Essays about: "ecosystem services"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 453 essays containing the words ecosystem services.

  1. 1. The intraspecific drought tolerance of Betula pendula Roth. : ecotypic aptitude as tree selection criteria for the urban landscape

    University essay from SLU/Department of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)

    Author : Simon Hannus; [2021]
    Keywords : Betula pendula; clinal variation; drought tolerance; ecosystem services; ecotypes; potential evapotranspiration; turgor loss point; urban forestry; urban resilience; urban tree selection;

    Abstract : The ecosystem services provided by urban trees are substantial contributors to the quality of urban living, and their environmentally regulating capabilities are increasingly regarded as integral in order to efficiently secure urban resilience, by ameliorating the human and material impacts of extreme weather events. However, current trends of urban development presents challenges of how to preserve urban greenery ecosystem functioning, particularly in light of the ongoing climate change; which also has brought forth the importance of taxonomically diverse urban forests, to mitigate risks of catastrophic tree loss associated with these conditions. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Swedish policy framework for Forest Ecosystem Services : a study of integration of objectives, policy instruments and local actor’s knowledge about policies and policy objectives

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Forest Economics

    Author : Karolina Tanse; [2021]
    Keywords : energy; climate; forest; nature conservation; policy analysis; policy implementation; policy perception; stakeholders; beslutsfattande; policyimplementering; policyintegrering; skogliga ekosystemtjänster; Sverige;

    Abstract : Paper 1 There is a trend towards intensification of forest use in many European countries, fuelled by an increased demand for forest products and services, driven by the global population, income growth and an increasing per capita consumption of forest products and forest ecosystem services, and politically promoted by a shift towards a bio-based economy. Based on the assumption that decisions on forest management relate to synergies—e. READ MORE

  3. 3. Balancing social and environmental sustainability: A qualitative case study about the social impacts of the Payments for Ecosystem Services program on rural farmers in Costa Rica

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Emma Ramirez; [2020-11-11]
    Keywords : Costa Rica; Guacimal; Monteverde; Environment; Payments for Environmental Services; Sustainability; Critical Sustainability;

    Abstract : Costa Rica has long been considered a leader in environmentally sustainable policy actions as the country aims to have 70% forest cover and much of their success has been attributed to the Payment for Environmental Services (PES) program. The program pays landowners to conserve their forests for the benefits nature provides, such as biodiversity, storing carbon, scenic beauty and fresh water regulation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Pokot Young Pastoralists at the Crossroads - Tradition, Modernity and Land Tenure Transformations in East Pokot, Kenya

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Maddalena Cirani; [2020-02-18]
    Keywords : Pastoralism; Youth; ASALs; Africa; East Pokot; Land tenure; Modernity; Tradition;

    Abstract : East Pokot, in North-Western Kenya, falls under the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands(ASALs) of the Sub-Saharan region. Due to the yearly prolonged dry seasons, pastoralismhas traditionally guaranteed the most reliable source of livelihood. READ MORE

  5. 5. 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