Essays about: "wood degradation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 26 essays containing the words wood degradation.

  1. 1. Understanding poverty-environment interactions : the political ecology of smallholder tobacco production in Marondera District, Eastern Zimbabwe

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Richwell Tryson Musoma; [2016]
    Keywords : poverty-environment interactions; environmental degradation; tobacco; political ecology; sustainable livelihoods;

    Abstract : Poverty and environmental degradation are among the severest challenges faced in the developing countries. Since the rise of the sustainable development paradigm, poverty came to be identified as one of the major causes of environmental degradation. READ MORE

  2. 2. Watershed-based payment for ecosystem services in Liberia: Examining prospects and challenges for implementation in the St. Paul River Basin

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Internationella miljöinstitutet

    Author : Phillip Innis; [2016]
    Keywords : ecosystem services; payments for watershed services; sustainable land-use practices; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Payments for watershed services (PWS) are intended to provide incentives to land users to adopt sustainable land management practices. They are also increasingly viewed as having positive impacts on the livelihood of local communities around protected areas. The St. Paul River, located in the St. READ MORE

  3. 3. Emission efficiency and the Swedish charge and refund system for nitrogen oxides : an empricial firm level analysis of the development of NOX emissions per unit of energy produced, 1992 - 2013

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Sofia Larsson; [2015]
    Keywords : charge and refund system; emission abatement; envinronmental policy; nitrogen oxides; NOx charge;

    Abstract : According to the recently updated version of the framework of Planetary Boundaries, human society has crossed the sustainable level of four out of nine planetary boundaries. Two of those are beyond the zone of uncertainty and in the zone of high risk of serious impacts on the Earth System. It is an alarming situation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Production and biodegradability of dissolved organic carbon from dIfferent litter sources

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Carlos Arellano; [2015]
    Keywords : physical geography and ecosystem analysis; biogeochemical cycles; dissolved organic carbon; carbon cycle; soil biogeochemistry; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The movement of carbon on Earth is based on exchange between pools that represent carbon in different physical forms, differing in chemical composition, structure and function. Dissolved organic carbon plays an important role in ecosystems because of its mobility, which can be relatively high in saturated soils, and because it is the most available fraction of organic matter for microorganisms in soil, being particularly active in microbial degradation processes through soil profile. READ MORE

  5. 5. Tree species traits response to different canopy cover for 34 tree species in an enrichment planted tropical secondary rain forest in Sabah, Malaysia

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management

    Author : Li Videkull; [2014]
    Keywords : Climax species; crown growth; dbh growth; Dipterocarpaceae; forest rehabilitation; height growth; pioneer species; tree species traits; tropical rain forest; wood density; diametertillväxt; höjdtillväxt; klimaxarter; krontillväxt; pionjärarter; skogsrehabilitering; tropisk regnskog; trädslagsegenskaper; veddensitet;

    Abstract : Tropical rain forests only cover around six percent of the world’s land area and contain around 70 % of the world´s animals and plants. Tropical rainforests have been, and still are, negatively affected by human activities. These activities lead to forest degradation which has negative impacts on production and biodiversity. READ MORE