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Cover for The coastal chars of Bangladesh.

This chapter offers background information on the coastal chars of the Meghna Estuary in Bangladesh and the settlement of newly emerged chars.

Author(s)
Haider, N.; Jenkins, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Freshwater ecosystems in North America with reference to the Great Lakes Basin.

This chapter focuses on biotic and abiotic changes (e.g. increases in water temperature, acidification of the aquatic environment, ice covers) in the Great Lakes Basin. The evidence presented in this chapter suggests that the Great Lakes will undergo many of the same type of changes in physical and ...

Author(s)
Kerckhove, D. T. de; Chu, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ecological issues relating to transmission lines.

This chapter discusses the impacts linked to above-ground transmission lines, including: impacts on birds, effects linked to the electromagnetic fields, noise and light impacts, agricultural land, wetlands, and woodlands. Further, the chapter describes underground electric transmission lines.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Naturalistic close-to-nature forestry management in tropical rainforests.

This chapter discusses the origin, goals, targets and principles of close-to-nature forestry; potential and actual economic production in close-to-nature forestry-tropical rain forest; growth and sustained yield potential of close-to-nature forestry in mixed dipterocarp forest; systems unsuitable...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Data analysis in vegetation ecology.

This book contains 14 chapters discussing vegetation ecology, which is conceived of as a discipline analysing multiple vectors of species or plant traits jointly with environmental variables in space and time. Chapter 2 discusses patterns in vegetation ecology. Mathematical analysis starts with...

Author(s)
Wildi, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394224)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Will the real raised-field agriculture please rise? Indigenous knowledge and the resolution of competing visions of one way to farm wetlands.

This chapter discusses raised-field agriculture (RFA) in tropical wetlands, which some think affords a way to increase the productivity of an otherwise marginal environment without degrading it. Others consider this delusional, notably in the context of areas in tropical America where wetland RFA...

Author(s)
McKey, D.; Renard, D.; Comptour, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Local politics of climate change adaptation in Uganda.

This chapter seeks to understand how it was possible to put climate change on to the political agenda of local government as in the case in Uganda. It goes on to explore how political 'will' after the election, despite a lack of additional fiscal resources, was transformed into the enacting...

Author(s)
Friis-Hansen, E.; Aben, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Competing interests over natural resources and adaptation to climate change: the case of rice cultivation in the Gweri wetlands, Uganda.

This chapter analyses the extent to which, and how, the combination of two trends are responsible for the increased tension between different land-use groups that has emerged over the past decade: climate change and the commercialization of rice cultivation. The chapter aims to examine the...

Author(s)
Aben, C.; Friis-Hansen, E.; Bashaasha, B.; Okiror, J. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter

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