Questions related to Natural Resource Management
I am trying to remove phosphate from wastewater sample and also recover them. Is there any material that only absorb phosphate from water? Therefore, which natural material should be appropriate to use as absorbent?
I finished my Ph.D. in 2020, majoring in Biology and environmental science, at the University of Helsinki. I wish to do a postdoc by applying for the podoco grant. You can find more information about podoco - www.podoco.fi/companies/
To apply for the podoco grant, I need to collaborate with an organization or a company and prepare a project plan that is beneficial for that organization. I am asking your help to provide names of companies and non -governmental organizations in Finland working within the area of food and sustainability issues, circular economy, natural resource management, environment, and climate change. Looking forward to getting your advice. Thanks in advance.
I started a project to study local natural resource management systems. One of the aims is to measure the readiness of indigenous peoples' institutions. I need some input and suggestions on suitable variables and methods.
I want to know how to assign score to different variables and what is the basis for giving score for assessment ot intengible benefits.
The ambiguity around prospective environmental hazards has often been invoked as a justification for not taking action to protect the environment. However, having concrete evidence of an environmental threat before the damage happens is not always achievable.
Council, I. U. C. N. (2007). Guidelines for applying the precautionary principle to biodiversity conservation and natural resource management.
In this case,
- How the red data list helps to response to this uncertainty?
- How to use it as a precautionary measure?
- How it support to natural rescuers management?
Your valuable response is highly appreciated.
I would appreciate to be directed to studies that investigated this subject-matter. Also, those who are experts in this field can help me.
In your opinion, what will be the attitude of human to the natural resources management (environment, water resources, soil resources, etc.) after the COVID-19 era?
Watershed is new paradigm shift in natural resource management for growth, development and eco restoration. Needs policy, techno innovations and expert support for improvement of livelihood of the farming community. Therefore, it required to draw a pathway for getting success in it.
Hi guys, I am working on a research project that involves developing a sustainable land management strategy for a public sector organisation. I need good literature on the subject matter, any recommendations?
I am going to send my survey to landowners in Oklahoma. I need to subset my list of respondents as I have more numbers of people that total number of survey I am going to send for my research. I am not going to select stratified sampling method or multistage sampling method as I don't have enough population in my list to do so. I might be using simple random sampling method. What is the recent trend of simple random sampling method to sub-set number of respondents from a bigger sample space?
I am Onkar Dilip Gawali. Stud.ying in Msc.Forestry in Natural Resource Management in Dapoli.
i am confuse about my research topic so i want your help to select my research topic.
A natural resource management takes place on several ecological econonic ecological strand.
Assess the state of conservation of natural resources and drivers to guide decision-making;
Analyze the conservation gaps of protected area systems in relation to their capacity to protect biodiversity and carbon stocks;
Propose participatory natural resource management tools adapted to socio-economic contexts
Dear prominent research community,
I am doing a research on Co-management (CM) approach to natural resource management. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) endorsed the view that all social actors - supposedly are the government and community and others - could come to a situation where they can achieve a fair share of benefits from managing resources, mostly through negotiation.
I am reading quite a handful of articles to see if this approach has been successful in any region of the worlds, particularly where there is some maritime protected areas. But have not found much solid evidence.
If anyone could shed some lights for me or provide some articles to read, I would be much appreciated.
In conducting a security management related research, there is a blurry distinction with criminology or conflict management research. The theoretical framework one can choose from are in fact the same. While defending my proposal recently, i was advised to move away from conflict to security management in terms of not only the tone but the theories. i did revisit my notes and could get much deviation.
It gets even more tricky when a researcher wants to fold in an environmental/economic approach to security management research. Mostly the theoretical framework will shift from the traditional crime theories to environmental/economic theories. This might cause trouble with examiners who might view it as lacking in terms of security management orientation.
It is my take that despite the approach and the theories thereof, security management is inherent in a wide range of disciplines and thus one should not be bogged down in tunnel-vision of crime theories. So long as the relationship can be brought out clearly through other theories relevant to the setting(economic/environmental) then it should be understandable.
Sage advice needed here.
As a geographer/geomorphologist with interest in nature (karst) protection, I'm dealing with one Natura 2000 site in Croatia under heavy pollution pressure. It is a sinking river in contact karst area exposed to pollution from nearby dump site and sewerage - consequences: pollution of river (destruction of water fauna), its ponor and underground stream possibly up to the distant karst springs. One of the basic problems is in bad delineation of borders not including larger catchment area (small city, suburban area with important percentage of arable land - a lot of anthropogenic pressure) but only small part of river bed. So it is completely inefficient because it does not prevent or reduce the pressure on the protected water habitat of interest. Second problem is that most of Natura 2000 sites in Croatia are poorly managed or not managed at all (no management plans), with badly determined borders/areas drawn without enough scientific fundamentals so their efficiency is questionable in many cases.
My question rised from topic asked 5 years ago: https://www.researchgate.net/post/How_well_is_Natura_2000_protecting_European_biodiversity2
I'm searching for any updates on this topic - newer articles with examples. I'm interested in various habitats, not only karst and water, but all good examples of bad decisions in delineating Natura sites and repercussions to habitats, flora & fauna.
Maybe we can start some collaboration in this topic...
Unitary, federal and other kinds of goverment forms may influence the participation of local communities in the process of designing, implementing, and enforcing rules.
So, if federal goverments acknowledge better the particular features of the resources, is in these contries the resource management more eficient than in unitary states?
The mountain of TaraGat was famous for dens forest cover. With the passage of time tree cutting was accelerated. Before merger of Swat, Dir and Chitral states, Malakand was part of Federally Administered
Tribal Area (FATA). During that time all mountainous areas were communal land and forest resources were under the control of local land owners. After merger of the three states in to Pakistan (1969-70), the status of Malakand changed from FATA to PATA (provincial administered tribal area). The ownership of forest resource changed and came under the control of Government. In this way large scale deforestation
started. Till 1980 the mountain of TaraGat was completely cleared. During 2000-02, forest department was with a sincere attempt to decorate the mountain with trees and was successful. For this purpose
the mountain was banned for five year. When the banned was lifted, one person claimed ownership and cleared a small part of the newly planted forest. With this a conflict aroused and the whole community started trees cutting. The forest was cleared within few days time
Land degradation is occurring in almost all terrestrial biomes and agro-ecologies, in both low and high income countries. However, its impact is especially severe on the livelihoods of the poor who heavily depend on natural resources. Despite the severe impact of land degradation on the poor and the crucial role that land plays in human welfare and development, investments in sustainable land management (SLM) are low, especially in developing countries.
In spite of growing body of literature in recent years, the ecosystem services approach is not widely understood by policymakers, the general public and the private sector. While the approach is a promising contribution to providing for common good outcomes from the management of natural resources, much needs to be done to ensure that it achieves the dual purposes of maintaining and enhancing the supply of different services and improving the livelihoods of the rural poor in developing countries.....
The attainment of sustainability requires adherence to some important aspects like human welfare, natural resource management, economic development, food and energy security and environmental sustainability. How Green Chemistry can address these concerns for a sustainable future of the planet Earth.
My field sample plots are 30x30m square and I have to measure canopy coverage along with other field data. Ho can I use GRS densiometer or Spherical densiometer to measure the canopy coverage of my sample plot with less error of estimation.
we want to estimate gross primary production in Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests using MODIS products, Unfortunately measurements not available. can we estimate gross primary production without measurements and eddy covariance data?
It is more and more clear that the solutions for a sustainable human development and also for a mitigation and adaptation to climate change have to follow a territorial strategy ( a territory as a landscape with people, thus a social process). The Millennium Ecosystem Approach in the proposed scenarios for 2050, shows that the adaptive mosaic development strategy, is the one that better supply the population with ecosystem services. In that sense a climate smart territory has to be managed in a way that contributes to sustainable human development and to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
I strikes me as rather bizarre that despite all the hype around the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil, there do not seem to be studies that actually show what the environmental benefits of certification are. Or am I missing something?
To what extent can informal institutions either enhance or impair natural resource rule enforcement? Do they always promote natural resource governance? or can they also impair rule enforcement? Is it a double-edged sword? What are the various conceptualizations of informal institutions as pertains to the natural resource governance context?
I would detect fire, insect and deforestation (logging and building) disturbance using SAR backscatter and Optical data for Hyrcnian forest in the Iran.
How effective are bioclimatic models in projecting vegetative species diversity changes? What algorithms are used to reduce effect of other environmental factors?
As public agencies mostly want to partner with local people or other community actors for joint projects or collaborative activities, what practical steps conveners or agencies need to win local people trust? what will make them buy into this idea of partnership? I found the article below more useful, any other suggestions?
Rising to the challenge: A framework for optimising value in collaborative natural resource governance. Forest Policy and Economics, 67, 20-29.
Foliar nutrition is becoming popular in the last decade, various products are available in the market (even customized foliar nutrition products), which have been reported to increase yields as well heled in bio-fortification. If we apply micronutrients in the soil, it is most of the time overdose as well the uptake efficiency is very low, the question comes that can foliar micro-nutrition completely substitute for basal (or soil) application?
I have exclosures (9 years and 2 years) in a dry forest and I found lower soil bulk density and higher C, N and OM contents outside the exclosures, in relation to the excluded areas.
We have severe invasion of Rubis ulmifolius in forests of the mountainous area in the San Luis province, central Argentina. Does anybody have any information about biological control as an alternative to rule this species?
I have been asked to write a book chapter on Islam and the environment. I plan on offering a 2 brief qualitative brief case studies; 1) on the 2006 Somalia Islamic Courts Union (if I can find enough sources) and 2) the participation and role of the OIC-member states in the 2015 Paris COP21 conference (which I am sure I will be able to find enough sources for).
I would welcome a couple good short references to Islamic sources on the environment during Islam's 'Golden Age' Period (approx. 750- until the sack of Baghdad in 1258 CE). I would like to write perhaps 1 or 2 minor paragraphs on this for my introductory section-- a couple nice zinger quotes from someone like Al-Farabi or Ibn Rushd (or someone a bit more obscure) would be welcomed.
Water use measurements for rice, specifically under lowland /flooded/ submerged condition, are difficult. Terms like reference evapo-transpiration, consumptive water use, actual ET, crop coefficients are reported for rice crop, but the component of water balance in most of the crop models is relatively weak, need to be strengthened. There is a need of good field experiments to be used for this purpose, regards
My Focus is on Aid Harmonization and NGO Coordination at local and national level for disaster recovery.
The contamination plumes in question are on the Hanford Site, situated along the banks of the longest continually flowing stretch of the Columbia River. The Hanford Site has unique terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems that are home to forty species of mammals, over two hundred species of birds, and a large variety of amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates. The adjacent Columbia River supports a number of economically and culturally important fish species including the Chinook salmon, coho salmon, steelhead (a federally-listed threatened species), white sturgeon and Pacific lamprey.
Ongoing and planned cleanup work at Hanford is expected to address, but not be limited to, more than 50 million gallons of high-level liquid waste in 177 underground storage tanks, 2,300 tons of spent nuclear fuel, 12 tons of plutonium in various forms, approximately 25 million cubic feet of buried or stored solid waste, and approximately 270 billion gallons of groundwater contaminated above drinking water standards, all occurring over an area of approximately 80 square miles, more than 1,700 waste sites, and approximately 500 contaminated facilities. (This information came from http://www.hanfordnrda.org/background-information/)
I'm making a thesis about Marine protected areas and how effective they are at preserving coral reefs. What would be good factors to consider regarding the health of the reef and the overall health of the ecosystem?
We planned to deploy some pH loggers in the field (mangrove ecosystem) for couple of weeks.
I am wondering if anybody knows about an effective (within reasonable price) pH logger (Brand/model) that can be putted in those kind of harsh environment.
I am working on EIA methods in natural resource management. I was wondering does anybody can direct me to find some of latest article in this area
any help would be appreciated
I have faced with insufficient information, written in English, for my current research. Anyone in our network aware of recent publication either book or journal article about natural resource management particularly protected area management (social aspect ), and forest management in Thailand is asked to share his/her information with me. Your cooperation is appreciated in advance.
I really need an insight on the RST by Oxenfeldt and Kelly (1969) for my paper but i could not find it anywhere in the online databases.
For proper management of river ecosystem how ecological flow is important and by which method it can be calculated for particular river?
I am interested to study the current devastation to the rainforest and water catchment areas, and its correlation with the aggravated flooding pattern of recent years in Kelantan. I would like to also explore the socio-economical factors and the associated challenges in the management of natural resources in Kelantan.
Besides this, are there any other relevant knowledge gap worth exploring in Malaysia? Probably in some other location?
Your feedback are very much appreciated.
NPP for forestry system as a function of abiotic/biotic components is important for interpreting LUCC and CC effects
Partitioning behaviour, canopy density, leaf fall, dependence upon climatic factors is important
simple approach to use for different forestry systems is needed
similar thing is true for agro-forestry systems too
Water use efficiency is not conservative, as it varies under differential inputs as well biotic/abiotic stresses, but normally we describe WUE under potentially grown condition, in a way to assess the total water needs of crops/cropping systems.
Within our RG group, there are eminent water management experts, and the question is of collation of these imp efficiency factors in order to management our resource inputs.
I am carrying out a review on valuation of ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA). The search mechanisms are returning hardly any examples. Do you know of papers on the subject? Alternatively, I am also looking for experiences of valuation of climate protection.
We want to explore the reasons behind the floristic patterns of epiphytes in the two different forest types (intensively managed and rarely managed), which will help to understand and forecast changes in canopy diversity following human activities, and to manage and restore the canopy communities in a time of rapidly changing climate.
Does anybody know concrete experiences(experiments) of adjustment between the exploitation of the natural resources of a local territory and the fundamental needs of the population of this territory ( food... )?
I am organizing an international conference on this topic at Concordia University -- Montreal Canada in October and will soon open a call for participants. There will be a series of post-conference publications
Part of the trunk with a limit diameter is used for boards from wood chips and the rest of trunk is chopped for bio-energy (same with branches). Who knows publications about types (assortments) of wood trunk from SRF?
The Monarch is on the brink of extinction in the USA in 2014 due to loss of the wild milkweed plants that it needs to reproduce and survive, from droughts and lack of protection of those habitats from modification by herbicide spraying, tilling or weed invasions. Recent survey estimates that the public in the USA is willing to spend over $4 billion for this effort (http://www.popsci.com/article/science/americans-would-pay-4-billion-save-monarch-butterflies). The question is, are there any groups or individuals starting that process, to purchase the hundreds of thousands of acres that would need to be protected as milkweed-native grassland preserves, then start the process of replanting or restoring the milkweed and native grasslands in a weed-free condition on those protected lands?
Farming is considered to be the first cause of deforestation in the tropics. Our research team is currently looking for farming solutions that may replace conventional small- and large-scale farming in Brazilian rainforests. Our current assumption is that vertical farming, mainly conceived for urban areas, may be an alternative that has a much smaller impact on the forest because of their small footprint and diffuse spatial distribution (vertical farms scattered around the forest, instead of being clustered), thus drastically reducing deforestation. We are confronted with the following questions:
- Is there any knowledge on how productive vertical farms are in tropical forests?
- What kind of new problems would vertical farms bring for farmers?
- Can current farming products be stacked vertically?
- Can vertical farming be realised with low-tech solutions?
We would highly appreciate any feedback on these questions.
We are performing a monitoring of plant data in a natural park near a city, gathering data on about 100 linear transect. We need a quick way to collect the presence/absenceof species and their abundance along the transect.
Has anyone developed something or can suggest me an availble app to work on?Thank you for ideas and suggestions.
Since the 90s there has been a growing literature about the socioeconomic effects of natural resources exploitation in developing countries. The mainstream view is that it usually harms growth (see Dutch disease approach), prompts corruption (see rentier-state approach) and even conflict (see the Collier-Hoeffler approach). There are alternative views to that, stating that in the long-run it doesn't harm (see Di John's works) and sometimes natural resources are 'red herrings' (see Brunschweiler and Bulte works). There is yet another view, in which natural resources can help to boost economic transformation. This view is put forward by several works of Morris and Kaplinsky. Which proxies would you use to test the contribution to economic transformation of natural resources exploitation in a specific country or region? I am particularly interested in Africa.
Does anyone know where I can find information/data documenting the loss of native Floridian ecosystems, including mangrove islands, wetlands (marshes and swamps), pine flatwoods (both long leaf pine with wire grass and slash pine with palmetto), temperate hardwood forest and mesic hammocks. thanks!
Can some one recommend studies where countermeasures against invasive alien plants have failed. An ideal study would give a detailed account of the "ecologically based control strategy" and why it failed to eradicate the targeted invader. It would also recommend and probably test new control strategies.
I have trouble finding a text with a more or less precise definition of what is to be understood as environmental peacebuilding. I found that scholars are often either working with the term environmental peacemaking or just use the term environmental peacebuilding without defining it or explaining how it differs from other concepts such as environmental peacemaking.
Text suggestion would be wonderful and much appreciated.
Estuaries are the place known to be one of the most productive ecosystem in the earth thus act as heaven for many different aquatic organisms. As estuaries has open connection to the sea, bulk amount of silts coming with river run-off are deposited, result reducing the depth. How can we manage heavy siltation at the mouth of estuary?
Land conflict effects land use (and deforestation in Brazil). Can anyone give me good examples of places where contention between groups (e.g., mechanized interests and subsistence farmers) is leading to loss of native wildlands (forests, savannas, etc.). I wish to generalize my research to a broader, possibly global, perspective.
what is the most productive type of material for reproduction in biomass production? generally is used for poplar SRF - cuttings, seedlings and sits (rods). Thanks.
Is anyone aware of survey data which looks to understand the link between attitudes on environmental issues and attitudes towards women? I am also curious about whether those who feel that caring for the environment is decidedly feminine are more/less inclined to support environmental initiatives. Any help would be appreciated!
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