Book Addresses Changing Climate's Influence on Weeds
Jeff Dukes of Purdue University and Lewis H. Ziska of USDA co-authored the book Weed Biology and Climate Change. The book provides an overview of climate change and weed biology, and expound on climate's effect on weed growth and reproduction, weed management, invasive species, ecosystem functioning, and food security. There is also a chapter on how to modify existing farm practices to address the changing climate. The book consolidates literature from across the fields of weed biology and climate change and could be used as a textbook or reference for researchers.
See the news release and how to avail the book at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2011/110411DukesBook.html.
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