Essays about: "vegetation communities"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 45 essays containing the words vegetation communities.

  1. 1. Fysisk planering för begränsad klimatpåverkan

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

    Author : Josefin Ågren; [2019]
    Keywords : fysisk planering; begränsa klimatförändringarna; kolinlagring; växthusgasutsläpp; urban sprawl; stadsranden; lantbrukslandskap; planetära gränser; klimaträttvisa;

    Abstract : Mänskligheten konsumerar utöver jordens tillgångar. Naturliga system rubbas. Klimatförändringarna hotar världen med extremväder. I Parisavtalet beslutades det att mänskligheten ska arbeta för att bromsa temperaturhöjningen vid 1,5 grader från förindustriell tid. READ MORE

  2. 2. Environmental issues from sugarcane plantations in Brazil and how to handle them with market-based instruments

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Miljövetenskaplig utbildning

    Author : Freja Milton; [2019]
    Keywords : Market-based instruments; environmental offsets; Payments for ecosystem services; PES; Brazil; bioplastic; biopolymer; sugarcane; certification; environmental impacts from sugarcane cultivations.; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : This study is a literature review of three market-based instruments used for land management; environmental offsets, payments for ecosystem services (PES) and certification, and how they could be used to mitigate environmental impacts from sugarcane cultivation in Brazil when purchasing biopolymers. The study showed that certification is the most common market-based instrument in Brazil. READ MORE

  3. 3. Reindeer induced changes in vegetation composition and plant traits on a tundra-forest border

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Femke Pijcke; [2019]
    Keywords : physical geography; ecosystem analysis; plant functional traits; nutrient allocation; grazing; reindeer; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) are the most common large herbivores in the arctic. With a habitat spreading over the entire circumpolar region, they can have a substantial effect on plant species composition and ecosystem processes and functions. READ MORE

  4. 4. Nitrogen Uptake by Vegetation in the Wakkerstroom Wetland, South Africa

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Emma Dufbäck; [2019]
    Keywords : nitrogen uptake; NPP; wetland; Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer MISR ; Light Use Efficiency LUE ; remote sensing; Phragmites australis; Typha capensis; South Africa; kväveupptag; NPP; våtmark; Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer MISR ; Light Use Efficiency LUE ; fjärranalys; Phragmites australis; Typha capensis; Sydafrika;

    Abstract : The lack of proper wastewater treatment inhibits the social and economic development in many communities. The South African town Wakkerstroom is an example where wastewater is first treated before it is released. READ MORE

  5. 5. Effects of land use on wetland carbon storage and ecosystem services in the tropics : A first estimation investing rural wetlands in central and eastern Uganda

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Astrid Hedman; [2019]
    Keywords : tropical ecosystems; wetlands; carbon stocks; ecosystem services; climate change;

    Abstract : Wetlands provide important ecosystem services (ES) by storing large amounts of organic carbon (OC) and being of high biological, cultural, and economical value. Uganda is covered by vast wetland areas but has with a booming population rapidly been decreasing due to pressure on lands. READ MORE