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Cover for Tropical marine and brackish ecosystems.

This chapter presents updates on current conditions and expected changes on key abiotic parameters (i.e., temperature, rainfall, circulation, seawater carbonate chemistry, sea level, salinity, oxygen, nutrients) and the range of predicted impacts on key tropical marine and brackish water...

Author(s)
Tanzil, J. T. I.; Ooi SengKeat; Tay, S. H. X.; Ow YanXiang; Chua SiewChin; Clews, E.; Bolton, A.; Raghavan, S.; Liong ShieYui
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A rapidly changing climate in an era of increasing global carbon emissions.

This chapter discusses the reason why there should be a drastic reduction of GHG emissions. Environmental economists support a system of 'negative emissions' up till 2050 in order to limit warming to 2°C over pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. It is suggested that huge capital...

Author(s)
Galdies, C.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable bamboo development.

This book with four chapters aims to analyse and summarize the experiences of successful and failed cases in China and other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and, based on the analysis and summaries, provide some key views and suggestions on how to develop the bamboo sector in a...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book
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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 Role of plant growth-promoting microorganisms in sustainable agriculture and environmental remediation.

This chapter discusses the role of plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPR) and fungi (PGPF) in sustainable agriculture; importance of PGPR and PGPF in phyto/bioremediation; role of PGPR and PGPF in biomass and biofuel production; role of PGPR and PGPF in wasteland and degraded land reclamation; role ...

Author(s)
Dubey, R. K.; Vishal Tripathi; Edrisi, S. A.; Mansi Bakshi; Dubey, P. K.; Ajeet Singh; Verma, J. P.; Akanksha Singh; Sarma, B. K.; Amitava Rakshit; Singh, D. P.; Singh, H. B.; Abhilash, P. C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The viability of swidden agriculture and its uncertain role in REDD+.

The first part of this chapter summarizes how swiddening, also called shifting agriculture and slash-and-burn agriculture, may still be a viable and relevant form of livelihood and food production in some locations and situations, particularly in Southeast Asia. In many parts of the world, shifting ...

Author(s)
Ziegler, A. D.; Borstein, D.; Yuen JiaQi
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Future directions in forest hydrology.

This chapter provides the future directions in forest hydrology. Challenges include changes in forests and water yield associated with climate change, land-use change, resistance of the public to forest modification, and the ever-present effects associated with disturbances such as fires, the age...

Author(s)
Williams, T. M.; Amatya, D. M.; Bren, L.; Jong, C. de; Nettles, J. E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Temperate agroforestry: the European way.

This chapter is a significant rewrite of the first edition, but excludes developments in the UK, which are discussed in Chapter 4. For the past two decades, agroforestry has been an active research and extension topic in Europe and is increasingly important within EU agricultural, environmental,...

Author(s)
Dupraz, C.; Lawson, G. J.; Lamersdorf, N.; Papanastasis, V. P.; Rosati, A.; Ruiz-Mirazo, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reflections.

This chapter presents ways of exploring and understanding woodland histories, and describes the future of Europe's woods and forests. It is established that the past and future of European woods and forests cannot be understood in isolation from global issues. In addition to the important...

Author(s)
Watkins, C.; Kirby, K. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643373)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change and soil carbon impacts.

Soils contain vast reserves (∼1500 Pg) of carbon (C), about twice that found as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Historically, soils in managed ecosystems have lost a portion of this C (40-90 Pg) through land-use change, some of which has remained in the atmosphere. In terms of climate change,...

Author(s)
Smith, P.; Gottschalk, P.; Smith, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter

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