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Cover for Landscape descriptors and insect conservation dynamics.

This chapter provides information on some landscape descriptors useful for describing aspects of landscapes for insect conservation action, such as size distribution of patches, connectivity, perimeter-area ratio, boundary form, patch orientation, contrast and context. The interrelationship between ...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Species-level operational scale in insect conservation.

This chapter focuses on the 3 operational scales for practical insect conservation. These are the landscape, features on the landscape and species, with all 3 also taking into account the toposcape at various spatial scales. The need to use both landscapes (including features) and species together...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Managing the environment in religious tourism destinations: a conceptual model.

The purpose of this chapter is to do a comparative analysis of the environmental issues in six religious tourism destinations and then use this analysis as a basis to propose a conceptual model for explaining environmental management in religious tourism destinations. All the destinations selected...

Author(s)
Shinde, K. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241600)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Beyul</i>: Sherpa perspectives on landscapes characteristics and tourism development in Khumbu (Everest), Nepal.

This chapter examines local residents' perspectives of Nepal's Khumbu (Mt Everest) region and the role of tourism in shaping residents' perspectives of this sacred landscape. This region is believed to be a sacred beyul, or a hidden valley that acts as a refuge, by local Buddhist Sherpas, and has...

Author(s)
Nepal, S. K.; Mu Yang; La PoHsin
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241600)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Religious tourism and environmental conservation in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, World Heritage Site, Nepal.

Lumbini is an important pilgrimage site and a tourist attraction in Nepal. This chapter discusses how the Lumbini Master Plan (LMP) integrated the surrounding environment in the site development and the challenges that site managers have faced in implementing this vision and balancing its social,...

Author(s)
Lafortune-Bernard, A.; Suwal, R. N.; Weise, K.; Coningham, R. A. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241600)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Interreligious dialogue: trees, stones, water, and interfaith ritual experiences in Lebanon.

The purpose of this chapter is to further explore interfaith pilgrimages in Lebanon through an examination of how elements in the natural landscape, such as trees, water, and stones are utilized by pilgrims. Many religious traditions around the world through human history have utilized these...

Author(s)
Farra-Haddad, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241600)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Landscape-scale insect conservation in three dimensions.

This chapter focuses on the highly dynamic systems in historic or transformed landscapes in terms of their insect populations. Information is provided on 3 interrelated axes that wll help guide insect conservation into the future, i.e. anthropogenic change axis (historic to novel), deliberate...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Major economic issues in integrated pest management.

This chapter focuses on economic issues in integrated pest management (IPM) in animal and crop production. The types of costs involved in major approaches to IPM were provided. Economic analyses on classical biological control, choice of livestock breed and crop variety, schedule for crop or...

Author(s)
Onstad, D. W.; Crain, P. R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chinese guests in alpine destinations - what are they looking for? A case study from Switzerland regarding product preferences and landscape perception.

This chapter presents two studies: (1) 'China Inbound Service' a project to investigate the needs in alpine destinations to host Chinese guests and (2) a pilot study regarding nature perception of tourism students in Shanghai. The results of the first study give a good insight into the needs,...

Author(s)
Rupf, B. H.; Schillo, K.; Arlt, W. G.; Rupf, R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter

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