Essays about: "environmental pressures"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 110 essays containing the words environmental pressures.

  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 Plant Breeding (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. Assessing the causes and effects of food loss and food waste. A comparative analysis of Ghana and Sweden

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Mabel Addai; [2021]
    Keywords : Food loss and waste; Ghana; Sweden; DPSIR; Sustainability Science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : About a third (1.3 billion tons per year) of global food production is lost or wasted from the initial stages of farm production down to final household consumption and this global challenge has undesirable environmental, economic, and social effects. READ MORE

  3. 3. EARTH IS THE MOTHER AND THE WATERWAYS ARE THE VEINS THAT FLOW THROUGH HER A qualitative study on the trend of personification in river management

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Sofie Dahlqvist; [2020-03-03]
    Keywords : river management; water resource management; trend of personification; Yarra; Birrarung; Victorian Environmental Water Holder; legal personality; guardianship model; market environmentalism;

    Abstract : This thesis look at the trend of personification of rivers by examining the unprecedented legislation the Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung Murron) Act 2017 (hereafter Yarra/Birrarung Act) and the well-established Environmental Water Manager, the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH). The aim of the thesis is to contribute with knowledge on why there is a trend of personification in river management and what implications that brings. READ MORE

  4. 4. Beteendeeffekter av antidepressivt läkemedel på abborre (Perca fluviatilis) : socialt och aktivt beteende undersökts genom att kombinera behandlingar med oxazepam, temperatur och predationstryck

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

    Author : Oskar Karlsson; Svante Knutsen; [2020]
    Keywords : antidepressiva läkemedel; oxazepam; abborre;

    Abstract : Användandet av antidepressiva och ångestdämpande läkemedel, som ex. oxazepam, ökar i samhället vilket kan leda till höga halter i våra vattendrag. Tidigare studier har visat att abborrar som blir utsatta för miljörelevanta koncentrationer av oxazepam ändrar sitt beteende. READ MORE

  5. 5. Eco-efficiency in Swedish dairy farms : incorporating sustainability into the measure of eco-efficiency

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Elin Martinsson; [2020]
    Keywords : dairy farms; eco-efficiency; environmental pressures; planetary boundaries;

    Abstract : This thesis introduces a novel method to incorporate absolute values of GHG emissions into the measure of eco-efficiency. The aim is to assess eco-efficiency in Swedish dairy farms and adjusting the scores towards a threshold of absolute levels of GHG emissions using the proposed method. READ MORE