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Cover for Impacts of North American native and introduced natural enemies on population dynamics of the invasive emerald ash borer.

Author(s)
Duan, J. J.; Bauer, L. S.; Driesche, R. G. van
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Evaluation of the association between attendance at veterinary hospital-based puppy socialisation classes and long-term retention in the home.

Author(s)
Schulkey, R.; DePorter, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394583)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards reliable mapping of biosecurity risk: incorporating uncertainty and decision makers' risk aversion.

Pest risk maps are an important source of decision support when devising strategies to minimize introductions of invasive organisms and mitigate their impacts. When possible management responses to an invader include costly or socially sensitive activities, decision makers tend to follow a more...

Author(s)
Yemshanov, D.; Koch, F. H.; Ducey, M.; Haack, R. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Estimating spread rates of non-native species: the gypsy moth as a case study.

Estimating rates of spread and generating projections of future range expansion for invasive alien species is a key process in the development of management guidelines and policy. Critical needs to estimate spread rates include the availability of surveys to characterize the spatial distribution of ...

Author(s)
Tobin, P. C.; Liebhold, A. M.; Roberts, E. A.; Blackburn, L. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora capsici</i> in the eastern USA.

Phytophthora capsici was first documented in the eastern USA in Florida in 1931 and was subsequently reported in New York in 1935, New Jersey around 1970, South Carolina in 1994, Michigan in 1997 and Illinois in 1999. The host range, epidemiology in the eastern USA, isolating from plant tissue,...

Author(s)
Granke, L.; Quesada-Ocampo, L.; Hausbeck, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640938)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Regional park systems, identity and outdoor recreation in metropolitan areas.

This chapter focuses on regional parks and networks and the new concept of 'green infrastructure'. A case study is presented of the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority (HCMA), Detroit. The establishment of the HCMA allowed the four counties of Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw and Macomb (later to be...

Author(s)
Travis, A. S.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937423)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Value-added agricultural products and entertainment in Michigan's fruit belt.

This chapter details place-based strategies, including production and branding of regional, niche, and heritage foods and regional wines; development of agritourism destinations; and linking sites via tourist trails or routes. It also discusses recent private- and public-sector developments for...

Author(s)
Che, D.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935818)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Second-home distributions in the USA's Upper Great Lakes States: analysis and implications.

This chapter examines the patterns of second-home distributions within the USA, focusing specifically on the Upper Great Lakes States (UGLS) comprising Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. The purpose of the study is to explore the landscape characteristics that are integral to the location of the...

Author(s)
Shellito, B. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931209)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Livestock disease eradication programmes and farm incentives: the case of bovine tuberculosis.

This chapter considers livestock disease eradication programmes, the incidence of costs related to these programmes, and resulting farm-level incentives and responses. The focus is largely on bovine tuberculosis in cattle herds in Michigan (USA) but information and lessons from the experiences in...

Author(s)
Wolf, C. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990774)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agritourism and the selling of local food production, family and rural American traditions to maintain family farming heritage.

This chapter first discusses agricultural restructuring, which pressures farmers to develop value-based alternatives such as agritourism in order to keep land in production and in the family. It then discusses agrarian values and the appeal of rural landscapes that help drive the growth of...

Author(s)
Che, D.; Veeck, G.; Veeck, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990828)
Type
Book chapter

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