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Cover for South African salt marshes: ecophysiology and ecology in the context of climate change.

This paper reviews the distribution, zonation and ecophysiological tolerances of salt marsh plants in South Africa. In South Africa salt marsh covers 11,788.8 ha with the largest areas occurring in the Berg, Olifants, Orange and Langebaan Estuaries. The changing climate necessitates in-depth...

Author(s)
Tabot, P. T.; Adams, J. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Salt marsh plants: biological overview and vulnerability to climate change.

Salt marshes are vegetative ecosystems that occupy intertidal zones in estuaries or behind coastal barrier islands where there is some degree of protection from strong wave energy. Physiochemical properties of these marshes are stressful for most angiosperms, as only a few species can tolerate the...

Author(s)
Touchette, B. W.; Kneppers, M. K.; Eggert, C. M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Synergic effects of rhizobacteria: increasing use of halophytes in a changing world.

Halophytes have special features that enable them to adapt to saline environments. They are also associated with some microbiomes, which play an important role in their survival and special adaptation to adverse situations. Among them, bacteria intimately associated with plant tissues may interact...

Author(s)
Mesa-Marín, J.; Mateos-Naranjo, E.; Rodríguez-Llorente, I. D.; Pajuelo, E.; Redondo-Gómez, S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Changes coming to your garden.

This chapter steps back to see the larger picture of the connection between gardens and what is happening in the communities and environments. It looks at how change in the form of familiar variation is different from change in the form of trends, and then outlines the four major trends affecting...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Smith, S. E.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil, nutrients, and organic matter.

This chapter discusses the following topics: (i) origin and importance of soils; (ii) soil physical properties; (iii) soil and plant nutrition; (iv) nutrient cycles and anthropogenic climate change; (v) managing soil organic matter; (vi) composting; and (vii) soil resources.

Author(s)
Cleveland, D. A.; Soleri, D.; Smith, S. E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to planetary health.

This chapter provides an overview of the impact of environment and environmental change on health. A systems approach to planetary health, which includes the earth systems and socioeconomic systems, is discussed. Changes in the system, which could be adaptations or transformations, are described...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

This chapter focuses on another main pathway through which global environmental change has impacted human and environmental health: our use of energy, particularly when produced from non-renewable, carbon-based fuel sources. It presents historical data showing the increasing rates of energy use...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusions: equity, distribution and planetary health.

The previous chapters have shown how, as countries develop, the health challenges faced by their populations change: from infectious disease, insufficient nutrition and childbirth challenges to non-communicable diseases linked to increased risk factors including old age, polluted environments,...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Summary and conclusions.

This chapter highlights the basic economics of soyabean disease management in its present state. There are, however, important developments that may bring about significant change in the near and distant future that deserve attention. These include climate change and a flow of fundamental technical ...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The silviculture of trees used in British forestry.

This book offers an updated overview of some 68 species of silvicultural importance in British forestry. The book provides concise but detailed information about the silvicultural characteristics of forest trees in Britain, in a readily accessible form. It is written by an internationally...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book

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