Search for dissertations about: "Land use and land cover change"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 68 swedish dissertations containing the words Land use and land cover change.

  1. 1. Climate change frames and frame formation : An analysis of climate change communication in the Swedish agricultural sector

    Author : Therese Asplund; Victoria Wibeck; Mattias Hjerpe; Knut H. Sørensen; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Climate change communication; frame analysis; Swedish agriculture; farm magazines; focus groups; Klimatförändringar; kommunikation; frame analys; Svenskt lantbruk; lantbrukstidningar; fokusgrupper;

    Abstract : While previous research into understandings of climate change has usually examined general public perceptions and mainstream media representations, this thesis offers an audience-specific departure point by analysing climate change frames and frame formation in Swedish agriculture. The empirical material consists of Swedish farm magazines’ reporting on climate change, as well as eight focus group discussions among Swedish farmers on the topic of climate change and climate change information. READ MORE

  2. 2. Water Realities and Development Trajectories : Global and Local Agricultural Production Dynamics

    Author : Mats Lannerstad; Jan Lundqvist; Malin Falkenmark; David Molden; Paul Appasamy; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Agriculture development; food production; per capita food supply; consumptive water use; evaporation; transpiration; hydro-climatic variability; blue water resource; green water resource; irrigation; river depletion; river basin closure; adaptive water management; vegetal and animal foods; Jordbruksutveckling; matproduktion; per capita mattillgång; konsumerande vattenanvändning; evaporation; transpiration; hydroklimatisk variabilitet; blåvattenresurs; grönvattenresurs; bevattning; uttorkning av vattendrag; överintecknade avrinningsområden; anpassad vattenhantering; vegetarisk och animalisk föda.; Water in nature and society; Vatten i natur och samhälle;

    Abstract : Water constraints for humans and nature are gaining more and more public attention as a critical environmental dilemma that needs to be addressed. When aquifers and rivers are running dry, the debate refers to an ongoing “world water crisis”. READ MORE

  3. 3. European ecosystems on a changing planet : Integrating climate change and land-use intensity data

    Author : Jan Hendrik Blanke; Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap; []
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LPJ-GUESS; land-use intensity; climate change; carbon; nitrogen; ecosystem functions; trade-offs; vegetation;

    Abstract : Dynamic global vegetation models are mathematical models that provide a bottom-up description of plant communities. They explicitly model physiological and population-level processes such as growth, photosynthesis, carbon allocation, regeneration and mortality. READ MORE

  4. 4. Structure and Stability of Ecological Networks : The role of dynamic dimensionality and species variability in resource use

    Author : David Gilljam; Bo Ebenman; Peter Münger; José Montoya; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : The main focus of this thesis is on the response of ecological communities to environmental variability and species loss. My approach is theoretical; I use mathematical models of networks where species population dynamics are described by ordinary differential equations. READ MORE

  5. 5. Histories of reindeer husbandry resilience : land use and social networks of reindeer husbandry in Swedish Sápmi 1740-1920

    Author : Isabelle Brännlund; Per Axelsson; Tom Ericsson; Bruce Forbes; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; History; Sápmi; reindeer husbandry; resilience; adaptive capacity; livelihood diversity; taxation land; place-attachment; social organization; historia; History;

    Abstract : Against a background of ongoing and predicted climatic and environmental change facing humans on a global level, this thesis combines historical perspectives with theories of social resilience in a study of reindeer husbandry in Swedish Sápmi, from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. The thesis includes four individual studies that examine the topic from different angles, connected together by reoccurring elements of social resilience. READ MORE