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Cover for Field guide to the forest trees of Uganda: for identification and conservation.

This book provides an up-to-date list of indigenous tree species known to grow in the tropical forest of Uganda and a guide to their identification in the field. It draws on A Field Guide to Uganda Forest Trees (UFT). Apart from nomenclature, taxonomy and new records, the main substantive changes...

Author(s)
Kalema, J.; Hamilton, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245271)
Type
Book
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Cover for Ecology of urban climates: the need for landscape biophysics in cities.

This chapter reviews and evaluate the climatic and ecological parallels between urbanization and climate change, with an emphasis on temperature and its effects on terrestrial ectotherms, a group of organisms thought to be particularly sensitive to climate change. Information is provided on...

Author(s)
Youngsteadt, E.; Terando, A. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical freshwater ecosystems, biota and anthropogenic activities with reference to South-East Asia.

This chapter focuses on changes due to anthropogenic activities, invasive fish species and changes in biodiversity in freshwater lakes and rivers in South East Asia. SE Asia's fresh waters are expected to be under increasing pressure from the region's rapidly growing human population. This will...

Author(s)
Liew JiaHuan; Lim, R. B. H.; Low BiWei; Mowe, M. A. D.; Ng TingHui; Zeng YiWen; Yeo, D. C. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecological assessment, inventorying, and mapping in insect conservation.

This chapter focuses on the negative impacts of extreme weather events, failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, natural disasters, water crises, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse and man-made environmental disasters on insect populations. Various factors that need to be...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Surrogacy, bioindication, and monitoring in insect conservation.

This chapter focuses on the value of ecological surrogates in assessments used in conservation planning and implementation by providing information about ecological systems. The importance of bioindicators in insect conservation in indicating the state of insect and other biodiversity, impact of...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change impacts and sustainability: ecosystems of Tanzania.

This book presents the current state of research at the University of Dar es Salaam linking climate change and ecosystems' integrity in the tropics with particular focus on Tanzania. The focus of the book is on the implications of climate change on various aspects of economic endeavour - from...

Author(s)
Yanda, P. Z.; Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction.

This book provides a detailed analysis of the impacts of climate change on various tropical ecosystems in Tanzania and their related aspects of economic endeavour - from agriculture, marine resources and wildlife to weather forecasting. The analyses concentrate on Real and potential impacts of...

Author(s)
Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Yanda, P. Z.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lessons learnt and the way forward for research on climate change in Tanzania.

The research themes in this volume have focused on impacts of climate change, vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems and communities to climate change. Other key sub-themes have been community access, control, and rights to climate information, importance of integration of indigenous and...

Author(s)
Yanda, P. Z.; Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feeding and its regulation.

This chapter discussed the effects of climate change, dissolved gases and pH, water currents, turbidity and light levels and contaminants on the feeding patterns and activity of fish such as habitat ranges and migration patterns as well as on tropic food webs and interactions, and ecosystem...

Author(s)
Volkoff, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter provides an overview of some of the major ecological disasters that occurred and their negative effects to the environment. The impacts of climate change, increased human morbidity and ecotoxicity to the ecological balance are discussed and the importance of well established protocols, ...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter

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