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Grasslands and herbivore production in Europe and effects of common policies

by Alex De Vliegher, Bert Van Gils, Alain Peeters* & Christian Huyghe Quae (March 20, 2014)

The European project Multisward (http://www.multisward.eu/multisward_eng/) aims at supporting developments and innovations in grassland use and management in different European farming systems (including low-input...


Fishes of the Indian Ocean and Red Sea

by Marc Taquet & Alain Diringer Quae (December 12, 2012)

This guide, illustrated by more than 1,500 underwater photographs, presents nearly 1,200 species of fish in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea. The reference work dedicated to enthusiasts of the undersea world, more...


Diffusion and transfer of knowledge in agriculture

by Pascal Bergeret, Uno Svedin & Christian Huyghe Quae (November 24, 2016)

This book focuses on innovation in the agri-food system and the new paradigm drawn by bioeconomic approaches and principles. It draws on contributions presented during the 29th EURAGRI annual conference held...


Viruses and Virus Diseases of Poaceae (Gramineae)

by Hervé Lapierre & Pierre-A. Signoret Quae (January 01, 2004)

Many well-known specialists have contributed to this book which presents for the first time an in-depth look at the viruses, their satellites and the retrotransposons infecting (or occuring in) one plant family:...


Beyond Tropical Deforestation

by Didier Babin Quae (January 01, 2004)

Does the diagnosis of irreversible destruction of both forests and their biodiversity actually mask a wide range of patterns? Based on the results of natural and social scientists, this book attempts to answer...


Tropical Plant Breeding

by André Charrier, Michel Jacquot, Serge Hamon & Dominique Nicolas Quae (January 01, 2001)

Important advances in tropical plant breeding achieved by French research teams of Cirad, Inra and Ird, in collaboration with counterpart staff in tropical countries, are reviewed in the present publication....


Ramiran 98. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Management Strategies for Organic Waste in Agriculture

by José Martinez & Marie-Noëlle Maudet Quae (January 01, 1999)

This edition is a collection in two volumes of the presentations at the 8th international conference of an FAO network on recycling agricultural, municipal and industrial waste that was held in Rennes, France,...


Rumen microbial metabolism and ruminant digestion

by Jean-Pierre Jouany Quae (January 01, 1991)

This book brings together the data of lastest international research and was conceived as the result of a summer school held at the INRA Centre of Clermont-Ferrand/Theix from 24 September to 4 Octobre 1990....


Biology of Lactation

by Jacques Martinet, Louis-Marie Houdebine & Herbert-H Head Quae (January 01, 1999)

A presentation of the most fundamental features of the biology of the mammary gland, a unique model of an organ capable of an abundant synthesis of proteins: endocrinology of lactation, role of prolactin, genetics...


Forests, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

by Denis Loustau Quae (March 04, 2010)

The results presented in this book summarize the main findings of the CARBOFOR project, which brought together 52 scientists from 14 research units to investigate the effects of future climate on the carbon...


Quantitative Genetics and Breeding Methods in Autopolyploid Plants

by André Gallais Quae (January 01, 2003)

This book presents basic information about population genetics, quantitative genetics, breeding methods and creation of new varieties taking into account the particular characteristics of autopolyploidy. A number...


Biological Invasions, a Question of Nature and Society

by Robert Barbault & Martine Atramentowicz Quae (January 17, 2011)

Invasions of introduced species cause varying degrees of harm on the ecosystems in question and it is up to society to deal with the consequences. How can we prevent biological invasions? How can we assess the...


Improving Biocontrol of Plutella xylostella

by Alan Kirk & Dominique Bordat Quae (January 01, 2004)

Plutella xylostella (DBM) is a key pest of crucifers resistant to many insecticides and some crystalendotoxins. Biological control based IPM and classical biocontrol have had varied success. How can it be improved?...


Improvement of Cocoa Tree Resistance to Phytophthora Diseases

by Christian Cilas & Denis Despréaux Quae (January 01, 2004)

The main purpose of the overview presented in this book is to provide the international community with knowledge and tools that can be used to breed cocoa trees with greater resistance to Phytophthora. It covers...


Illustrated Guide of Insects and Mites on Vegetable Crops in the Lesser Antilles

by Philippe Ryckewaert Quae (January 01, 1998)

This guide for farmers, technicians and students, permit to recognize main insects and mites (pests and beneficials) on vegetable crops in the Lesser Antilles. Many photographs, with a simple text, illustrate...


Rubber

by Michel Delabarre & Dante Benigno Quae (January 01, 1994)

This fully-illustrated rubber technology book has been developed for the smallholder rubber farmers in Indonesia. It presents in sequential order all the activities required for the establishment and maintenance...


Supporting Small-scale Farmers and Rural Organisations: Learning from Experiences in West Africa

by Sylvain Perret & Marie-Rose Mercoiret Quae (January 01, 2003)

This handbook elucidates approaches and methodologies that proved to be successful in West Africa. While tackling far-reaching issues, the focus remains on empowering the small-scale farmer at local level. Procedures...


Ramiran 98. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Management Strategies for Organic Waste in Agriculture

by José Martinez & Marie-Noëlle Maudet Quae (January 01, 1999)

This edition is a collection in two volumes of the presentations at the 8th international conference of an FAO network on recycling agricultural, municipal and industrial waste that was held in Rennes, France,...


Final Floodaware Report of the European Climate and Environment Programme

by Nicolas Gendreau Quae (January 01, 2000)

Within the framework of a European approach with standards recognised by the establishment of risk and vulnerability maps and consideration of ecological and social aspects, this report presents 14 European...


Public perception and attitudes of forest owners towards forests in Europe

by Daniel Terrasson Quae (January 01, 1998)

Within the framework of the COST working group (E3-WG1, 1994-1998), this document presents 15 research papers on the following topics: the European public challenge concerning forest landscapes, environmental...


Qualité du matériel forestier de reproduction et application des directives communautaires

by Daniel Terrasson Quae (January 01, 1995)

What is the situation concerning the application of Community directives related to the genetic quality of forest trees? Researchers and administrators take a look at the impact of the evolution of knowledge...


Rangelands of the Arid and Semi-arid Zones in Uzbekistan

by Gustave Gintzburger, K.N. Toderich, B.K. Mardonov & M. Mahmudov Quae (January 01, 2003)

This abundantly illustrated book presents a panorama of the biodiversity, climatology and flora of the arid zones of Uzbekistan and describes around 150 dominant range species, with their ecology, utilization...


Agriculture in Crisis

by Françoise Gérard & François Ruf Quae (January 01, 2001)

This book reviews the impact of the monetary, ecological and political crisis on Indonesia's agricultural sector based on farmer incomes and strategies. In 1998, millions of export-oriented tree crop farmers...


Genetics and breeding of common carp

by Valentin S. Kirpitchnikov Quae (January 01, 1999)

This book presents not only the different biotopes in which the common carp has settled, but also a thorough analysis of the phenotypic and genotypic traits of the various pigmented species. The different artificial...


Hazards of Pesticides to Bees

by Luc Belzunces, Colette Pélissier & Gilbert B. Lewis Quae (January 01, 2001)

This collection of papers presents the advances of the ICP-BR* Working Group on Bee Protection on the methods to assess the toxicity of pesticides to bees. These forums between industry, European administrative...


Stock, Recruitment and Reference Points

by Etienne Prévost & Gérald Chaput Quae (January 01, 2001)

This book collects the available knowledge about the ecology of Atlantic salmon and contemporary stock assessment methods supporting the specific task of establishing reference points. Bayesian approaches for...


Cow up a Tree

by Hubert Bernard, Marianne Cerf, David Gibbon & Bernard Hubert et al. Quae (January 01, 2000)

Western societies are calling for speedy change in agriculture and the agrifood industries to incorporate new quality criteria into the goods they produce. To promote these changes what scientists must develop...


Conceptual Basis, Formalisations and Parameterization of the Stics Crop Model

by Nadine Brisson, Marie Launay, Bruno Mary & Nicolas Beaudoin Quae (January 19, 2009)

The STICS crop model has been developed since 1996 at INRA in collaboration with other research and technical institutes. The model syntheses, illustrates and concretizes an important part of the French agronomic...


Pesticide/Soil Interactions

by Juan Cornejo & Paul Jamet Quae (January 01, 2000)

This joint-authored book brings together approximately 50 current research methods developed and implemented in research laboratories in Europe to study pesticide/soil interactions. Its usefulness for researchers,...


Coffee: Terroirs and Qualities

by Christophe Montagnon Quae (December 21, 2006)

This is a new revised and enhanced version of Cafés : terroirs et qualités published in 2003. It arose form meetings between people who study coffee growing from different angles: the plant itself, a geographical...


Biodiversity and Domestication of Yams in West Africa

by Roland Dumont, Alexandre Dansi, Philippe Vernier & Jeanne Zoundjihèkpon Quae (July 17, 2006)

A study of yam domestication practices among smallholders has provided an insight into how farmers exploit wild plant genetic resources so as to adapt them to agriculture. This book describes the domestication...


Biodiversity and Local Ecological Knowledge in France

by Laurence Bérard, Marie Cegarra, Marcel Djama & Sélim Louafi et al. Quae (January 03, 2006)

The knowledge of nature held by autochthonous and local communities has been the subject of international talks, notably on biodiversity, but has primarily been studied from an autochthonous angle. French experience...


Entomological Research in Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems

by François Lieutier & Driss Ghaioule Quae (June 03, 2005)

This book presents the state of the art in entomological research in various Mediterranean forest ecosystems in the world. Unique in its field, it fills an important gap in forest and Mediterranean entomology....


Multifractal Analysis in Hydrology

by Pietro Bernardara, Michel Lang, Eric Sauquet & Daniel Schertzer et al. Quae (December 13, 2007)

This book provides a simplified description of the procedures to be used to perform an analysis of hydrological data within a multifractal framework. After a review of multifractal theory and the presentation...


Summer Mortality of Pacific Oyster Crassostrea Gigas

by Jean-François Samain & Helen McCombie Quae (February 13, 2008)

Mass oyster mortalities have been known for many years throughout the world, but no strictly pathological explication has been found. This book describes how environmental influences, reproduction, stress, genetics,...


Surveillance, Maintenance and Diagnosis of Flood Protection Dikes

by Paul Royet & Patrice Mériaux Quae (October 08, 2007)

This technical guide is intended for personnel within services or structures involved in managing dikes that protect against floods in the case of a rise in river levels. It is intended for an audience of technicians...


Geophysical and Geotechnical Methods for Diagnosing Flood Protection Dikes

by Cyrille Fauchard & Patrice Mériaux Quae (June 18, 2007)

This book presents a three-phase methodology for the efficient diagnosis of “dry dikes”. It is invaluable for anyone involved in dike safety; notably owners, managers, engineers and contractors, and provides...