Sökning: "degraded land"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 30 uppsatser innehållade orden degraded land.

  1. 1. Local perceptions of changes in ecosystem services and climate : case study in Ecuadorean Sierra

    Master-uppsats, SLU/Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

    Författare :Anna Sundqvist; [2018]
    Nyckelord :traditional ecological knowledge; ecosystem services and goods; climate change;

    Sammanfattning : Anthropogenic-induced land-use and land-cover change is a threat to biodiversity and ecosystem services, and contribute to global climate warming. Forests are essential in the climate system and store a large part of the global carbon. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Vegetation history and human-environment interactions through the late Holocene in Konar Sandal, Kerman, SE Iran

    Master-uppsats, Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för tema

    Författare :Karolina Gurjazkaite; [2017]
    Nyckelord :Agro-pastoralism; Climate Change; Geochemistry; Palynology; pollen analysis; palaeoecology; peat; Konar Sandal; Jiroft; Iran; Middle East; Vegetation history; Environmental history; Saharo-sindian; pseudo-savanna; Archaeology; Jiroft culture;

    Sammanfattning : The Jiroft valley, in southeastern Iran, was an important agricultural centre since the Early Bronze Age (3rd millennium BCE). The valley is characterized by harsh environmental settings: hot climate with poor rainfall. However, more optimal conditions may have prevailed earlier that supported ancient settlements. LÄS MER

  3. 3. What is the Wonder? An ethnography of 'rewilding' at the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Master-uppsats, Lunds universitet/Graduate School; Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Författare :Elizabeth Cornelia Aardenburg; [2017]
    Nyckelord :land reform; conservation; indigenous people; traditional authority; cultural theory; Social Sciences;

    Sammanfattning : ‘Rewilding’, or the return of degraded lands to a state of ‘wilderness’, is a bold attempt to resolve the world’s ecological challenges. It however does not address the division between nature and society, which lies at the core of the issues. LÄS MER

  4. 4. APRIL Ecosystem Restoration Project: A sustainable model for Indonesian peatlands?

    Master-uppsats, Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Författare :Michael Ceruti; [2016]
    Nyckelord :Sustainable development; Ecosystem Restoration Concession; peatland degradation; restoration; conservation; Kampar Peninsula; Indonesia;

    Sammanfattning : The growth in global population and the unsustainable business as usual model adopted by private companies in managing land, are causing huge pressures on Indonesian natural ecosystems. The widespread peatland deforestation and degradation affecting Indonesia has been the leading cause of biodiversity loss, decrease of vital ecosystem services, land subsidence, fires and increased impoverishment of local communities. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Spatial assessment of NDVI as an indicator of desertification in Ethiopia using remote sensing and GIS

    Master-uppsats, Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Författare :Gezahagn Negash Seboka; [2016]
    Nyckelord :NDVI and Rainfall; land degradation; climate change; desertification; NOAA AVHRR; land cover; GIS; Physical Geography and Ecosystem analysis; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Sammanfattning : Desertification is a serious environmental and socio-economic problem occurring at global, regional and local scale. According to Article 1(a) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), define the term “desertification” means “land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid (dry lands) areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities”. LÄS MER