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Cover for Global change and the origins of agriculture.

This chapter provides an overview of the various approaches to investigating the role of climate in the origins of agriculture, as well as the effects of ancient agriculture on the environment. The role of climate in the development of agriculture in the Near East, and human-induced environmental...

Author(s)
Ferrio, J. P.; Voltas, J.; Araus, J. L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change in drylands: from assessment methods to adaptation strategies.

This chapter covers the following topics: projections of global climate change; climate and agricultural systems in the drylands of the Mediterranean Zone; precipitation trends in the 20th century; downscaling the potential impact of climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean Region; and...

Author(s)
Pauw, E. de; Göbel, W.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Crop stress management and global climate change.

The second in a three-part series on climatic change, this book addresses the challenges of the foreseen climate change for agriculture from a multidisciplinary point of view. The initial chapter discusses the global changes that gave rise to the beginning of agriculture. The rest of the book is...

Author(s)
Araus, J. L.; Slafer, G. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agronomic avenues to maximize the benefits of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations in asian irrigated rice systems.

This chapter summarizes the adaptation strategies of rice crops under the predicted future elevated CO2 conditions by examining the use of different cultivars and crop management practices, such as crop density adjustment, fertilizer application, irrigation, control of insect pests, diseases and...

Author(s)
Yang, L.; Peng, S.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Global change challenges for horticultural systems.

This chapter discusses the challenges in the horticulture industry brought about by climate and global change. Research on the effects of the expected changes in temperature, atmospheric carbon dioxide, and water availability on the yield and quality of horticultural crops (vegetables, fruit trees...

Author(s)
Ramos, C.; Intrigliolo, D. S.; Thompson, R. B.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular breeding for a changing climate: bridging ecophysiology and molecular biology.

Th is chapter surveys how genomics approaches have helped to elucidate the genetic basis of crop performance under abiotic constraints, such as drought, salinity, soil toxicity and low nutrients. Additionally, the review shows how this information has been used in breeding programmes to improve...

Author(s)
Tuberosa, R.; Maccaferri, M.; Colalongo, C.; Salvi, S.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop management to cope with global change: a systems perspective aided by information technologies.

This chapter provides a general overview on the diversity of information technologies and how these technologies have captured knowledge related to assessing crop-ecophysiological responses to global change. Emphasis is given on information technologies related to crop simulation models, decision...

Author(s)
McMaster, G. S.; Ascough, J. C., II
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The way ahead: from science to policy; coordinating efforts in a global world.

This chapter describes the need for a global effort, from science to policy, to cover the challenges involved in improving agriculture in a changing environment, particularly in the developing world where political structures are weak but social networks may be of assistance. A brief overview on...

Author(s)
Ortiz, R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book chapter

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