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Cover for Putting 'flesh on the carbon-based bones' of forest history.

The writing of forest history is affected by dominant discourses that exclude other interpretations. These arose because of the way early forestry was organized and written up by active practitioners, and because of the universal tendency to see a deep division between nature and culture. It is...

Author(s)
Williams, M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994208)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated fruit production for apples - principles and guidelines.

The concept and principles of integrated fruit production, highlighting the integrated production for apples are discussed. Case studies on the integrated fruit production for apples in South Tyrol, Italy; Patagonia, Argentina; New Zealand; and Oregon, USA are presented.

Author(s)
Avilla, J.; Riedl, H.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995922)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving water productivity through deficit irrigation: examples from Syria, the North China Plain and Oregon, USA.

Improving water productivity is urgently needed in water-scarce dry areas. This chapter discusses crop-water production functions, i.e. the relationships between yield and water supply and water productivity. Using data from Syria, the North China Plain and Oregon, USA, crop-water production...

Author(s)
Zhang HePing
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996691)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Private land and public goods: process lessons from habitat conservation planning.

Telephone interviews were conducted during summer of 1998 to evaluate the process of Habitat Conservation Planning (HCP) under the Endangered Species Act in 11 cases, of which five were in the southern states (Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, and Alabama), one in Montana, and the...

Author(s)
Ostermeier, D.; Keele, D.
ISBN
2003 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851995991)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Top-down models and flux measurements are complementary methods of estimating carbon sequestration by forests: illustrations using the 3-PG model.

Fluxes measured by eddy covariance and calculated using process-based ecosystem models must be consistent with integrated values of carbon sequestration obtained from biomass-inventory data. Ecosystem models provide the tools needed for spatial extrapolation from flux measurements and to evaluate...

Author(s)
Landsberg, J.; Waring, R. H.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996776)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bacteria and corynetoxin-like toxins in nematode seed-galls in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Festuca nigrescens</i> from North America and New Zealand.

This chapter presents evidence of the presence of seed-gall nematode (Anguina spp.) carrying Rathayibacter toxicus or a variant in F. nigrescens from North America and New Zealand, and suggests that this finding is the probable cause of livestock deaths in Oregon, USA from the 1940s to 1960s.

Author(s)
Riley, I. T.; Gregory, A. R.; Allen, J. G.; Edgar, J. A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996141)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fluorides in the environment: effects on plants and animals.

This book contains eight chapters discussing the history of fluorine and sources of fluorides in the environments. The uptake, transport and accumulation of inorganic fluorides by plants and animals, as well as their effects on these organisms are discussed. Some case histories in Scotland, Oregon...

Author(s)
Weinstein, L. H.; Davison, A. W.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996837)
Type
Book
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Cover for Some case histories involving fluoride contamination.

This paper presents five cases representing fluoride problems - damage to farmlands, fruits, forests and indigenous plant life, and to farm animals and humans. The first and second cases concern about the aluminium smelters near Fort William and Kinlochleven in Scotland and in Troutdale, Oregon...

Author(s)
Weinstein, L. H.; Davison, A. W.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996837)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measuring log volume.

This appendix presents tabulated data on: (1) commonly used conversion ratios; (2) brief description of other selected log scales in use; (3) USFS segment length and trim allowance chart; (4) USFS segment taper distribution chart; (5) USFS cubic log scale half segment volume chart; (6) half segment ...

Author(s)
Fonseca, M. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990798)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The roles of natural and human disturbances in forest soil erosion.

This paper aims to compare predicted upland erosion rates following forest disturbances associated with fuel management, such as harvesting, thinning, prescribed fire and road networks, to erosion rates following wildfires. The performance of the Water Erosion Prediction Project model in...

Author(s)
Elliot, W. J.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990507)
Type
Book chapter

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