Essays about: "buffer management"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 107 essays containing the words buffer management.

  1. 1. Riparian plant biodiversity and community composition of ditches and straightened streams : identifying key environmental drivers in a boreal forest setting

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

    Author : Rasmus Staaf; [2024]
    Keywords : artificial waterways; riparian zone; novel ecosystems; ; forestry; ditch network maintenance; species richness; hill-diversity; drainage ditches; coarse woody debris; ditch cleaning; ecology;

    Abstract : Modified ecosystems are typically seen as degraded and having no ecological value. In many cases, the modification of the ecosystem was done more than 100 years ago and may have had time to recover and become a refugia for species that were once more common in the landscape. READ MORE

  2. 2. Vindkraftens påverkan på smålom

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

    Author : Joel Hallingfors; Marcus Åsberg Genctürk; [2023]
    Keywords : smålom; vindkraftsetablering; skyddszon; buffertzoner; QGIS; habitatpåverkan;

    Abstract : Vindkraftsetableringar i Sverige ökar och har ökat kraftigt de senaste åren. Etableringen leder till att olika intressen krockar med varandra och hänsyn måste tas till drabbade arter som exempelvis smålom (Gavia stellata). READ MORE

  3. 3. Consequences of alternative forest management in riparian buffer zones : a GIS analysis

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

    Author : Elijah Ourth; [2023]
    Keywords : Riparian buffer zones; Continuous cover forestry; CCF; Hyggesfritt; Geographical information system; Ditch network maintenance; Ditch; Stream; Natural channel;

    Abstract : With increasing pressure from policymakers and the general public to conduct alternative forest management throughout the European Union (EU), Sweden needs to find ways to best prioritize the implementation of this alternative management. Alternative management is a term used to describe alternative management methods to clear-cut rotation forestry and can include silvicultural methods such as continuous cover forestry, management increasing proportion tree diversity and presence of broadleaves, and extended rotation lengths. READ MORE

  4. 4. Major forest companies and owner associations interpretation of policies and certification programs regarding riparian buffer zones

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

    Author : Eric Lundström; [2023]
    Keywords : Buffer zone; Water quality; Buffer zone policy; Forestry; Policy interpretation;

    Abstract : Human intervention in forests such as clearcut forestry have a negative impact on water quality and biodiversity. To maintain water quality and its biological values a commonly used method is to leave trees and shrubs closest to the water, in so called a buffer zone. READ MORE

  5. 5. Exploring the Feasibility of Using Fire Dynamics Simulator to Improve the Calculation of the Wildfire Available Safe Egress Time

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Brandteknik

    Author : Alfred El Haddad; [2023]
    Keywords : Wildfire; Trigger buffer; WUI; WASET; FDS; QGIS; Level set; WUI evacuation.; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires pose a significant threat to public safety and property in areas where urban development encroaches upon natural landscapes. This thesis aims to investigate the effect of smoke from a WUI fire on the tenability conditions of a small village and to establish a worst-case-scenario trigger boundary around it as an improved basis for the WUI available safe egress time (WASET). READ MORE