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Cover for An economic framework of disease management.

This chapter presents an economic framework of farmers' decision making on disease damage abatement in soyabean production. The farmer's essential disease management task is to determine whether the yield loss from disease in any given field and year will surpass a threshold known as the economic...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Volcanic gas, environmental damage and statistical models.

In this chapter, the damage to vegetation and the implications for human communities around the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua, is explored. Here the environmental damage is less from eruptions (a few of which have been recorded over the past 300 years) but more from the persistent volcanic degassing, ...

Author(s)
Gillman, E.; Gillman, M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393104)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Prices and value in co-produced hospitality and tourism experiences.

This chapter explores the role of pricing when the consumed product is co-produced in the context of tourism and hospitality experiences. The discussion covers three phases of tourism consumption/transaction: advanced booking, production/service and payment, which all have implications on pricing...

Author(s)
Yu XiaoJuan; Schwartz, Z.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395030)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The political economy of the bioeconomy, regulation, public policy and transition.

This chapter indicates that the political economy of the bioeconomy is emerging as one of the most focused economic research areas applied to the bioeconomy, given the high degree of uncertainty over bioeconomy technologies, the diverse interests and political positions of stakeholders, together...

Author(s)
Viaggi, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392756)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Final thoughts and outlook.

This chapter concludes with some general outlooks and perspective views on the future of the bioeconomy, highlighting uncertainties and dependence on political will. It also discusses the economics of the bioeconomy as a potential emerging field of economic research, pointing in particular to the...

Author(s)
Viaggi, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392756)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The environment farmers operate under.

This chapter contains a discussion on the components of the overall farming environment and, consequently, provides an understanding of the factors that must all be allowed for when planning. These factors include the risk and uncertainty that always exist, the resulting management problem, the...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646565)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical rainforest ecosystem, land cover, habitat, resource.

This chapter describes tropical rain forests, providing details on its macro- and mesoclimate, soils, soil types and vegetation types, mosaics and catenas. The chapter also discusses the large- and medium-scale dynamic changes of mixed dipterocarp forest at large and medium spatial scales; rooting...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable forestry in rainforests: reality or dream, hope or Chimaera?

This chapter discusses the concept and holistic nature of sustainability in forestry along with the unpredictability and uncertainties in forests. Then, the chapter presents the history of sustainable forestry in tropical rain forests; a short history of rain forest silviculture and management; and ...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Naturalistic close-to-nature forestry management in tropical rainforests.

This chapter discusses the origin, goals, targets and principles of close-to-nature forestry; potential and actual economic production in close-to-nature forestry-tropical rain forest; growth and sustained yield potential of close-to-nature forestry in mixed dipterocarp forest; systems unsuitable...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Experiences of marine adventurers in the Canadian Arctic.

This chapter examines the motivations, experiences and reflections of pleasure craft travellers in the Canadian Arctic, who in this context are viewed as independent expeditioners or adventurers at the frontier of tourism exploration. This research uses their travel blogs to understand how the...

Author(s)
Johnston, M. E.; Souza, E. de; Lemelin, R. H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648620)
Type
Book chapter

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