Essays about: "Information Systems Sciences"

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  1. 1. It Takes Two to Tango: Perceptions and Motivations Towards Campaign Clientelism in Zambia

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Fubu Ngubu; [2023]
    Keywords : Keywords: Campaign clientelism; Information theory; mixed methods; System justification theory; Zambia.; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Various studies on clientelism usually start from a common puzzle: Why is campaign clientelism widely practised by politicians even when they have no means of ensuring reciprocity from the voters? Similarly, why is campaign clientelism widespread amongst voters despite its numerous negative consequences on societies, democracy, and development? These puzzles have motivated my research, where I attempt to understand the perceptions and motivations of politicians and voters towards campaign clientelism in Zambia. To address the research question, two forms of data collection methods were utilised, in-depth interviews with politicians at the local level and a survey of voters in densely populated areas (Lusaka and Kitwe). READ MORE

  2. 2. Exploring patterns in risk factors for bark beetle attack during outbreaks triggered by drought stress with harvester data on attacked trees: A case study in Southeastern Sweden

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Nikolaos Kouskoulis; [2023]
    Keywords : Geography; GIS; Geographic Information Science; Forest ecosystems; Bark beetle outbreak; Southeastern Sweden; Predisposing factors; Triggering factors; Drought stress; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : ABSTRACT Raising temperatures and climate variability have intensified extreme weather events worldwide. These extremes can enhance and trigger possible pest outbreaks. Bark beetle attacks have become a major concern in regions with extensive spruce forest areas. Southeastern Sweden has faced repeated outbreaks resulting in widespread tree loss. READ MORE

  3. 3. Climate impact of ultra-processed foods in the Swedish diet

    University essay from SLU/Department of Molecular Sciences

    Author : Hanna Maria Linnéa Eneroth; [2023]
    Keywords : climate impact; culinary ingredients; diet; food consumption; food processing; greenhouse gas emissions; minimally processed foods; NOVA; ultra-processed foods;

    Abstract : The climate impact associated with food consumption is large. The size of the impact depend on the type of food and how it is produced. Food systems are currently changing and urbanization and increased affluence of consumers have led to an overall increase in food consumption and a rise in consumption of processed foods globally. READ MORE

  4. 4. Using a GIS to enable an economic, land use and energy output comparison between small wind powered turbines and large-scale wind farms: the case of Oslo, Norway.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Colin Potter; [2023]
    Keywords : Geography; GIS; Wind power; Renewable energy sources; urban wind energy; urban areas; planning; vertical axis wind turbines; comparative studies; urban integrated energy systems; Oslo; Roan; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Responding to an identified knowledge gap, the study aims to determine if smaller wind turbines located on top of existing urban buildings are more resource efficient (land utilization and economically) than large scale wind farms. To answer this question, using a GIS, the resource efficiency of the Roan wind farm in Northern Norway was compared to a theoretical modeled installation of small-scale wind turbines on top of buildings within a 2km radius study zone in central Oslo. READ MORE

  5. 5. “People seem to understand numbers better than the alphabet” : Experiences and effects of reclassification from SAB to Dewey at a university library

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för ABM och digitala kulturer

    Author : Julia Ptasznik; [2023]
    Keywords : Library; Information; Knowledge Organization; Classification Systems; SAB; Dewey Decimal Classification; DDC; DDK; Infrastructure; Infrastructure Theory; Cultural Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis is an analysis of the effects and experiences of reclassification from the Swedish SAB system to the Dewey Decimal Classification at one of the faculty libraries at Lund University. The background for this study is the National Library report from 2006 where advantages and disadvantages of switching to the DDC were outlined. READ MORE