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Cover for Energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

This chapter focuses on another main pathway through which global environmental change has impacted human and environmental health: our use of energy, particularly when produced from non-renewable, carbon-based fuel sources. It presents historical data showing the increasing rates of energy use...

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

This chapter reviews some of the physiological requirements of grapevines with regard to their environment, with an eye to commercial production. The grape production in cold climates, tropical areas, low light situations, heat, water availability, different soil properties, terroir, and under...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Summer semi-deciduous species of the Mediterranean landscape: a winning strategy of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cistus</i> species to face the predicted changes of the Mediterranean climate.

Plants dominating the later stages of succession in Mediterranean shrublands, well adapted to summer drought, are frequently sclerophyllous and regenerate after disturbance through sprouting (obligate resprouters). In contrast, summer semi-deciduous species such as Cistaceae and Lamiaceae are...

Author(s)
Correia, O.; Ascensão, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Invasive alien weed species: a threat to plant biodiversity.

Biological invasion is defined as the introduction (intentional or non-intentional), successful establishment, and potential spread of species outside their native range of habitat, and recognized as a threat to the economy, environment and biodiversity globally. Together, such species are regarded ...

Author(s)
Disha Jaggi; Mayank Varun; Saurabh Pagare; Niraj Tripathi; Meenal Rathore; Raghwendra Singh; Bhumesh Kumar
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and urban human health.

This chapter focuses on how to use research to build a resilient city facing the hazards posed by climate change. It takes into account all the interrelationships between climate and pests in cities. It presents an overview of the scientific knowledge on urban health outcomes and their...

Author(s)
Barata, M. M. de L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Innovative formulations useful for area-wide application suitable for climate change.

This chapter provides an overview of the impact of climate change on pest management strategies, and discusses a number of novel technologies, such as the use of 3D-IPNS (3-Dimensional Immobilizing Polymer Network Structure) acting through a physical mechanism, which is a completely new and...

Author(s)
Liszka, D.; Swietoslawski, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change effects on urban pest insects.

This chapter discusses the possible effects of climate change on the population dynamics of insect pests in urban areas, and describes several key traits that are likely to govern the sensitivity of insect pests to climate change. It also describes the different types of insect pests. To be known...

Author(s)
Comont, R. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and urban pest management.

This chapter presents a general review on how climate change could affect the population dynamics, distribution, density and diversity of urban pests, as well as their management. Particular focus is given on mosquitoes, flies, termites, ants, ticks, and cockroaches. Temperature, the primary...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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