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Cover for Competition between native and non-native plants.

The introduction of species to new locations leads to novel competitive interactions between resident native and newly-arriving non-native species. The nature of these competitive interactions can influence the suitability of the environment for the survival, reproduction and spread of non-native...

Author(s)
Wandrag, E. M.; Catford, J. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242171)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How a network approach has advanced the field of plant invasion ecology.

Every organism on Earth, whether in natural or anthropogenic environments, is connected to a complex web of life, the famous 'entangled bank' coined by Darwin in 1859. Non-native species can integrate into local 'banks' by establishing novel associations with the resident species. In that context,...

Author(s)
Emer, C.; Timóteo, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242171)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aphelenchidae: <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aphelenchoides</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bursaphelenchus</i> species.

This chapter provides information on: geographical distribution; host plants; symptoms; biology and life cycle; economic importance; movement and means of dispersal; pest risk analysis; invasiveness rating; management measures; and detailed account of diagnosis procedures, such as morphological,...

Author(s)
Ziaul Haque; Khan, M. R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247367)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hoplolaimidae: <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aphasmatylenchus</i>, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Helicotylenchus</i>, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Hoplolaimus</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Scutellonema</i> species.

This chapter provides information on geographical distribution; host plants; symptoms; biology and life cycle; economic importance; movement and means of dispersal; pest risk analysis; invasiveness rating; management measures; and detailed account of diagnosis procedures, such as morphological,...

Author(s)
Ziaul Haque; Khan, M. R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247367)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Land of punt and the incense routes.

This chapter includes thirteen subsections that narrate the beginning and the course of the incense trade. The subchapters are about the Egyptian pharaohs' trade expeditions to the Land of Punt for frankincense and myrrh, Red Sea trade after Rameses III, canal of the pharaohs, the rise of the...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249743)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Portuguese discovery and conquest.

Opens on a summary about the Medieval European knowledge of the Spice Trade, the chapter also show how Portugal dominated Europe in terms of trade and invasion in the fifteenth century. It goes on with the summary of Portuguese invasion of Africa through the Treaty of Tordesillas and the navigation ...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249743)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Dutch and English conquest of South East Asia.

The chapter summarizes the rise of Dutch and English empires. The Dutch path to world power was aided greatly in 1588, when a huge armada sent by Philip II of Spain to invade Protestant Elizabeth I's England was roundly defeated. This decisive defeat of the Spanish Armada greatly bolstered the...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249743)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Common Starling (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Sturnus vulgaris</i> Linnaeus, 1758).

This chapter describes the terminology, nomenclature, morphology, geographical distribution, diet, physiology, reproduction, behaviour, ecology, habitats, invasion patterns, environmental impact, control and human use of the common starling (Sturnus vulgaris).

Author(s)
Craig, A. J. F. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242065)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Common Myna (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Acridotheres tristis</i> Linnaeus, 1766).

This chapter describes the common terminologies, taxonomy, morphology, geographical distribution, physiology, diet, behaviour, reproduction, habitats, ecology, invasion pathways, environmental impact, control and human use of the common myna (Acridotheres tristis).

Author(s)
Hart, L. A.; Rogers, A. M.; Rensburg, B. J. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242065)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Jungle Myna (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Acridotheres fuscus</i> Wagler, 1827).

This chapter describes the terminology, nomenclature, morphology, geographical distribution, diet, physiology, reproduction, behaviour, ecology, habitats, invasion patterns, environmental impact, control and human use of the jungle myna (Acridotheres fuscus).

Author(s)
Hart, L. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242065)
Type
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