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What Innovations for What Livestock Farming Systems?

What Innovations for What Livestock Farming Systems?

Special INRA Issue Animal Productions


R. Baumont, S. Ingrand

Edition 2015

Based on general questions on the innovative conception and evaluation of systems, this number explores different levers of radical changes being toyed with in livestock farming: precision farming, industrial ecology, agro-ecology, with their sub-divisions (sensors fitted to the animals, fish farming with recirculated water, low input dairy systems). Two articles round out the panorama by looking at listing innovations in livestock farms in France and the diversified dynamics of innovation and change in Africa.


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Les coques

Cockles

Biology and Operation


L. Dabouineau, A. Ponsero, A. Sturbois, F. Delisle

Edition 2015

The cockle is a major sentinel species in the operation of coastal ecosystems. This book addresses the state of knowledge on the deposits, reproduction cycle, health issues, regulatory provisions, stock control and the resulting operating possibilities. It is targeting scientists, ecologists and managers. Fishermen, naturalists and marine biology students will also find it a source of useful information.


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Giants of the Deep

Giants of the Deep


M. Segonzac, A. Guerra

Edition 2014

Since Antiquity, if there has been one mythical animal capable of terrifying sailors and coastal populations, it is definitely the giant squid! Writers and artists with fertile imaginations have given it extreme shapes and sizes. This creature symbolic of the deep has left legend to become a subject of study. Recent captures of animals have partly lifted the veil on the biology and ecology of this invertebrate, the largest and least known on the planet. 


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Cetaceans of the World

Cetaceans of the World

Systematic, Ethology, Biology, Ecology, Status


J. Sylvestre

Edition 2014

Intended as a reference work for students, biologists, naturalists and above all lovers of the sea, this guide is a complete catalogue of cetaceans worldwide. The reader will find a mine of information on the lifestyle and biology of each of the 88 species listed, mainly the description, food, reproduction, longevity, observations in the field and predators. All the species have a drawing of the animal and sometimes photos.

 


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Ecology and Conservation of a Mediterranean Steppe

Ecology and Conservation of a Mediterranean Steppe

The Crau Plain


T. Dutoit, L. Tatin, A. Wolff, J. Boutin, E. Colliot

Edition 2013

La Crau, a 60,000 ha alluvial plain located between the Camargue and the Alpilles, is a prime example of a Mediterranean steppe and a unique ecosystem in France. It arose from the ancient delta of the Durance river. This book discusses this remarkable region (its geology, its plant and animal communities) and the conservation thereof. Written in clear, straightforward language, it also serves as an introduction to the methods and vernacular of ecological restoration.


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Shellfish from our Shores

Shellfish from our Shores


R. Le Neuthiec

Edition 2013

This book is designed for a beginner starting out and for a specialist. It is used to answer the question: "What is this shellfish called?".

Using identification keys, the reader can find the name of the creature collected, by working gradually through the special features of each shellfish.

He will be helped in his search by four hundred photographs and one hundred original diagrams. The book covers pretty shellfish (neither miniscule nor extremely rare) found along coasts in France and neighbouring countries bordering on the Channel, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean.


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Handbook on Pond Fish Farming

Handbook on Pond Fish Farming

5th Edition


O. Schlumberger, P. Girard

Edition 2013

A reference tool on pond production and management: water quality management, controlled reproduction and rearing methods for a dozen species of fish, veterinary care, optimisation of production in the special ecosystem of a fish pond. This update takes accounts of changes in the regulations.


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Fishes of the Indian Ocean and Red Sea

Fishes of the Indian Ocean and Red Sea

Second edition


M. Taquet, A. Diringer

Edition 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 especially divers, will also be of interest to a wide audience that is curious about Nature and its riches.


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Are Farmed Fish Stressed?

Are Farmed Fish Stressed?

Eighty keys to Understanding Aquaculture


M. Girin

Edition 2012

In eighty questions, this book addresses all the rumours involving aquaculture, all the concerns, all the accusations, without any taboos, to shed light on an activity decried for years for its lack of prospects and criticised today for its success.


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Orbicular Batfish

Orbicular Batfish

Platax orbicularis


É. Gasset, G. Remoissenet

Edition 2011

This work takes stock of the biology of the Platax, its life cycle, the mimetic behaviour of its young and its place in the lagoon fish chain. It presents fresh elements relating to quality and production.


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