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Not fifty years ago red spruce trees were one of the key victims of acid rain in North Eastern USA forests, their poor cold tolerance and genetic...

Date
June 2018
Author(s)
Ellen Baker
Abstract

Many organizations have suggested the use of the Calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa in protocols for acute toxicity tests. Nevertheless, these protocols present some problems, such as using 60-180 µm meshes to separate specific stages of A. tonsa or carrying out the tests using small volumes that...

Author(s)
Lopes, L. F. de P.; Agostini, V. O.; Muxagata, E.
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2018, 150, pp 353-365
Event

20 May 2019 -

CAB ReviewFull Text

Invasive alien species (IAS) are among the leading threats to biodiversity, food security and human well-being. Opuntia (prickly pear cactus) is one of the most widespread and naturalized in the arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya, with extreme effects on rural livelihoods and the environment....

Date
May 2018
Subjects
arid zones; biological control; chemical control; dispersal; gardens; geographical distribution; habitats; introduced species; introduction; invasions; invasive alien species; invasive species; land degradation; land use; mechanical methods; natural enemies; physical control; policy; regulations; semiarid zones; species diversity; weed control; weeds
Author(s)
Githae, E. W.
CABI Book Info
Cover for Capacity building for sustainable development.

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of how to build capacity in tackling many sustainable development problems in Africa. The book's approach is both theoretical and applied. It offers methods of operationalizing sustainable development and sustainability theories and explores capacity...

Author(s)
James, V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
AbstractFull Text

Castor (Ricinus communis L.) has attracted a lot of attention all over the world as a potential crop targeting on-farm biofuel production. This crop grows widely and wildly from high, medium to low rainfall areas. The oil is the most important product of this plant and has been reported to have...

Author(s)
Vinod Kumar; Attar Singh; Ahlawat, K. S.; Jakhar, D. S.
Publisher
MKK Publication
Publication
Environment and Ecology, 2018, 36, 2A, pp 672-674
AbstractFull Text

Climate change has disrupted the major climatic parameters at a global level. However, the changes having localized intensity area not equal for all especially in India. These changes must be quantified locally to manage the natural water resources more effectively. Precipitation is one of the most...

Author(s)
Sanjay Sharma; Ranjeet; Pratiksha Dubey; Mirdha, I. S.; Sikarwar, R. S.
Publisher
MKK Publication
Publication
Environment and Ecology, 2018, 36, 2A, pp 664-671
AbstractFull Text

This paper analyzed the applicability of two sets of rainfall indices for a weather index-based crop insurance (WIBCI) for rice against low rainfall cover in Dumangas, Iloilo, WS2013. WIBCI is a new type of risk-transfer-mechanism (RTM) being tested in the Philippines that operates on the principle...

Author(s)
Capistrano, A. O. V.; Quilang, E. J. P.
Publisher
Crop Science Society of the Philippines
Publication
Philippine Journal of Crop Science, 2018, 43, 1, pp 9-18
AbstractFull Text

The objectives of this study were to compare estimates of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) as CH4 (enteric-manure), N2O (manure), and CO2 (fuel and energy use), the use of water and soil, the excretion of nutrients in manure, and feed efficiency from Mexican intensive dairy farms. Data from 26 dairy...

Author(s)
Rendón-Huerta, J. A.; Pinos-Rodríguez, J. M.; Kebreab, E.; García-López, J. C.; Vicente, J. G.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science
Publication
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2018, 48, 1, pp 48-55
AbstractFull Text

Beginning with 2006, in Europe had been a lot of Bluetongue (BT) outbreaks evolving like hemorrhagic disease in ruminants, caused by bluetongue virus (BTV). This paper reviews an epidemiological situation of this disease in Europe and in Romania in the last years with all health and economic...

Author(s)
Moț, D.; Nichita, I.; Tîrziu, E.; Moț, T.
Publisher
Banat's University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine
Publication
Scientific Papers: Animal Science and Biotechnologies, 2018, 51, 1, pp 203-213

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