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5 - 10 August 2018 - Mount Sterling, Ohio

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Mount Sterling, Ohio
Country
USA
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Jennifer Koch
News Article

Freshwater resources are vital for both society and natural ecosystems. We use water resources in many ways, from irrigation and recreation, to...

Date
December 2017
Authors
Stephanie Cole
Abstract

The positive relationships between biodiversity and aboveground biomass are important for biodiversity conservation and greater ecosystem functioning and services that humans depend on. However, the interaction effects of plant coverage and biodiversity on aboveground biomass across plant growth...

Authors
Sanaei, A.; Ali, A.; Chahouki, M. A. Z.
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication
Journal of Environmental Management, 2018, 205, pp 308-318
Abstract

Ongoing urban exploitation is increasing pressure to transform urban green spaces, while there is increasing awareness that greenery provides a range of important benefits to city residents. In efforts to help resolve associated problems we have developed a framework for integrated assessments of...

Authors
Andersson-Sköld, Y.; Klingberg, J.; Gunnarsson, B.; Cullinane, K.; Gustafsson, I.; Hedblom, M.; Knez, I.; Lindberg, F.; Sang, Ǻ. O.; Pleijel, H.; Thorsson, P.; Thorsson, S.
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication
Journal of Environmental Management, 2018, 205, pp 274-285
Abstract

Quantifying the potential costs of catastrophic and climate impacted hazards is a challenging but important exercise as the occurrence of such events is usually associated with high damage and uncertainty. At the local level, there is often a lack of information on rare extreme events, which means...

Authors
Keighley, T.; Longden, T.; Mathew, S.; Trück, S.
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication
Journal of Environmental Management, 2018, 205, pp 262-273
CAB ReviewFull Text

We review seven certification systems for verifying carbon trading from forestry and other land uses, and evaluate evidence of their effectiveness in generating social and environmental co-benefits. Published research on non-carbon co-benefits was located by searching the three principal...

Date
December 2017
Subjects
carbon; carbon markets; certification; databases; ecosystem services; forest management; forestry; forests; governance; land use; livelihoods
Authors
Savilaakso, S.; Petrokofsky, G.
Miscellaneous

A new distribution map is provided for Thekopsora minima (Arthur) Syd. & Syd. Pucciniomycetes: Pucciniales: Pucciniastraceae. Hosts: blueberry (Vaccinium spp.); aecial state on Tsuga spp. Information is given on the geographical distribution in Europe (Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal),...

Publisher
CABI
Publication
Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, 2017, No.October, pp Map 1208 (Edition 1)
AbstractFull Text

Soil organic carbon (SOC) contents of 562 Taiwan non-calcareous forest soil samples were determined by the Walkley-Black (WB) method and an elemental analyzer. The data analyzed by the elemental analyzer were taken as the standard, to obtain the SOC recovery rate by the WB method in 7 forest types...

Authors
Duh ChinTzer; Huang ChuMei
Publisher
Taiwan Forestry Research Institute
Publication
Taiwan Journal of Forest Science, 2017, 32, 3, pp 259-265

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