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  1. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    November, 2019
    Moldova, Eastern Europe

    Agriculture in the Republic of Moldova has been facing a number of challenges in recent decades, caused by both traditional agricultural practics and effects of climate change. Growing environmental issues, like soil degradation, water pollution, reduced biodiversity, require re-evaluating current agricultural methods.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2016
    Russia, Turkey, Western Asia, Eastern Europe

    From 2009 to 2014 a nationwide effort was made to document, collect, conserve, and characterize wheat landraces grown by Turkish farmers. Spike samples were collected from more than 1600 farmers from 59 provinces, planted as single-spike progenies, and classified into species, subspecies, and botanical varieties (or morphotypes). Altogether, 95 morphotypes were identified representing three species and six subspecies: einkorn wheat (Triticum monococcum L.), emmer wheat [T. turgidum subsp. dicoccon (Schrank) Thell.], cone wheat (T. turgidum subsp. turgidum), durum wheat [T. turgidum subsp.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2014
    France, United Kingdom, Kenya, United States of America, Eastern Africa, Northern America, Northern Europe, Western Europe

    Biodiversity continues to decline in the face of increasing anthropogenic pressures such as habitat destruction, exploitation, pollution and introduction of alien species. Existing global databases of species’ threat status or population time series are dominated by charismatic species. The collation of datasets with broad taxonomic and biogeographic extents, and that support computation of a range of biodiversity indicators, is necessary to enable better understanding of historical declines and to project – and avert – future declines.

  4. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    November, 2019
    Morocco, Moldova, Sudan, Northern Africa, Eastern Europe

    SLM CoP Presentation given by Tatenda Lemann at the SKIM Regional Workshop in Rabat, Morocco November 14th, 2019.

  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    February, 2017
    Switzerland, Western Europe

    Neighbourhood effects on land use change are very common. Therefore, they are often
    included in spatially explicit models of land use change and other spatial analyses. Neighbourhood
    indices, however, depend strongly on the spatial extent set for calculating them. So far, most of the
    existing land-use change analyses or models using neighbourhood indices assumed some predefined
    neighbourhood extents without proving whether the selected extents are optimal for the analysis of the

  6. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2020
    Europe

    This article presents methodology of land use change assessment in the context of sustainable development and the results of its application based on the transformations that occurred in individual areas of Europe in the years 2012–2018. This method is based on data from the CORINE (CO-oRdination of INformation on Environment) Land Cover program) and local government units presenting the degree of urbanization (DEGURBA). The transformations taking place in space were evaluated and reduced to economic, social, and environmental dimensions.

  7. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2020
    Spain

    Conservation of the environment has become a key factor in tourist development, as is shown by the increase in visitors to natural parks and other places with rich ecosystems. Protected areas have become polarised centers for tourists of very varied characteriztics, not only for those who make them their main destination, but also for those who travel to nearby areas.

  8. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2020
    Netherlands

    To make regions more resilient, a useful idea is that of synergy between tourism and landscape (i.e., a win-win situation). To help policymakers manage for synergy, we provide practical recommendations. Using the case of Terschelling (the Netherlands), an island that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Wadden Sea, we analyzed how policy and public opinion have been changing, and how multilevel governance is arranged.

  9. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2020
    Sweden

    Large areas of agricultural land have been abandoned or are at risk of being abandoned such as small scattered fields and pastures in forest-dominated landscapes are unsuitable for modern mechanized agriculture and cost-efficient grazing. These areas have therefore become unprofitable to cultivate and graze. Spruce planting has been seen as the obvious alternative on these lands but is today questioned from landscape points of view. Now most abandoned land is left for natural afforestation.

  10. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2020
    Switzerland

    Spatial planning plays an important role in cropland protection, but its effectiveness is often questioned in the face of ongoing urban and infrastructure growth. Moreover, methods to assess the effectiveness of spatial planning are lacking. In Switzerland, the revision of the national spatial planning act in 2014 was a new starting point for stricter prescriptions on urban development. We assessed whether the new regulations would better protect dedicated prime cropland from conversion to urban areas using land-use suitability models and land-use scenarios.

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