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Cover for Mapping and parsing text input for data.

Increasingly, data are becoming available about the distributions of organisms around the world and are being collated as freely available online resources in various formats. This chapter introduces the maptools library and plot distributions of taxa at country level on maps.

Author(s)
Quicke, D.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Image-based questions.

This chapter contains image-based questions on hydrology and water management. Images were created to illustrate the answer. In other cases, literature was used to find a relevant maps or illustrations.

Author(s)
Bren, L.; Lane, P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249682)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Deep mapping as a cultural mapping process and a creative tourism driver: two examples.

As a collaborative cultural mapping process, deep mapping can encourage networks and partnerships in designing and offering cultural and creative tourism activities; as a product, deep maps can provide the basis for marketing your destination by providing a lively and engaging sense of place. Even...

Author(s)
Scherf, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243536)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Practical R for biologists: an introduction.

R is an open-source statistical environment modelled after the previously widely used commercial programs S and S-Plus, but in addition to powerful statistical analysis tools, it also provides powerful graphics outputs. In addition to its statistical and graphical capabilities, R is a programming...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book
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Cover for Butterfly databases.

This chapter focuses on butterfly databases, which encompass all aspects of butterfly biology, including taxonomy and systematic relationships; distributions underlying atlases; resources, mainly consumer resources; and morphological data. Resource databases are not just valuable for raw data (e.g. ...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mapping theoretical and evidential landscapes in ecological science: Levins' virtue trade-off and the hierarchy-of-hypotheses approach.

According to Richard Levins, there is no single, best all-purpose model in ecology, nor can useful models simultaneously maximize theoretical virtues of generality, realism and precision (Levins, 1966, 1968a,b). A 'virtue trade-off' must be made if models are to be useful for understanding,...

Author(s)
Griesemer, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Building soil health, improving carbon footprint and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions through CSR.

Unabated soil degradation due to low soil organic carbon (C) levels, multiple nutrient deficiencies including micro- and secondary nutrients, rising salinity and soil loss due to erosion jeopardizes food security of swiftly rising global population projected to be 9.7 billion by 2050. Soils also...

Author(s)
Girish Chander; Wani, S. P.; Pardhasaradhi, G.; Patil, M. D.; Rao, A. N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Misinterpreting the uplands of Vietnam: how government policies and maps lead to a misunderstanding of swidden and its associated livelihood systems.

This chapter examines the negative views of swidden/fallow cultivation systems across Southeast Asia and in Vietnam. As well as having a negative view of swidden/fallow as a farming system, the Vietnamese government does not recognize it as a land-use system, so it is not recognized on official...

Author(s)
Leisz, S. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Geospatial technology applications in forest hydrology.

This chapter provides a detailed discussion on the geospatial technology (GT) applications in forest hydrological processes management that includes: (i) forest cover mapping and change analysis; (ii) forest soil water/moisture estimation and forested wetlands analysis; (iii) forest vegetation and...

Author(s)
Panda, S. S.; Masson, E.; Sen, S.; Kim, H. W.; Amatya, D. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil nutrient mapping for on-farm fertility management.

This chapter focuses on soil fertility management issues and the need of soil nutrient mapping for informed decisions. The chapter establishes that for widespread adoption and use of soil testing for the diagnosis and management of plant nutrient deficiencies in the rainfed systems of the SAT...

Author(s)
Sahrawat, K. L.; Wani, S. P.; Girish Chander; Pardhasaradhi, G.; Krishnappa, K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter

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