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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Italy

    Non-Urbanised Areas (NUAs) are part of agricultural and green infrastructures that provide ecosystem services. Their role is fundamental for the minimization of urban pollution and adaptation to climate change. Like all natural ecosystems, NUAs are endangered by urban sprawl. The regulation of sprawl is a key issue for land-use planning. We propose a land use suitability strategy model to orient Land Uses of NUAs, based on integration of Land Cover Analysis (LCA) and Fragmentation Analysis (FA). With LCA the percentage of evapotranspiring surface is defined for each land use.

  2. Library Resource
    Multimedia
    December, 2011
    Spain

    Generación Cultura apoya a las mujeres emprendedoras y más si su negocio tiene que ver con la ecología. Marta García, una joven agricultora ecológica y bióloga, nos habla dentro sobre los productos ecológicos que cultiva y por qué es importante que consumamos dichos productos.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Spain

    Air temperature can be estimated from remote sensing by combining information in thermal infrared and optical wavelengths. The empirical TVX algorithm is based on an estimated linear relationship between observed Land Surface Temperature (LST) and a Spectral Vegetation Index (NDVI). Air temperature is assumed to be equal to the LST corresponding to the effective full vegetation cover, and is found by extrapolating the line to a maximum value of NDVIₘₐₓ. The algorithm has been tested and reported in the literature previously.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Fiji, Bangladesh, Switzerland, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, Australia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Italy, Ecuador, Cambodia, India, Sudan

    This training manual is for people working in natural disaster risk management and response as well as for people who work in the land tenure sector. In a self-training format this publication aims to provide an overview of the major land tenure issues that may arise following a natural disaster which need to be considered and included in the decision-making processes associated with the whole disaster risk management phases.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain

    For EU-Mediterranean olive groves (Olea europaea), mapped in CORINE, classes of olive farming intensities were derived from the outcome of a multi-temporal remote sensing vegetation dynamics analysis. The management intensity classes were developed in view of a differentiated accounting of olive groves when delineating High Nature Value Farmland areas (HNV) at pan-European level. The remote sensing input data used was the Green Vegetation Fraction (GVF), derived in 10-day intervals from a long-term time series of NOAA AVHRR data.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    France, South Africa, Denmark, Italy, Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, Northern America, Africa, South America, Southern Africa

    We used the process-oriented niche model CLIMEX to estimate the potential global distribution of serrated tussock under projected future climates. Serrated tussock is a drought-tolerant, wind- and human-dispersed grass of South American origin that has invaded pastures in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and South Africa. The likely effect of climate change on its potential global distribution was assessed by applying six climate-change scenarios to a previously developed model.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Croatia

    The authors researched changes in specific habitat types in areas considered to be the most important in Croatia for protection of endangered bird fauna during the period 1990–2000. The analysis focused on four areas in the continental part of Croatia (Danube and Drava River alluvium, Pokupsko depression, Sava River basin, Upper Drava River basin) and four areas in the Mediterranean part (Neretva River estuary, NW part of North Dalmatia, Paško field, Lake Vrana). For the classified habitat types, changes in Corine land cover databases in 1990 and 2000 were analysed.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Bangladesh, Lithuania, Spain, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Guatemala, Australia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Liberia, Vietnam, Albania, Italy, Cambodia, India, Georgia, Mexico, Norway, Czech Republic

    Unprecedented pressures on land have been created as new areas are cultivated, taken over by expanding urban centres or are abandoned due to degradation, climate change and conflict. These developments have strained the rules, processes and institutions that determine which land resources are used, by whom, for how long and under what conditions.

  9. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2011
    Spain

    The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of the farm geographical location and of the theoretical time distance between the farm and the insemination center on the fertility after cervical AI. Data from 18,528 AI in Rasa Aragonesa ewes belonging to the UPRA selection scheme were recorded. An average fertility of 54.3% was observed, with significant differences among the three provinces studied (Huesca: 58.6%; Zaragoza: 55.6%; Teruel: 44.3%; p

  10. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Slovenia

    Livestock depredations are one of the main challenges in the management of the grey wolf (Canis lupus) and culling of the wolves is a measure often used in an attempt to reduce damages. In the present study we analyzed effects of the legal wolf culling on livestock depredations in Slovenia and made a review of similar studies from other regions. 51 wolves were legally culled and 2,221 attacks on l

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