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Cover for Management: physical, cultural, chemical.

The ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), particularly its persistent soil seed bank, the multiple dispersal mechanisms and the ability to reach reproductive maturity quickly, allows it to persist in areas following initial control activities. To attain the desired level of...

Author(s)
Campbell, S. D.; Vogler, W. D.; Tamado Tana
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Disturbance hypothesis.

The disturbance hypothesis posits that the invasion success of non-native species is higher in highly disturbed than in relatively undisturbed ecosystems. A synonymous formulation is that highly disturbed ecosystems show lower resistance against nonnative species than relatively undisturbed...

Author(s)
Nordheimer, R.; Jeschke, J. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Management of the 2011 Japan multiple disasters (earthquake, tsunami and ensuing disasters): a view through an international lens.

This chapter describes the severe impact of the sequential multiple disasters (earthquake, tsunami, fires and nuclear disaster) that occurred in Japan in March 2011, and their physical/psychological impact, interventions practiced and lessons learnt to develop resilience among the community.

Author(s)
Preeti Arora; Rajesh Arora; Rupa Gunaseelan; Raman Chawla; Bhardwaj, J. R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939298)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Invasive species: ecology and impact of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Lantana camara</i> invasions.

This chapter describes the biological characteristics of invasive species (i.e. in terms of fitness homeostasis and phenotypic plasticity, interaction with animals, geographical range, vegetative reproduction, fire tolerance, competitive ability and allelopathy), the invasion process, and the...

Author(s)
Sharma, G. P.; Raghubanshi, A. S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939076)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agrobiodiversity management and the origins of agriculture.

This chapter chronologically explores in some detail where agrobiodiversity came from. It considers the wild progenitors of crops; the ecological settings of wild crop relatives; pre-domestication management; the impact of the Pleistocene to the Holocene transition, including the important Younger...

Author(s)
Wood, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937614)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Thermal weed control.

This chapter describes various options that use energy to cause thermal injury to plants for weed control. These include the use of fire, flaming, infrared radiation, hot water, steam, electrical energy, microwave radiation, ultraviolet radiation, lasers and freezing temperatures. Some of these...

Author(s)
Ascard, J.; Hatcher, P. E.; Melander, B.; Upadhyaya, M. K.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932909)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The forest-savanna transition in West Africa.

This paper describes the forest-savanna boundary in West Africa at different spatial scales, and how its location has shifted in the past as influenced by palaeoclimatic changes. The main environmental factors, such as climate, substrate, fire, animals (e.g. pollinators, herbivores and soil fauna)...

Author(s)
Gautier, L.; Spichiger, R.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997346)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode communities in soils under different land use systems in Brazilian Amazon and Savannah vegetation.

The basic taxonomy of nematodes and resources for nematode identification in Brazil are briefly discussed. Their communities were assessed based on: (i) abundance (population density and relative abundance); (ii) diversity (generic richness, Shannon-Weaver's and Simpson's diversity indices and...

Author(s)
Huang, S. P.; Cares, J. E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Role of fire in regeneration from seed.

This chapter discusses the role of fire in seed regeneration, particularly: postfire environments; direct effects of fire on germination; indirect effects of fire on seed regeneration.

Author(s)
Keeley, J. E.; Fotheringham, C. J.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994321)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Interaction of competition and management in regulating composition and sustainability of native pasture.

This chapter describes the competitive relationships using the temperate grasslands and woodlands of south-east Australia as an example.

Author(s)
Garden, D. L.; Bolger, T. P.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994413)
Type
Book chapter

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