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Cover for Field guide to the forest trees of Uganda: for identification and conservation.

This book provides an up-to-date list of indigenous tree species known to grow in the tropical forest of Uganda and a guide to their identification in the field. It draws on A Field Guide to Uganda Forest Trees (UFT). Apart from nomenclature, taxonomy and new records, the main substantive changes...

Author(s)
Kalema, J.; Hamilton, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245271)
Type
Book
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Cover for The space frame for butterfly biology systems.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the space frame in butterfly biology systems. The key roles of statistical analyses based on characteristics of samples of objects in organism spatial studies are discussed. The influence of the habitat, i.e. geology, soils, landforms, other biota and...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition and climatic environment.

This chapter discussed the different variables in the environment that affects the nutrition of rabbits. Among these variables are temperature, humidity, light, altitude, small and noise. In this chapter the variables temperature and humidity were given emphasis.

Author(s)
Cervera, C.; Carmona, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Roost and rest sites - taking a break.

Roosting involves periods of inactivity but, for all that, is a crucial part of butterfly behaviour. Nighttime roosting and equivalent intervals of inactivity in adult butterflies (enforced daylight roosting, daytime resting; adult hibernation) are primarily ones of inertia; nevertheless, they...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecology of urban climates: the need for landscape biophysics in cities.

This chapter reviews and evaluate the climatic and ecological parallels between urbanization and climate change, with an emphasis on temperature and its effects on terrestrial ectotherms, a group of organisms thought to be particularly sensitive to climate change. Information is provided on...

Author(s)
Youngsteadt, E.; Terando, A. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evolution and domestication of horses.

This chapter presents basic information on the evolution and domestication of horses highlighting the following: earliest ancestors of horses; role of climate and environment on the evolution of horses and archeological evidence for domestication of horses. Additional topics were also presented...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Elements of communicable diseases.

This chapter defines communicable disease and discusses its agents, transmission patterns, host factors (susceptibility, inherent defence mechanisms, immunity and resistance), and impact of social environment (education, resources, economics, communities and movements) and physical environment...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The way ahead: how animal genetic resources may contribute to a sustainable future.

This chapter describes the different challenges faced by livestock farming (including climate change and environmental impact) and the importance of directed animal breeding for preserving the biological diversity and sustainability of animal production under different management systems.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farm animal welfare: the future.

Science can help us understand what animals want and economics can provide the understanding of human motivation needed to deliver such wants. In our view, what needs further development in future is for economics and information/communication science and technology to channel awareness into...

Author(s)
Stott, A.; Ahmadi, B. V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This book provides a detailed analysis of the impacts of climate change on various tropical ecosystems in Tanzania and their related aspects of economic endeavour - from agriculture, marine resources and wildlife to weather forecasting. The analyses concentrate on Real and potential impacts of...

Author(s)
Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Yanda, P. Z.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
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