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Cover for Weather variability, ecological processes, and optimization of soil micro-environment for rangeland restoration.

This chapter focuses on rangeland restoration. The chapter makes use of an ecologically-based model to structure a discussion of weather and climate impacts on some key processes affecting succession, the micro-environmental underpinnings of some important restoration management tools, and...

Author(s)
Hardegree, S. P.; Cho, J.; Schneider, J. M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938116)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environment and weather.

Time is discussed first, giving a number of essential but perhaps rather boring relationships between the continuous time variable, day of month, month and Julian day number. Astronomical equations of biological significance are then developed, covering the sun's elevation and azimuth angles, day...

Author(s)
Thornley, J. H. M.; France, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990101)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fire blight risk assessment systems and models.

This chapter illustrates how approaches to fire blight (Erwinia amylovora) risk assessment evolved and gives guidance on the principles on which they are based and on their applications. Field risks are defined, and the evolution of risk assessment systems and models are described. The use and...

Author(s)
Billing, E.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992945)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spatial modeling of risk in natural resource management.

Making decisions in natural resource management involves an understanding of the risk and uncertainty of the outcomes, such as crop failure or cattle starvation, and of the normal spread of the expected production. Hedging against poor outcomes often means lack of investment and slow adoption of...

Author(s)
Jones, P. G.; Thornton, P. K.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter

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