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Cover for A cooperative research model - biological control of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Parkinsonia aculeata</i> and Landcare groups in northern Australia.

Parkinsonia, Parkinsonia aculeata L., is a woody shrub, which is classed as a weed of national significance in Australia. It is considered a major threat to both managed and natural ecosystems. Research into the cause of a dieback disorder in Parkinsonia occurring at locations across northern...

Author(s)
Galea, V. J.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A critical assessment of the role of oligosaccharides in intracellular glass stability.

The role of oligosaccharides in enhancing the stability of intracellular glasses was investigated. Priming pea seeds for 6 days in a polyethylene glycol solution of -1.0 MPa at 20°C resulted in a change in the sugar composition. In pea axes, total oligosaccharide content decreased from 168 to 27 mg ...

Author(s)
Buitink, J.; Hoekstra, F. A.; Hemminga, M. A.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994048)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A critical look at procedures for validating growth and yield models.

This chapter reviews the general procedures and methodologies used for validating growth and yield models. More specifically, it addresses: (i) the optimism principle and model validation; (ii) model validation procedures, problems and potential areas of needed research; (iii) data considerations...

Author(s)
Huang, S.; Yang, Y.; Wang, Y.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996936)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A critical review of approaches to measure satisfaction with tourist destinations.

This paper critically examines to what extent the existing customer satisfaction-dissatisfaction (CS/D) theories are applicable for the measurement of satisfaction with tourist destinations along with their strengths and weaknesses by reviewing previous literature within the related area. Among the ...

Author(s)
Kozak, M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995359)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A critique of current thinking in sustainable tourism management.

This chapter critically evaluates current theory and practice in sustainable tourism. It discusses the following key issues in the sustainable tourism debate: value judgments and the lack of factual evidence; the green tourist; ecotourism; the concept of carrying capacity; de-marketing; tourist...

Author(s)
Swarbrooke, J.
ISBN
1999 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851993140)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A database view of naturally occurring antimicrobial peptides: nomenclature, classification and amino acid sequence analysis.

The nomenclature and classification of naturally occurring antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are complex and have not been fully standardized. The Antimicrobial Peptide Database (http://aps.unmc.edu/AP/main.php) is a useful tool that facilitates peptide naming and classification. The names of AMPs are...

Author(s)
Wang, G. S.; Li, X.; Zasloff, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936570)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A decade-or-more's progress in understanding stereotypic behaviour.

Author(s)
Rushen, J.; Mason, G.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990040)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A description of the rice-prawn-fish systems of Southwest Bangladesh.

Between the late 1970s and the mid-1980s a small number of farmers in southwest Bangladesh began to test the stocking of giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) in rice fields. Extremely rapid expansion has occurred since 1990, mainly because this prawn is sold to the export market and...

Author(s)
Chapman, G.; Abedin, J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995656)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A designated nature reserve for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation of wild emmer wheat (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Triticum dicoccoides</i> (Körn.) Aaronsohn) in northern Israel.

An analysis of grasslands and wild emmer wheat (Triticum dicoccoides) in nature reserves in Israel was carried out based on Israel Nature and Parks database and on the BIOGIS database. The Israel Nature and Park Authority chose the Ammiad region as a nature reserve dedicated to in situ conservation ...

Author(s)
Kaplan, D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Info
Cover for A dictionary of entomology.

Incorporating an estimated 43 000 definitions, this reference work is a comprehensive, fully cross-referenced collection of terms, names and phrases used in entomology. The listing covers insect anatomy, behaviour, biology, ecology, histology, molecular biology, morphology, pest management,...

Author(s)
Gordh, G.; Headrick, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935429)
Type
Book

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