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Cover for The genderness of climate change, Australia.

This chapter presents a longitudinal study of farm families' struggles with the impact of climate change in Australia. It discusses how farm families' strategies to cope with drought and the reduced farm income affect gender relations and put pressure on farm families' health and well-being.

Author(s)
Alston, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of alien mammals on human health.

We provide an overview of the impact of wild invasive alien mammals on human health, focusing specifically on species acting as zoonotic hosts or pathogens, along with the diseases and mechanisms of disease transmission associated with mammals in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. We...

Author(s)
Capizzi, D.; Monaco, A.; Genovesi, P.; Scalera, R.; Carnevali, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change challenges for low-input cropping and grazing systems - Australia.

This chapter discusses the mechanisms by which climate change will influence broad-acre rainfed farming systems (cropping and grazing) in Australia and critically evaluates possible on-farm adaptation options. These results will be aggregated to national scales to examine the benefits derived from...

Author(s)
Crimp, S.; Howden, M.; Stokes, C.; Schroeter, S.; Keating, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Invasive plants in a rapidly changing climate: an Australian perspective.

Invasive plants in Australia are currently among the greatest threats to native biological diversity and a significant cost to agriculture. The impact of climate change is projected to be particularly significant for Australia and will add to and change the impact of invasive plants on natural and...

Author(s)
Webber, B. L.; Klinken, R. D. van; Scott, J. K.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641645)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture in Australian dryland cropping.

This chapter describes the role of conservation agriculture (CA) in Australian dryland cropping. The advantages and disadvantages of crop stubble retention in Australian agricultural systems, and the benefits of crop rotations are discussed. The current trends in Australian CA practices are also...

Author(s)
Rochecouste, J. F.; Crabtree, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Handling emerging challenges.

As in many other parts of the world, Australian agriculture is facing increasing challenges resulting from domestic and global economic, political, social and cultural changes. Added to these challenges are the uncertainties caused by climatic variations. The Australian way of handling some of...

Author(s)
Zhou, Z. Y.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939458)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Early detection and rapid response: a cost-effective strategy for minimizing the establishment and spread of new and emerging invasive plants by global trade, travel and climate change.

Over the past 50 years, considerable effort has been made by state and national agencies as well as other partners to minimize the establishment and spread of newly introduced and/or emerging invasive plants through single agency-led programmes, inter-agency councils and task forces and, most...

Author(s)
Westbrooks, R. G.; Manning, S. T.; Waugh, J. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641645)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of climate change on reef-based tourism in cairns, Australia - adaptation and response strategies for a highly vulnerable destination.

This chapter presents a synthesis of existing knowledge on anticipated biophysical changes in the Australia's Great Barrier Reef (GBR) due to anthropogenic climate change over the next 10, 40 and 60 years with implications for the reef-based tourism industry based in the Cairns region. On the basis ...

Author(s)
Wilson, R. F.; Turton, S. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935481)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Much ado about the Murray: the drama of restraining water use.

This chapter focus on the institutional arrangements developed for integration of management across the states lying within the Murray-Darling basin (MDB) in Australia, set against the evolution of water use and its environmental consequences. It leads up to the recent major change in water...

Author(s)
Turral, H.; Connell, D.; McKay, J.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935382)
Type
Book chapter

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