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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 Climate change impacts on urban pests.

This book reviews the influence of climate change on urban and public pests such as mosquitoes, flies, ticks, and wood pests (such as termites), with respect to population, distribution, disease, damage and control. Consisting of 13 chapters, the book systematically addresses how the impact of...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book
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Cover for Survival of Formosan subterranean termite colonies during periods of flooding.

The Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus, is an invasive pest in USA and has become successfully established in areas of the south-eastern USA and Hawaii. Immediately after the Hurricane Katrina flooding in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 2005, the question of subterranean termite ...

Author(s)
Cottone, C.; Su NanYao
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Case Study Vietnam: Climate change impacts on UNESCO World Heritage - the case of Hoi An Ancient Town.

This chapter presents a case study that analyses the impacts of climate change on the tourism industry in Hoi An, then discusses the effectiveness in response to the change taken by various sectors. The case study established that the heritage city has been affected in three ways: directly from...

Author(s)
Bui, H. T.; Tuan Anh Le
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Case Study Turkey: Climate change and coastal tourism: impacts of climate change on the Turquoise Coast.

This chapter tries to assess the severity of expected climate change impacts on tourism at the Turquoise Coast (Turkey) and build up an adaptation agenda for the concerned parties. First, sea level rise projections are considered to understand the degree of exposure at the immediate coastal zone. A ...

Author(s)
Demiroglu, O. C.; Akbas, A.; Turp, M. T.; Ozturk, T.; An, N.; Kurnaz, M. L.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crop environment, plant growth and physiology.

This chapter discusses carbon assimilation, water use, and the effects of environmental factors (such as temperature, irradiation, water stress, flooding, carbon dioxide enrichment, hail and salinity) on morphological, anatomical and physiological features, as well as adaptations, of pineapple.

Author(s)
Bartholomew, D. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conflict and resistance in southern Punjab: a political ecology of the 2010 floods in Pakistan.

This chapter focuses on the 2010 floods in Pakistan's Southern Punjab province and their aftermath. The central argument is that the devastating impact of the floods was partially man-made. They hit poorer farming communities especially hard, while connected commercial farming interests lobbied...

Author(s)
Ahmad, A. N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Human rights violation in a bid for sustainable development: the case of Tokwe-Mukosi dam construction in Chivi District in Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe.

This chapter observes that the construction of the Tokwe-Mukosi dam in Chivi district was an honourable idea, as it aimed to promote sustainable development, but its effort was jeopardized by the unexpected human rights violation that erupted thereafter. The chapter examines the socio-economic...

Author(s)
Madzokere, N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant stress physiology.

This 2nd edition provides a timely update on the recent progress in our knowledge of all aspects of plant perception, signalling and adaptation to a variety of environmental stresses. It covers in detail areas such as drought, salinity, flooding, oxidative stress, pathogens, and extremes of...

Author(s)
Shabala, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book
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Cover for Flooding stress tolerance in plants.

Global warming is associated with an increase in submergence and flooding events, which makes many ecosystems worldwide vulnerable to low oxygen stress. Water submersion can severely affect crop production, since it drastically reduces the oxygen needed for plant respiration, and thus survival....

Author(s)
Pucciariello, C.; Perata, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter

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