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Cover for Arsenic tolerance mechanisms in halophytes: the case of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Tamarix gallica</i>.

Toxic compounds in the ecosphere are the consequence of environmental pollution, and have a disruptive influence in the environment. They affect ecosystems, entering food chains and ultimately touching human health. Metal consumption has increased by 300% in the last 50 years and the anthropogenic...

Author(s)
Sghaier, D. B.; Pedro, S.; Duarte, B.; Caçador, I.; Sleimi, N.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Technology and innovation in the bioeconomy.

This chapter starts with a description of the main bioeconomy-relevant technologies, together with a review of some of the main non-bioeconomy-specific technologies with important applications in connection with the bioeconomy. The second part of the chapter provides a simplified representation of...

Author(s)
Viaggi, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392756)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing water and agroecosystems for food security.

This book is the 10th volume in the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Series. The book is structured to systematically show the relationships between ecosystems, water and food security, and to elaborate an ecosystem approach to sustainable agriculture. It contains...

Author(s)
Boelee, E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640884)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter sets the stage for our book on Managing Water and Agroecosystems for Food Security. It provides an introduction to the extent of food insecurity in the world and how this is further jeopardized by unsustainable food production. Water is a main constraint to sustainability because water ...

Author(s)
Boelee, E.; Coates, D.; Khaka, E.; Pert, P. L.; Thiombiano, L.; Scherr, S. J.; Cook, S.; Sanford, L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640884)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Challenges to agroecosystem management.

As growth in population, gross domestic product (GDP) and consumption continues, further demands are placed on land, water and other resources. The resulting degradation can threaten the food security of poor people in fragile environments, particularly those whose livelihoods rely largely on...

Author(s)
Pert, P. L.; Boelee, E.; Jarvis, D. I.; Coates, D.; Bindraban, P.; Barron, J.; Tharme, R. E.; Herrero, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640884)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water use in agroecosystems.

The integrated role of water in ecosystems and, in particular, in agroecosystems, as well as the multiple uses of water - across various sectors that have increasing demands, have been widely recognized. But regions and institutions are still struggling to resolve issues around water - be it...

Author(s)
Fleiner, R.; Grace, D.; Pert, P. L.; Bindraban, P.; Tharme, R. E.; Boelee, E.; Lloyd, G. J.; Korsgaard, L.; Eriyagama, N.; Molden, D.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640884)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Drylands.

Drylands are characterized by physical water scarcity, often associated with land degradation and desertification. Other factors that contribute to these problems include high population densities, unwise agricultural practices and overgrazing. However, while desert ecosystems are fragile and...

Author(s)
Solowey, E. M.; Amede, T.; Evans, A.; Boelee, E.; Bindraban, P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640884)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wetlands.

After commencing with a summary of the current status, importance and productivity of natural wetlands, the chapter reviews the contribution of wetland ecological functions to sustaining vital ecosystem services. Wetlands are vulnerable to a range of anthropogenic pressures, notably land use...

Author(s)
Finlayson, M.; Bunting, S. W.; Beveridge, M.; Tharme, R. E.; Nguyen-Khoa, S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640884)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing agroecosystem services.

Agriculture and ecosystem services are interrelated in various ways. Payments for ecological services (PES) and innovative methods of agricultural management, including ecological agriculture, conservation agriculture and the management of biological diversity are options for enhancing ecosystem...

Author(s)
Jarvis, D. I.; Khaka, E.; Pert, P. L.; Thiombiano, L.; Boelee, E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640884)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Water management for ecosystem health and food production.

The integrated, efficient, equitable and sustainable management of water resources is of vital importance for securing ecosystem health and services to people, not least of which is food production. The challenges related to increasing water scarcity and ecosystem degradation, and the added...

Author(s)
Lloyd, G. J.; Korsgaard, L.; Tharme, R. E.; Boelee, E.; Clement, F.; Barron, J.; Eriyagama, N.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640884)
Type
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