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Cover for Case Study Mexico: Riviera Maya - how is the Riviera Maya tourism industry dealing with climate change? An overview of non-climatic stressors that determine the destination's vulnerability to climate change.

The present research has reviewed policy reports and undertaken 16 interviews with tourism stakeholders in the Riviera Maya (Quintana Roo, Mexico) to study the extent to which stakeholders perceive policies and strategies on climate change to be factors that determine the ability of a destination...

Author(s)
Santos-Lacueva, R.; Clavé, S. A.; Saladié, Ò.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessment of the conservation status of Mesoamerican crop species and their wild relatives in light of climate change.

This chapter presents part of the diagnostic studies that were conducted to evaluate the on-farm, in situ and ex situ conservation status of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) in Mesoamerica, from Mexico to Panama. The assessment of the potential impact of anthropogenic...

Author(s)
Thomas, E.; Ramirez, M.; Zonneveld, M. van; Etten, J. van; Alcázar, C.; Beltrán, M.; Libreros, D.; Pinzón, S.; Solano, W.; Galluzzi, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
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 Analysis of invasive insects: links to climate change.

Climate change is expected to alter the geographic distribution and abundance of many species, to increase the invasion of new areas by exotic species and, in some cases, to lead to species extinction. This chapter reviews some of the links between invasive insects and climate change. The effects...

Author(s)
Gutierrez, A. P.; Ponti, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641645)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Patterns of genetic variation in tree species and their implications for conservation.

Within-species genetic variability is essential for the maintenance of the evolutionary potential of natural populations. Information from genetic markers can help inform the development of conservation strategies, including those for endemic tree species. This chapter summarizes the results of...

Author(s)
Premoli, A. C.; Castillo, R. F. del; Newton, A. C.; Bekessy, S.; Caldiz, M.; Martínez-Araneda, C.; Mathiasen, P.; Núñez-Ávila, M. C.; Quiroga, P.; Souto, C.; Trujillo-Argueta, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932619)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fire challenges to conserving tropical ecosystems: the case study of Chiapas.

Among the threats that jeopardize conservation efforts in forest ecosystems, fire has become one of the most important. Chiapas (Mexico) represents an informative case study as it displays the same structural fire causes common to other tropical areas: presence of fire spreading from farming sites, ...

Author(s)
Román-Cuesta, R. M.; Retana, J.; Gracia, M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932619)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Future scenarios for tropical montane and south temperate forest biodiversity in Latin America.

This chapter presents results of a scenario-building exercise, designed to explore future trends in forest biodiversity in four forest areas, and the potential implications for policy development and implementation. An expert consultation conducted in a workshop environment identified 11 principal...

Author(s)
Miles, L.; Newton, A. C.; Alvarez-Aquino, C.; Armesto, J. J.; Castillo, R. F. del; Cayuela, L.; Echeverría, C.; González-Espinosa, M.; Lara, A.; López-Barrera, F.; Manson, R. H.; Montoya-Gómez, G.; Muñiz-Castro, M. A.; Núñez-Ávila, M. C.; Pedraza, R. A.; Rey-Benayas, J. M.; Rovere, A. E.; Rüger, N.; Smith-Ramírez, C.; Souto, C.; Williams-Linera, G.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932619)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Forests and society: sustainability and life cycles of forests in human landscapes.

This book, which contains 8 chapters, provides a framework for the general public, forest managers and policy makers to understand what factors need to be included when working towards using and protecting the world's forests so that they can be sustained. Topics covered include: historical...

Author(s)
Vogt, K. A.; Honea, J.; Vogt, D. J.; Andreu, M.; Edmonds, R.; Sigurdardóttir, R.; Patel-Weynand, T.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930981)
Type
Book
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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

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