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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)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical marine and brackish ecosystems.

This chapter presents updates on current conditions and expected changes on key abiotic parameters (i.e., temperature, rainfall, circulation, seawater carbonate chemistry, sea level, salinity, oxygen, nutrients) and the range of predicted impacts on key tropical marine and brackish water...

Author(s)
Tanzil, J. T. I.; Ooi SengKeat; Tay, S. H. X.; Ow YanXiang; Chua SiewChin; Clews, E.; Bolton, A.; Raghavan, S.; Liong ShieYui
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Silvicultural methods for selected ecosystem services.

This chapter presents silvicultural considerations for sustaining some common ecosystem services from oak forests. The chapter also discusses how to manage stands for biomass production and carbon sequestration.

Author(s)
Johnson, P. S.; Shifley, S. R.; Rogers, R.; Dey, D. C.; Kabrick, J. M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647081)
Type
Book chapter
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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)
Type
Book chapter
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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)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Temperate agroforestry in the United States: current trends and future directions.

This chapter discusses some of the potential benefits and future applications of agroforestry in the USA. A brief overview of the five recognized temperate agroforestry practices in the USA is followed by specific examples for integrating production agriculture and forestry to create more...

Author(s)
Jose, S.; Gold, M. A.; Garrett, H. E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Building soil health, improving carbon footprint and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions through CSR.

Unabated soil degradation due to low soil organic carbon (C) levels, multiple nutrient deficiencies including micro- and secondary nutrients, rising salinity and soil loss due to erosion jeopardizes food security of swiftly rising global population projected to be 9.7 billion by 2050. Soils also...

Author(s)
Girish Chander; Wani, S. P.; Pardhasaradhi, G.; Patil, M. D.; Rao, A. N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Role of plant growth-promoting microorganisms in sustainable agriculture and environmental remediation.

This chapter discusses the role of plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPR) and fungi (PGPF) in sustainable agriculture; importance of PGPR and PGPF in phyto/bioremediation; role of PGPR and PGPF in biomass and biofuel production; role of PGPR and PGPF in wasteland and degraded land reclamation; role ...

Author(s)
Dubey, R. K.; Vishal Tripathi; Edrisi, S. A.; Mansi Bakshi; Dubey, P. K.; Ajeet Singh; Verma, J. P.; Akanksha Singh; Sarma, B. K.; Amitava Rakshit; Singh, D. P.; Singh, H. B.; Abhilash, P. C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The viability of swidden agriculture and its uncertain role in REDD+.

The first part of this chapter summarizes how swiddening, also called shifting agriculture and slash-and-burn agriculture, may still be a viable and relevant form of livelihood and food production in some locations and situations, particularly in Southeast Asia. In many parts of the world, shifting ...

Author(s)
Ziegler, A. D.; Borstein, D.; Yuen JiaQi
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter

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