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Cover for Case Study Sri Lanka: Climate change challenges for the Sri Lankan tourism industry.

This chapter examines the potential impacts of climate change on coastal zone tourism in Sri Lanka as well as the government and private-sector attempts to mitigate and adapt to these changes. The chapter begins by providing an overview of the Sri Lankan tourism industry and is followed by the...

Author(s)
Buultjens, J.; Ratnayake, I.; Gnanapala, W. K. A.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Analytical framework and methodologies for analysing farm-level vulnerability.

A comprehensive and well-thought-out framework of analysis is a pre-requisite in analysing pathways in improving resilience to climate change. This chapter discusses the analytical framework that includes macro data analysis, modelling, social analysis, etc., with an inclusive Q2 approach. All...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.; Rao, V. U. M.; Nedumaran, S.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Moving along adaptation pathways toward grass-root resilience: a synthesis.

This chapter reports on cross-country evidence from the micro (farm-level) analysis on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to the ever-rising climate-related risks. It has also identified the common challenges across countries, as well as unique features within regions, countries and continents....

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.; Rao, V. U. M.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biology, ecology and spread of the invasive weed <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Parthenium hysterophorus</i> in India.

This chapter covers the geographical distribution (including central Argentina, the West Indies, the Gulf of Mexico, China, Taiwan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Pacific Islands, Africa, USA, Central America, Australia and India), morphology, ecological and biological traits...

Author(s)
Batish, D. R.; Kohli, R. K.; Singh, H. P.; Kaur, G.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939076)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evaluating downscaling methods for preparing global circulation model (GCM) data for hydrological impact modelling.

This paper introduces four downscaling techniques and one spatial downscaling technique (kriging) used in the ADAPT project. Statistical methods 1 and 2 are simple methods that correct future projections based on annual and monthly averages, respectively. Method 3 adds to method 2 a correction...

Author(s)
Bouwer, L. M.; Aerts, J. C. J. H.; Coterlet, G. M. van de; Giesen, N. van de; Gieske, A.; Mannaerts, C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998350)
Type
Book chapter

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