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CAB Reviews

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

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Forests are the largest source of terrestrial biodiversity and contain over half of the world's terrestrial plant and animal species. In addition to the multitude of species supported by forest systems, forests are also responsible for life-sustaining ecological processes such as nutrient cycling...

Author(s)
Sunderland, T.; O’Connor, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 019, pp 1-10
Open Access

The current fragmented framework of health governance for humans, animals and environment, together with the conventional linear approach to solving current health problems, is failing to meet today's health challenges and is proving unsustainable. Advances in healthcare depend increasingly on...

Author(s)
Queenan, K.; Garnier, J.; Nielsen, L. R.; Buttigieg, S.; Meneghi, D. de; Holmberg, M.; Zinsstag, J.; Rüegg, S.; Häsler, B.; Kock, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 014, pp 1-17

Humans benefit from ecosystems which provide free goods and services. The capacity of ecosystems to deliver such services is under constant stress since humans continue to alter the environment. Ecosystem service (ESS) approaches have the potential to pinpoint multiple benefits that humans derive...

Author(s)
Häuser, I.; Thellmann, K.; Cotter, M.; Sauerborn, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 037, pp 1-6

A major challenge for livestock farming systems (LFSs) is to reconcile production with the management of natural resources, especially biodiversity and ecosystem services. Based on a review of research conducted on grassland- and rangeland-based LFSs, this paper addresses this challenge by...

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Sabatier, R.; Durant, D.; Hazard, L.; Lauvie, A.; Lecrivain, E.; Magda, D.; Martel, G.; Roche, B.; Sainte Marie, C. de; Teillard, F.; Tichit, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 020, pp 1-13

Health issues affecting the wildlife, domestic animals and humans that utilize public landscapes constantly challenge the US Department of the Interior (DOI). This mini-review examines DOI efforts to elevate the importance of ecosystem and wildlife health both within its own ranks and in the One...

Author(s)
Gibbs, S. E. J.; Bond, C. D. R. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 018, pp 1-2

As conceived in the 'West', precision agriculture (PA) may be suitable for capital-intensive, high-technology regions in developed countries, monoculture affected by a single major soil-borne plant pathogen or pest in large farms, but not for peasant farming or the pest-complex-ridden unaided...

Author(s)
Dhananjoy Mandal; Ghosh, P. P.; Dasgupta, M. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 029, pp 1-16

Grasslands have to be considered not only as a means for human food production but also as a means for providing ecosystem services. Coupling of C and N cycles through soil-vegetation interactions gives grassland ecosystems a high capacity for reduction of environmental impacts. Moreover, the high...

Author(s)
Lemaire, G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 012, pp 1-7

A key challenge facing humanity in the coming decades will be ensuring food supply to a growing human population without compromising the sustainability of many agro-ecosystems worldwide. Although agricultural soils remain firmly at the foundation of human life-support systems, human domination of...

Author(s)
Fornara, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 029, pp 1-8

A biographical sketch is presented of the career of John Golding Myers (1897-1942), dealing with his early years in New Zealand and the start of his involvement in biological control at the Farnham House Laboratory in the UK (1926-1928), the years working on biological control in the Caribbean and...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.; Bennett, F. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 008, pp 1-18

Human society relies on a vast array of services provided by ecosystems, such as climate stabilization (i.e. carbon sequestration), the benefits of biological diversity (e.g. pollination, waste and nutrient cycling, soil formation and chemical discoveries including pharmaceuticals) and the...

Author(s)
Yamasaki, S. H.; Guillon, B. M. C.; Brand, D.; Patil, A. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 054, pp 1-13

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