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Cover for Polar deserts.

This chapter focuses on the terrestrial realm of polar desert life. The chapter provides a more detailed perspective of the physical environment of the Dry Valleys of Southern Victoria Land (Antarctica); explores the biotic components, their survival mechanisms, and trophic interactions as well as...

Author(s)
Hogg, I. D.; Wall, D. H.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938147)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Life in a changing climate.

This chapter explores the effects of climate change on extreme species, communities, habitats and ecosystems. It presents two examples indicating that climate change can have large and unpredictable effects on cold environments. The examples given in the chapter are: the effects of Holocene climate ...

Author(s)
Psenner, R.; Sattler, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938147)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Grassland productivity and ecosystem services.

This book contains 28 chapters with emphasis on the interactive nature of the relationships between the soil, plant, animal and environmental components of grassland systems, both natural and managed. It analyses the present knowledge and the future trends of research for combining the classical...

Author(s)
Lemaire, G.; Hodgson, J.; Chabbi, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book
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Cover for Soil ecology and management.

This book contains 13 chapters dealing with soil ecosystem, soil organisms and their functions, as well as the impact of human-induced management and global change. The papers are grouped into five parts. The first part covers the physical, chemical and biological components of the soil ecosystem...

Author(s)
Whalen, J. K.; Sampedro, L.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935634)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ecohydrology driving a tropical savannah ecosystem.

Managing wildlife and human needs for water in the face of pronounced seasonal and inter-annual variability of the water is the key problem to be addressed in semi-arid East Africa. This requires a sound understanding of the ecohydrological factors driving the tropical savannah ecosystem. Such an...

Author(s)
Gereta, E.; Wolanski, E.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845930028)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The ecosystem approach of the convention on biological diversity.

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) ecosystem approach provides an over-arching and well-developed framework that is not specific to any sector or biome, and brings together various methods and techniques that can be integrated to address current environmental, economic, social and...

Author(s)
Vierros, M.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934149)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Research requirements of an ecosystem approach to fisheries.

In recent years, there has been considerable discussion within the international scientific and ocean policy community on an ecosystem approach to the integrated management (IM) of multiple ocean uses, and specifically its application to fisheries. Much of this discussion has focused on the...

Author(s)
O'Boyle, R.; Sinclair, M.; Worcester, T.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934149)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management plan for the Norwegian part of the Barents Sea ecosystem.

Norway adopted the ecosystem approach to ocean management in 2002. A management plan for its implementation in the Barents Sea and the sea areas off the Lofoten Islands was presented in 2006. The preparation of the management plan was overseen by a steering group with representatives of many...

Author(s)
Winsnes, I.; Skjoldal, H. R.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934149)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ecosystem-based fisheries management in Iceland: implementation and some practical considerations.

Managers and fisheries scientists providing advice have, for many years, discussed and argued definitions of an ecosystem-based approach to marine fisheries. The Reykjavik Conference on Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem held in 2001 concluded that there was no reason to wait, since many ...

Author(s)
Sígurjónsson, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934149)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing ecological effects of transgenic fish prior to entry into nature.

This chapter addresses the methodologies for assessing the potential ecological effects of transgenic fish before they actually enter unconfined environments. A strategy for identifying the most important data is outlined, and methods for generating them are presented. The following are also...

Author(s)
Devlin, R. H.; Sundström, L. F.; Johnsson, J. I.; Fleming, I. A.; Hayes, K. R.; Ojwang, W. O.; Bambaradeniya, C.; Zakaraia-Ismail, M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book chapter

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