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Cover for Climate change: the ultimate one health challenge.

This chapter provides an overview of the impacts of climate change and the shared benefits of diverse collaborations to adapt to this important threat to animal, man and environmental health.

Author(s)
Stephen, C.; Duncan, C.; Pollock, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Yams: developmental physiology.

This chapter focuses on the growth cycle, photoperiodism, temperature, plant nutrition, water deficit and stress, and climate change adaptation of yams.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aroids: developmental physiology.

Taro and other aroids have a similar growth cycle, although for Alocasia and Cyrtosperma it is much longer than for Colocasia and Xanthosoma, which need to be replanted every year to produce good-quality corms and cormels. The life cycle of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius is almost identical to that...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food and health: the role of plant breeding.

This chapter suggests that there is a contradiction between the need for diet diversity and crop uniformity, which is the main feature of industrial agriculture, and that there is also a contradiction between crop uniformity and the need to adapt crops to both short- and long-term climate change...

Author(s)
Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Halophytes and climate change: adaptive mechanisms and potential uses.

This book contains 22 chapters covering topics on the ecophysiology, mechanisms of adaptation to climate change and practical uses of halophytes.

Author(s)
Hasanuzzaman, M.; Shabala, S.; Fujita, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction to planetary health.

This chapter provides an overview of the impact of environment and environmental change on health. A systems approach to planetary health, which includes the earth systems and socioeconomic systems, is discussed. Changes in the system, which could be adaptations or transformations, are described...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter describes the features of bamboo plants, including their strong renewability, their fast-growing and high biomass production characteristics, and their important ecological functions, including water and soil conservation, role as a carbon sink and in carbon storage, and...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Freshwater ecosystems in North America with reference to the Great Lakes Basin.

This chapter focuses on biotic and abiotic changes (e.g. increases in water temperature, acidification of the aquatic environment, ice covers) in the Great Lakes Basin. The evidence presented in this chapter suggests that the Great Lakes will undergo many of the same type of changes in physical and ...

Author(s)
Kerckhove, D. T. de; Chu, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Weatherproofing agriculture with conservation agriculture.

This chapter elaborates on why no-till conservation agriculture (CA) - comprising no or minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover, and cropping system diversity, plus other good agricultural practices - is better able to weatherproof agriculture compared with tillage agriculture. This is...

Author(s)
Kassam, A. H.; Mkomwa, S.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Flooding stress tolerance in plants.

Global warming is associated with an increase in submergence and flooding events, which makes many ecosystems worldwide vulnerable to low oxygen stress. Water submersion can severely affect crop production, since it drastically reduces the oxygen needed for plant respiration, and thus survival....

Author(s)
Pucciariello, C.; Perata, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
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