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Biodiversity and Habitat Loss

Covering all aspects of biodiversity and habitat loss in relation to agriculture and forestry.

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The diversity of microbial communities associated with oysters within a commercial mariculture system was examined using molecular analysis of 16S rRNA Illumina sequencing. The aim of the study is to identify microbial diversity using molecular-based techniques, and compare the results obtained...

Authors
Kamarul Zaman Zarkasi; Teh Faridah Nazari
Publisher
Central Fisheries Research Institute (CFRI)
Publication
Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2018, 18, 1, pp 191-197
CAB ReviewFull Text

A growing and increasingly urbanized global population will raise the pressures to intensify agricultural production systems, as the total surface area of arable lands remains constant or even diminishes in many parts of the world. Mainstream agricultural research and development have been...

Date
December 2017
Subjects
agricultural research; biodiversity; crop density; culture; intensification; literature reviews; microbial ecology; plant physiology; rice; root systems; roots; socioeconomics; soil flora; soil organic matter; sustainability
Authors
Stoop, W. A.; Sabarmatee; Pushpalatha Sivasubramanian; Ravindra, A.; Debashish Sen; Prasad, S. C.; Thakur, A. K.
News Article

Deforestation in tropical areas currently contributes around one tenth of total anthropogenic carbon emissions.  Therefore, tropical protected...

Date
October 2017
Authors
Stephanie Cole
Event

21 - 23 February 2018 - Wellington

Venue
Wellington
Country
New Zealand
Contact
Beatrice Giorgi
Contact Details
PO Box 24078, Manners Street Wellington 6011
Tel
(04) 384 1511
CABI Book Info
Cover for The animal trade.

This book discusses the different aspects involved in the trade in animals. Chapters include the history of animal trade; trade policies for animal products; trade wars, sanctions and discrimination; trade in meat; trade in dairy, wool and fur products; trade in live farm animals; disease...

Authors
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643137)
AbstractFull Text

The species composition of samples of spiders and Auchenorrhyncha obtained using a VortisTM and a modified garden leaf-blower/vacuum 'G-vac' was compared at three sites using standard sample areas and suction times. Both devices caught scarce 'method-unique' species not found by the other, but the...

Authors
Cherrill, A.; Burkmar, R.; Quenu, H.; Zentane, E.
Publisher
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Publication
Bulletin of Insectology, 2017, 70, 2, pp 283-290
AbstractFull Text

This study analyzes the possible usefulness of "species distribution models" (SDMs) using "Maximum Entropy Modeling" (Max-Ent) software to investigate the effects of climate change, under both current and projected conditions, on the distribution of 10 endemic Italian insect species (Coleoptera and...

Authors
Urbani, F.; D'Alessandro, P.; Biondi, M.
Publisher
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Publication
Bulletin of Insectology, 2017, 70, 2, pp 189-200
AbstractFull Text

Invasive species are a major threat to biodiversity, likely a direct consequence of increasing globalization. Greece is situated on the crossroad between different continents, and has been invaded by several insect species in the past; nevertheless, a thorough investigation that would reveal and...

Authors
Avtzis, D. N.; Coyle, D. R.; Christopoulos, V.; Roques, A.
Publisher
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Publication
Bulletin of Insectology, 2017, 70, 2, pp 161-169
AbstractFull Text

This research aims to study weeds diversity among five represented habitats namely; field crops, orchards, canal banks, wastelands and water bodies along Mariotteya Canal, Giza. A total of 88 species belong to 74 genera and 27 families were recorded and identified with Egyptian floras and available...

Authors
Azer, S. A.
Publisher
The Society of Arab Colleges of Agriculture
Publication
Arab Universities Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2017, 25, 1, pp 227-240
AbstractFull Text

This study was conducted in one region of a Seasonal Semideciduous Forest located in Tapurah (Mato Grosso State, Brazil) with the aim of studying its floristic and structural composition. The fixed area method was applied to 10×250 m clusters, allocating and measuring five clusters with five...

Authors
Rocha, K. J. da; Souza, É. C. de; Favalessa, C. M. C.; Caldeira, S. F.; Martinez, D. T.; Brondani, G. E.
Publisher
Universidade Estadual de Maringá
Publication
Acta Scientiarum - Agronomy, 2017, 39, 2, pp 191-199

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