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Cover for Field guide to the forest trees of Uganda: for identification and conservation.

This book provides an up-to-date list of indigenous tree species known to grow in the tropical forest of Uganda and a guide to their identification in the field. It draws on A Field Guide to Uganda Forest Trees (UFT). Apart from nomenclature, taxonomy and new records, the main substantive changes...

Author(s)
Kalema, J.; Hamilton, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245271)
Type
Book
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Cover for Dynamic modelling.

Dynamic modelling is a perfect tool to evaluate the outcome of assumed or observed sets of mechanisms. This chapter discusses the use of dynamic modelling in vegetation ecology.

Author(s)
Wildi, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394224)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter introduces the book with 14 chapters about understanding vegetation systems in a scientic context, a topic of vegetation ecology. It is written for researchers motivated by the curiosity and ambition to assess and understand vegetation dynamics.

Author(s)
Wildi, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394224)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Patterns in vegetation ecology.

This chapter discusses pattern recognition, which is a target of data analysis in vegetation ecology. Pattern recognition typically reveals not only one, but various alternative patterns emphasizing different properties of the system.

Author(s)
Wildi, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394224)
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 Multivariate comparison.

This chapter presents multivariate comparison in vegetation ecology. When comparing two releves, one has to consider all species or all site factors simultaneously. This can be done in many different ways. The same applies to the species vectors, depicting species occurrence across releve samples,...

Author(s)
Wildi, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394224)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change and alien species in South Africa.

South Africa has a long history of human-mediated introductions of species from all major taxonomic groups. Close to 9000 alien terrestrial plant species have been introduced, and all of the country's biomes have already been invaded. Invasive species are threatening the country's ecosystems in...

Author(s)
Irlich, U. M.; Richardson, D. M.; Davies, S. J.; Chown, S. L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641645)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical forests and insect biodiversity.

Some sources of variations, i.e., abiotic, height in the canopy, forest type, patch size, fragmentation and isolation, edge effects, disturbances and logging, and replanting with natives or exotics in insect biodiversity in tropical forests are discussed. The role of biodiversity and ecosystem...

Author(s)
Wylie, F. R.; Speight, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936365)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The ecology and silviculture of oaks.

This second edition contains ten chapters dealing with oak (Quercus)-related literature published since the first edition. Included are the relatively new subject areas of forest biomass use for fuel, the importance of carbon sequestration by forests, and how climate change is expected to affect...

Author(s)
Johnson, P. S.; Shifley, S. R.; Rogers, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934743)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation of biodiversity in boreal forests: the Russian experience.

Forest biodiversity provides human with resources and ecosystem services, ranging from timber and non-wood forest products to mitigating the impacts of climate change; it also constitutes a significant social and cultural value for indigenous peoples and local population. Forests provide employment ...

Author(s)
Teplyakov, V.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932947)
Type
Book chapter

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