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Cover for Climate change and conflict: agriculture, migration and institutions.

This chapter briefly discusses the direct social effects of climate change before giving an overview of the quantitative literature on the climate-conflict nexus, pointing to certain limitations in how conflict is currently analysed. A general discussion of suggested linkages between climate change ...

Author(s)
Smidt, M.; Theisen, O. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Physical examination, fluid therapy, tube and drain management.

This chapter describes how to perform detailed physical examination such as cranial nerve or ophthalmic examination in animals. It also describes common procedures performed when caring for hospitalized patients, once they have undergone initial evaluation.

Author(s)
Humm, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Foodborne infections, intoxications, and etiology.

This chapter reviews the causes, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of foodborne infections and intoxications. It also describes microbiological methods for detecting and measuring foodborne pathogens and toxins (e.g. bacterial toxins and mycotoxins), which are vital tools for determining aetiology and ...

Author(s)
Wolf-Hall, C.; Nganje, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644806)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Quantification of UV radiation.

This chapter highlights the difficulties inherent in the quantification of UV-B radiation and discusses practical ways of obtaining reliable estimates of UV-B irradiance and exposure in spite of these difficulties. The chapter provides discussions that are simple and do not contain complicated...

Author(s)
Aphalo, P. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648590)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Communicable disease theory.

The previous chapter attempted to unify communicable diseases into basic units, the agent, a route of transmission to a host, and the way the environment influenced the outcome. This chapter looks at interactions between these various elements in an analytical way, by discussing the following...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Exploratory data analysis.

This chapter discusses the use of exploratory data analysis (EDA) in interpreting collected data on the epidemiology of animal diseases focusing on the goals and procedures of EDA such as use of backups and records. Highlight of the chapter focus on the statistical analysis of the frequency of AGID ...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Getting the story straight: laying the foundations for statistical evaluation of the performance of surveillance.

This chapter describes the foundations for statistical evaluation of the performance of surveillance. A 'story', about a conversation between biosecurity and quantitative participants, helps weave together these concepts and make them less abstract. The chapter begins with an overview of the...

Author(s)
Low-Choy, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hierarchical models for evaluating surveillance strategies: diversity within a common modular structure.

This chapter introduces a hierarchical modelling approach to biosecurity surveillance, arguing that this provides a common structure for representing many different existing models, ostensibly proposed within different quantitative paradigms. A Bayesian formulation is demonstrated to provide a...

Author(s)
Low-Choy, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biosecurity surveillance: quantitative approaches.

Biosecurity surveillance plays a vital role in protection against the introduction and spread of unwanted plants and animals. It involves not just collecting relevant information, but also analysing this information. This book focuses on methods for quantitative analysis of biosecurity surveillance ...

Author(s)
Jarrad, F.; Low-Choy, S.; Mengersen, K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
Book
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Cover for Field evaluation of rodenticides.

This chapter clarifies the issues involved in establishing standard methods for the field evaluation of rodenticides. The approaches to measure and quantify the efficacy of rodenticides and defining the efficacy standards are described.

Author(s)
Cowan, D. P.; Townsend, M. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter

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