Essays about: "Ecological"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 1142 essays containing the word Ecological.

  1. 1. Ecology From Within: Ecocriticism and Allegory in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Word for World is Forest

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Joel Fransson; [2019-01-08]
    Keywords : ecology; nature; allegory; dualism;

    Abstract : This essay reads Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel The Word for World is Forest to explorewhether there is a connection between Cartesian dualism, allegorical reading, and environmentalistthought. To answer this the essay employs the philosophy and theoretical writings of Timothy Morton,namely The Ecological Thought and Ecology Without Nature. READ MORE

  2. 2. The inclusion of Bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in Integrated Assessment Models: Assessing legitimacy within published climate discourses

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Guy Finkill; [2019]
    Keywords : BECCS; Discourse; Governance; IAMs; Legitimacy; Sustainable Development.;

    Abstract : This thesis assesses the discourses identified in the literature that is critical to BECCS and its inclusion in IAMs used in the construction of RCP2.6 through a Foucauldian inspired discourse analysis. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sustained Asymmetries: Norrland and sustainable development as envisioned by the ecological modernization and environmental justice discourses

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Lisa Diehl; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainable development; media representations; Norrland; periphery; discourse analysis;

    Abstract : The gap between rural and urban is widening in ways that reward urban lifestyles and undermine the interests of rural communities. The asymmetrical power relation between rural and urban is relevant in a Swedish context where Norrland, Sweden's northernmost region, is experiencing outmigration and cutbacks in welfare services all the while urban centers in southern Sweden attract innovation, economic capital and an inflow of young, educated people. READ MORE

  4. 4. Effects of land use on wetland carbon storage and ecosystem services in the tropics : A first estimation investing rural wetlands in central and eastern Uganda

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Astrid Hedman; [2019]
    Keywords : tropical ecosystems; wetlands; carbon stocks; ecosystem services; climate change;

    Abstract : Wetlands provide important ecosystem services (ES) by storing large amounts of organic carbon (OC) and being of high biological, cultural, and economical value. Uganda is covered by vast wetland areas but has with a booming population rapidly been decreasing due to pressure on lands. READ MORE

  5. 5. Examining the competitive abilities of cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) in a growth chamber experiment.

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Emil Karlsson; [2019]
    Keywords : Centaurea cyanus; Papaver rhoeas; Avena sativa; Cornflower; Growth chamber; Plant competition; Plant ecology; LAI; Root biomass; Root length; Biomass; Dry weight; Interspecific competition; Blåklint; Kärlväxter; Konkurrensförmåga; Ekologi;

    Abstract : Competition between different species (interspecific competition) is an important factor to consider when estimating population trends, geographic distributions, and management options of species. Many historically common vascular plant species found in agricultural environments have been negatively affected by changes in community composition and in turn, changes in competition pressures. READ MORE