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Cover for Climate oscillations and extremes.

Author(s)
Beniston, M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994468)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Forest fires and atmospheric pollution.

Substantial changes are occurring in the ways that forest areas are being used. One major change is the burning of forest lands in an attempt to create additional agricultural lands. The number of human-initiated forest fires has drastically increased in the last few centuries, sometimes creating...

Author(s)
Atmawidjaja, R.; Richards, D. F.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994819)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Environmental management for alpine tourism and resorts in Australia.

Drawing on fieldwork from Australia, this chapter explores the impacts of both summer and winter recreation on mountain environments, and of climate change on tourism. An analysis of environmental impact studies on mountain resorts in Australia it is confirmed that tourism has major implications...

Author(s)
Buckley, R. C.; Pickering, C. M.; Warnken, J.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993911)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and global crop productivity.

Following an overview of climate change and global crop productivity, the book is divided into 4 sections: the problem-changing biosphere (climatic change and variability, and agricultural contributions to greenhouse gas emissions); crop ecosystem responses to climatic change (rice, maize and...

ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994390)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change and global crop productivity: an overview.

This chapter presents an overview of the effect of climatic change (particularly man-induced) on crop production. Some relevant issues such as global warming and carbon cycling are discussed.

Author(s)
Reddy, K. R.; Hodges, H. F.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994390)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climatic change and variability.

This paper discusses in detail the variation and change in climate, and their effects on crop production. The topics discussed include: past climatic change; twentieth century climate; role of greenhouse gases; anthropogenic aerosol effects; future climate change; and climatic models and their...

Author(s)
Mearns, L. O.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994390)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop ecosystem responses to climatic change: wheat.

This chapter considers the likely responses of wheat to the primary factors associated with global environmental change, increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration, increasing environmental temperature and predicted global warming.

Author(s)
Lawlor, D. W.; Mitchell, R. A. C.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994390)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop ecosystem responses to climatic change: vegetable crops.

This chapter reviews the effects of climatic changes on vegetable crop production. The topics discussed include direct effects of carbon dioxide and temperature on transpiration, photosynthesis, crop yield, biomass production, respiration and plant development. Results of case studies on potato,...

Author(s)
Peet, M. M.; Wolfe, D. W.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994390)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop ecosystem responses to climatic change: interactive effects of ozone, ultraviolet-B radiation, sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide on crops.

This chapter discusses the influence of climatic changes on the interaction effects of ozone, ultraviolet-B radiation, sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide on crops. A table presenting an overview on the effects of these factors on plants in a single exposure mode is given. The crop parameters include ...

Author(s)
Groth, J. V.; Krupa, S. V.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994390)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop breeding strategies for the 21st century.

This chapter focuses on crop breeding strategies needed to solve some problems and exploit some opportunities that may result from global climatic change. The topics discussed include plant responses to atmospheric carbon dioxide and temperature; interactive effects of carbon dioxide increase and...

Author(s)
Hall, A. E.; Ziska, L. H.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994390)
Type
Book chapter

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