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Cover for Transcriptomics in entomological research.

This book introduces transcriptomics and presents an array of its uses in entomology, past and present. It starts with a thorough introduction to how transcriptomics works, its history, and some of its broad-stroke uses in insect science (Chapter 1). This chapter is followed by an exhaustively...

Author(s)
Shelomi, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book
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Cover for Courtship and mating in butterflies

This is a book about butterfly behaviour. Specifically, the behaviours associated with courtship rituals (described in Chapters 5 and 6) and mating and reproduction (described in Chapters 7 and 8). To understand the ways in which butterflies act as adults in search of mates, it is necessary to...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book
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Cover for Himalayan soap pod tree (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gymnocladus assamicus</i>): an ecologically and economically important tree on the brink of extinction.

The book with six chapters contains detailed information about G. assamicus and discusses its current distribution, population status, ethnobotanical uses and other ecological parameters. Major intrinsic and extrinsic factors that might be responsible for population decline are described. More...

Author(s)
Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391988)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Air pollution: sources, impacts and controls.

This book with 12 chapters aims to provide a broad overview of the issues surrounding air pollution and how to control and monitor pollution levels. Beginning with a brief background on the subject, the book moves on to discuss global emissions, with an emphasis on megacities and their effects....

Author(s)
Saxena, P.; Naik, V.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393890)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introductory probability and statistics: applications for forestry and natural sciences.

This book with 15 chapters utilizes basic descriptive statistics and probability, as well as commonly used statistical inferential tools to introduce topics that are commonplace in a forestry context such as hypothesis texting, design of experiments, sampling methods, non-parametric tests and...

Author(s)
Kozak, A.; Kozak, R. A.; Staudhammer, C. L.; Watts, S. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243307)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for The economics of integrated pest management of insects.

This book contains 10 chapters addressing the economic analyses of integrated management of pests in crops, animals and humans. The economic evaluation that can identify which factors in the IPM system are most important in their impact on the comparison of costs and benefits are also discussed.

Author(s)
Onstad, D. W.; Crain, P. R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book
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Cover for Biology and management of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bactrocera</i> and related fruit flies.

This book with 12 chapters presents the systematics and taxonomy, evolutionary biogeography and biodiversity, basic biology and demographic ecology, reproductive biology and mating behaviour, and pest control of Bactrocera and related fruit flies.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book
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Cover for Modelling nature: an introduction to mathematical modelling of natural systems.

This book with 6 chapters introduces basic concepts in mathematical modelling applied to natural systems to tackle real-world problems from fields such as physics, ecology, geology and epidemiology. It shows how using models can help to unravel complex issues such as the melting of the Arctic ice,...

Author(s)
Gillman, E.; Gillman, M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393104)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for The discovery of a visual system: the honeybee. Light guides, optics, visual cues, optic flow, route finding.

Bees detect some visual features such as edges and colours, but there is no sign that they reconstruct patterns or put together features to form objects. Bees detect motion but have no perception of what it is that moves, and certainly they do not recognize "things" by their shapes. Yet they...

Author(s)
Horridge, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240894)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for The ecology and silviculture of oaks.

This book contains is the third edition and is a reorganization and expansion of earlier editions. It contains 15 chapters from the earlier 10. The new chapters emphasize topics previously given briefer treatment. Expanded topics include artificial regeneration, fire effects and prescribed burning, ...

Author(s)
Johnson, P. S.; Shifley, S. R.; Rogers, R.; Dey, D. C.; Kabrick, J. M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647081)
Type
Book

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