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Cover for Natural resource use conflicts in a changing climate: The case of the wetlands of Kilombero and Kilosa districts in Tanzania.

In Tanzania studies on conflicts between subsistence farmers and agropastoralists/pastoralists as well communities versus conservationists have been frequently reported. These include studies on water use conflicts in the Pangan River Basin. Agropastoralists have also been evicted as a result of...

Author(s)
Liwenga, E. T.; Silangwa, F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hydroelectric generation.

This chapter discusses hydroelectric generation in Europe. The paper also explores the capacity and the ecological impacts of hydroelectric generation, including: land use and habitat destruction, water use, wildlife impacts, and life-cycle global warming emissions from hydroelectric plants.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
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 Rainforest use: necessity, wisdom, greed, folly.

This chapter describes the original inhabitants and secondary refugees in rain forests; discusses shifting cultivation, cultural transition, agroforestry and non-wood forest products; explores native customary rights and forestry; and examines the negative effects of customary logging, illegal land ...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Planetary health: human health in an era of global environmental change.

Planetary Health - the idea that human health and the health of the environment are inextricably linked - encourages the preservation and sustainability of natural systems for the benefit of human health. Drawing from disciplines such as public health, environmental science, evolutionary...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for European perspectives on forest hydrology.

This chapter summarizes different European forest hydrology hypotheses concerning floods and droughts, impacts of land-use change, effects of important European policies and national regulations, water-sensitive forest management geared towards improving water quantity and quality, as well as...

Author(s)
Jong, C. de
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
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 Forest hydrology: processes, management and assessment.

This new book with 17 chapters is unique and different from the previous forest hydrology books in that world-renowned international professors, scientists, engineers, managers and researchers with a long background and expertise in forest hydrology, management and applications have...

Author(s)
Amatya, D. M.; Williams, T. M.; Bren, L.; Jong, C. de
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Scoping climate change adaptation strategies for smallholder farmers in East Africa - a multi-dimensional, multi-scenario impact assessment.

This chapter assesses the characteristics of current and future agricultural systems, land use, agricultural output, output price, cost of production, and farm and household size in response to climate change. This analysis also compared both current and projected future climate (2030), with and...

Author(s)
Claessens, L.; Antle, J. M.; Stoorvogel, J. J.; Valdivia, R. O.; Thornton, P. K.; Herrero, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter

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