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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
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Cover for Soil-atmosphere gas exchange in tropical agriculture: contributions to climate change.

Several concepts relevant to greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and methane) and the role of atmospheric gases in producing the greenhouse effect are reviewed. The basic contributions of agricultural soils to atmospheric greenhouse gas loading are also reviewed, focusing on the...

Author(s)
Verchot, L. V.; Mosier, A.; Baggs, E. M.; Palm, C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Compaction and erosion: effects on soil ecology and soil quality.

Soil degradation is a severe global problem. It has notable adverse economic and ecological impacts on local, regional, national and global scales. Important soil degradative (degradation) processes with severe adverse impacts are soil compaction and soil erosion among others. Decline in inherent...

Author(s)
Paz González, A.; Vidal Vázquez, E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Economic impacts of climate change on agriculture to 2030.

The global food economy is vast and technologically advanced, but none the less prone to substantial negative outcomes in poor weather years. The economic gains or losses associated with climate change will depend on the pace of climate change, the response of cropping systems - including the vast...

Author(s)
Lobell, D.; Burke, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936334)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adapting crops to climate change: a summary.

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the topics covered in this book. The 14 chapters are grouped into four major topics: (i) predictions of climate change and its impact on crop productivity; (ii) adapting to biotic and abiotic stresses through crop breeding; (iii) sustainable and...

Author(s)
Reynolds, M. P.; Ortiz, R.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936334)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Scenarios of climate change within the context of agriculture.

This chapter provides an overview of global climate models and their predictions for climate through the 21st century. The review examines the scientific basis of global climate modelling, including the bases for uncertainty in future climate projections. A summary of the Special Report Emissions...

Author(s)
Jarvis, A.; Ramirez, J.; Anderson, B.; Leibing, C.; Aggarwal, P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936334)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Policy, planning and management at the land-water interface.

This chapter briefly discusses the policies, planning and management involved at the land-water interface in tropical coastal deltas in South, South East, and East Asia. Specifically, land and water management, aquaculture and fisheries, as well as rice-based agriculture in these areas are...

Author(s)
Szuster, B.; Hoanh, C. T.; Kam, S. P.; Ismail, A. M.; Noble, A.; Borger, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Principles of ecology in plant production.

This book consists of 14 chapters discussing the ecological aspects of plant production. These topics of these chapters include human population and plant production, ecological perspective in plant production, development of agricultural ecosystems, diversity and genetics in crop development,...

Author(s)
Sinclaire, T. R.; Weiss, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936549)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Soil hydrology, land use and agriculture: measurement and modelling.

This book presents some of the complex interactions between soil hydrology and land use management changes on a watershed scale, and determines the influence of these changes on soil, water and solute dynamics within the vadose zone. The book synthesizes information on several existing soil...

Author(s)
Shukla, M. K.
ISBN
2011 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845937973)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Crop stress management and global climate change.

The second in a three-part series on climatic change, this book addresses the challenges of the foreseen climate change for agriculture from a multidisciplinary point of view. The initial chapter discusses the global changes that gave rise to the beginning of agriculture. The rest of the book is...

Author(s)
Araus, J. L.; Slafer, G. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book

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