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Cover for Biological control in Barbados.

Early classical biocontrol successes in Barbados, some in combination with natural control, were the control of: sugarcane borers, sugarcane mealybugs and West Indian cane fly in sugarcane; cottony cushion scale and citrus blackfly in citrus; coconut whitefly in palm; fall armyworm in vegetables...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical freshwater ecosystems, biota and anthropogenic activities with reference to South-East Asia.

This chapter focuses on changes due to anthropogenic activities, invasive fish species and changes in biodiversity in freshwater lakes and rivers in South East Asia. SE Asia's fresh waters are expected to be under increasing pressure from the region's rapidly growing human population. This will...

Author(s)
Liew JiaHuan; Lim, R. B. H.; Low BiWei; Mowe, M. A. D.; Ng TingHui; Zeng YiWen; Yeo, D. C. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Parthenium weed: uses and abuses.

There has been a debate about the potential role of utilization in management of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). A large volume of published material is available on potential uses of this weed and opportunities for further exploitation. This chapter critically reviews this published...

Author(s)
Nimal Chandrasena; Rao, A. N.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History and management - Australia and Pacific.

Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is now recognized as a major invasive weed worldwide. Yet in the 1950s, when it was first discovered in Australia, it was an almost unknown plant. International research on parthenium weed did not start until the 1970s, after reports of increasing health...

Author(s)
McFadyen, R.; Kunjithapatham Dhileepan; Day, M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bactrocera</i> as invasive organisms.

This chapter covers our understanding of Bactrocera species as invasive organisms, with a particular focus on their movement capacity and the related quarantine aspects of surveillance, early detection and response.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Invasive alien plants as a constraint to development in tropical Asia: is there a crisis in the making?

This chapter examines the reality of the threat of invasive species, with a focus on invasive alien plants in the developing countries of tropical Asia to form a 'case study' of what type of information is available on invasive alien plants, the magnitude of the threats involved and whether or not...

Author(s)
Murphy, S. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impacts and management options for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i> in plantations.

This chapter looks at the impact of mikania (M. micrantha) in plantation crops and reviews options for its management. A tabulated summary of the various impacts of mikania in plantations and commercial crops in the Asia-Pacific region is provided. Options for controlling mikania in plantations...

Author(s)
Sankaran, K. V.; Tjitrosemito, S.; Sastroutomo, S. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Freshwater ecosystems in North America with reference to the Great Lakes Basin.

This chapter focuses on biotic and abiotic changes (e.g. increases in water temperature, acidification of the aquatic environment, ice covers) in the Great Lakes Basin. The evidence presented in this chapter suggests that the Great Lakes will undergo many of the same type of changes in physical and ...

Author(s)
Kerckhove, D. T. de; Chu, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and increase of impacts on human health by alien species.

There is mounting evidence that climate change will facilitate biological invasions. Regarding alien species relevant for human health, climate change can modify their impacts by altering the likelihood of their introduction, establishment, distribution and abundance, the scale of impacts and...

Author(s)
Schindler, S.; Rabitsch, W.; Essl, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Invasion biology: hypotheses and evidence.

This book, containing 18 chapters, combines the hierarchy-of-hypotheses (HoH) approach with hypothesis networks for invasion biology. This book aims to further develop the HoH approach by inviting critical comments (Part I), apply it to 12 major invasion hypotheses (Part II) and explore how it can...

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

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