Essays about: "ecosystem analysis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 456 essays containing the words ecosystem analysis.

  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. Enhancing interoperability for IoT based smart manufacturing : An analytical study of interoperability issues and case study

    University essay from KTH/Kommunikationssystem, CoS

    Author : Yujue Wang; [2020]
    Keywords : Internet-of-Things IoT ; Interoperability; Industry 4.0; FIWARE Generic Enabler; Cyber Physical Systems CPS ; Smart Manufacturing; Internet-of-things IoT ; Interoperabilitet; Industry 4.0; FIWARE Generic Enabler; Cyber Physical Systems CPS ; Smart tillverkning;

    Abstract : In the era of Industry 4.0, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) plays the driving role comparable to steam power in the first industrial revolution. IoT provides the potential to combine machine-to-machine (M2M) interaction and real time data collection within the field of manufacturing. READ MORE

  3. 3. Assessing annual forest phenology: a comparison of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and phenocamera datasets

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Shangharsha Thapa; [2020]
    Keywords : Geography; Ecosystem Analysis; Near-surface Remote Sensing; UAV; Phenocamera; Forest Phenology; Phenophase; Seasonality; NDVI; GCC; Geomatics; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Near-surface remote sensing platforms such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and phenocameras appear to be potential platforms for keeping track of seasonal dynamics at a local scale. This research focusses on extracting time series of different vegetation indices (VIs) from both platforms, computing seasonality events from them and comparing the results against spectral sensor data. READ MORE

  4. 4. An exploratory study of the prospects and application of life cycle perspective and ISO 14001 in product design and development as a means of sustainability excellence

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad; Högskolan i Halmstad

    Author : Stanley Worgu; Adibi Soroush; [2020]
    Keywords : International Standard Organization ISO ; Product life cycle perspectives PLCP ; Sustainable development; ISO 14001; ISO 9001; Ecosystem; Product design and development; Environmental management system EMS . Eco-design; Sustainable Product Design;

    Abstract : Product life cycle perspective, a concept emanating from sustainable product development has gradually emerged as one of the key areas in product design and development. Several studies and research have shown the direct co-relationship between product design, development and manufacturing and its impact on our environment and ecosystem. READ MORE

  5. 5. 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