Essays about: "Cropland"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 38 essays containing the word Cropland.

  1. 1. Using remote sensing and land abandonment as a proxy for long-term human out-migration. A Case Study: Al-Hassakeh Governorate, Syria

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Berit Mohr; [2021]
    Keywords : geography; GIS; remote sensing; Syria; vegetation indices; land abandonment; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The topic of human migration and displacement has become more important in recent years and will continue to do so in the following decades. Voices become louder claiming that climate change is a driving factor for increased displacement and migration. READ MORE

  2. 2. Cereals as ‘leftover biomass’ : an analysis of Swedish cereal production from the perspective of feed-food competition

    University essay from SLU/Department of Molecular Sciences

    Author : Beatrice Tillgren; [2021]
    Keywords : feed-food competition; left-over biomass; low‐opportunity‐cost feedstuff; cereals; cereal quality; wheat; rye; barley; oats; Swedish cereal production;

    Abstract : In a time with climate change and a growing population it is important to use the arable land as effectively as possible to ensure food security and minimize environmental impacts. Currently, livestock production uses 70% of all agricultural land which highlights the competition between the usage of land for crops for feed rather than for human consumption. READ MORE

  3. 3. THE IMPACT OF NON-FOSSIL ENERGY CONSUMPTION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY : Investigating ecological footprints

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Nationalekonomi

    Author : Stefan Svedberg; [2021]
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    Abstract : This study aims to investigate the impact of non-fossil energy consumption on environmental quality. The sample includes 36 OECD countries for the period 1993-2016. READ MORE

  4. 4. Cropland and tree cover mapping using Sentinel-2 data in an agroforestry landscape, Burkina Faso

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Ntandokazi Masimula; [2020-06-29]
    Keywords : Sentinel-2; Cropland mask; Tree cover estimation; Burkina Faso; Agroforestry; Random Forest;

    Abstract : Sentinel-2, with high spatial resolution bands and increased number of spectral channels,has provided increased capabilities for vegetation mapping. Cropland masks withinheterogeneous areas such as the Sudano-Sahel zone have become useful for monitoringlandscapes. READ MORE

  5. 5. Modelling gross primary production in semi-arid regions: effects on carbon uptake of intensive agriculture in southern Kenya

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Malin Ahlbäck; [2020]
    Keywords : Physical Geography; Ecosystem Analysis; GPP; Africa; Kenya; Land cover changes; Cropland; Remote sensing; Sentinel-2; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Background and aim: Gross primary production (GPP) is the largest global carbon (C) flux and an important component for counteracting anthropogenic CO2 emissions, understanding vegetation dynamics, and sustaining universal human standards. Africa plays a prominent role in the global C cycle, though our understanding of GPP dynamics is largely hampered by a paucity of ground-based observations. READ MORE