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Climate Change and Insect Pests
Climate Change Impacts on Urban Pests
Climate Change Challenges and Adaptations at Farm-level: Case Studies from Asia and Africa
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CABI Climate Change Series

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About this series

* Provides specific examples of germplasm research related to climate change threats
* Edited by internationally renowned experts in the field
* The final chapter of the book draws a synthesis of the many issues raised within the book
LanguageEnglish
Release dateMar 22, 2005
Climate Change and Insect Pests
Climate Change Impacts on Urban Pests
Climate Change Challenges and Adaptations at Farm-level: Case Studies from Asia and Africa

Titles in the series (9)

  • Climate Change Challenges and Adaptations at Farm-level: Case Studies from Asia and Africa

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    Climate Change Challenges and Adaptations at Farm-level: Case Studies from Asia and Africa
    Climate Change Challenges and Adaptations at Farm-level: Case Studies from Asia and Africa

    This book emphasis the role of farm level adaptation as a key in developmental pathways that are challenged by climate risks in the semi-arid tropics of Asia and Africa. It throws light on key issues that arise in farm level impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to climate change and discusses Q2 methodological approaches undertaken in study domains of Asia and Africa. The book systematically describes the perceptions, aspirations as elicited/voiced by the farmers and identifies determinants of adaptation decisions. Chapters identify constraints and opportunities that are translated into indicative intervention recommendations towards climate resilient farm households in the semi-arid tropics of Asia and Africa. Furthermore, it discusses with evidences that contributes to the development of livelihood strategy for poor farmers in Asia (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and China) and Africa (Burkina Faso, Niger, Kenya and Ghana).

  • Climate Change and Insect Pests

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    Climate Change and Insect Pests
    Climate Change and Insect Pests

    Insects, being poikilothermic, are among the organisms that are most likely to respond to changes in climate, particularly increased temperatures. Range expansions into new areas, further north and to higher elevations, are already well documented, as are physiological and phenological responses. It is anticipated that the damage to crops and forests by insects will increase as a consequence of climate change, i.e. increasing temperatures primarily. However, the evidence in support of this common "belief" is sparse. Climate Change and Insect Pests sums up present knowledge regarding both agricultural and forest insect pests and climate change in order to identify future research directions.

  • Climate Change Impacts on Urban Pests

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    Climate Change Impacts on Urban Pests
    Climate Change Impacts on Urban Pests

    This book is the first resource to review the influence of climate change on urban and public pests such as mosquitoes, flies, ticks, and wood pests, with respect to population, distribution, disease, damage and control. It systematically addresses how the impact of climate change on pests in urban areas differs from natural areas, focusing on the increased temperatures of urban locations, the effect of natural disasters, the manner of land use and the consequences of human habitation. Climate Change Impacts on Urban Pests: - covers key information on how climate change and urban pests affect human health - includes coverage of the impacts of natural disasters such as flooding looks at issues which could influence the management of pests - explores a range of international opinion from recognised authorities covering six continents. Presenting up-to-date knowledge, this book is an essential resource for researchers in urban pests, entomology and public health, as well as scientists, environmentalists and policy makers involved in studies on climate change.

  • Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Agricultural Systems

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    Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Agricultural Systems
    Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Agricultural Systems

    The focus of this book is future global climate change and its implications for agricultural systems which are the main sources of agricultural goods and services provided to society. These systems are either based on crop or livestock production, or on combinations of the two, with characteristics that differ between regions and between levels of management intensity. In turn, they also differ in their sensitivity to projected future changes in climate, and improvements to increase climate-resilience need to be tailored to the specific needs of each system. The book will bring together a series of chapters that provide scientific insights to possible implications of projected climate changes for different important types of crop and livestock systems, and a discussion of options for adaptive and mitigative management.

  • Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management in Developing Countries

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    Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management in Developing Countries
    Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management in Developing Countries

    The book provides an analysis of impacts of climate change on water for agriculture, and the adaptation strategies in water management to deal with these impacts. Chapters include an assessment at global level, with details on impacts in various countries. Adaptation measures including groundwater management, water storage, small and large scale irrigation to support agriculture and aquaculture are presented. Agricultural implications of sea level rise, as a subsequent impact of climate change, are also examined.

  • Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability: Ecosystems of Tanzania

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    Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability: Ecosystems of Tanzania
    Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability: Ecosystems of Tanzania

    This book provides a detailed analysis of the economic and environmental impacts of climate change on the tropical ecosystems in Tanzania. Topics covered include agriculture, marine resources, wildlife, and weather forecasting. The analyses concentrate on real and potential impacts of climate change, focusing on changes in temperature and precipitation. Adaptive capacity and strategies for enhancing resilience (such as changing crop types and crop patterns in farming) are described. Particular attention is paid to climate change impacts on vulnerability and resilience in communities and ecosystems with special reference to extreme events such as droughts and flooding. The book: is among the first books to analyse in detail climate change effects in Tanzania, highlighting the unique vulnerability of communities and ecosystems in East Africa from a socio-ecological point of view. discusses potential future threats as well as providing solutions to current problems. examines the application of local knowledge systems when formulating solutions. The book is essential reading for researchers on climate change and socio-economic impacts in tropical rural economies and of broad interest to climate change scientists, tropical ecologists, conservationists and agricultural scientists.

  • Livestock Production and Climate Change

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    Livestock Production and Climate Change
    Livestock Production and Climate Change

    In a changing climate, livestock production is expected to exhibit dual roles of mitigation and adaptation in order to meet the challenge of food security. This book approaches the issues of livestock production and climate change through three sections: I. Livestock production, II. Climate change and, III. Enteric methane amelioration. Section I addresses issues of feed quality and availability, abiotic stress (heat and nutritional) and strategies for alleviation, livestock generated nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, and approaches for harnessing the complex gut microbial diversity. Section II discusses the effects of climate change on livestock diversity, farm animal reproduction, impact of meat production on climate change, and emphasising the role of indigenous livestock in climatic change to sustain production. Section III deals with the most recent approaches to amelioration of livestock methane such as breeding for low methane emissions, reductive acetogenesis, immunization/vaccine-based concepts and archaea phage therapy.

  • Climate Change, Adaptation and Gender: Policy, Practice and Methodological Underpinnings

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    Climate Change, Adaptation and Gender: Policy, Practice and Methodological Underpinnings
    Climate Change, Adaptation and Gender: Policy, Practice and Methodological Underpinnings

    This book offers a wide, in-depth study of the gender-climate change-agriculture nexus. The crux of understanding these connections comprises gender equality and tools to measure gender discrimination, the evolution of the concept of gender inclusiveness and its concerns; and the need to address the same by formulating gender-inclusive policymaking. Despite the fact that more than 50 years have elapsed since gender concerns were included in explorations of this nexus, there is still ambiguity around the foundations, connections, and approaches for planning gender-inclusive climate policies. This book aims to clear that ambiguity by: · Being the first to explore exclusively this issue in detail. · Revealing how and why consideration of gender is so important for understanding how climate change impacts rural communities and agricultural systems globally. · Exploring every dimension of climate change (including belief systems and perceptions, knowledge, experience, coping strategies, adaptation, and mitigation strategies) and linking it to gender. It includes new theoretical and methodological approaches that go far beyond the household as the unit of analysis (using various approaches, including intersectional analysis). The book not only throws light on major themes of research, but also covers different methodologies ranging from review methods to mathematical models, conceptual frameworks and empirical analysis. It will be of wide interest to students, scholars, and researchers in gender studies, agriculture, climate change and rural development research, and also to practitioners, extension workers, and planners designing new climate-resilient practices.

  • Plant Genetic Resources and Climate Change

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    Plant Genetic Resources and Climate Change
    Plant Genetic Resources and Climate Change

    * Provides specific examples of germplasm research related to climate change threats * Edited by internationally renowned experts in the field * The final chapter of the book draws a synthesis of the many issues raised within the book

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