Search for dissertations about: "assessment land degradation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 22 swedish dissertations containing the words assessment land degradation.

  1. 1. Land Degradation and Climate in Iceland - a spatial and temporal assessment

    University dissertation from Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University

    Author : Rannveig Olafsdottir; [2002]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; spatial analysis; long-term analysis; Holocene; spatial simulations; Iceland; Geology; fysisk geografi; physical geography; Geologi; land cover; farmers perception; Land degradation;

    Abstract : Degradation of vegetation and soil erosion has contributed to loss of biological productivity and land degradation in Iceland. This thesis focuses on spatial and temporal patterns of land degradation in Iceland from a geographical perspective both along short and long timescales. READ MORE

  2. 2. Livestock, feed production and land use – an environmental assessment

    University dissertation from Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University

    Author : Yaw Sasu-Boakye; [2015]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; partial equilibrium modelling; land use impacts; livestock production; soya beans; life cycle assessments; ecosystem services; protein feeds; feed substitution;

    Abstract : The use of land for agriculture contributes substantially to today’s global environmental challenges such as climate change, water and land degradation and biodiversity loss. Today, about 38% of the ice-free land surface on earth is used as agricultural land, with about 75% of agricultural land used to produce feed for livestock. READ MORE

  3. 3. Uncertainty, variability and environmental risk analysis

    University dissertation from Växjö, Kalmar : Linnaeus University Press

    Author : Monika Filipsson; Tomas Öberg; Bo Bergbäck; Lars Rosén; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Contaminated land; exposure assessment; exposure factors; risk analysis; risk perception; uncertainty; variability; probabilistic risk assessment; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Miljövetenskap; Environmental Science;

    Abstract : The negative effects of hazardous substances and possible measures that can be taken are evaluated in the environmental risk analysis process, consisting of risk assessment, risk communication and risk management. Uncertainty due to lack of knowledge and natural variability are always present in this process. READ MORE

  4. 4. Research on methodologies for impact assessment on biodiversity - the case of bio based products

    University dissertation from Växjö, Kalmar : Linnaeus University Press

    Author : Maria Lindqvist; [2015]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; land use; forestry; Keywords: life cycle impact assessment; biodiversity;

    Abstract : ABSTRACTThe topic of this thesis is impact assessment on biodiversity in life cycle assessment (LCA). With humans in focus, we need the earth’s resources and its biodiversity for our existence and human well-being may depend on the management of the earth’s resources. The earth, however, does not need humans to continue its existence. READ MORE

  5. 5. Land use dynamics and demographic change in southern Burkina Faso

    University dissertation from ; Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Issa Ouedraogo; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : With the increasing world’s population, coupled with the technology improvement, man has emerged as the major, most powerful and universal instrument of environmental change in the biosphere today. To understand and predict the impacts of this change in the future, long-term reconstruction of land use and cover changes at global, regional and local scales is a prerequisite. READ MORE