Search for dissertations about: "land-use changes"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 164 swedish dissertations containing the words land-use changes.

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

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Zahra Kalantari; Folkeson Lennart; Nachtnebel Hans-Peter; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; 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

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

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Johanna Jussila Hammes; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2005]
    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

  3. 3. Rainfall variability, soils and land use changes in the Ethiopian highlands

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Staffan Rosell; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2013]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; rainfall change; soil productivity; tef; land-use changes; South Wollo; water harvesting;

    Abstract : Most farmers in the Ethiopian highlands are dependent on rain-fed agriculture. The indigenous cereal tef is the most important crop for the farmers in the highlands. The central highland is an environmentally fragile area and a marginal area of Ethiopia with a recurring problem for the farmers to sustain an adequate agricultural production. READ MORE

  4. 4. Urban Growth Modeling Based on Land-use Changes and Road Network Expansion

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Yikang Rui; Yifang Ban; Henning Sten Hansen; [2013]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; urban growth sprawl; land-use simulation; multi-agent system; road network pattern; space syntax; complex networks; evolving weighted networks; nonlinear growth; local world; hierarchy; self-organized; local optimization; morphological changes; street centrality; adaptive kernel density estimation; dual representation;

    Abstract : A city is considered as a complex system. It consists of numerous interactivesub-systems and is affected by diverse factors including governmental landpolicies, population growth, transportation infrastructure, and market behavior. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköpings universitet

    Author : Hans Lönegren; [1987]
    Keywords : 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