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Cover for 4 restoration biology and habitat management.

This chapter contains questions about habitat management, the restoration of lost and damaged habitats, captive breeding and the reintroduction of species to their natural habitats. The questions are arranged by topic and divided into three levels: foundation, intermediate and advanced.

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248494)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Restoration of insect habitats.

This chapter focuses on the importance of restoring insect diversity by providing a wide range of habitats aiming to bring back a functional and compositional semblance of the historic state of a certain area. The effects of various restoration approaches, efforts and treatments in restoring insect ...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crude oil pollution III. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Exxon Valdez</i> contamination: ecological recovery, a case study.

The Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska, in March 1989 was considered at the time the worst environmental disaster in North America. Though Exxon Corporation expended $2 billion over 4 years on clean-up operations, oil remained on the beaches contaminated by the spill. The US...

Author(s)
Haycox, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How a network approach has advanced the field of plant invasion ecology.

Every organism on Earth, whether in natural or anthropogenic environments, is connected to a complex web of life, the famous 'entangled bank' coined by Darwin in 1859. Non-native species can integrate into local 'banks' by establishing novel associations with the resident species. In that context,...

Author(s)
Emer, C.; Timóteo, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242171)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Silvicultural methods for oak savannahs and woodlands.

This chapter describes the characteristics and extent, disturbance processes, silvicultural concepts and methods, and restoration and maintenance in oak savannahs and woodlands.

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 Halophytes: potential resources of coastal ecosystems and their economic, ecological and bioprospecting significance.

Halophytes are a special group of plants that grow and flourish in highly saline environments. This chapter summarizes current knowledge exploring the enormous potential of halophytes for industrial applications in the form of nutraceuticals, essential oils, biofuels, alcohol, latex, cosmetics,...

Author(s)
Parida, A. K.; Asha Kumari; Jaykumar Rangani; Monika Patel
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How to avoid forest degradation or upgrade degraded forest ecosystems: a classic world forestry problem.

This chapter discusses the problem in forest degradation, including the evolution and attempts made to mitigate the problem. Further, the chapter provides details on restoration or rehabilitation of overlogged and timber-mined upland rain forests; and restoration in secondary forests on zonal...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Woodland history in the British Isles - an interaction of environmental and cultural forces.

This chapter provides the outline of British woodland history and discusses the historical stages and processes of change. The chapter also describes the traditional and improved woodland management, as well as revival and restoration of native woodland, and enumerates some consequences of...

Author(s)
Peterken, G. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643373)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The ecology of seed dispersal.

This chapter summarizes research on seed dispersal vectors (water, wind and animals), and the factors (including seed size and chemical composition, and plant habit) that determine when and where seeds are moved. The effects of seed dispersal on plant genetic structure at the population and...

Author(s)
Traveset, A.; Heleno, R.; Nogales, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641836)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Environmental applications of poplars and willows.

This chapter provides a practical worldwide overview of the environmental applications of poplars and willows. The chapter aims to synthesize the latest knowledge on these applications with respect to sustainable livelihoods, land use and restoration. The applications covered include land...

Author(s)
Isebrands, J. G.; Aronsson, P.; Carlson, M.; Ceulemans, R.; Coleman, M.; Dickinson, N.; Dimitriou, J.; Doty, S.; Gardiner, E.; Heinsoo, K.; Johnson, J. D.; Koo, Y. B.; Kort, J.; Kuzovkina, J.; Licht, L.; McCracken, A. R.; McIvor, I.; Mertens, P.; Perttu, K.; Riddell-Black, D.; Robinson, B.; Scarascia-Mugnozza, G.; Schroeder, W. R.; Stanturf, J.; Volk, T. A. (et al)
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641089)
Type
Book chapter

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