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Cover for Giving up fallows and indigenous swiddens in times of global land grabbing.

This chapter discusses the giving up of fallows and indigenous swiddens in times of global land grabbing in Cambodia. The Bunong of Bousra commune have been forced by tenure insecurity and increasing land scarcity to give up fallowing their land- an essential part of the swidden cultivation that...

Author(s)
Leemann, E.; Nikles, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The tropical environment and physiology of horticultural crops.

This chapter puts into perspective some of the environmental conditions that horticultural species experience when grown within the tropics, from the lowlands to the highlands. It describes constraints of plant growth, especially that of cultivated horticultural species, by low temperature at high...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Productivity of 16 forage legumes under cutting in Belize on contrasting soils: a high alluvial terrace and a lowland pine savanna. I. Dry matter yields.

In order to determine the relative productivity of 16 promising forage legumes (12 species, 8 genera) in two major environments of central Belize (a neutral heavy cracking clay on an upper river terrace, and an acid waterlogged sandy loam on the Low Pine Ridge coastal deposits), trials with three...

Author(s)
Lazier, J. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Erosion and sedimentation effects on soil organic carbon redistribution in a complex landscape in western Ecuador.

This study was conducted to evaluate how land-use changes affect the distribution of SOC within a complex tropical landscape through the processes of erosion and sedimentation. The objectives were: (i) to estimate the present SOC storage at a landscape scale using predictors such as slope,...

Author(s)
Corre, M. D.; Schoorl, J. M.; Koning, F. de; López-Ulloa, M.; Veldkamp, E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and the Mediterranean southern coasts.

This chapter deals with climate change effects in the Mediterranean littoral of Morocco, which is one of the most vulnerable countries within the Mediterranean region, especially the low-lying areas located in the eastern, i.e., Nador and Saidia areas, and western parts, i.e., Tangier and Tetouan...

Author(s)
Anfuso, G.; Nachite, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935481)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climatic requirements and problems.

This chapter describes the general climatic requirements of banana (Musa), showing that banana is primarily a crop of the humid tropical lowlands characterized by less than 10° latitude, less than 100 m altitude, not less than 19°C mean minimum temperature and more than 100 mm rain every month....

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Land use, sediment delivery and sediment yield in England and Wales.

This paper describes the transfer by water of sediment from the land into watercourses in England and Wales. The sediment yields in catchments and how those may have changed in the recent past and the reasons behind those changes are discussed. The origin of sediment from lowland arable landscapes...

Author(s)
Evans, R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Suspended sediment transport during rainfall and snowmelt-rainfall floods in a small lowland catchment, Central Poland.

Data on suspended sediment transport and loads during rainfall floods and snowmelt-rainfall events in Zagożdżonka watershed, Poland, were analysed. The particle size composition of the material transported in the lowland river was evaluated based on a low-angle laser light scattering technique....

Author(s)
Hejduk, L.; Hejduk, A.; Banasik, K.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990507)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Potential effects of transgenic cotton on soil ecosystem processes in Vietnam.

This chapter concentrates on the potential effects of transgenic cotton on the soil ecosystem of three major cotton growing areas in Vietnam: the coastal lowlands region, the central highlands (eastern and western Truong Son Mountain Range) and the south-eastern region. Soils in these three regions ...

Author(s)
Pham Van Toan; Hoang Ngoc Binh; Anyango, B.; Zwahlen, C.; Manachini, B.; Andow, D. A.; Wheatley, R. E.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933906)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Estimates of the number of seeds dispersed by a population of primates in a lowland forest in Western Amazonia.

A study was conducted to compare the estimates of seed dispersal by the woolly monkeys (Lagothrix lagotricha) with seed trap data and direct observations on fruiting trees to determine the proportion of seeds in the community dispersed by woolly monkeys. The study site is located in a tropical...

Author(s)
Stevenson, P. R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931650)
Type
Book chapter

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