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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 Restoration of pollination interactions in communities invaded by non-native plants.

Invasive plant species degrade and homogenize ecosystems worldwide, thereby altering ecosystem processes and function. To mitigate and reverse the impact of invasive plants on pollination, a key ecosystem function, conservation scientists and practitioners restore ecological communities and study...

Author(s)
Kaiser-Bunbury, C. N.; Simmons, B. I.
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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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Cover for Global forest fragmentation: introduction.

This chapter introduces a book that provides a cutting-edge review of the multidisciplinary sciences related to the study of forest fragmentation. Specifically, it addresses cross-cutting themes from ecological and social sciences perspectives to provide a valuable resource to students, forest...

Author(s)
Kettle, C. J.; Koh, L. P.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642031)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Future forests: fantasy or façade? A synthesis.

Reversing global forest fragmentation requires substantial changes in the way as a society we value and use forest land. We summarize here the challenges to reversing forest fragmentation and provide a synthesis of the major topics covered in this book. We follow this with an optimistic view of the ...

Author(s)
Kettle, C. J.; Harrison, R.; Koh, L. P.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642031)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Living with the trees of life. Towards the transformation of tropical agriculture.

This book analyses and presents case studies on how agroforestry offers innovative and compelling pathways towards food security, human well-being and environmental sustainability. The book underlines how modern science and improved varieties of trees allied to centuries-old knowledge can provide a ...

Author(s)
Leakey, R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640990)
Type
Book

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