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Cover for Chester.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and physiological characteristics, chemical composition and cultivation of chester (Heinsia crinita) in West Africa. Information on the postharvest handling and processing and uses of chester in the pharmaceutical and food ...

Author(s)
Alonge, A. F.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645599)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Peste des petits ruminants virus.

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is an acute and highly contagious viral disease characterized by pyrexia, mucopurulent ocular and nasal discharge, conjunctivitis, erosion of the mucosae of the respiratory tract, bronchopneumonia and severe dehydration caused by acute diarrhoea. After its first...

Author(s)
Shabbir, M. Z.; Munir, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644172)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Setting priorities among indigenous fruit tree species in Africa: examples from Southern, Eastern and Western Africa Regions.

This chapter presents examples of the setting of priorities among indigenous fruit species for domestication research in three regions of Africa: the humid lowlands of West Africa, the semi-arid Sahelian zone of West Africa, and the miombo woodlands of southern Africa. An example is also given from ...

Author(s)
Franzel, S.; Akinnifesi, F. K.; Ham, C.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931100)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biodiversity hotspots in West Africa; patterns and causes.

This paper focuses on the patterns and causes of plant biodiversity hotspots in West Africa. Hotspots are defined as centres with a high richness of rare and endemic species. The concept on how and to what extent herbarium collections could be used to define hotspots of biodiversity is explored....

Author(s)
Wieringa, J. J.; Poorter, L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997346)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biodiversity of West African forests: an ecological atlas of woody plant species.

This book focuses on the biodiversity and ecology of West African forests. The first part of the book includes 8 chapters which analyse the factors that give rise to biodiversity and structure tropical plant communities. It emphasizes the distribution and state of the forests and analyses...

Author(s)
Poorter, L.; Bongers, F.; Kouamé, F. N'.; Hawthorne, W. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997346)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Implications for conservation and management.

Forests are important as habitat for plants and animals, for their role in the maintenance of cycles of rain and biogeochemical substances like carbon and nitrogen, and sources of all kinds of forest products (e.g. timber, fuelwood, bushmeat, medicines, lianas) that satisfy human needs. Studies...

Author(s)
Bongers, F.; Poorter, L.; Beligné, V.; Hawthorne, W. D.; Kouamé, F. N.; Parren, M. P. E.; Traoré, D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997346)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The forest-savanna transition in West Africa.

This paper describes the forest-savanna boundary in West Africa at different spatial scales, and how its location has shifted in the past as influenced by palaeoclimatic changes. The main environmental factors, such as climate, substrate, fire, animals (e.g. pollinators, herbivores and soil fauna)...

Author(s)
Gautier, L.; Spichiger, R.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997346)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ecological profiles of rare and endemic species.

This paper presents ecological profiles for 286 rare and endemic species (126 trees, 35 shrubs, 79 lianas, 36 herbs, 9 epiphytes and 1 saprophyte), representing ∼10% of the total forest flora of Upper Guinea (West Africa). Each profile includes information on the description of the species,...

Author(s)
Holmgren, M.; Poorter, L.; Siepel, A.; Bongers, F.; Buitelaar, M.; Chatelain, C.; Gautier, L.; Hawthorne, W. D.; Helmink, A. T. F.; Jongkind, C. C. H.; Os-Breijer, H. J.; Wieringa, J. J.; Zoest, A. R. van
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997346)
Type
Book chapter

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