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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Peru, Central America, South America

    Peru has the fourth largest area of peatlands in the Tropics. Its most representative land cover on peat is a Mauritia flexuosa dominated palm swamp (thereafter called dense PS), which has been under human pressure over decades due to the high demand for the M. flexuosa fruit often collected by cutting down the entire palm. Degradation of these carbon dense forests can substantially affect emissions of greenhouse gases and contribute to climate change. The first objective of this research was to assess the impact of dense PS degradation on forest structure and biomass carbon stocks.

  2. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2017

    Islands across the world have evolved at the interface between land and sea, thus comprising landscapes and seascapes. Many islands have also been influenced by anthropogenic factors, which have given rise to mosaics of anthromes (sensu Ellis and Ramankutty). These elements of landscapes, seascapes, and cultural impacts in varied proportions, generate unique environments which merit a unique term: islandscapes. The use of the term islandscape is advocated as the only term which encompasses all of the constituent components of an island, in a holistic manner.

  3. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2017

    The spatial patterns resulting from large fires include refugial habitats that support surviving legacies and promote ecosystem recovery. To better understand the diverse ecological functions of refugia on burn mosaics, we used remotely sensed data to quantify neighborhood patterns of areas relatively unchanged following the 2011 Las Conchas fire. Spatial patterns of refugia measured within 10-ha moving windows varied across a gradient from areas of high density, clustered in space, to sparsely populated neighborhoods that occurred in the background matrix.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017

    Pressing issues such as water and food security, health, peace, and poverty are deeply linked to land degradation. The authors use China’s major land restoration programs as a case offering perspective on the existing problems in China’s major policies for improving degraded land and maintaining land resources in three dimensions.

  5. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2017

    Abstract L’articolo intende descrivere con riguardo alle compravendite di abitazioni acquistate con mutuo e sulla base dei dati disponibili all’Osservatorio del mercato immobiliare dell’Agenzia delle entrate, le relazioni tra le principali variabili afferenti il mutuo (numero di abitazioni acquistate con mutuo, valore di scambio di tali abitazioni, capitale erogato, tasso di interesse), il ciclo immobiliare dell’ultimo decennio e alcune caratteristiche dei mercati residenziali a livello territoriale.

  6. Library Resource

    Notas de Población

    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2017

    Las etapas iniciales del asentamiento fronterizo en la Amazonia brasileña se caracterizaron
    por la gran intensidad de la afluencia de flujos migratorios, la deforestación y la rotación
    de la propiedad. Cuarenta años más tarde, los hogares rurales están más orientados
    al mercado y han desarrollado estrategias para adaptarse al ambiente local. A partir
    de teorías sobre la demografía de los hogares y de la renta ofertada (bid-rent), en este
    trabajo se propone un marco conceptual para los cambios en el uso y la cobertura de

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2017
    Africa, Americas, Asia, Oceania

    The Sustainable Development Goal 15 “Life on land” commits world leaders to work together to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN) for safeguarding life on land. One of the objectives that comprise LDN is to reinforce responsible governance of land tenure. Land rights are a key factor for achieving LDN. This publication by the UNCCD CSO Panel aims to analyze and highlight the linkages between land rights and land degradation with the objective of offering policy recommendations to enhance land rights for both the prevention of land degradation and the recovery of degraded lands.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2017

    The Paraná delta, growing at a rate of c. 2 km2 yr-1 since 6,000 yrs, is one of the most complete record of late Holocene in southern South America. The evolution of this 17,400 km2 delta enclosed in Plata estuary, can be tracked by a series of 343 successive coastal-ridge showing a c.11 years period, in coincidence with sunspot cycle, also found in some North Hemisphere coastal-ridge successions.

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