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Cover for Nodavirosis (Striped jack nervous necrosis virus).

This chapter presents a brief description of Striped jack nervous necrosis virus; its geographical distribution and its potential spread to new location(s) and/or novel host(s); its clinical signs and diagnosis; pathology (gross and histological lesions) and pathobiology, which includes changes to...

Author(s)
Zainathan, S. C.; Nurshuhada Ariff
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spread.

This chapter deals with how parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), with a humble origin in the neotropics, has ended up as a global weed with a pantropical distribution spreading across about 48 countries in the last five to six decades. The chapter specifically deals with the spread pathways...

Author(s)
Asad Shabbir; McConnachie, A.; Adkins, S. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Managing oak forests in a changing climate.

This chapter addresses: (i) how climate change is likely to shift the geographic locations of suitable habitat for oaks and associated species; and (ii) proactive management strategies that can help oak forests mitigate climate change or adapt to climate change.

Author(s)
Johnson, P. S.; Shifley, S. R.; Rogers, R.; Dey, D. C.; Kabrick, J. M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647081)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Info
Cover for Climate change impacts on urban pests.

This book reviews the influence of climate change on urban and public pests such as mosquitoes, flies, ticks, and wood pests (such as termites), with respect to population, distribution, disease, damage and control. Consisting of 13 chapters, the book systematically addresses how the impact of...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Termites and a changing climate.

To understand how termites react to changing climatic conditions, it is important to first explore what termites are and the parameters that control their bio-ecology. This chapter first reviews the factors that limit termite behaviour, including food, water, reproduction, and dispersal. It then...

Author(s)
Ewart, D.; Nunes, L.; Troya, T. de; Kutnik, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of climate change on medically important ticks in Europe and their control.

This chapter reviews the occurrence and distribution of medically important ticks (such as Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor reticulatus and Haemaphysalis punctata) in Europe, and discusses how these have been affected by climate change. It presents evidence of the impact of climate change on tick...

Author(s)
Gliniewicz, A.; Karbowiak, G.; Mikulak, E.; Supergan-Marwicz, M.; Królasik, A.; Myślewicz, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The distributions and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">ex situ</i> conservation of crop wild relatives: a global approach.

Under the umbrella of the 'Adapting agriculture to climate change: collecting, protecting and preparing the crop wild relatives' project, more than 1000 crop wild relative (CWR) taxa have been assessed to determine how well represented they currently are in genebanks that are accessible to the...

Author(s)
Castañeda-Álvarez, N. P.; Khoury, C. K.; Sosa, C. C.; Achicanoy, H. A.; Bernau, V.; Vincent, H.; Jarvis, A.; Struik, P. C.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop wild relatives: a priority in Jordan? Developing a national strategy for the conservation of plant diversity in Jordan using a participatory approach.

This chapter provides a brief overview on how the National Strategy for the Conservation of Plant Diversity for Jordan (National Strategy) has been developed using a participatory approach. Also, as crop wild relatives (CWR) are identified as a priority in Jordan, the methodology can be applied...

Author(s)
Brehm, J. M.; Saifan, S.; Taifour, H.; Abulaila, K.; Al-Assaf, A.; El-Oqlah, A.; Al-Sheyab, F.; Bani-Hani, R.; Ghazanfar, S.; Haddad, N.; Shibli, R.; Taleb, T. A.; Ali, B.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter

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