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Cover for Model taxa and model systems.

One of the distinctive features in biology, no less in butterfly biology, is the accumulation of detailed studies on focal taxa to explore specific issues, model taxa to build model systems. Modelling a number of important issues calls for an array of different taxa. This chapter discusses the...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farm demand for innovation in disease control.

This chapter analyses the farmer's decision to adopt an improved input for disease control with a decision tree model similar to the one used in the previous chapter. In particular, the chapter examines the case where a novel genetic trait offering broad resistance against oomycetes is developed...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social and economic implications of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i> in the Kerala Western Ghats.

Mikania micrantha, or mikania weed, is posing a serious threat to both agricultural and natural ecosystems in the parts of the Western Ghats that lie in Kerala State, India. This chapter examines and explains the socio-economic and management implications of mikania infestation and suggests a...

Author(s)
Anitha, V.; Santheep, K. V.; Jyotsna Krishnakumar
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The modern outcome-based curriculum and the role of the clinical skills laboratory.

This chapter will explore the rationale for changing curricula to foster skills and competence development and how the solution of the clinical skills lab-based training has become the indispensable educational experience for students. This chapter will build on the pedagogical or learning theories ...

Author(s)
Silva-Fletcher, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Simulators in veterinary clinical skills education: background and examples.

This chapter discussed the work of Roger Kneebone and his teams, due to his significant contribution and influence in the world of medical simulation. This chapter then focused on the tools that will allow veterinary students to practise multiple skills or whole competences within their real-life...

Author(s)
Kinnison, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hajj: the movement and behaviour of crowds.

This chapter discusses the challenges faced by pilgrimages during the Hajj ritual. These range from the internal directions and challenges of Hajj movements from a religious perspective to local services being offered by the Saudi government. Moreover, by logical extension, how psychological and...

Author(s)
Qurashi, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Can predictive models help to identify the most appropriate non-target species for hostspecificity testing?

Author(s)
Todd, J. H.; Barratt, B. I. P.; Withers, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for How differential stage susceptibility to pesticides affects the success of biocontrol agents.

Author(s)
Stark, J. D.; Banks, J. E.; Vargas, R. I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Protecting assemblages of biocontrol species: modeling a surrogate species approach.

Author(s)
Banks, J. E.; Stark, J. D.; Vargas, R. I.; Veprauskas, A.; Ackleh, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Optimizing legume cropping: the policy questions.

The cultivation of legumes is low in Europe. Public policy incentives and/or regulations have a role to play in changing this. This chapter examines six such policies. The CAPRI (Common Agricultural Policy Regional Impact) model, a partial equilibrium model for the agricultural sector, is used to...

Author(s)
Kuhlman, T.; Helming, J.; Linderhof, V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter

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