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  • List of figures List of tables List of contributors Introduction - Charles Stepanoff and Jean-Denis Vigne Part I: Liminal processes: beyond the wild and the domestic 1. A genetic perspective on the domestication continuum - Laurent A. F. Frantz and Greger Larson 2. Self-domestication or human control? The Upper Palaeolithic domestication of the wolf - Mietje Germonpre, Martina Laznickova-Galetova, Mikhail V. Sablin and Herve Bocherens 3. Beyond wild and domestic: human complex relationships with dogs, wolves, and wolf-dog hybrids - Nicolas Lescureux 4. Wild game or farm animal? Tracking human-pig relationship in ancient times through stable isotope analysis - Marie Balasse, Thomas Cucchi, Allowen Evin, Adrian Balasescu, Delphine Fremondeau and Marie-Pierre Horard-Herbin 5. Arable weeds as a case study in plant-human relationships beyond domestication - Amy Bogaard, Mohammed Ater and John G. Hodgson Part II: How domestication changes humans' bodies and sociality 6. From fighting against to becoming with: viruses as companion species - Charlotte Brives 7. Milk as a pivotal medium in the domestication of cattle, sheep and goats - Melanie Roffet-Salque, Rosalind E. Gillis, Richard P. Evershed and Jean-Denis Vigne 8. Watching the horses: the impact of horses on early pastoralists' sociality and political ethos in Inner Asia - Gala Argent Part III: Shared places, entangled Lives 9. Growing a shared landscape: plants and humans over generations among the Duupa farmers of northern Cameroon - Eric Garine, Adeline Barnaud and Christine Raimond 10. Fig and olive domestication in the Rif, northern Morocco: entangled human and tree lives and history - Yildiz Aumeeruddy-Thomas and Younes Hmimsa 11. Cooperating with the wild: past and present auxiliary animals assisting humans in their foraging activities - Edmond Dounias 12. Why did the Khamti not domesticate their elephants? Building a hybrid sociality with tamed elephants - Nicolas Laine 13. Cognition and emotions in dog domestication - Sarah Jeannin Part IV: Ongoing transformations 14. Domestication and animal labour - Jocelyne Porcher and Sophie Nicod 15. Human-dog-reindeer communities in the Siberian Arctic and Subarctic - Konstantin Klokov and Vladimir Davydov 16. Domesticating the machine? (Re)configuring domestication practices in robotic dairy farming - Severine Lagneaux 17. From parasite to reared insect: humans and mosquitoes in Reunion Island - Sandrine Dupe Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351717984 20180917
Domestication challenges our understanding of human-environment relationships because it blurs the dichotomy between what is artificial and what is natural. In domestication, biological evolution, environmental change, techniques and practices, anthropological trajectories and sociocultural choices are inextricably interconnected. Domestication is essentially a hybrid phenomenon that needs to be explored with hybrid scientific approaches. Hybrid Communities: Biosocial Approaches to Domestication and Other Trans-species Relationships attempts for the first time to explore domestication viewed from across disciplines both in its origins and as an ongoing process. This edited collection proposes new biosocial approaches and concepts which integrate the methods of social sciences, archaeology and biology to shed new light on domestication in diachrony and in synchrony. This book will be of great interest to all scholars working on human-environment relationships, and should also attract readers from the fields of social anthropology, archaeology, genetics, ecology, botany, zoology, history and philosophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351717984 20180917
Green Library
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SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 457 pages ; 29 cm
  • 1. Animal Agriculture as Science. 2. The Classification of Agricultural Animals. 3. The Beef Industry. 4. The Dairy Industry. 5. The Swine Industry. 6. The Poultry Industry. 7. The Sheep Industry. 8. The Goat Industry. 9. The Horse Industry. 10. The Aquaculture Industry. 11. The Small Animal Industry. 12. Alternative Animal Agriculture. 13. The Honey Bee Industry. 14. Animal Behavior. 15. Animal Cells: The Building Blocks. 16. Animal Genetics. 17. The Scientific Selection of Agricultural Animals. 18. The Reproduction Process. 19. Cloning Animals. 20. Animal Growth and Development. 21. Animal Nutrition. 22. Meat Science. 23. Parasites of Agricultural Animals. 24. Animal Diseases. 25. The Issue of Animal Welfare. 26. Consumer Concerns. 27. Careers in Animal Science.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337390866 20180917
With up-to-date information, a highly visual presentation, and a reader-friendly writing style, this trusted text offers an ideal introduction to basic science concepts involved in the production of agricultural animals. THE SCIENCE OF ANIMAL AGRICULTURE, Fifth Edition, explores key scientific principles while emphasizing their practical applications, clearly demonstrating the integral connections between science and agriculture. You'll learn about biological processes including reproduction, growth and development, and animal behavior, as well as production-related topics such as nutrition, disease, and the latest in animal biotechnology. The author also addresses key issues in today's agricultural industry, such as animal welfare, consumer concerns, and environmental considerations, providing further insights to prepare you for career success.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337390866 20180917
Science Library (Li and Ma)
528 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm
'For users looking for specific information on freshwater aquarium fish this will be a useful and interesting resource' American Reference Books Annual 2007. 'Any home or library collection strong in aquarium references -and many a fish store - will find this packed with in-depth detail perfect for setting up an aquarium' The Midwest Book Review. This comprehensive full-colour reference covers 500 of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. Along with a description and a colour photograph for each species, there is at-a-glance information on its behavior, diet, breeding and the aquarium environment. Substantive and well organized for easy navigation, it is tailored to the needs of a wide range of freshwater aquarium hobbyists. Beginners will start their new hobby with confidence and experienced keepers can use the book as a reference to equipment, aquarium maintenance and fish species. A key decision for the aquarium owner, new and experienced - and also one of the most fun to make - is choosing the fish. 500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish is a "window shopping" trip with an aquarium specialist ready to offer crucial advice. The directory details every species appropriate for a freshwater aquarium and while most of the fish featured require a heated aquarium, there are other popular varieties that can be kept in an unheated one (such as bloodfin tetras, white clouds and the beginner classic, goldfish). The book organizes the freshwater aquarium species in major groups, among them: Cichlids, including angelfish and discus; Catfish; Cyprinids, including barbs, danios, koi and goldfish; Characoids, including tetras, neons and piranhas; Loaches and suckers; Gouramis, including bettas, paradise fish and snakeheads; Rainbow fish and blue-eyes; Livebearers, including mollies and platies. Many new freshwater aquarium species have been discovered in recent years, including five dwarf gobies, a flasher wrasse, the "Oreo Chromis" and a Corydoras catfish. All these and more are covered in this comprehensive and useful reference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781770859197 20180723
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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  • Intro; Contents; Series list; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Genetic improvement and plant physiology; Part 2 Cultivation techniques; Part 3 Post-harvest management; Part 4 Diseases and pests; Part 1 Genetic improvement and plant physiology; Chapter 1 Exploiting the mango genome: molecular markers; 1 Introduction; 2 Biochemical markers; 3 DNA markers; 4 Other molecular markers; 5 Next-generation sequencing technologies; 6 Genetic linkage maps; 7 Other 'omics'; 8 Future trends and conclusion; 9 Where to look for further information; 10 Acknowledgements; 11 References
  • Chapter 2 The genetic diversity of mangoes1 Introduction; 2 Description of the principal mango cultivars; 3 Photographs of the principal mango cultivars; 4 Acknowledgements; 5 References; 6 Appendix 1: list of the principal mango cultivars; 7 Appendix 2: photos of principal mango cultivars; Chapter 3 Advances in understanding mango tree growth and canopy development; 1 Introduction; 2 Mango tree architecture; 3 Morphology of the mango growth unit; 4 Growth and development of the mango growth unit; 5 From the growth unit to the current-year branch
  • 6 Interactions between vegetative growth and reproduction7 Conclusion; 8 Where to look for further information; 9 References; Chapter 4 Advances in understanding flowering, pollination and fruit development in mangoes; 1 Introduction; 2 Vegetative shoot development; 3 Induction, initiation and floral differentiation; 4 Genes related to the flowering process; 5 Pollination and fertilisation; 6 Fruit set and growth; 7 Conclusion; 8 Future trends; 9 Where to look for further information; 10 References; Part 2 Cultivation techniques
  • Chapter 5 Mango cultivation practices in the tropics: good agricultural practices to maximize sustainable yields1 Introduction; 2 Constraints and strategies: soil; 3 Constraints and strategies: climate; 4 Constraints and strategies: orchard management; 5 Constraints and strategies: irrigation and nutrition; 6 Conclusion; 7 References; Chapter 6 Mango cultivation practices for the subtropics; 1 Introduction; 2 Tropical versus subtropical mango cultivation: climatic considerations; 3 Exploiting genetic variation among mango cultivars
  • 4 Cultural techniques: planting density, spacing and out-of-season production5 Cultural techniques: control of growth and flowering; 6 Conclusion; 7 Where to look for further information; 8 References; Chapter 7 Mango cultivation in greenhouses; 1 Introduction; 2 Training and pruning; 3 Control of flowering; 4 Care of fruit; 5 Cultivation practices; 6 Disease and pest control; 7 Future trends and conclusion; 8 Where to look for further information; 9 References; Chapter 8 Management of an ultra-high-density mango orchard and benefits of the small-tree system; 1 Introduction
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  • 1 Overview of cattle production systems 2 Assessment of cattle welfare: Common animal-based measures 3 Assessment of cattle welfare: Approaches, goals and next steps on farms 4 Human-animal interactions: Effects, challenges, and progress 5 Cattle priorities: feed and water selection, ability to move freely and to access pasture 6 The role of social behaviour in cattle welfare 7 Painful procedures: When and what should we be measuring in cattle? 8 Disease and injury: Beyond current thinking about top causes of cattle morbidity 9 Metabolic challenge: How does it affect welfare?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081009383 20180611
Advances in Cattle Welfare provides a targeted overview of contemporary issues in dairy and beef cattle welfare. The volume addresses welfare-related topics in both research and on-farm applications. Opening with an introduction to cattle production systems, the book covers the three major areas of cattle welfare; on-farm welfare assessment, behavioral priorities of cattle and novel perspectives on specific aspects of management. Chapters examine the key issues within each area, including such topics as the goals and measures included in welfare assessments, the importance to cattle of access to pasture and engaging in social behavior, human-animal interactions, painful procedures, and disease and metabolic challenge. This book is an essential part of the wider ranging series Advances in Farm Animal Welfare, with coverage of cattle, sheep and pigs. With its expert editor and international team of contributors, Advances in Cattle Welfare is a key reference tool for welfare research scientists and students, veterinarians involved in welfare assessment, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in the welfare of cattle.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081009383 20180611
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  • Preface; Contents; Influence of Chemical Additives and Flyash on the Swelling and Bearing Resistance of Expansive Subgrade Soil; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials Used and Experimental Methods; 2.1 Natural Soil; 2.2 Flyash; 2.3 Aluminum Chloride; 2.4 Sample Preparation and Curing; 2.5 Methods of Testing; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Effect of Additives on Consistency Limits; 3.2 Effect of Additives on Swell Properties; 3.3 California Bearing Ratio; 4 Conclusion; References; Characterization of Unsaturated Shrink-Swell Soils Properties in Egypt; Abstract; 1 Introduction
  • 2 Laboratory Investigations2.1 Natural Soil Samples; 2.2 Bentonite-Silty Clay Soil Mixtures; 3 Testing Program; 3.1 Soil Index Properties; 3.2 Moisture Diffusion and Volume Change Properties; 4 Results and Discussion; 4.1 Soil Shrink-Swell Index; 4.2 Soil Swell Limit; 4.3 Suction Compressibility Index; 4.4 Soil Coefficients of Unsaturated Diffusivity; 4.5 Soil Swell Potential; 5 Model Verification; 6 Conclusions; References; Strength Property of Expansive Soils Treated with Bagasse Ash and Lime; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Experimental Work; 2.1 Materials
  • 2.2 Mixture Preparation2.3 The Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) Tests; 2.4 Effect of Wetting-Drying Cycles on UCS; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Effect of Bagasse Ash Curing Time on UCS; 3.2 Effect of Bagasse Ash on Durability; 4 Conclusions; References; Stabilization of an Expansive Soil Using Alkali Activated Fly Ash Based Geopolymer; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Methods; 2.1 Material Characterization; 2.2 Sample Preparation and Testing; 3 Results and Discussions; 3.1 Unconfined Compressive Strength of Expansive Soil Fly Ash Mixture
  • 3.2 Unconfined Compressive Strength of Alkaline-Activated Fly Ash Treated Samples3.3 Effect of Percentage of Water on UCS of Fly Ash Treated Samples; 3.4 Effect of Activator/Ash Ratio; 3.5 Mineralogical Studies; 3.6 Rheological Study; 3.6.1 Setting Time; 4 Conclusions; References; Determination of Shrinkage Properties of Clayey Soils by the Image Analysis Technique; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Methods; 3 Results and Discussion; 4 Conclusion; References; Effect of Cement on Suction and Pore Size Distribution Before and After Swelling of a Natural Clay from Algeria; Abstract
  • 1 Introduction2 Site Location and Geotechnical Identification; 2.1 Clayey Soil Identification; 2.2 Cement; 3 Sample Preparations; 4 Results and Discussion; 4.1 Effect of Cement on Suction; 4.2 Effect of Cement on Swelling; 4.3 Effect of Cement on Pore Distribution Before and After Swelling; 5 Conclusion; References; Treatment of Collapsible Soils by Cement Using the Double Consolidation Method; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Experimental Work; 2.1 Materials; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Untreated Samples; 4 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References
1 online resource (xii, 468 pages)
  • Part I Ingredients for Dairy Products Manufacturing 1 1.1 Milk 3 1.1.1 Milk Quality and Processing 4Germano Mucchetti and Angelo V. Zambrini 1.1.2 Milk Preparation for Further Processing into Dairy Products 21Angelo V. Zambrini and Germano Mucchetti 1.2 Starter Cultures 37 1.2.1 Probiotics and Prebiotics 38Carla Orsi and Angelo V. Zambrini 1.2.2 Starter and Ancillary Cultures 58Carla Orsi and Angelo V. Zambrini 1.3 Other Ingredients 75 1.3.1 Vitamins, Minerals, and Bioactive Compounds 76Emanuela Donati 1.3.2 Fruit and Vegetables 98Carlo Tagliabue 1.4 Additives and Processing Aids 117 1.4.1 Acidity Regulators, Preservatives, and Antioxidants 118Andelka Bacak 1.4.2 Flavors, Colors, Thickeners, and Emulsifiers 132Andelka Bacak 1.4.3 Enzymes 146Martino Verga Part II Processing of Dairy Products 163 2.1 Process innovation 165 2.1.1 Enzymes Applications for the Dairy Industry 166Antonio Trani, Pasqua Loizzo, Angela Cassone and Michele Faccia 2.1.2 Plant Cleaning and Sanitizing 176Pierangelo Galimberti 2.1.3 Membrane Technologies Applied to Cheese Milk 194Antonio Trani, Pasqua Loizzo, Angela Cassone and Michele Faccia 2.1.4 Process/Product Control: Analysis of Cheese by Proteomics Techniques 202Antonio Trani, Pasqua Loizzo, Angela Cassone and Michele Faccia 2.2 Product innovation 215 2.2.1 Functional Dairy Products Including Pro/Pre/Symbiotics 216Fabio Minervini, Maria De Angelis and Marco Gobbetti 2.2.2 Dairy Products and Their Role in Human Health 248Teresa Trotta, Francesca Posa, Giorgio Mori and Chiara Porro Part III Shelf Life of Dairy Products 263 3.1 Technological Options to Prolong Shelf Life 265 3.1.1 Freezing of Dairy Products 266Sebnem Tavman and Tuncay Yilmaz 3.1.2 Antimicrobial Compounds Applied to Dairy Food 274Luisa Angiolillo, Annalisa Lucera, Matteo A. Del Nobile and Amalia Conte 3.2 Modern packaging systems to prolong shelf life 295 3.2.1 Active Packaging Applied to Dairy Products 296Ozlem Kizilirmak Esmer and Busra Sahin 3.2.2 Nanotechnology Applied to the Dairy Sector 314Cristina Costa, Matteo A. Del Nobile and Amalia Conte 3.2.3 Biodegradable Packaging Applied to Dairy Products 328Lia Noemi Gerschenson, Rosa Jagus and Carolina Patricia Olle Resa Part IV Consumer Acceptance 341 4.1 Consumer Behavior with Regard to Quality Perception of Food Products and Decision Making 343 4.1.1 The Quality Concept 344Mariantonietta Fiore and Francesco Conto 4.1.2 Food Quality Perception 355Raffaele Silvestri and Piermichele La Sala 4.1.3 Consumer Behavior Models Applied to Food Sector 367Elka Vasileva 4.1.4 Evaluation, Choice, and Purchase 374Daniela Ivanova 4.2 Consumer insight in the process of new dairy products development 381 4.2.1 The New Product Development Process 382Plamen Dimitrov Mishev and Yulia Vladimirova Dzhabarova 4.2.2 Market Opportunities 394Raffaele Silvestri 4.2.3 Consumer Insight and Approaches in New Dairy Products Development 404Minna Mikkola and Fedele Colantuono Part V Environmental and Policy Issues 421 5.1.1 The Milk and Dairy Sector in the European Union: Environmental and Policy Issues 423Caterina De Lucia, Pasquale Pazienza and Vincenzo Vecchione 5.1.2 Policies and Strategies for Eco-Friendly Dairy Product 438Gerrit Willem Ziggers Index 449.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118906439 20171009
Advances in Dairy Product Science & Technology offers a comprehensive review of the most innovative scientific knowledge in the dairy food sector. Edited and authored by noted experts from academic and industry backgrounds, this book shows how the knowledge from strategic and applied research can be utilized by the commercial innovation of dairy product manufacture and distribution. Topics explored include recent advances in the dairy sector, such as raw materials and milk processing, environmental impact, economic concerns and consumer acceptance. The book includes various emerging technologies applied to milk and starter cultures sources, strategic options for their use, their characterization, requirements, starter growth and delivery and other ingredients used in the dairy industry. The text also outlines a framework on consumer behavior that can help to determine quality perception of food products and decision-making. Consumer insight techniques can help support the identification of market opportunities and represent a useful mean to test product prototypes before final launch. This comprehensive resource: Assesses the most innovative scientific knowledge in the dairy food sectorReviews the latest technological developments relevant for dairy companiesCovers new advances across a range of topics including raw material processing, starter cultures for fermented products, processing and packagingExamines consumer research innovations in the dairy industry Written for dairy scientists, other dairy industry professionals, government agencies, educators and students, Advances in Dairy Product Science & Technology includes vital information on the most up-to-date and scientifically sound research in the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118906439 20171009
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  • List of contributors, List of figures, List of tables, Preface and acknowledgements. Chapter 1 - Introduction, Juan Carlos Seijo and Jon G. Sutinen. Chapter 2. The Number of Players in a Fisheries Game: Curse or Blessing?, Rognvaldur Hannesson. Chapter 3. Consequences of Recovering Enforcement Costs in Fisheries, Jon G. Sutinen and Peder Andersen. Chapter 4. Conserving Spawners and Harvesting Juveniles: Is this a Better Alternative to Postponing Capture Until Sexual Maturity?, John F. Caddy. Chapter 5. Bioeconomics of Ocean Acidification, Juan Carlos Seijo and Raul Villanueva. Chapter 6. The Economics of Unwanted By-Catch and a Landing Obligation, Peder Andersen and Lisa Stahl. Chapter 7. A Simple Application of Bioeconomics to Fisheries Subsidies, Rashid Sumaila and Anna Schuhbauer. Chapter 8. Eco-labelling and Eco-certification of Fisheries: Benefits, Challenges and the Future, Kevern Cochrane. Chapter 9. The Implementation of Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management: A Precautionary Pathway with Needed Bioeconomic Analysis, Lee G. Anderson. Chapter 10. Fishery Bio-Socio-Economics, Anthony Charles. Chapter 11. Synthesis: Theory, Policy and Contemporary Challenges for Bioeconomics, Jon G. Sutinen and Juan Carlos Seijo. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351341202 20180530
Efforts to effectively conserve and manage marine resources are facing increasing complexity of environmental and governance challenges. To address some of these challenges, this book presents advancements in fisheries bioeconomics research that provides significant ideas for addressing emerging environmental and fisheries management issues. Advances in Fisheries Bioeconomics gives insights into innovative approaches dealing with these issues, as well as novel ideas on changes in fisheries management paradigms. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this book offers an examination of a number of topics including: ecosystem based fisheries management; by-catch management and discard bans; the number of players in the fisheries game; the effects of ocean acidification; and the trends and impacts of eco-labeling and eco-certification of fisheries. Through integrating resource biology and ecology with the economics of fishers' behaviour, the authors provide valuable analysis of the current issues in fisheries management. This book will be of interest to those on advanced courses in fisheries science, natural resource biology and ecology, and environmental and natural resource economics. It will also appeal to researchers, policy makers, and advocacy groups around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351341202 20180530
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  • ""Preface""; ""Organization""; ""General Chairs""; ""Program Co-chairs""; ""Organizing Committee""; ""Program Committee""; ""Additional Reviewers""; ""Sponsors""; ""Contents""; ""Knowledge Inference from a Small Water Quality Dataset with Multivariate Statistics and Data-Mining""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Background""; ""2.1 Data Source and Study Area""; ""3 Methods""; ""4 Experimental Setup and Results""; ""4.1 Assessment of the Water Quality Profile with Principal Components and Factor Analysis""
  • ""4.2 Assessment of the Water Quality Profile with Cluster Analysis and Decision Tree""""5 Conclusions and Future Work""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""A Multiscale Based Rainfall Amount Prediction Using Multiple Classifier System""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Related Work""; ""3 Materials and Methods""; ""3.1 Predictors""; ""3.2 Data Collection""; ""3.3 Data Pre-processing""; ""4 Results""; ""5 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Characterization in the Visible and Infrared Spectrum of Agricultural Crops from a Multirotor Air Ve ... ""; ""Abstract""
  • ""1 Introduction""""2 Background""; ""3 Technology and Method""; ""4 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Cover Missions Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Coverage Path Planning (CPP)""; ""2.1 Wavefront Expansion""; ""2.2 Spanning Tree Coverage""; ""2.3 Path Transform: Sunshine""; ""3 Testing Coverage Path""; ""3.1 Obtained Results""; ""4 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""Impact of Climate Change on Soil Organic Carbon Content on Agricultural Soils of Mexico""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""
  • ""2 Methodology""""2.1 Database of Precipitation, Temperature and Monthly Potential Evapotranspiration for the Climate Influence Areas of the Country for the Base and the Climate Change Scenarios""; ""2.2 Estimation of the Mineralization Dynamics of Soil Organic Matter in the Agricultural Land of Mexico Considering the Climate Change Scenarios""; ""2.2.1 The Carbon Accounting Model of the IPCC (2006), Is Represented in the Following Formula""; ""2.2.2 FAO Model of Soil Organic Matter Decline in the Land Degradation Process (Ortiz et al. 1994)""; ""3 Results""; ""4 Conclusions""
This book presents novel communication technology solutions to address the effects of climate change and climate variability on agriculture, with a particular focus on those that increase agricultural production. It discusses decision support and early warning systems for agriculture; information technology (IT) supporting sustainable water management and land cover dynamics; predictive of crop production models; and software applications for reducing the effects of diseases and pests on crops. Further topics include the real-time monitoring of weather conditions and water quality, as well as food security issues. Featuring the proceedings of the International Conference of ICT for Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change (AACC'17), held on November 22-24, 2017, in Popayan, Colombia, the book represents a timely report and a source of new ideas and solutions for both researchers and practitioners active in the agricultural sector around the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319701868 20180319
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  • Direct Shear Testing of Sand - Geotextile InterfacesConsideration of geosynthetic tension in interpretation of data from inclined plane testsStress -Strain Behaviour of Sand with Disc Plate-Shaped ReinforcementSwelling and Shrinkage Behaviour of Expansive Soil Blended with Lime and FibresFEASIBILITY OF UTILIZATION OF METALIZED PLASTIC WASTE IN COHESION-LESS SOILComparison of geotextile-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced flexible pavements by numerical analyses.Study on square footing resting on prestressed geotextile reinforced sandNumerical Studies on Ground Improvement Using Geosynthetic Reinforced Sand LayerBearing capacity prediction of inclined loaded strip footing on reinforced sand by ANNSoft Soil Improvement with Conventional and Geogrid-encased Stone Piles under an EmbankmentAnalysis and Design of Piled Geogrid-Reinforced-Earth EmbankmentCase Study on GeoTrel (R) Reinforced Earth (R) Steepened Slopes on Soft Founding Soils for the Approach of Major Bridge over River Kaljani at CoochBehar in West Bengal, IndiaPrediction of Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Eccentrically Loaded Rectangular Foundations using ANN.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319635699 20171127
Soil reinforcement is a very useful technique to construct several cost-effective soil structures in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The most commonly used reinforcement materials are galvanised steel strips, geosynthetics in the form of woven geotextiles, geogrids and geocomposites, and fibres from natural and waste products. In recent years, there have been advances in the area of soil reinforcement, especially in the utilization of the technique in field projects. The researchers have also been working to understand the behaviour of reinforced soil considering the field challenges of reinforced soil structures. This edited volume contains contributions on advances in reinforced soil structures, mainly flexible pavements, footings, embankments, stone columns/piles, and slopes, as covered in the subject areas of geosynthetic engineering and fibre-reinforced soil engineering. The first paper by Ioannis N. Markou presents the details of sand-geotextile interaction based on interface tests with conventional and large-scale direct shear equipment. The second paper by Atef Ben Othmen and Mounir Bouassida examines the interface properties of geosynthetic reinforcement by carrying out inclined plane tests under low confinement adapted to landfill covers conditions. The third paper by J.N. Jha, S.K. Shukla, A.K. Choudhary, K.S. Gill1 and B.P. Verma deals with the triaxial compression behaviour of soil reinforced with steel and aluminium solid plates in horizontal layers. The fourth paper by M. Muthukumar and S.K. Shukla describes the swelling and shrinkage behaviour of expansive soil blended with lime and fibres. The fifth paper by S.G. Shah, A.C. Bhogayata and S.K. Shukla provides the test results of shear strength of cohesionless soil reinforced with metalized plastic waste. The sixth paper by Bouacha Nadjet compares the geotextile-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced flexible pavements based on numerical analyses. The seventh paper by S. Kumar, C.H. Solanki, J.B. Patel, P.B. Sudevan and P.M. Chaudhary reports the results of laboratory model tests carried out on a square footing resting on prestressed geotextile reinforced sand. The eighth paper by Sanoop G and Satyajit Patel presents the numerical studies on ground improvement using geosynthetic reinforced sand layer. The ninth paper by ------------------- discusses the bearing capacity prediction of inclined loaded strip footing on reinforced sand by ANN. The tenth paper by Mohamad B.D. Elsawy presents the numerical simulation of an embankment, constructed on reinforced soft soil with conventional stone piles. The eleventh paper by N.O. Sheta and R.P. Frizzi deals with the analysis, design, construction and monitoring of a geosynthetics-reinforced-earth pile-supported embankment serving as an access road. The twelfth paper by S. Banerjee, A. Adhikari, S. Chatterjee and D. Das provides the details of a case study on reinforced slope on soft soil for the approach of a major bridge. We do hope the researchers and the engineers may find the contributions in this volume very useful. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319635699 20171127
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  • Part 1. Concepts.- Chapter1. Seed Priming: New Vistas and Contemporary Perspectives.- Chapter 2. Impact of Seed Priming on The Modulation of Physico-Chemical and Molecular Processes During Germination , Growth and Development of Crops.- Chapter 3. Seed Priming: An Emerging Technology to Impart Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants.- Chapter 4. Recent Advances in Abiotic Stress Tolerance of Plants Through Chemical Priming: An Overview.- Chapter 5. Seed Priming Technology in the Amelioration of Salinity Stress in Plants.- Chapter 6. Seed Priming with Plant Growth Regulators to Improve Crops Abiotic Stress Tolerance.- Chapter 7. Addressing Stresses in Agriculture Through Bio-Priming Intervention.- Chapter 8. Role of Microbial Seed Priming and Microbial Phytohormone in Modulating Growth Promotion and Defense Responses in Plants.- Chapter 9. Potential Of Biopriming in Enhancing Crop Productivity and Stress Tolerance.- Chapter 10. Stimulating Plant Tolerance Against Abiotic Stress Through Seed Priming.- Part 2. Case Studies on Priming.- Chapter 11. Seed Priming: A Low-Cost Technology for Resource-Poor Farmers in Improving Pulse Productivity.- Chapter 12. Studies on Seed Priming in Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.).- Chapter 13. Effect of Different Seed Priming Treatments on Germination and Seedling Establishment of Two Threatened Endangered Medicinal Plant Of Darjeeling Himalaya.- Chapter 14. Seed Priming on Germination, Growth and Flowering in Flowers and Ornamental Trees.- Chapter 15. Role of SNP Mediated Nitric Oxide Priming in Conferring Low Temperature Tolerance in Wheat Genotype (Triticum aestivum L.): A Case Study in Indian Northern Plains.- Chapter 16. Seedling Biopriming with Trichoderma spp. Enhances Nitrogen Use efficiency in Rice.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811300318 20180806
Most crop plants grow in environments that are suboptimal, which prevents the plants from attaining their full genetic potential for growth and reproduction. Stress due to abiotic and biotic agents has a significant effect on world food production. Annually, an estimated 15% of global yields are lost, but this figure belies far greater losses for specific food systems and the people whose existence is dependent upon them, particularly in developing countries. Current efforts to mitigate these losses are worryingly over-reliant on the use of sophisticated and costly chemicals /measures with substantial economic and environmental costs, or on the development of efficient and smart crop varieties, which can take decades. What we need is a broad range of safe, robust and equitable solutions for food producers. One under-investigated approach is that of utilizing the crop plant's innate immune system to resist stress. More specifically, the innate immune system can be sensitized or `primed' to respond more quickly and strongly to protect the plant against stresses. However, a strategy of employing priming in combination with reduced pesticide use can enhance protection, and help to meet commitments to reducing chemical inputs in agriculture. This book discusses in detail different segments of priming in addressing stress factors and traits to increase competitiveness against all odds. Adopting a holistic and systematic approach, it addresses priming to counter climate-change related adverse effects coupled with pest and pathogen related stress on the productivity of crops utilizing natural resources to reap sustainable environmental, economic and social benefits for potential productivity of crops, maintaining synergy between soil, water and plants in ways that mimic nature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811300318 20180806
1 online resource (xxv, 391 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • About the Editor xi Foreword to the Second Edition xiii Kenneth A. Johnson Foreword xv R. Randy Basinger, ACVS Foundation Preface xvii Peter Muir Acknowledgements xix Peter Muir Contributing Authors xxi I Structure and Function 1 Introduction 1 Peter Muir 1 Morphology and Function of the Cruciate Ligaments 3 Hilde de Rooster and Eithne Comerford 2 Biomechanics of the Cruciate Ligaments 13 Susannah J. Sample 3 Cruciate Ligament Remodeling and Repair 21 Connie S. Chamberlain, Erin E. Crowley, and Ray Vanderby Jr. 4 Meniscal Structure and Function 31 Antonio Pozzi and James L. Cook 5 Biomechanics of the Normal and Cranial Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Stifle 39 Antonio Pozzi and Stanley E. Kim II Etiopathogenesis of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 45 Introduction 45 Peter Muir 6 Histology of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 47 Kei Hayashi 7 Genetics of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 57 Lauren A. Baker and Peter Muir 8 Cruciate Ligament Matrix Metabolism and Development of Laxity 65 Eithne Comerford 9 Morphological Risk Factors for Cruciate Ligament Rupture 73 Eithne Comerford 10 Role of Nitric Oxide Production and Matrix Protease Activity in Cruciate Ligament Degeneration 81 David E. Spreng and Simone Forterre 11 Role of Antibodies to Collagen Type I and II 89 Hilde de Rooster and Eithne Comerford 12 Synovitis Precedes Stifle Instability Associated with Cruciate Ligament Rupture 93 Jason A. Bleedorn 13 Role of Synovial Immune Responses in Stifle Synovitis 101 Peter Muir III Clinical Features 107 Introduction 107 Peter Muir 14 Epidemiology of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 109 Lauren A. Baker and Peter Muir 15 History and Clinical Signs of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 115 Peter Muir 16 Partial Rupture of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament 119 Peter Muir 17 Caudal Cruciate Ligament Rupture 123 Peter Muir 18 Stress Imaging of the Stifle 127 Stanley E. Kim 19 Stifle Ultrasonography 135 Cristi R. Cook 20 Computed Tomography (CT) of the Stifle 141 Ingrid Gielen and Henri van Bree 21 Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Stifle 155 Peter V. Scrivani 22 Risk Prediction of Cruciate Ligament Rupture using Stifle Diagnostic Imaging 165 Peter Muir IV Surgical Treatment 169 Introduction 169 Peter Muir 23 Arthroscopy and Arthrotomy of the Stifle 171 Brian S. Beale, Donald A. Hulse, Antonio Pozzi, and Peter Muir 24 Joint Lavage 185 Peter Muir 25 Extracapsular Stabilization 189 Selena Tinga and Stanley E. Kim 26 Intra-Articular Repair for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in the Dog 201 Jeffery J. Biskup and Michael G. Conzemius 27 Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy 217 Susan L. Schaefer 28 Tibial Tuberosity Advancement 227 Randy J. Boudrieau 29 Closing Cranial Wedge Ostectomy and Triple Tibial Osteotomy 243 Simon C. Roe 30 Treatment of Excessive Tibial Plateau Angle 253 Michael P. Kowaleski 31 Surgical Management of Cruciate Ligament Rupture Combined with Patella Luxation 261 Anke Langenbach and Denis J. Marcellin-Little 32 Biomechanics of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Stifle Treated by Tibial Osteotomies 271 Antonio Pozzi, Stanley E. Kim, and Selena Tinga 33 Arthroscopic Follow-Up after Surgical Stabilization of the Stifle 279 Brian S. Beale and Donald A. Hulse 34 Cranial Cruciate Ligament Debridement 291 David E. Spreng 35 Surgical Treatment of Concurrent Meniscal Injury 295 Samuel P. Franklin, James L. Cook, and Antonio Pozzi 36 Meniscal Release 301 Antonio Pozzi and James L. Cook 37 Progression of Osteoarthritis after Stifle Stabilization Surgery 307 Susannah J. Sample 38 Clinical Outcomes after Surgical Treatment of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 313 Mary Sarah Bergh and Steven C. Budsberg 39 Success and Failure after Stifle Stabilization Surgery 317 Michael G. Conzemius and Richard B. Evans 40 Diagnosis and Management of Orthopaedic Infection after Stifle Surgery 323 Noel M.M. Moens V Medical Management of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 331 Introduction 331 Peter Muir 41 Medical Therapy for Stifle Osteoarthritis 333 Steven C. Budsberg 42 Rehabilitation for Dogs with Cruciate Ligament Rupture 343 Denis J. Marcellin-Little and Courtney J. Arnoldy VI Future Directions 353 Introduction 353 Peter Muir 43 Clinical Research Design and Patient-Oriented Outcomes 355 Dorothy Cimino Brown 44 Total Knee Replacement in the Dog 363 Matthew J. Allen, William D. Liska, and Valentina Brioschi 45 Regenerative Medicine and Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair 371 Gabriel S. Perrone, Martha M. Murray, and Patrick Vavken 46 Disease-Modifying Medical and Cell-Based Therapy 379 Susannah J. Sample and Peter Muir Index 385.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119261711 20180618
Advances in the Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament, Second Edition presents in-depth, focused, and updated coverage of current knowledge on cruciate ligament rupture, using a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach. Presents a state-of-the-art summary of the most recent knowledge on this important cause of lameness in dogs Led by a highly respected surgeon and researcher, with chapters written by leading experts in the field Provides an update to the groundbreaking first edition, with six new chapters.
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1 online resource.
  • Introduction Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco, and Poojan Thakrar Part I: Climate Science, Agronomic and Agro-Ecological Factors Understanding Adaptation to Climate Change Peter Berck Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change of the Farming Sector in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: A Micro-level Perspective Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Rahel Deribe, Jonse Bane, and Samuel Abera Zewdie Climate Change and Food Security in Kenya Jane Kabubo-Mariara and Millicent Kabara. Part II: On-farm Practices Related to Food Crop Productivity Adaptation to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Agriculture: Assessing the Evidence and Rethinking the Drivers Salvatore Di Falco Maize Intensification among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya: Understanding the Impacts of Climate Martina Bozzola, Melinda Smale and Salvatore Di Falco Adaptation to Climate Change by Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania Coretha Komba and Edwin Muchapondwa Risk Preferences and the Poverty Trap: A Look at Farm Technology Uptake amongst Smallholder Farmers in the Matzikama Municipality Hafsah Jumare, Martine Visser and Kerri Brick Good Things Come in Packages: Sustainable Intensification Systems for Smallholder Farmers Cyndi Spindell Berck and Hailemariam Teklewold Part III: On-farm Practices Other Than Those Related to Food Crop Productivity Climate Change Adaptation and Livestock Activity Choice in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: An Economic Analysis Tsegazeab Gebremariam and Zenebe Gebreegziabher The Distributive Effect and Food Security Implications of Biofuels Investment in Ethiopia: A CGE Analysis Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Tadele Ferede, Fantu Guta, Joergen Levin, Gunnar Koehlin, Tekie Alemu, and Lars Bohlin Climate Change and Post-Harvest Agriculture Martin J. Chegere Part IV: Gender Issues Contribution of Small-Holder Agriculture to Daily Calories, Macro-Nutrients, Minerals and Vitamins in Male- and Female-Headed Farm Households in Sub-Saharan Africa Byela Tibesigwa, Martine Visser, Razack Lokina, and Richard Zadocky Jacob Gender-differentiated Impacts of Climate Variability in Ethiopia: A Micro-Simulation Approach Tesfamicheal Wossen Part V: The Broader Development Context The Land Certification Program in Ethiopia: A Review of Achievements, Constraints and Opportunities Mintewab Bezabih Ayele and Hailu Elias Migration as an Adaptation Strategy to Weather Variability: An Instrumental Variables Probit Analysis Yonas Alem, Mathilde Maurel, and Katrin Millock A Changing Climate in a Changing Land Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, and Tyler N. Jacobson Part VI: Conclusion and Policy Implications Conclusion Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco, and Poojan Thakrar.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351369503 20180416
A changing climate is likely to have a drastic impact on crop yields in Africa. The purpose of this book is to document the effects of climate change on agriculture in Africa and to discuss strategies for adaptation to hotter weather and less predictable rainfall. These strategies include promoting opportunities for farmers to adopt technologies that produce optimal results in terms of crop yield and income under local agro-ecological and socioeconomic conditions. The focus is on sub-Saharan Africa, an area that is already affected by changing patterns of heat and rainfall. Because of the high prevalence of subsistence farming, food insecurity, and extreme poverty in this region, there is a great need for practical adaptation strategies. The book includes empirical research in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and other Sub-Saharan countries, and the conclusion summarizes policy-relevant findings from the chapters. It is aimed at advanced students, researchers, extension and development practitioners, and officials of government agencies, NGOs, and funding agencies. It also will provide supplementary reading for courses in environment and development and in agricultural economics.
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