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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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The linking of climate projections and insect pest models is an important step for determining effective management and counter-measures. There is an urgent need to link pest models and climate change projections for a better understanding of the outcomes of climate change-inflicted variations in...

Author(s)
Choudhary, J. S.; Madhumita Kumari; Fand, B. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 055, pp 1-13

Chikungunya is a disease caused by the chikungunya virus (CHIKV), a mosquito-borne alphavirus that is emerging and re-emerging in different parts of the world. Urban expansion, globalization, increase in human travel and tourism are some of the factors increasing the risk of importation of the...

Author(s)
Berthiaume, P.; Côté, J. C.; Mascarenhas, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 059, pp 1-17

The use of species distribution models (SDM) is of increasing popularity when studying biological invasions, e.g. to assess the impact of climate change on invasive species, to prioritize conservation measures, or to study invasive evolutionary biology. SDM correlate known occurrences of species...

Author(s)
Srivastava, V.; Lafond, V.; Griess, V. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 020, pp 1-13

Innovations affect societies in various ways. For example, the latest innovations in cell phones and electronics are readily adopted without hesitation. However, many innovations regarding the breeding of plants, the production of food crops and the processing of food products, can be met with fear ...

Author(s)
Smyth, S. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 021, pp 1-6

West Nile virus (WNV; family Flaviviridae; genus Flavivirus) is currently the most widely distributed arbovirus in the world. It is maintained in nature in an enzootic cycle between ornithophilic mosquitoes and avian hosts. At least five lineages of WNV have been reported based on nucleotide...

Author(s)
Kauffman, E.; Kramer, L. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 011, pp 1-15

Gardening has been practiced by humans for food and aesthetic purposes for thousands of years. As urbanization intensifies globally, gardening is increasing in both popularity and extent in urban and suburban regions of the world, thus increasing its impact on the environments. Here we discuss the...

Author(s)
Wang XianZhong; Clark, P. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 052, pp 1-14

The increasing trend future consumption of animal products will give rise to a huge demand of animal feed. Meeting this demand will be a challenge, given the scarcity of natural resources such as land and water. Currently approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost and wasted annually, and...

Author(s)
Manju Wadhwa; Bakshi, M. P. S.; Makkar, H. P. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 031, pp 1-26

Emerging plant pests and diseases are a threat to biodiversity, food security and sustainability. In Europe, recent plant health emergencies include European ash dieback (due to the ascomycete Hymenoscyphus fraxineus), the outbreak of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa on olive trees in Apulia, Italy ...

Author(s)
Pautasso, M.; Petter, F.; Rortais, A.; Roy, A. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 021, pp 1-16

A number of policies, strategies and tools are available for the management of invasive alien plants. This review considers these and their suitability in the light of developing theory and practical experience. Policies range from quarantine and eradication to containment and asset protection....

Author(s)
Auld, B. A.; Johnson, S. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 037, pp 1-12

Prion diseases are infectious neurodegenerative diseases associated with the misfolding, aggregation and deposition of host prion protein (PrP) in the brain. These diseases include scrapie in sheep, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle, chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and...

Author(s)
Barron, R. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 023, pp 1-10

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