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Cover for Global changes, mangrove forests and implications for hazards along continental shorelines.

Coastal zones are becoming more hazardous due to increased population and greater susceptibility to flooding and salinization, as a result of compaction and subsidence, surface sealing and loss of buffer zones between the coast and settled areas. These conditions are exacerbated in the developing...

Author(s)
Taylor, D.; Sanderson, P. G.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regional hydrologic impacts of climate change.

A climate change detection framework is presented and applied to five hydrologic variables calculated for a collection of forested catchments from three climatic regions in Canada. The trend detection framework includes the application of a non-parametric statistical test for trend and the use of...

Author(s)
Burn, D. H.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potential impacts of climate change on streamflow and flooding in snow-dominated forested basins.

Changes in climate resulting from increased atmospheric greenhouse gases may affect the frequency and magnitude of flooding in forested watersheds through changes in snowpack, soil moisture, and runoff production. The level of impact will vary among watersheds depending on climate regime and...

Author(s)
Wigmosta, M. S.; Leung, L. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vulnerability and sustainability concerns for the US High Plains.

This chapter reviews the concerns associated with sustainability and vulnerability of a US Great Plains sub-region, the High Plains of southwestern Kansas, to both long-term stresses and potential short-term hazards. Natural stresses on agriculturally-based socioeconomic systems of the High Plains...

Author(s)
Harrington, L. M. B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990828)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 'Working with the sea': the 2008 Dutch national response to global warming and sea rise.

The Delta Commission presented its formal advice to the Cabinet of the Dutch National Government, on the consequences of global warming affecting the rise in sea levels, and the resultant risks for life in the Netherlands. Its summary advice is that water security remains a crucial role 'involving...

Author(s)
Travis, A. S.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937423)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and the Mediterranean southern coasts.

This chapter deals with climate change effects in the Mediterranean littoral of Morocco, which is one of the most vulnerable countries within the Mediterranean region, especially the low-lying areas located in the eastern, i.e., Nador and Saidia areas, and western parts, i.e., Tangier and Tetouan...

Author(s)
Anfuso, G.; Nachite, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935481)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and coastal tourism in the Azores Archipelago.

This chapter addresses the impact of climate change on coastal tourism in the Azores and, in particular, discusses whether the EU-wide climate change policies are economically reasonable and feasible at a local scale for the Azores. The chapter presents a background study of the Azores, an overview ...

Author(s)
Calado, H.; Ng Kiat; Borges, P.; Alves, F.; Sousa, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935481)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Flooding tolerance in plants.

Global warming is associated with an increase in flooding events, making many ecosystems worldwide vulnerable to submergence. Water submersion can severely affect crop production, since it drastically reduces oxygen availability necessary for plants' respiration, thus survival. Plants tolerant to...

Author(s)
Pucciariello, C.; Perata, P.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939953)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What are the factors that dictate the choice of coping strategies for extreme climate events? The case of farmers in the Nile basin of Ethiopia.

This chapter argues that it is the differences in households' socioeconomic and environmental characteristics that affect the choice of coping strategies rather than the type of extreme event. In other words, a household employs what is at its disposal to cope with an extreme climate event, whether ...

Author(s)
Deressa, T. T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Response to flooding: submergence tolerance in rice.

This chapter discusses submergence tolerance as a response to flooding, focusing on rice as a model crop where progress was made in developing flood-tolerant varieties and where opportunities exist for further improvements through mining the enormous genetic diversity available in preserved...

Author(s)
Ismail, A. M.; Mackill, D. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter

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