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  1. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Germany, United States of America

    In this study, a knowledge-based fuzzy classification method was used to classify possible soil-landforms in urban areas based on analysis of morphometric parameters (terrain attributes) derived from digital elevation models (DEMs). A case study in the city area of Berlin was used to compare two different resolution DEMs in terms of their potential to find a specific relationship between landforms, soil types and the suitability of these DEMs for soil mapping.

  2. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    China, Russia, United States of America

    China is one of the most rapidly urbanising countries in the world. In recent years, it has experienced enormous environmental changes, as well as a loss of landscape identity. This paper aims to explore the concept of landscape identity in the context of the overwhelming urbanisation in China. It develops a conceptual framework on landscape identity from different dimensions. Factors are also identified that drive the urban changes with regard to the landscape identity that develops over time.

  3. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Puerto Rico, Portugal, United States of America, Venezuela

    Since the middle of the 20th century, irrigation in the southeast of Spain has displayed significant productive growth based on the intensive use of the scarce water resources in the area and the contribution of river flows from the hydrographic basin of the Tagus River to the hydrographic basin of the Segura River. Despite high levels of efficiency in the water use from the new irrigation systems, the water deficit has only intensified in recent years.

  4. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    China, Norway, Russia, United States of America

    With the rapid development of urbanization and industrialization, China’s metropolitan areas have experienced dramatic transitions of land use, which has had a profound impact on the eco-environment. Accordingly, the contradictions of regional production, living, and ecological spaces have intensified. In this context, analysis of the dynamics of regional production–living–ecological (PLE) spaces has become an important entry point for studying land use transition and its eco-environmental effects, by constructing a classification system of PLE land functions.

  5. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Spain, United States of America

    Combining socio-cultural valuations of ecosystem services with ecological and monetary assessments is critical to informing decision making with an integrative and multi-pronged approach. This study examined differences in the perceptions of ecosystem service supply and diversity across eight major ecosystem types in Spain and scrutinized the social and ecological factors shaping these perceptions. First, we implemented 1932 face-to-face questionnaires among local inhabitants to assess perceptions of ecosystem service supply.

  6. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    China, Russia, United States of America

    Ecological or environmental compensation policies are usually designed with multiple policy objectives such as protecting the ecological environment and promoting farmers’ livelihoods, but in the enforcement process, there are often inconsistencies between realistic choices and policy objectives.

  7. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Norway, United States of America, Global

    Global changes impact the human-environment relationship, and, in particular, they affect the provision of ecosystem services. Mountain ecosystems provide a wide range of such services, but they are highly sensitive and vulnerable to change due to various human pressures and natural processes. We conducted a literature survey that focused on two main issues. The first was the identification of quantitative methods aimed at assessing the impact of land use changes in mountain regions and the related ecosystem services.

  8. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    China, Norway, Russia, United States of America

    Human land use intensity affects the surface energy balance by changing the biogeophysical parameters. This study used Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer remote sensing data and surface energy balance algorithms to quantify changes in surface energy budgets corresponding to changes in land use in Beijing from 2000 to 2015. Land use was reclassified by considering land use intensity. The difference in the latent heat flux (LE) and net radiation (Rn) (LE−Rn) expressed the warming or cooling effect.

  9. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Colombia, Spain, Russia, Sweden, United States of America

    In the last decade, efforts to re-localize the food system have been gaining ground in a way that is intended to induce changes in the primary sector, thereby improving its conditions and sustainability. The European Union has identified food as one of the ten key sectors with outstanding potential for an ecological transition, and public procurement of (organic) food as an appropriate policy to foster agricultural development and support small farmers.

  10. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    China, Russia, United States of America

    Over-fertilization has caused serious environmental problems and high agricultural production costs at the household level in China. This study attempts to analyze the effects of grape growers’ fertilization knowledge and technologies on their over-fertilization behavior. Using survey data collected from 235 grape growers planting a particular grape (the “Hutai No.

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