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Cover for Islands, image and tourism.

Recognizing the current attraction of tropical island destinations, in particular, for Western tourists, this chapter examines how they have been portrayed as utopian escapes from Western reality or dystopian harbours of dark and unknown human and non-human forces.

Author(s)
Harrison, D.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245899)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Tropical freshwater ecosystems, biota and anthropogenic activities with reference to South-East Asia.

This chapter focuses on changes due to anthropogenic activities, invasive fish species and changes in biodiversity in freshwater lakes and rivers in South East Asia. SE Asia's fresh waters are expected to be under increasing pressure from the region's rapidly growing human population. This will...

Author(s)
Liew JiaHuan; Lim, R. B. H.; Low BiWei; Mowe, M. A. D.; Ng TingHui; Zeng YiWen; Yeo, D. C. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotic resistance to plant invasions.

Biotic resistance to plant invasions takes many forms: consumption by native herbivores, competition with native plants and infection by native pathogens. But how often does biotic resistance prevent the damaging monocultures that typify the most problematic plant invaders, and how often is biotic...

Author(s)
Parker, J. D.; Devaney, J. L.; Lemoine, N. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242171)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ruminant livestock and climate change in the tropics.

This chapter describes the livestock production systems and resource use (land, water quantity and quality, air and ecosystem services), climate change impacts on ruminant livestock, adaptation of livestock systems to climate change, knowledge gaps on adaptation and mitigation of greenhouse gas...

Author(s)
Ericksen, P.; Thornton, P. K.; Nelson, G. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Taxonomy, origin and importance of the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i> family.

Apiaceae is a plant family comprising at the present time 466 genera and about 3800 species. It is distributed nearly worldwide, but is most diverse in temperate climatic areas, such as Eurasia and North America. It is quite rare in tropical humid regions where it is limited to high mountains....

Author(s)
Reduron, J. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change impacts and sustainability: ecosystems of Tanzania.

This book presents the current state of research at the University of Dar es Salaam linking climate change and ecosystems' integrity in the tropics with particular focus on Tanzania. The focus of the book is on the implications of climate change on various aspects of economic endeavour - from...

Author(s)
Yanda, P. Z.; Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book
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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
Book chapter
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Cover for Goat production challenges to food security.

This chapter begins with basic information on tropical livestock unit calculation at different geographic locations in order to easily assess and compare the goat population and adaptability under a variety of climatic zones. It also explains how the livestock unit acts as a reference unit to...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical marine and brackish ecosystems.

This chapter presents updates on current conditions and expected changes on key abiotic parameters (i.e., temperature, rainfall, circulation, seawater carbonate chemistry, sea level, salinity, oxygen, nutrients) and the range of predicted impacts on key tropical marine and brackish water...

Author(s)
Tanzil, J. T. I.; Ooi SengKeat; Tay, S. H. X.; Ow YanXiang; Chua SiewChin; Clews, E.; Bolton, A.; Raghavan, S.; Liong ShieYui
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
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