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Cover for The rapid incineration field test as an accurate, cost-effective and practical tool for estimating soil carbon in Africa.

Determining soil carbon levels is not an exact science; variability due to sampling technique and method of determination has been documented over the years. Current methods for soil carbon determination are expensive, energy intensive, time-consuming and use potentially hazardous chemicals. To...

Author(s)
Ackhurst, A.; Auerbach, R.; Louw, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant water relations.

This chapter provides information on the common response of pawpaws (Carica papaya) to water stress, including chlorophyll fluorescence, electrolyte leakage, water potential, photosynthesis, stomatal conductance and intercellular CO2. Pawpaw can tolerate some water deficit without significant...

Author(s)
Girón, A.; Alcocer, C.; Espadas, F.; Talavera, C.; Estrella, H.; Chan, A.; Fuentes, G.; Sisir Mitra; Santamaria, J. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
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Cover for Biological sequestrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide with strategies to enhance storage of the gas.

This chapter discusses the two processes involved in biological sequestration (i.e. the oceanic sequestration through fertilization and terrestrial sequestration) and describes the role of plants as natural carbon sinks. The use of genetic engineering approaches to enhance phytosequestration of...

Author(s)
Namitha Nayak; Rajesh Mehrotra; Sandhya Mehrotra
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
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Cover for Seagrasses, the unique adaptation of angiosperms to the marine environment: effect of high carbon and ocean acidification on energetics and ion homeostasis.

As a functional group, seagrasses form highly productive ecosystems present along the coasts of all continents (except Antarctica), where they rival tropical rainforests and coral reefs in ecosystem services (Costanza et al., 1997; Fourqurean et al., 2012). Unfortunately, seagrasses are diminishing ...

Author(s)
Rubio, L.; Fernández, J. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
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Cover for Energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

This chapter focuses on another main pathway through which global environmental change has impacted human and environmental health: our use of energy, particularly when produced from non-renewable, carbon-based fuel sources. It presents historical data showing the increasing rates of energy use...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnostic tools for pesticide detection.

This chapter deals with monitoring of pesticide residues in food and feed using various analytical methods, such as QuEChERS (multi-residue method); supercritical fluid extraction; microwave-assisted extraction; SCF chromatography; single residue methods; multi-residue methods; and other diagnostic ...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
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Cover for Organic food systems meeting the needs of Southern Africa.

This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems' research trials carried out over the last 5 years in the Southern Cape of South Africa, as well as research into the successes and failures of the organic sector and the technical tools required for sustainable development in South ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book
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Cover for A rapidly changing climate in an era of increasing global carbon emissions.

This chapter discusses the reason why there should be a drastic reduction of GHG emissions. Environmental economists support a system of 'negative emissions' up till 2050 in order to limit warming to 2°C over pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. It is suggested that huge capital...

Author(s)
Galdies, C.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
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Cover for Sustainable bamboo development.

This book with four chapters aims to analyse and summarize the experiences of successful and failed cases in China and other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and, based on the analysis and summaries, provide some key views and suggestions on how to develop the bamboo sector in a...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter describes the features of bamboo plants, including their strong renewability, their fast-growing and high biomass production characteristics, and their important ecological functions, including water and soil conservation, role as a carbon sink and in carbon storage, and...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
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