Essays about: "Production uncertainty"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 197 essays containing the words Production uncertainty.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Metrics of making knowledge in a wilder Anthropocene : the roles and implications of produced knowledge in the governance of synthetic biology for biodiversity conservation

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Rixt Marloes van der Valk; [2020]
    Keywords : international biodiversity governance; Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse SKAD ; measurementality; novel entities; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Under the growing influence of dominant discourses such as ecological modernisation and neo- liberalisation, proposed alternative conservation approaches focus more and more on efficiency. In the realm of biodiversity conservation, synthetic biology - the application of engineering to facilitate and accelerate the design or modification of genetic materials in living organisms – has emerged as an efficient approach. READ MORE

  3. 3. Predicting deliveries from suppliers : A comparison of predictive models

    University essay from Mittuniversitetet/Institutionen för informationssystem och –teknologi

    Author : Marcus Sawert; [2020]
    Keywords : Production planning; Supply; Deliveries; Prediction; Linear regression; Ridge regression; Lasso; Elastic net;

    Abstract : In the highly competitive environment that companies find themselves in today, it is key to have a well-functioning supply chain. For manufacturing companies, having a good supply chain is dependent on having a functioning production planning. The production planning tries to fulfill the demand while considering the resources available. READ MORE

  4. 4. Adapting together in times of climate change : the potential of adaptive governance for improving the cooperation between reindeer herders and forest owners in northern Sweden

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Freya Grüsgen; [2020]
    Keywords : social-ecological system; land use; reindeer husbandry; forestry; climate change; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Reindeer husbandry has long been a central element of the traditional livelihood and culture of indigenous Sami people in northern Sweden. However, it faces several challenges from competing land uses, primarily forestry. READ MORE

  5. 5. Potato farmers’ decision-making under uncertainty : a study about farmers’ reference points and domain specific risk preferences.

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Daniel Pettersson; [2020]
    Keywords : eckel and grossman method; experimet; farmers; potato cultivation; prospect theory; reference point; risk domains; risk preference;

    Abstract : Swedish agriculture has declined for several decades, and for potato cultivation, the decrease has been particularly dramatic. At the same time, Sweden has adopted a national food strategy that aims to increase the production of foodstuff in Sweden. If this strategy is to be realized, the trend of declining production must be reversed. READ MORE