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Cover for Peach and nectarine.

This chapter describes the origin, current areas of production, maturity and harvest indexes, quality and consumer preferences, fruit composition and health benefits, fruit physiological characteristics, harvesting handling, packinghouse handling, chilling injury, physical damage, temperature...

Author(s)
Crisosto, C. H.; Echeverría, G.; Manganaris, G. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247176)
Type
Book chapter
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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 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 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 Ionic regulation.

In this chapter the effect of climate change on ionoregulation in fishes was discussed. Ionoregulation in fishes is essential for survival and success, and osmoregulatory failure is often observed as a precursor to death. The two main climate change factors that are considered in this chapter are:...

Author(s)
Wilson, J. M.; Guerreiro, P. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Yams: developmental physiology.

This chapter focuses on the growth cycle, photoperiodism, temperature, plant nutrition, water deficit and stress, and climate change adaptation of yams.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aroids: developmental physiology.

Taro and other aroids have a similar growth cycle, although for Alocasia and Cyrtosperma it is much longer than for Colocasia and Xanthosoma, which need to be replanted every year to produce good-quality corms and cormels. The life cycle of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius is almost identical to that...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Injuries to banana caused by adverse climate and extreme weather.

Banana is sometimes grown in areas, such as those found in the subtropics, where climates are suboptimal for good growth for certain periods of the year. Here, adverse temperature conditions extend the period it takes to produce a crop and can give rise to fruit quality disorders. In addition,...

Author(s)
Israeli, Y.; Lahav, E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava as an adaptation crop to climate variability and change in coastal areas of Tanzania: a case of the Mkuranga district.

This study was carried out in two villages, Kizapala and Kazole, of the Mkuranga District, in the Coast Region of Tanzania. The objective of the study was to establish the role of cassava as an adaptation crop to the changing climate and household food security. Primary data were obtained using...

Author(s)
Mbwambo, N. A.; Liwenga, E. T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter

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