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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017

    Wetlands are important providers of ecosystem services and key regulators of climate change. They positively contribute to global warming through their greenhouse gas emissions, and negatively through the accumulation of organic material in histosols, particularly in peatlands. Our understanding of wetlands’ services is currently constrained by limited knowledge on their distribution, extent, volume, interannual flood variability and disturbance levels.

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    Land Use Policy Volume 62

    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2017
    Australia, Canada, United States of America

    Different forms of income diversification represent important strategies of farmers to either cope with the changing economic framework conditions or to valorise given territorial potentialities. Nevertheless, the decision to diversify economic activities on or off the farm will heavily depend on the agricultural business and household characteristics. Our study used a survey of 2154 farms from eleven European regions to identify distinct farm types in order to investigate differences regarding the willingness to diversify in the future.

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    Sustainability

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2017
    Bangladesh

    “Bangladesh faces many ecological challenges, including air and water contamination, land degradation, and waste management”. Bangladesh faces many ecological challenges, including air and water contamination, land degradation, and waste management. This study was designed to investigate the extent and nature of environmental accounting and reporting of listed banks in Bangladesh in 12 major categories. Information was collected from the annual reports of 20 banks listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange for the period 2010 to 2014.

  4. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2017
    Ukraine

    At the present stage of development of land relations in major cities of our country important issue is the development of investment, attract and use foreign investment.

    According to the Law of Ukraine "On investment activity" under the investment necessary to understand "all types of property and intellectual values invested in business and other activities, which resulted in creating profit (income) or social effect is achieved."

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    Sustainability

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2017
    China

    When developing land to meet various human needs, conducting assessments of different alternatives regarding their sustainability is critical. Among different alternatives of land-use, devoting land to bioenergy is relatively novel, in high demand, and important for addressing the energy crisis and mitigating carbon emissions. Furthermore, the competition and disputes among limited land-use for bioenergy and the combination of food production and housing are tense. Thus, which alternative of land-use is more sustainable is an important question, yet it is still under-investigated.

  6. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2017
    Brazil

    Com as novas Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (TICs) o turismo apropriou-se dessas ferramentas para o marketing e promoções de destinos turísticos. Em função disso o objetivo desse estudo foi diagnosticar a utilização das tecnologias de informação e comunicação que estão sendo utilizadas pelas empresas turísticas em Parnaíba/PI e Luís Correia/PI, seu relacionamento com clientes e sua utilização para divulgação de seus produtos e serviços.

  7. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2017
    Slovakia

    Urban expansion and its ecological footprint increases globally at an unprecedented scale and consequently, the importance of urban greenery assessment grows. The diversity and quality of urban green spaces (UGS) and human well-being are tightly linked, and UGS provide a wide range of ecosystem services (e.g., urban heat mitigation, stormwater infiltration, food security, physical recreation).

  8. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2017

    The objective of this study is to analyse the phytodiversity, distribution, herb biomass and physico-chemical conditions of the vegetation system in the context of communal continuous open grazing and enclosed grazing management practices in the Harishin rangelands of Eastern Ethiopia. A total of 58 herbaceous species and 11 woody species were recorded in the study area. Analysis of Importance Value Index for two management practices was represented by different combinations of species with varied dominance.

  9. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2017
    Ethiopia

    We are in the Anthropocene. For millennia, human actions have been shaping the world to the degree that they are inscribed in the geological and ecological record. Recently, this has been occurring with increasing speed and influence. This means we need to be asking integrative and effective questions about the world and how we relate to and in it. Human niche construction has broad and deep effects not just on landscapes and environments, but on the myriad of other beings sharing space with us.

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2017
    Venezuela, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, South America

    Lymantria dispar es una plaga cuarentenaria ausente de Sudamérica, para la que se ha elaborado un plan de vigilancia fitosanitaria regional, debido su elevado riesgo de introducción involuntaria a través del comercio. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estimar la distribución geográfica potencial de L. dispar en una nueva área utilizando un enfoque deductivo, a fin de priorizar ambientes en riesgo para su monitoreo preventivo. En Sudamérica se evaluó la susceptibilidad de la cobertura boscosa ante diferentes escenarios climáticos.

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