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Cover for Tourism research.

This chapter examines the nature and general functions of research in tourism. It describes the various contexts in which research might be done, such as in the workplace or as a consulting project. It also briefly describes some of the more basic types of paradigms used in tourism research, as...

Author(s)
Robinson, P.; Lück, M.; Smith, S. L. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241488)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The future of tourism.

This chapter reviews the key issues and challenges that may shape the future of tourism. It considers the impact of postmodernism and asks what comes next. The role of technology and the impacts of social change are considered, and the role of tourism in the future is evaluated. Throughout this...

Author(s)
Robinson, P.; Lück, M.; Smith, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241488)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant pathogenic fungi.

This chapter gives an overview of the characteristics (including fungal morphology, sexual and asexual reproduction, and lifestyle) and classification of plant pathogenic fungi, and describe some species causing important plant diseases.

Author(s)
Tronsmo, A. M.; Tronsmo, A.; Jørgensen, H. J. L.; Munk, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant viruses.

This chapter gives an overview of plant viruses and viral diseases, as well as virus detection and control. In addition, this chapter discusses infectious agents even smaller than viruses: viroids and satellites.

Author(s)
Blystad, D. R.; Kvarnheden, A.; Valkonen, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diagnosis of plant diseases.

This chapter focuses on disease signs and symptoms, non-infectious factors (such as mechanical, environmental and chemical agents) causing abiotic disorders, pathogen detection, and classical and molecular techniques used in the diagnosis of plant diseases.

Author(s)
Munk, L.; Collinge, D. B.; Djurle, A.; Tronsmo, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From disease assessment to decision support systems.

This chapter focuses on disease assessment, examples of disease forecasting and decision support systems primarily from Northern European countries, and address types of yield losses and yield loss assessments.

Author(s)
Munk, L.; Djurle, A.; Yuen, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A blank canvas: the world as it was in the mid-20th century.

This chapter describes the brief history and continuing progress of selection and breed development for desirable traits in livestock.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Foundations for insect conservation.

This chapter focuses on the origins and body plan, rise and fall of populations and threats to the continued existence of various insect species. The importance of insect consevation is discussed and various challenges that need to be overcome for the successful conservation of insects are pointed...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Landscape descriptors and insect conservation dynamics.

This chapter provides information on some landscape descriptors useful for describing aspects of landscapes for insect conservation action, such as size distribution of patches, connectivity, perimeter-area ratio, boundary form, patch orientation, contrast and context. The interrelationship between ...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Species-level operational scale in insect conservation.

This chapter focuses on the 3 operational scales for practical insect conservation. These are the landscape, features on the landscape and species, with all 3 also taking into account the toposcape at various spatial scales. The need to use both landscapes (including features) and species together...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter

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