/illnesses, energy requirements/diet, immune system and hormone exposure), and risk of chronic diseases.

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biology and management of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bactrocera</i> and related fruit flies.

This book with 12 chapters presents the systematics and taxonomy, evolutionary biogeography and biodiversity, basic biology and demographic ecology, reproductive biology and mating behaviour, and pest control of Bactrocera and related fruit flies.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book
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Cover for Evolutionary biogeography and biodiversity.

The first part of this chapter provides information on some of the drivers of divergence and radiation (i.e. evolutionary biogeography) and the resulting regional and local faunas (i.e. biodiversity) of Bactrocera and Zeugodacus/Dacus species. The second part focuses on what we know about ...

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Practical feline behaviour: understanding cat behaviour and improving welfare.

This book contains all the relevant information that a veterinary nurse or technician needs to understand and handle the behaviour and welfare of house cats, and to offer safe and practical advice to clients. This approachable and down-to-earth text describes the internal and external influences on ...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book
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Cover for The origin and evolution of the domestic cat.

This chapter presents the classification of cats based on their lineage, common name and species of cats. A brief history on African wild cats (most likely the ancestors of the domestic cat) was discussed as well as domestication of cats which probably began around 10 000 years ago in a region of...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
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 Morphology, anatomy and taxonomy.

This paper describes the morpology and anatomy of stems, leaves, roots, inflorescence and fruit of pineapple, as well as its vegetative propagules. Information on its taxonomy, including evolution of pineapple classification and evolution under domestication.

Author(s)
d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.; Leal, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Synthesis.

About 1100 studies focusing on 12 major invasion hypotheses have been analysed in Chapters 8-16 of this book. A network of these 12 hypotheses, in which topically similar hypotheses are connected, was presented in Chapter 7. We here combine and synthesize these previous chapters, colour coding the...

Author(s)
Jeschke, J. M.; Heger, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter

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