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Shifting cultivation supports around 200 million people in the Asia-Pacific region alone. This book contains a comprehensive analysis of past and present policy, highlighting success and failure and emphasizing the importance of getting it right for the future.
Lady Park Wood in the Wye Valley, UK was set aside as a 'natural' reserve for ecological research in 1944 and the trees, shrubs and ground vegetation have been recorded in detail ever since. This beautifully illustrated book describes 70 years of observations presenting the most detailed records in Europe...
Olfaction and pheromones is an exploding area of research in animal behaviour and welfare. Focusing on animals managed by humans, this book introduces the subject of olfaction in an evidence-based, but easy-to-understand way, explaining the importance of odours for animal behaviour and welfare.
By Ian Gordon
Drawing on the interplay between farming and research, this popular textbook provides an updated account of the key techniques for manipulating reproduction in farm animals. It places due emphasis on techniques developed or improved over the last decade, covering technologies for cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffaloes, camelids, horses and poultry.
Covering techniques for analysis of data in the animal sciences, this textbook provides an overview of the basic principles, followed by more complex applications and detailed procedures commonly used in animal sciences. This new edition includes a wealth of new distributions and extensive new material on non-normal dependent variables.
Marketing and management processes are especially intricate for the rural business setting due to the assortment of different business opportunities. This important new textbook examines key issues, discusses strategies for growth and uses a mix of case studies and theoretical content across developed and developing countries.
A new edition of a proven textbook, this title covers the measurement of variables, questionnaire design, evaluation methods, writing proposals, cross-cultural research, and the use of new technologies. With pedagogical features throughout, it introduces students to the vital skills they will need to succeed.
This interdisciplinary, full-colour textbook describes microbial contaminants from plants, fungi and animal products that are potentials risk to humans, reviewing their origin, risk, prevention and control. Using models to explain concepts, it shows interactions between humans moving food through global systems and impacts on microbial food safety.
This book provides a timely update on the recent progress in our knowledge of all aspects of plant perception, signalling an adaptation to a variety of environmental stresses. It covers in detail areas such as drought, salinity, temperature and pH extremes, waterlogging, oxidative stress and pathogens.
Training in research methods is increasingly important for students of tourism, so this book covers everything a student needs to know. Full of practical advice, it uses real-world examples and focus boxes to help train the next generation of researchers, covering questionnaire design, sample selection, analytical tools and more.