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Cover for A political ecology of community gardens in Australia: from local issues to global lessons.

This chapter presents the findings of a study on community gardens in the cities of Brisbane and Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) using an urban political ecology approach. The study examines (1) the characteristics of community gardens in the study area; (2) the motivations underpinning garden...

Author(s)
Byrne, J. A.; Pickering, C. M.; Guitart, D. A.; Sims-Castley, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving sustainable management of expedition cruise destinations in Australia: governance and management lessons from the Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley and Tasmania.

This chapter explores current challenges to managing expedition-style cruise activities from the perspective of destination sustainability through a comparative case study of three heritage destinations: the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area in Queensland; the West Kimberley National Heritage...

Author(s)
Ellis, C.; Scherrer, P.; Walker, K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646084)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Developing and commercializing new pasture legumes for clay soils in the semi-arid rangelands of northern Australia: the new <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Desmanthus</i> cultivars JCU 1-5 and the Progardes story.

Vast areas of semi-arid clay soil rangeland regions of northern Australia, such as the Mitchell Grass Downs Bioregion, have (until recently) no commercially available or adapted sown pasture legume. Other regions and land types with clay soils too, such as the Brigalow region, have had a very...

Author(s)
Gardiner, C. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent development and commercial adoption of legumes for heavy clay soils in Queensland.

In previous chapters of this volume, various authors describe the development of herbaceous legumes for pastures on clay soils in Queensland until about the 1980s. Emphasis is on the collection and evaluation of the genus Desmanthus, given its relatively recent addition to agriculture and...

Author(s)
Cox, K. G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Searching for pasture legumes for heavy clay soils in the Australian dry tropics and subtropics: IV. Evaluation in western Queensland.

Sixty-one accessions of 19 species belonging to nine genera potentially adapted to heavy clay soils in drier conditions were tested at six western Queensland sites in a range of climatic conditions in 13 experiments involving three trial designs: single strips (2), small swards (8) and transplants...

Author(s)
Burt, R. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Searching for pasture legumes for heavy clay soils in the Australian dry tropics and subtropics: III. The initial evaluation of introduced material.

A simple initial evaluation trial of germplasm potentially adapted to heavy clay soils was undertaken by the establishment of spaced plants of 90 accessions (12 genera involving 20 species) at three locations. The sites formed a rainfall gradient and the environments ranged from tropical moist...

Author(s)
Burt, R. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Searching for pasture legumes for heavy clay soils in the Australian dry tropics and subtropics: II. Ancillary floristic, climatic and edaphic studies.

In order to link likely sources of potentially valuable forage germplasm and sites of utilization, 76 locations with clay soils in the dry tropics were subjected to a grouping programme based on their climates, altitudes and latitudes and inferences were made as to the value of this approach to...

Author(s)
Burt, R. L.; Ahmad, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Patterns of disease.

In this chapter some basic disease principles that result in the patterns that are seen in populations such as in cases involving a particular village outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, and outbreak of pregnancy toxaemia in sheep Q fever (due to Coxiella burnetti infection) are presented.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Process-based pest risk mapping using Bayesian networks and GIS.

Predicting the potential distribution of invasive alien pests (i.e. habitat suitability modelling) and their potential spread from existing populations (i.e. habitat susceptibility modelling) is critical to guide management responses at local, regional and national scales. We use the management of...

Author(s)
Klinken, R. D. van; Murray, J. V.; Smith, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agent-based Bayesian spread model applied to red imported fire ants in Brisbane.

Red imported fire ants were first detected in Brisbane in February 2001. Since then, the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program has been collecting data on the locations of detected nests and keeping a record of the areas searched and treated with baits. The result is an exceptionally...

Author(s)
Keith, J. M.; Spring, D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
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