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Cover for Freshwater ecosystems in North America with reference to the Great Lakes Basin.

This chapter focuses on biotic and abiotic changes (e.g. increases in water temperature, acidification of the aquatic environment, ice covers) in the Great Lakes Basin. The evidence presented in this chapter suggests that the Great Lakes will undergo many of the same type of changes in physical and ...

Author(s)
Kerckhove, D. T. de; Chu, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture on the Canadian prairies.

This chaper presents some key historical and technological developments that lead to the widespread adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) on the Canadian Prairies. Results are presented of research on the effects of no-tillage on (i) soil quality (physical, chemical and biological), (ii) grain...

Author(s)
Lafond, G. P.; Clayton, G. W.; Fowler, D. B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and biological control in Canada.

This chapter discusses the possible effects of climate change on the ecology of invasive pests and their natural enemies in Canada, and describes the applications of climate modelling in studying range expansion of biological control agents and target pests.

Author(s)
Gillespie, D. R.; Olfert, O. O.; Cock, M. J. W.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The potential impact of climate change on temperate zone woody perennial crops.

This chapter discusses the implication of climate change on production of horticultural-grown woody perennials that overwinter in the temperate zone. Freezing injury affects the survival of many temperate zone woody perennials and is a major constraint to the production of fruit and nut crop and...

Author(s)
Quamme, H. A.; Neilsen, D.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938222)
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 occurrence of winter-freeze events in fruit crops grown in the Okanagan Valley and the potential impact of climate change.

The main limitation to fruit production in the Okanagan Valley (British Columbia, Canada) is winter injury. Examination of historical records between 1916 and 2006 revealed 15 severe winter-kill events with two occurring in November, seven in December, four in January and two in February. An...

Author(s)
Quamme, H. A.; Cannon, A. J.; Neilsen, D.; Caprio, J. M.; Taylor, W. G.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935139)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Environmental ghost towns.

This chapter describes the abandonment, or future abandonment, of three towns: Shishmaref, Alaska on the Pacific Rim; Cheshire, Ohio in Midwestern America; and Great Harbour Deep on the Atlantic seaboard of Newfoundland. Global warming, over-fishing, and air pollution are the environmental reasons...

Author(s)
Mayda, C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990828)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The changing context of forestry.

Considerable emphasis has been placed on the interactions between environmental change and forests in recent years. Organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have produced reports detailing scenarios of forest development associated with particular changes in climate....

Author(s)
Innes, J. L.; Hoen, H. F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990026)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Regional hydrologic impacts of climate change.

A climate change detection framework is presented and applied to five hydrologic variables calculated for a collection of forested catchments from three climatic regions in Canada. The trend detection framework includes the application of a non-parametric statistical test for trend and the use of...

Author(s)
Burn, D. H.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995984)
Type
Book chapter

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