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02.Droughts: New Research
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Editors: Diogo F. Neves and João D. Sanz
Book Description:
Drought stress is one of the most deleterious environmental factors responsible for severely limiting the growth and productivity of agricultural crops. The expected long-term effects of global climate change include more frequent episodes of drought. This book presents current research in the study of droughts including the response of plants to drought stress; the physiological and molecular bases of drought tolerance in wheat genotypes; the spatial assessment of drought hazard, vulnerability and risk in Bangladesh; the influence of drought and forest fires on the productivity of evergreen oaks in the Iberian Peninsula and developing drought tolerant crops. (Imprint: Nova)

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Chapter 1 - The Response of Plants to Drought Stress: The Role of Dehydrins, Chaperones, Proteases and Protease Inhibitors in Maintaining Cellular Protein Function pp. 1-46
Authors / Editors: (I. Vaseva, J. Sabotic, J. Sustar-Vozlic, V. Meglic, M. Kidric, K. Demirevska, L. Simova-Stoilova, Dept. Plant Stress Molecular Biology, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, and others)
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Chapter 2 - Physiological and Molecular Bases of Drought Tolerance in Wheat (Triticum L.) Genotypes pp. 47-96
Authors / Editors: (J.A. Aliyev, Institute of Botany, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Baku AZ, Azerbaijan)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 3 - Experimental Methodologies for Characterization of Impacts of Drought on Seasonal and Annual Timescales in Portuguese Forests pp. 97-130
Authors / Editors: (Abel Rodrigues, Gabriel Pita, Unidade de Silvicultura e Produtos Florestais (Unit of Silviculture and Forest Products), INRB (IP), Quinta do Marquês, Oeiras, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 4 - Drought and Arthropod Pests of Crops pp. 131-156
Authors / Editors: (Allan T. Showler, Kika de la Garza Subtropical Agricultural Research Center, USDA-ARS IFNRRU, Weslaco, Texas, USA)
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Chapter 5 - Plant Drought Tolerance: Some Genetics and Agronomics Relevant Aspects for Breeding in Forage Species pp. 157-188
Authors / Editors: (Gerardo Tapia, Hernán Acuña, Luis Inostroza, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, INIA, Chillán, Chile)
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Chapter 6 - The Impacts of Extreme Drought and Climate Change on Plant Population Dynamics and Evolution pp. 189-214
Authors / Editors: (Robert C. Godfree, Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, ACT, Australia)
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Chapter 7 - Spatial Assessment of Drought Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk in Bangladesh pp. 215-242
Authors / Editors: (Shamsuddin Shahid, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia)

Chapter 8 - One Approach to Regional Drought Classification pp. 243-266
Authors / Editors: (Ruzica Stricevica, Nevenka Djurovica, Zeljko Djurovicb, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Soil Management Department, Nemanjina, Zemun, Serbia, and others)
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Chapter 9 - Bio-Physical and Socio-Economic Vulnerabilities of Selected Prairie Communities in South Saskatchewan River Basin Facing Droughts pp. 267-288
Authors / Editors: (V. Wittrock, S. Kulshreshtha, E. Wheaton, Saskatchewan Research Council, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, and others)

Chapter 10 - Influence of Drought and Forest Fires on the Productivity of Evergreen Oaks in the Iberian Peninsula pp. 289-310
Authors / Editors: (M. Z. Hussain, A.V. Correia, J. S. Pereira, A.C. Correia, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Tapada da Ajuda, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 11 - The OCP3 Gene Links Drought Tolerance and Plant Immunity pp. 311-324
Authors / Editors: (Vicente Ramírez, Ana López, Javier García-Andrade, Pablo Vera, Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación, Valencia, Spain)

Chapter 12 - Developing Drought Tolerant Crops pp. 325-322
Authors / Editors: (Sundaram Kuppu, Guoxin Shen, Paxton Payton, Hong Zhang, Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA, and others)
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      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013
   Pages: 362, 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-769-2
   Status: AV
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