Cultivation for Climate Change Resilience, Volume 2
Temperate Fruit Trees
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This book focuses on various tropical fruit tree species management for climate change including mitigation strategies and technological countermeasures taken by researchers, progressive growers and commercial companies to overcome the adverse changes. It can be considered as a unique source emphasizing the fruit species solitary not by subject as usual to enable readers reaching directly to their crop of interest. The content includes genetic resources conservation, remote sensing and environmental certification. Increasing attention of society toward information and measures taken by various stakeholders about climate change risks and threats makes this book very timely.
• Provides a contemporary view of the impact of climate change on cultivation of individual fruit species.
• Offers modern approaches for mitigating the adverse impact of climate change on fruits cultivation.
• Describes research progress of understanding and combating the impact of climate change on fruits production.
• Illustrates presented concepts with relevant figures and tabulated data.
Table of Contents
PART I CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
Implications of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security
Adam Elhag Ahmed, Azharia Elbushra and Mutasim Elrasheed
Mitigation Strategies of the Impact of Global Climate Change on Fruit Crops
Rinny Swain, Jannela Praveena and Gyana Ranjan Rout
PART II WARM TEMPERATE FRUITS
Citrus Production in Climate Change Era
Waleed Fouad Abobatta
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies of Fig (Ficus carica L.) Cultivation
M. Moniruzzaman, Zahira Yaakob, Nurina Anuar, Jameel M. Al-Khayri, and Islam El-Sharkawy
Cactus pear (Opuntia spp.): A Multipurpose Crop with High Tolerance to Adverse Climate
Mouaad Amine Mazri, Ilham Belkoura, Reda Meziani, Riad Balaghi, and Meriyem Koufan
Cultivation of Date Palm for Enhanced Resilience to Climate Change
Adel Ahmed Abul-Soad, Nashwa Hassan Mohamed, Ricardo Salomón-Torres, and Jameel M. Al-Khayri
Grape Cultivation for Climate Change Resilience
Muhammad Salman Haider, Waqar Shafqat, Muhammad Jafar Jaskani, Summar Abbas Naqvi, and Iqrar Ahmad Khan
Climate Change and Its Implications for the Cultivation of Olive
Fabíola Villa, Daniel Fernandes da Silva, and Glacy Jaqueline da Silva
Prospects of Climate Resilience in Pomegranate
Muhammad Nafees, Sajjad Hussain, Muhammad Usman, and Muhammad J. Jaskani
PART III COOL TEMPERATE FRUITS
Behavior of Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) under Climate Change
Tomo Milošević and Nebojša Milošević
Impact of Climate Change on Plum (Prunus domestica L.)
Nebojša Milošević, and Tomo Milošević
Adel Ahmed Abul-Soad, Obtained PhD from Fruit Research Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University in 2003 in date palm. Currently he is working as Deputy Director of Horticulture Research Institute, Egypt for Research Affairs. He served as a foreign professor in the Botany Department, Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan for 7 years on and off starting in 2006. Scientific achievements include more than 60 published research papers in local and international impact factor journals, 12 published books and chapters as leading author and coauthor written in 3 languages (English, Arabic and Urdu). Supervised 16 MSc and PhD students. Principal Investigator and foreign counterpart for several research projects in Egypt, Pakistan and Nigeria. Associate Editor in Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology published by Elsevier. Reviewer of a number of international ISI journals including Acta Physiologies Plantarum, Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, Tropical Plant Pathology, Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, Applied Biological Research and Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences.
Consultant to agriculture companies in Egypt, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan for various plant species including date palm, banana and other tropical species. Conducting a series of international short training courses annually from 2013-2015. Awarded a medal from ISHS, Belgium as a convener for the 9th International Symposium of In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding (Giza, March, 2016). Award of Excellence from Nigerian Institute of Oil Palm in 2014. Shield of meritorious services as a consultant to Date Palm Research Institute in 2013, Pakistan. Participated in the organizing and scientific committees of international conferences and contributed over forty scientific presentations.
Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Professor of plant biotechnology at the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. Obtained B.S. in Biology in 1984 from the University of Toledo, M.S. in Agronomy in 1988 and Ph.D. in Plant Science in 1991 from the University of Arkansas, U.S.A. Dedicated research efforts to date palm biotechnology for the last three decades. Published 80 research articles and reviews in international journals in addition to 60 book chapters. Editor of several special journal issues on date palm, biotechnology, and sustainable agriculture under abiotic and biotic stress. Editor of several reference books including: Date Palm Biotechnology, Date Palm Genetic Resources and Utilization (2 volumes), Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies (12 volumes), Nanotechnology Date Palm Biotechnology Protocols (2 volumes) and Plant Genetic Engineering (2 volumes).
Appointed as a member of the Editorial Board in several international journals. Participated in the organizing and scientific committees of international scientific conferences and contributed over fifty research presentations. In addition to teaching, graduate students advising and conducting funded research projects, held administrative posts as the Assistant Director of Date Palm Research Center, Head of Department of Plant Biotechnology, and Vice Dean for Development and Quality Assurance. An active member of the International Society for Horticultural Science and Society for In Vitro Biology and serving as the National Correspondent of the International Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology. Served as a Member of Majlis Ash Shura (Saudi Arabia Legislative Council) Fifth Session.