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Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter describes the features of bamboo plants, including their strong renewability, their fast-growing and high biomass production characteristics, and their important ecological functions, including water and soil conservation, role as a carbon sink and in carbon storage, and...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Temperate agroforestry: the European way.

This chapter is a significant rewrite of the first edition, but excludes developments in the UK, which are discussed in Chapter 4. For the past two decades, agroforestry has been an active research and extension topic in Europe and is increasingly important within EU agricultural, environmental,...

Author(s)
Dupraz, C.; Lawson, G. J.; Lamersdorf, N.; Papanastasis, V. P.; Rosati, A.; Ruiz-Mirazo, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evolution of modern landscapes.

This chapter describes the emergence of woodland management; changes in forest extent and distribution; changes in structure and composition through management; and deliberate modification of the tree and shrub composition of forests. Further, the chapter also discusses the other species gains and...

Author(s)
Kirby, K. J.; Watkins, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643373)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Boreal woody species resistance affected by climate change.

Climate change undoubtedly affects the metabolism and resistance of woody plants, and results in changes in their competitive management. Due to low climatic niche evolution, trees and shrubs are slow to react to climate change. In addition, current studies show rather variable results. Therefore,...

Author(s)
Julkunen-Tiitto, R.; Nybakken, L.; Randriamanana, T.; Virjamo, V.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643786)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tree-crop interactions: agroforestry in a changing climate.

This second edition, which includes 12 chapters, provides an important update on tree-crop interactions over the last two decades. Three new chapters have been added to describe the new advances in the relationship between climate change adaptation, rural development and how trees and agroforestry...

Author(s)
Ong, C. K.; Black, C. R.; Wilson, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645117)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agroforestry and (micro)climate change.

This chapter discusses how agroforestry systems may buffer against climate change by modifying microclimatic conditions. The climatic factors (energy balance, precipitation and wind) that are influenced by trees are briefly described. New farming considerations associated with trees are also...

Author(s)
Stigter, K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645117)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Competition and phenology in agroforestry.

This chapter explores the significance of leafing phenology and other tree characteristics in determining tree and crop productivity in agroforestry systems. The contribution of commonly used theoretical frameworks to the objective of increasing overall productivity through agroforestry without...

Author(s)
Broadhead, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645117)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agroforestry solutions for buffering climate variability and adapting to change.

This chapter focuses on increasing the adaptive capacity of agricultural systems in tropical and subtropical regions through agroforestry. Agroforestry as a concept resists and tries to counteract the way agriculture has been segregated from forests and forestry. The chapter reviews the hypothesis...

Author(s)
Noordwijk, M. van; Bayala, J.; Hairiah, K.; Lusiana, B.; Muthuri, C.; Khasanah, N.; Mulia, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Poplars and willows: trees for society and the environment.

This book entitled 'Poplars and Willows: Trees for Society and the Environment' contains twelve chapters. The poplars could equally well be willows, since they are clearly of a single, identified taxon (Chapter 2), selected originally from naturally occurring genetic resources (Chapter 3), but...

Author(s)
Isebrands, J. G.; Richardson, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641089)
Type
Book

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