Search for dissertations about: "Land-use"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 372 swedish dissertations containing the word Land-use.

  1. 1. Inferring Land Use from Remote Sensing Imagery : A context-based approach

    Author : Michael Meinild Nielsen; Bo Malmberg; Anders Wästfelt; Douglas A. Stow; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; land use; remote sensing; urban remote sensing; image analysis; segmentation; spatial context; land cover; land cover configuration; farming types; bark beetle; dead trees; forest inventory; Human Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : This doctoral thesis investigates the potential of classification methods based on spatial context to infer specific forms of land use from remote sensing data. The problem is that some types of land use are characterized by a complex configuration of land covers that traditional per-pixel based methods have problems classifying due to spectral heterogeneity. READ MORE

  2. 2. Road structures under climate and land use change : Bridging the gap between science and application

    Author : Zahra Kalantari; Folkeson Lennart; Nachtnebel Hans-Peter; KTH; []
    Keywords : Adaptation; extreme rainfall events; runoff; land use; climate change; flood hazard; SRA - Transport; SRA - Transport; Järnvägsgruppen - Infrastruktur; Järnvägsgruppen - Infrastruktur;

    Abstract : Future changes in climate and land use are likely to affect catchment hydrological responses and consequently influence the amount of runoff reaching roads. Blockages and damage to under-dimensioned infrastructure can be extremely costly for the regions affected. READ MORE

  3. 3. Essays on the Political Economy of Land Use Change

    Author : Johanna Jussila Hammes; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; land tax; technological change; land use; deforestation; agricultural trade liberalization; Doha round; Dutch disease; perceived comparative advantage; EU-15; panel data;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of three articles. The two first ones construct theoretical models for land use change between agriculture and forestry in the presence of lobbies representing both sectors. The third article tests empirically the hypothesis forwarded in the first essay. READ MORE

  4. 4. Land use GHG emissions and mitigation options, simulated by CoupModel

    Author : Hongxing He; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : GHG; CO2; N2O; forest; drained peatland; clay soil; willow; soil nitrate leaching; modeling; CoupModel; GLUE; Land use; mitigation option; cost benefit analysis;

    Abstract : Climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are one of the major challenges to the humankind of 21st Century. This thesis focuses on understanding, estimating and suggesting mitigation of the GHG emissions (mainly N2O and CO2) from the land use sector, specifically from forest ecosystems on drained peatlands but also from willow production on agricultural clay soil. READ MORE

  5. 5. Control of land use and groundwater quality in Colorado and Sweden

    Author : Hans Lönegren; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Land use; groundwater quality; organization; legislation; perspectives of the decision makers; plan; planning process; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : The aim of this research is to shed light upon the organization and the system of regulations adopted by modern, industrialized societies in the interactive fields of land use and groundwater. By studying groundwater, long-term perspectives become more clear. The following questions are examined. Are there adequate rules (e. READ MORE