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  • Sustainable Forest Management - Case Studies
    Sustainable Forest Management - Case Studies
    Edited by Jorge Martin-Garcia and Julio Javier Diez
    ISBN 978-953-51-0511-4,
    270 pages, April, 2012
    The concept of forest sustainability dates from centuries ago, although the understanding of sustainable forest management (SFM) as an instrument that harmonizes ecological and socio-economic concerns is relatively new. The change in perspective occu ...
  • New Perspectives in Plant Protection
    New Perspectives in Plant Protection
    Edited by Ali R. Bandani
    ISBN 978-953-51-0490-2,
    258 pages, April, 2012
    Crop losses by pests (insects, diseases and weeds) are as old as plant themselves but as agriculture are intensified and cropping patterns including the cultivation of high yielding varieties and hybrids are changing over time the impact of the pests ...
  • Trends in Vital Food and Control Engineering
    Trends in Vital Food and Control Engineering
    Edited by Ayman Hafiz Amer Eissa
    ISBN 978-953-51-0449-0,
    302 pages, April, 2012
    This book is an example of a successful addition to the literature of bioengineering and processing control within the scientific world. The book is divided into twelve chapters covering: selected topics in food engineering, advances in food process ...
  • Plant Pathology
    Plant Pathology
    Edited by Christian Joseph R. Cumagun
    ISBN 978-953-51-0489-6,
    374 pages, April, 2012
    Plant pathology is an applied science that deals with the nature, causes and control of plant diseases in agriculture and forestry. The vital role of plant pathology in attaining food security and food safety for the world cannot be overemphasized.
  • Deforestation Around the World
    Deforestation Around the World
    Edited by Paulo Moutinho
    ISBN 978-953-51-0417-9,
    386 pages, March, 2012
    Deforestation and forest degradation represent a significant fraction of the annual worldwide human-induced emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, the main source of biodiversity losses and the destruction of millions of people's homes. Des ...
  • The Molecular Basis of Plant Genetic Diversity
    The Molecular Basis of Plant Genetic Diversity
    Edited by Mahmut Caliskan
    ISBN 978-953-51-0157-4,
    370 pages, March, 2012
    The Molecular Basis of Plant Genetic Diversity presents chapters revealing the magnitude of genetic variations existing in plant populations. Natural populations contain a considerable genetic variability which provides a genomic flexibility that can ...
  • Global Advances in Biogeography
    Global Advances in Biogeography
    Edited by Lawrence Stevens
    ISBN 978-953-51-0454-4,
    374 pages, March, 2012
    Global Advances in Biogeography brings together the work of more than 30 scientific authorities on biogeography from around the world. The book focuses on spatial and temporal variation of biological assemblages in relation to landscape complexity an ...
  • Irrigation Systems and Practices in Challenging Environments
    Irrigation Systems and Practices in Challenging Environments
    Edited by Teang Shui Lee
    ISBN 978-953-51-0420-9,
    382 pages, March, 2012
    The book Irrigation Systems and Practices in Challenging Environments is divided into two interesting sections, with the first section titled Agricultural Water Productivity in Stressed Environments, which consists of nine chapters technically crafte ...