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Cover for Environmental sustainability on tourism business enterprise: model and case.

This chapter focuses on the environmental responsibility of tourism business enterprises. It combines the existing literature with a selected case (the Sundarbans in Bangladesh) that has faced catastrophic environmental circumstances due to irresponsible business practices in recent times. After...

Author(s)
Hassan, A.; Krishnan Umachandran; Halim, H. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394286)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wing colours and iridescence.

This chapter describes the different functions of butterfly wing surfaces, the structural colours and nanoarchitecture, the scales and ridges, the pigments, and colour badges as honest signals in butterflies. Most organisms have visual systems that analyse the colour, intensity and polarization of...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Seed biology and modes of regeneration.

Seed biology and modes of regeneration are important criteria for management of threatened species and are highlighted in this chapter. Information on the ecological requirements at the seed and seedling stages is vital both for conservation and rehabilitation and is seldom articulated in...

Author(s)
Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391988)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation and management of plant biodiversity in the eastern Himalayan region with emphasis on soap pod tree (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gymnocladus assamicus</i>).

This chapter provides a general biodiversity profile of northeast India and specific details for management of G. assamicus, highlighting both short-term and long-term goals. A conservation through cultivation approach may become successful in the case of G. assamicus for its brilliant autumn...

Author(s)
Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391988)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How urban forest composition shapes the structure and function of arthropod communities.

This chapter describes the composition and historical development of urban forests, how urban development shapes tree density and diversity and how herbivores and herbivory respond to these changes in urban vegetation. The pattern of the increased prevalence of exotic plants in cities, the novel...

Author(s)
Martinson, H. M.; Raupp, M. J.; Frank, S. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental improvement with trees.

To complement the protection provided by the embankments and other infrastructure, the Char Development and Settlement Project (CDSP) in Bangladesh, in cooperation with the Forest Department, established protective plantations of trees on mud flats, foreshores and embankments using a social...

Author(s)
Islam, M. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insect conservation in forest, grassland, and cave systems.

This chapter focuses on tropical forests, grasslands and cave systems that are architecturally complex and rich in insect species, with many specialist insect herbivores. Various factors leadng to the continued decrease in insect populations in these habitats are discussed and the importance of the ...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Picea</i> A. Dietr.

This chapter describes the origin and introduction; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; pests and diseases; natural regeneration; flowering, seed production and nursery conditions; genetic and provenance; area, yield and rotations; timber and uses; Christmas...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ulmus</i> L.

This chapter discusses the taxonomy and origin; distribution; silviculture and ecology; Dutch elm disease; flowering and seed production; timber and uses; and place of elms (Ulmus glabra and U. procera) in British forestry.

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Descriptive statistics: making sense of data.

To adequately monitor and manage natural resources, such as forests and rangelands, many very large data sets are compiled. In this light, the chapter explores the tools used to make data sets more comprehensible. By organizing variables into tables, charts and graphs, and by calculating numbers...

Author(s)
Kozak, A.; Kozak, R. A.; Staudhammer, C. L.; Watts, S. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243307)
Type
Book chapter

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