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Cover for Methods for nematode extraction.

Nematodes can be present in different matrices. This chapter describes several methods to extract nematodes from soil and plant parts. It is crucial that an appropriate method is chosen for the purpose of the research as different types of nematodes, and even different nematode stages, are...

Author(s)
Viaene, N.; Hallmann, J.; Molendijk, L. P. G.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391759)
Type
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Cover for Water efficiency, energy efficiency and suburban vegetable production.

Rainwater harvesting, solar water heating and organic vegetable production were used to improve efficiency in a suburban home in George, in South Africa's Southern Cape. In a year, treated municipal water consumption decreased from 17 kL/month to 8 kL/month, and 60 kL of rainwater was used for...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Caude, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
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 Natural resource use conflicts in a changing climate: The case of the wetlands of Kilombero and Kilosa districts in Tanzania.

In Tanzania studies on conflicts between subsistence farmers and agropastoralists/pastoralists as well communities versus conservationists have been frequently reported. These include studies on water use conflicts in the Pangan River Basin. Agropastoralists have also been evicted as a result of...

Author(s)
Liwenga, E. T.; Silangwa, F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Responses to overtourism in Guanacaste (Costa Rica): a rural water conflict perspective.

This chapter explores overtourism in the rural context of Guanacaste (Costa Rica). The area has experienced intense development of residential tourism, and the chapter focuses on the ensuing ecological conflicts over water between rural communities and residential tourism investments supported by...

Author(s)
Cañada, E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399823)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic food systems meeting the needs of Southern Africa.

This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems' research trials carried out over the last 5 years in the Southern Cape of South Africa, as well as research into the successes and failures of the organic sector and the technical tools required for sustainable development in South ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book
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Cover for Case Study Turkey: Climate change and coastal tourism: impacts of climate change on the Turquoise Coast.

This chapter tries to assess the severity of expected climate change impacts on tourism at the Turquoise Coast (Turkey) and build up an adaptation agenda for the concerned parties. First, sea level rise projections are considered to understand the degree of exposure at the immediate coastal zone. A ...

Author(s)
Demiroglu, O. C.; Akbas, A.; Turp, M. T.; Ozturk, T.; An, N.; Kurnaz, M. L.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hydroelectric generation.

This chapter discusses hydroelectric generation in Europe. The paper also explores the capacity and the ecological impacts of hydroelectric generation, including: land use and habitat destruction, water use, wildlife impacts, and life-cycle global warming emissions from hydroelectric plants.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crop environment, plant growth and physiology.

This chapter discusses carbon assimilation, water use, and the effects of environmental factors (such as temperature, irradiation, water stress, flooding, carbon dioxide enrichment, hail and salinity) on morphological, anatomical and physiological features, as well as adaptations, of pineapple.

Author(s)
Bartholomew, D. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climatic requirements.

This chapter reviews some of the physiological requirements of grapevines with regard to their environment, with an eye to commercial production. The grape production in cold climates, tropical areas, low light situations, heat, water availability, different soil properties, terroir, and under...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
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