Prosopis Juliflora

Prosopis Juliflora
Author: Pratiksha Patnaik,Tabassum Abbasi,S. A. Abbasi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780128198247
ISBN 13: 0128198249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prosopis Juliflora Book Review:

Prosopis (Prosopis juliflora) is a xerophyte which, in its native habitats has been a desert plant. As long as it was confined to that habitat, P. juliflora was a great resource, improving the region's micrometeorology, binding its sandy soil, and providing shelter, fuel, feed, food, medicines, and cosmetics to the people of such regions. In particular, for the economically weaker inhabitants, P.juliflora was a lifeline. But when P. juliflora was indiscriminately introduced in other regions of the world in a hope to derive similar benefits from it, things began to go awry. Indeed, among the invasive species of plants which are spreading at an alarming rate in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, P.juliflora is arguably the most hardy and resilient. It is growing so explosively that it even enters roads and homes, driving humans out of their dwellings. The resulting damage to biodiversity is enormous. This book highlights the dual role played so far by P. juliflora and itemizes the facets that make it a blessing in some contexts and a bane in other contexts. Authored by leading experts in the field, Prosopis juliflora: Attributes, Impact, Utilization is the first title of its kind to comprehensively discuss this hardy plant species. It will be an essential read for students, researchers and governmental agencies interested in plant biology, forestry, plant ecology, invasive plant species and environmental science. Summarizes all the key information available on P. juliflora, from its origin and systematics to its future prospects Discusses colonization, utilization and eradication Authored by leading experts in the field with over 40 years of experience

Impact of Science on African Agriculture and Food Security

Impact of Science on African Agriculture and Food Security
Author: P. Anandajayasekeram,M. Rukani,S. Babu
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1845932684
ISBN 13: 9781845932688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impact of Science on African Agriculture and Food Security Book Review:

The need for agricultural research resources in the developing world cannot be underestimated, but the availability of such resources is often poor due to lack of funding and investment. In order for Africa and other such developing countries to achieve productivity in agriculture - vital to food security, poverty reduction and sustainable management of natural resources - investment and policy development needs to be assessed. This book, a joint effort from IFPRI, ILRI and the Kellogg Foundation, explores the importance of impact assessment studies in Africa, and assembles important evidence to pave the way for further, much needed investment in agricultural research all over the developing world.

The Prosopis Julifora Prosopis Pallida Complex

The Prosopis Julifora Prosopis Pallida Complex
Author: N. M. Pasiecznik
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D01796435N
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Assessment on the Invasion Rate of Prosopis juliflora The Case of Amibara District Afar Regional State Ethiopia

Assessment on the Invasion Rate of Prosopis juliflora  The Case of Amibara District  Afar Regional State  Ethiopia
Author: Addisu Melkie
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2021-03-18
ISBN 10: 3346367037
ISBN 13: 9783346367037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessment on the Invasion Rate of Prosopis juliflora The Case of Amibara District Afar Regional State Ethiopia Book Review:

Master's Thesis from the year 2009 in the subject Biology - Ecology, Mekelle University, language: English, abstract: P. juliflora is a powerful invader equipped with a number of special features that promote its rapid invasion of new areas. This invasive species is currently becoming a problematic weed in Ethiopia, especially in Afar Regional State. The objective of the study was to analyse the invasion rate of P. juliflora through detection LULUC using multi-temporal Landsat imagery data obtained in 1973, 1987, 1999 and 2004. A field survey was conducted to analyse impacts of invasion, to identify management techniques which reduce the invasion and re-invasion of P. juliflora and to fill the information gap that arise from the imagery analysis. This study then reveals, over the period of 31 years, LULCC in relation to P. juliflora invasion was changed significantly. The annual invasion rate of P. juliflora during 1973-1987,1987-1999 and 1999-2004 was 5.61 km2/annum, 0.80 km2/annum and 3.95 km2/annum respectively. The average annual invasion rate was 3.45km2/annum. This study also indicated that, 121.66 km2 (23.04%), 128.56 square kilometres (24.35%),145.81 square kilometres (27.62%) and 163.064 square kilometres (30.89%) of the study area would be under P. juliflora by the year 2008, 2010, 2015 and 2020 respectively, if proper controlling measures are not taken without delay. Invasion of P. juliflora causes loss of biodiversity and ecological service, affect livelihood of the pastoralist and agro-pastoralist, crop production and human health. If properly managed it shows positive implication on the soil amelioration, micro-climate and income generation for charcoal makers. But the pastoralist and agro-pastoralist call for its eradication because under the current management system the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. Management techniques explored was clearing and digging out of the root system below 10-30 cm from the ground, seedling uprooting with continuous follow-up during wet season, utilization of P. juliflora as a resource by making charcoal, pod collection and crushing; since livestock is the main dispersal agent of the species. To ensure the successfulness and sustainability of management techniques, commitment, participation and continuous follow up of the community and different stakeholders should be given more focus to control the invasion and re-invasion of P. juliflora.

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 52

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 52
Author: Eric Lichtfouse
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2021-08-02
ISBN 10: 3030732452
ISBN 13: 9783030732455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 52 Book Review:

This book presents advanced knowledge and techniques to improve food quality, such as organic farming, fertilization using waste, reducing arsenic in food, soil restoration, forage production in arid regions and weed control. Agriculture is actually facing two major challenges, feeding an ever-growing population and providing safe food in the context of pollution, climate change and the future circular economy.

Wildland Shrubs Their Biology and Utilization

Wildland Shrubs    Their Biology and Utilization
Author: C. M. McKell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 494
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105012312752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Prosopis

Prosopis
Author: Ronan Batista
Publsiher: Nova Science Publishers
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781536196368
ISBN 13: 1536196363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prosopis Book Review:

"Prosopis is an intriguing genus of flowering plants found in subtropical and tropical regions of the Americas, Africa and Asia. Although some invasive Prosopis species cause economic and environmental damage, others offer a wide range of benefits, including the use of some Prosopis species for human and animal food which has provided valuable resources for some of the poorest communities. This seven chapter book is based around a discussion of experts' points-of-views and aims at updating scientific advances on the Prosopis species around important themes such as ecosystems, pollution, public health, veterinary medicine, greenhouse effects, feed additives, neurotoxicity, cancer and allergies. Reading the chapters will help the reader become more aware of the growing relevance, importance and impact of Prosopis species worldwide and it certainly will surprise and instigate the reader to seek an even more awakened look at the most different possibilities for applying Prosopis species in new strategies and technologies for a better world"--

Bioremediation and Bioeconomy

Bioremediation and Bioeconomy
Author: Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2015-10-03
ISBN 10: 0128028726
ISBN 13: 9780128028728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation and Bioeconomy Book Review:

Bioremediation and Bioeconomy provides a common platform for scientists from various backgrounds to find sustainable solutions to environmental issues, including the ever-growing lack of water resources which are under immense pressure due to land degradation, pollution, population explosion, urbanization, and global economic development. In addition, large amounts of toxic waste have been dispersed in thousands of contaminated sites and bioremediation is emerging as an invaluable tool for environmental clean-up. The book addresses these challenge by presenting innovative and cost-effective solutions to decontaminate polluted environments, including usage of contaminated land and waste water for bioproducts such as natural fibers, biocomposites, and fuels to boost the economy. Users will find a guide that helps scientists from various backgrounds find sustainable solutions to these environmental issues as they address the topical issues crucial for understanding new and innovative approaches for sustainable development. Provides a compilation of new information on phytoremediation not found in other books in the present market The first book to link phytoremediation and the bioeconomy Includes strategies to utilize contaminated soils for producing bioresources and co-generation of value chain and value additions products

Use of Trees by Livestock

Use of Trees by Livestock
Author: N. J. L. Clinch,J. J. Bennison,R. T. Paterson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 17
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89050696483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Use of Trees by Livestock Book Review:

Prosopis includes species that are extensively used, or have great potential in arid and semi-arid regions for a multitude of purposes. There are, however, constraints to their inclusion in agroforestry systems. While the fruits are valuable feeds for man and his livestock, anti-nutritive factors, particularly the presence of tannins and alkaloids,have been reported and some species have the potential to become noxious weeds. Nevertheless, remarkable tolerance of heat, drought and soil salinity, the ability to recover from severe defoliation and a wide range of uses are attributes that place the genus amongst the most promising plants for reafforestation and development of harsh, tropical regions.

Ecological Impacts of Prosopis Invasion in Riverine Forests of Kenya

Ecological Impacts of Prosopis Invasion in Riverine Forests of Kenya
Author: Gabriel Mukuria Muturi,Mekonnen Bekele Wakeyo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9789461734020
ISBN 13: 9461734026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Invasive Alien Plants

Invasive Alien Plants
Author: J. R. Bhatt
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1845939077
ISBN 13: 9781845939076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invasive Alien Plants Book Review:

Invasive alien species are a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystems throughout the world. In India, a country with four of the world's most important 'biodiversity hotspots', the invasion of alien plants means risking a national ecological disaster with major social and economic consequences. Currently, there is insufficient information about invasive alien plants; their distribution, rate of spread and adaptability to new environments. This book reveals existing and potential invaders, evaluates the level of risk they pose to native species and suggests steps to manage spread and limit damage. Invaluable to policy-makers, this book is also required reading for researchers of invasive plants worldwide.

Networks of Invasion A Synthesis of Concepts

Networks of Invasion  A Synthesis of Concepts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2017-01-19
ISBN 10: 0128043318
ISBN 13: 9780128043318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Networks of Invasion A Synthesis of Concepts Book Review:

Networks of Invasion bridges a conceptual gap between ecological network studies and invasion biology studies. This book contains chapters detailing pressing concerns regarding invasive species in food webs, but also extends the idea of networks of invasion to other systems, such as mutualistic networks or even the human microbiome. Chapters describe the tools, models, and empirical methods adapted for tackling invasions in ecological networks. Contains chapters detailing pressing concerns regarding invasive species in food webs Deals with topical and important reviews on the physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals

Biological Control of Tropical Weeds Using Arthropods

Biological Control of Tropical Weeds Using Arthropods
Author: Rangaswamy Muniappan,Gadi V. P. Reddy,Anantanarayanan Raman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 495
Release: 2009-03-05
ISBN 10: 0521877911
ISBN 13: 9780521877916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Control of Tropical Weeds Using Arthropods Book Review:

This book discusses the biological control of weeds using arthropods, providing ecological management models for use across the tropical world.

Properties and Management of Soils in the Tropics

Properties and Management of Soils in the Tropics
Author: Pedro A. Sanchez
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 661
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN 10: 1107176050
ISBN 13: 9781107176058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Properties and Management of Soils in the Tropics Book Review:

Long-awaited second edition of classic textbook, brought completely up to date, for courses on tropical soils, and reference for scientists and professionals.

Rangeland Systems

Rangeland Systems
Author: David D. Briske
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 661
Release: 2017-04-12
ISBN 10: 3319467093
ISBN 13: 9783319467092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rangeland Systems Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. This book provides an unprecedented synthesis of the current status of scientific and management knowledge regarding global rangelands and the major challenges that confront them. It has been organized around three major themes. The first summarizes the conceptual advances that have occurred in the rangeland profession. The second addresses the implications of these conceptual advances to management and policy. The third assesses several major challenges confronting global rangelands in the 21st century. This book will compliment applied range management textbooks by describing the conceptual foundation on which the rangeland profession is based. It has been written to be accessible to a broad audience, including ecosystem managers, educators, students and policy makers. The content is founded on the collective experience, knowledge and commitment of 80 authors who have worked in rangelands throughout the world. Their collective contributions indicate that a more comprehensive framework is necessary to address the complex challenges confronting global rangelands. Rangelands represent adaptive social-ecological systems, in which societal values, organizations and capacities are of equal importance to, and interact with, those of ecological processes. A more comprehensive framework for rangeland systems may enable management agencies, and educational, research and policy making organizations to more effectively assess complex problems and develop appropriate solutions.

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa
Author: Washington Odongo Ochola,P. C. Sanginga,Isaac Bekalo
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9966792090
ISBN 13: 9789966792099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa Book Review:

The complex and dynamic interlinks between natural resource management (NRM) and development have long been recognized by national and international research and development organizations and have generated voluminous literature. However, much of what is available in the form of university course books, practical learning manuals and reference materials in NRM is based on experiences from outside Africa. Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa: A Resource Book provides an understanding of the various levels at which NRM issues occur and are being addressed scientifically, economically, socially and politically. The book's nine chapters present state-of-the-art perspectives within a holistic African context. The book systematically navigates the tricky landscape of integrated NRM, with special reference to Eastern and Southern Africa, against the backdrop of prevailing local, national, regional and global social, economic and environmental challenges. The authors' wide experience, the rich references made to emerging challenges and opportunities, and the presentation of different tools, principles, approaches, case studies and processes make the book a rich and valuable one-stop resource for postgraduate students, researchers, policymakers and NRM practitioners. The book is designed to help the reader grasp in-depth NRM perspectives and presents innovative guidance for research design and problem solving, including review questions, learning activities and recommended further reading. The book was developed through a writeshop process by a multi-disciplinary team of lecturers from the University of Nairobi, Egerton University, Kenyatta University, the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Malawi, Makerere University and the University of Dar es Salam. In addition, selected NRM experts from regional and international research organizations including the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), the Africa Forest Forum, RUFORUM, IIRR and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) participated in the writeshop and contributed material to the book.

Silvopastoral Systems in Southern South America

Silvopastoral Systems in Southern South America
Author: Pablo Luis Peri,Francis Dube,Alexandre Varella
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2016-03-02
ISBN 10: 3319241095
ISBN 13: 9783319241098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silvopastoral Systems in Southern South America Book Review:

This multi-authored volume contains peer-reviewed chapters from leading researchers and professionals in silvopastoral systems topic in Southern South America (Argentina, Chile and South Brazil). It is a compendium of original research articles, case studies, and regional overviews and summarizes the current state of knowledge on different components and aspects (pasture production, animal production, trees production, carbon sequestration, conservation) of silvopatoral systems in native forests and tree plantations. The main hypothesis of the book is that farmers have integrated tree and pasture/grassland species in their land use systems to reach higher production per unit of land area, risk avoidance, product diversification, and sustainability. These production systems also impact positively in main ecosystem processes. Management of these productive systems, Policy and Socioeconomic Aspects provide great opportunities and challenges for farmers and policy makers in our region. The book is unique on this subject in Southern South America and constitutes a valuable reference material for graduate students, professors, scientists and extensionists who work with silvopastoral systems.

Agrindex

Agrindex
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924068447899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Using the Ecosystem Approach to Implement the Convention on Biological Diversity

Using the Ecosystem Approach to Implement the Convention on Biological Diversity
Author: Dr. Richard D. Smith,Edward Maltby
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9782831707426
ISBN 13: 2831707420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using the Ecosystem Approach to Implement the Convention on Biological Diversity Book Review:

The Ecosystem Approach, defined as a strategy for the management of land, water and living resources that promotes conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way, was adopted at the Second Conference of the Parties of the CBD as the primary framework for action under the Convention. It puts people and their nature resource use practices squarely at the centre of the decision-making framework. The case studies presented here were discussed at three workshops held in Southern Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. They provide practical examples of the Ecosystem Approach as well as a number of recommendations for action that are widely relevant to Parties and other bodies.

Invasive Species in a Changing World

Invasive Species in a Changing World
Author: Richard J. Hobbs
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781597263375
ISBN 13: 1597263370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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