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Cover for Peste des petits ruminants virus.

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is an acute and highly contagious viral disease characterized by pyrexia, mucopurulent ocular and nasal discharge, conjunctivitis, erosion of the mucosae of the respiratory tract, bronchopneumonia and severe dehydration caused by acute diarrhoea. After its first...

Author(s)
Shabbir, M. Z.; Munir, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644172)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for West Africa: community-based ecotourism in forest areas.

Indigenous ecotourism ventures in West Africa are focused on remnant tropical rainforest areas (Ghana, Gambia, Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal), and wildlife species such as tropical birds (Gambia and Senegal), chimpanzees, monkeys, hippopotamus and crocodiles (Ghana), giraffe (Niger) and western lowland ...

Author(s)
Zeppel, H. D.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Seed allometry and disperser assemblages in tropical rainforests: a comparison of four floras on different continents.

This chapter investigates whether geographically separated plant communities are inhabited by frugivores with distinct frequency distribution for body size with respect to mean seed size or mean seed elongation. Data on the shapes and sizes of seeds consumed and dispersed by frugivores in...

Author(s)
Forget, P. M.; Dennis, A. J.; Mazer, S. J.; Jansen, P. A.; Kitamura, S.; Lambert, J. E.; Westcott, D. A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The forests of Upper Guinea: gradients in large species composition.

This chapter provides a forest gradient map for Upper Guinea, using forest inventory data of 40 large tree species. Variation in species composition is subsequently explained in terms of climate and soils. The area covered is confined to the forest zone of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire and...

Author(s)
Bongers, F.; Poorter, L.; Hawthorne, W. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997346)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Floristic diversity of closed forests in Côte d'Ivoire.

This chapter discusses the environmental factors responsible for the floristic composition in the lowland closed forests of Côte d'Ivoire. The forest blocks of southeast and southwest Côte d'Ivoire are currently separated by the relatively dry region of the V-Baoulé. The study sites comprise 13...

Author(s)
Kouamé, F. N.; Kouadio, K. E.; Kouassi, K.; Poorter, L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997346)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biodiversity of West African forests: an ecological atlas of woody plant species.

This book focuses on the biodiversity and ecology of West African forests. The first part of the book includes 8 chapters which analyse the factors that give rise to biodiversity and structure tropical plant communities. It emphasizes the distribution and state of the forests and analyses...

Author(s)
Poorter, L.; Bongers, F.; Kouamé, F. N'.; Hawthorne, W. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997346)
Type
Book
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Cover for Forest cover changes in Côte d'Ivoire and Upper Guinea.

Results are given of a study on the changes in forest cover in Côte d'Ivoire from 1990 to 2000 based on satellite images. The changes in forest cover were investigated at 4 scales of resolution. Firstly, the total forest area in West Africa was determined. Then, the total forest cover of Côte...

Author(s)
Chatelain, C.; Dao, H.; Gautier, L.; Spichiger, R.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997346)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecological profiles of large timber species.

This paper presents ecological profiles for 56 large commercial timber species in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. Each profile includes information on the description of the species, distribution, habitat, regeneration, growth, phenology and uses.

Author(s)
Siepel, A.; Poorter, L.; Hawthorne, W. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997346)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for FAO integrated pest management programs: experiences of participatory IPM in West Africa.

This chapter highlights IPM development initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization in West Africa (Ghana, Côte dacute˜Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Mali), and summarizes the main outputs of pilot IPM projects carried out in Burkina Faso, Côte dacute˜Ivoire, Ghana and Mali.

Author(s)
Stemerding, P.; Nacro, S.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ecological diversity and rice varietal improvement in West Africa.

This chapter describes the impact of regional rice research activities on varietal improvement in 7 of the most important producers of rice in West Africa: Côte dacute˜ Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Author(s)
Dalton, T. J.; Guei, R. G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter

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