Essays about: "forests"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 895 essays containing the word forests.

  1. 1. Women’s fuelwood collection and deforestation : Effects on women’s everyday lives and environments in Kabadio, Casamance and Diagane Barka, Sine-Saloum.

    University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/HLK, Globala studier

    Author : Sofia Tiainen; [2019]
    Keywords : Women; fuelwood collection; forest degradation; livelihoods; feminist political ecology; West Africa; Senegal;

    Abstract : Previous research and literature commonly agree to the fact that women, especially rural women, is the most vulnerable group in society. Many of them tend to be found in the poorest sections of society. READ MORE

  2. 2. Extraordinary or Ordinary at Best? - An Empirical Study on the Application of Machine Learning Tools for Proxy Means Tests in Poverty Targeting

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Nicolas Leicht; Colja Maser; [2019]
    Keywords : Poverty targeting; Proxy means tests; Machine learning; Household surveys;

    Abstract : Proxy means tests are a widely used approach in development programs where the beneficiaries need to be determined through targeting. These tests apply a standard econometric method, ordinary least squares, to predict consumption levels using household characteristics as input variables. READ MORE

  3. 3. Saproxylic beetles in Populus tremula fauna depots - how do you construct the best depot?

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för biologisk grundutbildning

    Author : Simon Selberg; [2019]
    Keywords : aspen; populus; tremula; saproxylic; beetle; fauna; depot; species; richness; abundance; diversity; cwd; course; woody; debris; forest; asp; populus; tremula; vedlevande; skalbagge; fauna; depå; art; mångfald; diversitet; död; ved; cwd; skog;

    Abstract : The biodiversity of saproxylic organisms and in the case of this study, saproxylic beetles, is dependent on the amount and quality of course woody debris (CWD) in the environment. Over the past decades the quantity of CWD in Swedish forests has increased, yet the quality has decreased, forests are managed and exploited, and old-growth forests are rarer. READ MORE

  4. 4. Exotiska trädarter i urbana miljöer : fördelar, nackdelar och risker kopplat till användningen av exotiskt växtmaterial i urbana miljöer

    University essay from SLU/Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

    Author : Johan Nilsson; Filip Andersson; [2019]
    Keywords : stadsträd; exotiska; risker; fördelar; urban; hållbar; artdiversitet; invasivitet;

    Abstract : The design of our outdoor environments is today an important part of a functioning city. The cities are growing more densely and the green areas are getting smaller. This means that the presence of vegetation and especially trees in urban environments is of great importance. READ MORE

  5. 5. Our Valuable Nature : Making the forest a common concern to guide rural development in Norrland

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Arkitekthögskolan vid Umeå universitet

    Author : Johanna Lindström; [2019]
    Keywords : Rural; Norrland; Forest; Biosphere Reserve; Forest Research; Architecture;

    Abstract : In Norrland, forests make up the biggest area of land, where different activities and actors exist in the same locations. Conflicts arise when different actors and agendas clash, making it hard to have a sustainable co-existence in the forest. READ MORE