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Cover for Remediation of contaminated soil by biochar.

Biochar is a by-product obtained from biomass pyrolysis. Due to the potential role in improving soil fertility and remediation of contaminated soil, biochar has attracted increasing attention in recent years. Biochar can remediate organically contaminated soil via adsorption and biodegradation,...

Author(s)
Sima, X. F.; Jiang, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Community livelihoods and ecosystem integrity in makere forest reserve, western Tanzania.

Wealth creation and poverty alleviation processes in the forest-bounded areas entail the use of such forests to a greater extent. Studies elsewhere show that there is often a tendency to use such forests until they are depleted before technology comes in to improve livelihoods. In this chapter, we...

Author(s)
Yanda, P. Z.; Mabhuye, E. B.; Mwajombe, A. R.; Johnson, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Indigenous soil enrichment for food security and climate change in Africa and Asia: a review.

This chapter considers indigenous soil knowledge, notably in respect to processes of soil enrichment which are argued to be more widespread in Africa and Asia than thought. The chapter draws attention two areas of practice: (i) cultivating ruined settlement sites (rendered rich in organic material...

Author(s)
Fairhead, J.; Fraser, J.; Amanor, K.; Solomon, D.; Lehmann, J.; Leach, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abstract of the development plan for China's bamboo industries (2013-2020).

Being critical ecological, industrial and cultural resources of the world and commonly acknowledged as the 'second largest forests of the planet', bamboos make up an essential ingredient of the global forestry resources. China, one of the primary bamboo growers and known to the world as the...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The contributions of mycorrhizal fungi.

There is mounting research on microbial diversity and their products, especially those associated with soil amendments such as biochar and compost. There is increasing recognition of the beneficial effects of biochar, which, applied in suitable amounts and forms, can stimulate soil microbial...

Author(s)
Pagano, M. C.; Jorio, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Good intentions vs good ideas: evaluating bioenergy projects that utilize invasive plant feedstocks.

This chapter evaluates the sustainability of using naturalized or cultivated invasive plant species as feedstocks for bioenergy, including electrical power, liquid biofuels, and chemical substitutes. The evaluations apply a sustainability framework that recognizes economic and social development,...

Author(s)
Nackley, L. L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643304)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change mitigation.

Terrestrial ecosystems play a major role in regulating the concentrations of three greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O), of which CO2 is the most important in terms of the impact on the global radiative balance. Soils play a major role in the global carbon (C) cycle and CO2 dynamics; thus,...

Author(s)
Bernoux, M.; Paustian, K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Non-wood products in Russia.

Russia has the largest global forest reserve. These can be used not only for wood production but also for medicinal and food plants, gum, other chemicals from trees, hay making, mushrooms and bee-keeping. The economic exploitation of these resources helps increase the efficiency and profitability...

Author(s)
Griazkin, A. V.; Smelkova, T. D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Forest resources and economic development in the Meuse Valley from the 11th to the 17th centuries on the basis of a study of river traffic.

The relationship between the evolution of forest exploitation and the economic development of a region is well illustrated by the study of the traffic on the Meuse River (France) from the 11th to the 17th century. The Meuse River carries important wood resources from the Ardennes forest to each...

Author(s)
Suttor, M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How professional historians can play a useful role in the study of an interdisciplinary forest history.

Professional historians can assess the accuracy and value of sources, put forest history in a broader historical context and investigate micro-and macroperspectives. This can lead to a more differentiated, deepened and new understanding of the past illustrated with examples covering wood scarcity,...

Author(s)
Ernst, C.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994208)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter

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