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  • Counting fish : performative data, anglers' knowledge-practices and environmental measurement
  • England ; Environmental management ; Fishing ; Knowledge ; Leisure ; United Kingdom ; Water resources
  • Using a case study of recreational angling, the A. shows how fish in English rivers and lakes are counted and anglers act as lay or amateur knowledge-producers in the state's metrological knowledge-practices. She shows how, to support environmental
  • measurement, the state manages not only the environment and fish, but also anglers as lay knowledge-producers, using both regulation and economic incentives.
  • 2012
  • Biodiversity ; Climatic change ; Ecosystem ; Environmental management ; Palaeo-ecology ; Palaeo-environment ; Quaternary
  • This progress report reviews how the understanding of environmental dynamics over extended time periods is now incorporated into science dealing with predictions of future climate change by the IPCC consortium, how possible analogues for a warmer
  • future are still vigorously explored and how information on past environments may better inform an understanding of contemporary ecosystem processes and influence the future management of biodiversity in protected area.
  • 2012
  • The Political Geography of Environmental Regulation: Implementing the Water Framework Directive in the Douro River Basin, Portugal
  • Douro ; Environmental conservation ; Legislation ; Portugal ; River basin ; Role of the State ; Stream ; Water ; Water Framework Directive ; Water pollution ; Water use ; environmental studies ; political geography ; water resources
  • classification into five phases of water management. The examination then addresses the main aspects of the WFD experience in the Douro, exploring elements of innovation and continuity. Higher concern for environmental conservation and the detailed assessment
  • The article discusses the challenges and prospects of implementing the Water Framework Directive (WFD), one of the most comprehensive pieces of environmental legislationpassed by the European Union (EU). The translation of the WFD into policy-making
  • of water management problems are significant improvements that followed the introduction of the WFD. However, the same institutional reforms have also served to consolidate techno-bureaucratic approaches centred on the economic values of water. As a result
  • to perceive the politicised complexity of water management and on effective mechanisms of dialogue and social inclusion.
  • 2012
  • From polygons to politics : everyday practice and environmental governance in Veracruz, Mexico
  • Coffee ; Environmental management ; Farm ; Land use ; Mexico ; Political economy ; Rural landscape ; Veracruz
  • 2012
  • A participatory approach to spatial and environmental planning in different national perspectives
  • Development strategy ; Environmental management ; Geographical information system ; Participation ; Planning ; Project ; Socio-economic indicators ; Strategic planning
  • The paper describes experiences with Stra.S.S.E. Project (Strategic Spatial Planning and Sustainable Environment) that was aimed at enhancing a participatory approach to spatial and environmental planning. Four teams from three partner countries
  • divided the roles and tasks in the project. The main goals of the project, obtained by participatory processes, were oriented at developing strategic planning methodologies for the project-areas by using, as monitoring tools, a set of environmental, social
  • 2012
  • The basics of sustainable forest management in forest promotional complexes
  • Biodiversity ; Concept ; Dead wood ; Decision making process ; Ecosystem ; Environmental management ; Forest ; Forestry ; Sustainable development
  • protection and to introduce the rules of sustainable and balanced forest development. Main subject of this study is a dead wood and its ecological functions in managed forests and chosen FPC reserves. The problem of naturalization or ecologisation of forest
  • management is discussed.
  • 2012
  • Implementing a national environment policy : understanding the success of the 1989-1999 integrated pest management programme in Indonesia
  • Agricultural policy ; Agricultural technique ; Crop ; Environment ; Environmental conservation ; Farmer behaviour ; Financial crisis ; Food security ; Indonesia ; Pesticide ; Political economy
  • The paper provides an overview of why and how the 1989-1999 national pest management programme worked in Indonesia before being terminated in the wake of the Asian financial crisis. Environmental programmes cannot be sustained without strong
  • 2012
  • Australia ; Channel geometry ; Ecological restoration ; Environmental management ; Ergodic methodology ; Fluvial dynamics ; Human impact ; Longitudinal section ; Meander ; Model ; New South Wales ; Stream
  • Applications of ergodic reasoning (or location for time substitution) aid efforts at environmental reconstruction and prediction, providing a useful tool to analyse and communicate stages of landscape evolution. This paper uses a case study from
  • and Fryirs (2005) is presented as a means for depicting the range of behaviour and evolutionary variability of this river. These approaches can be readily applied in other systems. Implications for approaches to analysis of river evolution and management
  • 2012
  • [b1] Dep. of Environment and Geography, Discipline of Environmental Science, Macquarie Univ., North Ryde, Australie
  • [b3] Environmental Research Inst. of the Supervising Scientist, Darwin, Australie
  • [b4] Sustainable Use of Catchments and Coasts, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Univ. of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australie
  • GEO-environmental suitability evaluation of land for urban construction based on a back-propagation neural network and GIS : A case study of Hangzhou
  • China ; Decision making process ; Environmental management ; Geographical information system ; Model ; Natural hazards ; Neural network ; Soil properties ; Spatial analysis ; Urban area ; Urban construction ; Urban planning ; Zhejiang
  • Using geo-environmental factors and the land use status of Hangzhou, China, a back-propagation (BP) neural network model for the evaluation of the geo-environmental suitability of land for urban construction was established with a geographic
  • information system (GIS) and techniques of grid, geospatial, and BP neural network analysis. Four factor groups, comprising 9 separate subfactors of geo-environmental features, were selected for the model : geomorphic type, slope, site soil type, stratum
  • steadiness, Holocene saturated soft soil depth, groundwater abundance, groundwater salinization, geologic hazard type, and geologic hazard degree. With the support of the model, the geo-environmental suitability of Hangzhou land for urban construction
  • 2012
  • Foliar nitrogen responses to the environmental gradient matrix of the Adirondack Park, New York
  • Biodiversity ; Ecosystem ; Forest ; Geographical information system ; Human impact ; New York State ; Regression analysis ; Remote sensing ; Resource management ; Spatial variation ; Temperate zone ; Tree species ; United States of America
  • The AA. relate a regional survey of foliar N data from a diverse set of forest tree species in the Adirondack Park, New York, to a holistic matrix of environmental gradients thought to control spatial variability of foliar N. Stepwise multiple
  • that the plasticity of the total foliar N response to measured environmental variability is strongly related to 2 indexes of a species' resource strategy : leaf mass per area and shade tolerance. These results emphasize the potentially dominant role of humans
  • in controlling future nutrient cycling, and suggest that spatially explicit measurements of foliar N, environmental gradients, and plant resource strategies might provide a pathway to map and forecast ecosystem services at regional scales.
  • 2012
  • [b3] Dep. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ., Syracuse, Etats-Unis
  • Landscape Degradation Modelling: An Environmental Impact Assessment for Rural Landscape Prioritisation
  • EIA ; Environment ; Environmental degradation ; Environmental management ; Haizuka Dam ; Impact study ; Japan ; Landscape ; Landscape Degradation Model ; Methodology ; Modelling ; landscape compartments ; rural landscape
  • Landscape Degradation Assessment (LDA) of rural areas can play a crucial role in landscape planning. Japan lacks quantitative and cumulative Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) methodologies, especially in the area of LDA. Although a decision
  • support system is in place for very large projects (Class-1) in Japan, EIAs for much smaller projects are non-existent, which often results in ambiguity with regard to environmental problems. To improve the transparency of the decision-making process
  • 2012
  • The effect of terrain and management on the spatial variability of soil properties in an apple orchard
  • The aims of this study were to investigate how management practises and topography influence the variability of key soil properties and to test the efficacy of various analytical techniques for predictive high resolution soil mapping. The AA
  • . sampled soil properties measured in an intensively managed orchard in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia using a stratified sampling design for alleys and tree-lines in order to distinguish potential management effects from effects of natural soil
  • -line and in alley. The degree of correlation between soil properties and terrain parameters was influenced by the different management regimes.
  • 2012
  • [b1] School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Adelaide, Australie
  • Environmental ethics and regional sustainable development
  • China ; Environment ; Environmental conservation ; Ethics ; Legislation ; Population growth ; Regional development ; Resource management ; Social geography ; Sustainable development
  • 2012
  • Environmental bargaining and boundary organizations : remapping British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest
  • British Columbia ; Canada ; Environment ; Environmental management ; Land use ; Natural resources ; Nature conservation ; Non-governmental organization ; Regulation ; Zoning
  • 2012
  • Conceptualizations of local knowledge in collaborative environmental governance
  • Adelaide ; Allocation ; Australia ; Decision making process ; Enquiry ; Environmental management ; Local knowledge ; South Australia ; Water ; Water supply
  • 2012
  • Biodiversity ; Climatic change ; Concept ; Ecosystem ; Environmental management ; Geodiversity ; Landscape ; Landscape dynamics ; Numerical model ; Scale ; Scotland ; United Kingdom
  • the landscape elements comprising geodiversity requires a dynamic approach to their management and conservation, with attention to their sensitivities to changes in climate, weather patterns and land management. Geodiversity is dependent on the scale of enquiry
  • , and the unique features of many iconic landforms may have their greatest significance at the global scale. If geodiversity is to be relevant to scenarios for managing climate change impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity, a full understanding of the process
  • 2012
  • [b1] School of Natural Sciences, Department of Environmental Science, University of Stirling, Stirling, Royaume-Uni
  • Biotechnology in agriculture : Agronomic and environmental considerations and reflections based on 15 years of GM crops
  • This paper reviews the published literature on the agronomic and environmental impact of GM crops in the last 15 years. Overall, the impact of GM crops has largely been agronomically and environmentally positive in both developed and developing
  • world contexts. The often claimed negative impacts of GM crops have yet to materialize on large scales in the field. Environmentally, the decrease in insecticide use has benefited non-target and beneficial organisms while surface and groundwater
  • of GM crops is reliant on the speed with which resistance develops in target weeds and insects. Good management will determine how long this strategy proves positive.
  • 2012
  • Fluvial geomorphology of the Kupa River drainage basin, Croatia: A perspective of its application in river management and pollution studies
  • Channel geometry ; Croatia ; Environmental management ; Grain size distribution ; Human impact ; Pollution ; River bed ; Sediment transport ; Stream ; Stream flow
  • 2012
  • [b1] Inst. Ruđer Bošković, Division for marine and environmental research, Zagreb, Croatie
  • Scalar thickening : wildlife management areas and conservation scales in southeast Tanzania
  • Environmental management ; Fauna ; Nature conservation ; Political ecology ; Scale ; Southeastern Tanzania ; Tanzania ; Trans-border area ; Wildlife
  • 2012
  • [b1] Dept. of Environmental and Geographical Science, Univ., Cape Town, Afrique du Sud
  • Biodiversity ; Ecology ; Ecosystem ; Environmental conservation ; Market ; Nature conservation ; Neo liberalism ; Service
  • Across the world, governments, NGOs, scientists, policy-makers, and resource managers are learning to speak in the language of ecosystem services. It is a concept that seems to belong to what many geographers call neoliberal-style environmental
  • 2012