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The rice growing district in northwestern Italy, where paddies were traditionally flooded throughout spring, was interested by a general decrease of standing water presence caused by the adoption of dry seeding crop practices, with consequences for water management and for the ecology of breeding waterbirds. This communication analyses changes in f...
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According to China’s national standard, the design of flood retention areas should cover fourhydrological situations associated with 10–100-year return period events, and their capacitiesshould be kept operational for at least 30 years after completion. The Huai River basin is one ofthe large river basins in China, with an area of 270,000 km2 and 3...
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There has to date been limited research on the economic valuation of local outdoor recreational services to inform policy and practice. This study attempts to fill this gap by estimating the annual recreational value of Tabor Mountain Recreational Park, an open-access recreational site in Hawassa City (also known as Awassa City), Ethiopia. This stu...
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The purpose of this book is to describe the state of the art in research on Emerging Tools for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (i.e., nanotechnology, Molecular markers, speed breeding) recently all tools of the various discipline of Agriculture, Biotechnology, Food Technology, Nanotechnology come into modern agriculture for a sustainable...
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The path to a sustainable management of the urban water cycle requires the assessment of both operational and quality-adjusted efficiency in a unified manner. This can be done by the use of non-radial Data Envelopment Analysis models. This study used Range Adjusted Measure models to evaluate the operational, quality-adjusted, and operational & qual...
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Background The residual chemical pollutants in drinking water may cause adverse effects on human health. Chemical compounds potentially affecting human health have been widely explored, while the multiphasic evaluation of chemical compounds by process control and human health risk is still rarely reported. In the present study, we used multiphasic...
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Management academics, as the primary researchers of business practices and the educators of future managers, play critical roles shaping corporate behaviour and industry response to global sustainability challenges. However, the competencies required to optimise sustainable management education are often lacking and further research is required. Ad...
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We are pleased to inform you that the special issue, SI: RSWMA-22 has now been added in the list of special issues configured in the 'Additional Information' submission step. Thus, it is now available to authors for manuscript submission. https://www.editorialmanager.com/espr/default1.aspx The aim of this special issue (SI) on “Resilient and Susta...
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Benthic macroinvertebrates have been widely used as biological indicators in riverine ecosystems to provide information on the ecological response to natural and anthropogenic disturbances. Arid and semi-arid north African countries are facing severe climatic pressures, intensified by human activities, but regional research on the biological respon...
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The sustainable management of aquatic resources requires spatially explicit information on the water and vegetation presence of aquatic ecosystems. Previous Global Aquatic Land Cover (GALC) mapping has been focused on water bodies while lacking information on vegetation, and aquatic types have always been characterized by low accuracies in global l...
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Agri-food production must increase while food waste needs to be reduced for improving the position of farmers. To do so it is necessary to sustainably manage agri-food supply chains beginning with the crop planning decisions. Although the centralized approach has usually been adopted for this purpose, it can lead to unfair solutions due to inequita...
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Sustainable management of complex social-ecological systems depends on understanding the effects of different drivers of change, but disentangling these effects poses a challenge. We provide a framework for quantifying the relative contributions of different components of a social-ecological system to the system’s outcomes, using forest fires in th...
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Research shows that regularly performed land use/land cover (LU/LC) variation detection is recommended to support different prospect organizations and management activities to resolve a variety of environmental problems. The current research aims to investigate the LU/LC pattern and measure the corresponding alteration in the arid and semi-arid cli...
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Quilombola communities found in the Cerrado region of Brazil are inhabited mainly by groups of African ancestry. They tend to use agricultural management without technical assistance, which degrades soil quality. The objective of this paper was to evaluate the carbon and nitrogen pools in the Quilombola areas under different soil management types....
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Resource-poor farmers who are living in the harsh environments of the West African Sahel (WAS) depend on subsistence orientated, low-input farming systems for meeting their livelihood needs. These largely extractive farming systems have resulted in nutrient depletion, soil fertility decline, low productivity and land degradation. A study conducted...
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Ecologically susceptible zones (ESZs) are endowed with the distinct bio, geo, climatic, hydrological, and ecological integrity that sustain natural resources to support the livelihood of dependent populations. However, globalization and consequent anthropogenic activities have led to the erosion of the natural resource base and enhanced the levels...
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Migratory birds need to stop along their route to rest and feed at so called stopover sites. “Bolle di Magadino” is a protected wetland located near lake Maggiore (CH), an internationally recognized nesting and stop-over site for birds. The waters of Lake Maggiore are important resources for multiple usages, and are artificially regulated through a...
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The fish biodiversity in the Congo River and its tributaries is extremely rich but the information on fish communities in the headwaters in terms of catch and biomass estimates is rare. Fishes in the running and stagnant waters in this region are of vital importance as a food resource for local residents. This study aimed to describe the fish commu...
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The Annamalai University is a Public State University spread across 950 acres in Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, and offers higher education courses with 10 Faculties. About one million students would have walked out from this campus during the past 90 years, establishing the glory of the University. Trees contribute a significant role in...
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Surface runoff monitoring is important for the sustainable management of global water resources. Current methods, such as tanks with level sensors, are not very functional and quite expensive. Furthermore, empirical methods based on equations are subject to imprecise estimates. Obtaining a practical and functional method can assist in the field app...
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In recent years, fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, has emerged as one of the most serious invasive species in many countries across Africa, Asia and Oceania. The pest is causing extensive damage to maize production and the intensification of pesticide use. In this paper, we examined the effectiveness of three mass‐extension channels (plan...
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In the rice-wheat (R-W) system,00000000 inorganic nitrogen (N) fertilizer (urea, etc.) is the largest component of the N cycle, because the supply of N from organic fertilizers is insufficient. But the 4% Initiative aims to improve organic matter and stimulate carbon sequestration in soils using best agronomic practices (sustainable management prac...
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The translocation of wild animal species became a common practice worldwide to re-establish local populations threatened with extinction. Archaeological data confirm that chamois once lived in the Biokovo Mountain but, prior to their reintroduction in the 1960s, there was no written evidence of their recent existence in the area. The population was...
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Heritage is under constant pressure to be adapted for tourism. The aim of this research was to improve the performance of both the tourism sector and the cultural heritage sector in a balanced and sustainable way, by considering the principles of conservation and preservation. Non-invasive tools such as ground penetrating radar (GPR), unmanned aeri...
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Phomopsis blight is one of the major growth and yield-limiting factors for brinjal production caused by Phomopsis vexans. It is a devastating disease that affects the production and quality of brinjal by 40-70% and makes brinjal fruits non-commercial and inedible, negatively impacting income generation, nutrition, and health. To cope with the harmf...
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Digital Soil Mapping (DSM) is widely used to produce maps of soil properties and functions at regional to global scales. These can then be used operationally by decision and policy makers to support the sustainable management of land resources and the provision of multiple benefits to societies. In Scotland, national soils coverage is available fro...
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Freshwater inflow is important in transporting nutrients to a bay. We hypothesized that freshwater inflow was transporting dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus to the Inland Bays. We analyzed long term (1998–2019) water quality data collected from Indian River, Indian River Bay, Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, Little Assawoman Bay, and Rehoboth Bay watersheds....
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To clarify the reproductive activity of lane snapper, Lutjanus synagris, a total of 359 specimens of lane snapper were collected in partnership with an artisanal fleet monitored in a fishing area in the Maranhão continental shelf between May 2018 and June 2019 and verified frequency of size and sex ratio, length/weight ratio (LWR), spawning season,...
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Facilities management, representing the operation phase of the built environment life cycle, has been placed at an unprecedented position for supporting both macro and micro levels of sustainable practice in recent years. This trend has been leveraged to a future proof dimension since the outbreak of COVID-19. Future proof facilities management is...
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Owing to its diverse climatic and topographic condition, Nepal hosts diverse forests and rich biodiversity which provide a variety of ecosystem goods and services. Spread of invasive alien plants, insect pests and pathogens (IAS) has been contributing to degrading forest ecosystem services in Nepal. This study outlined the status, distribution and...
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The Ganga River is the major source of drinking water for humans over the decades. It is also the ecological niche for millions of relict species, i.e., for a variety of planktons, benthic organisms, fish, and various other aquatic organisms. The blasting population resulted in an enhanced rate of pollution in the river system emanating from variou...
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Groundwater recharge is affected by various anthropogenic activities, land use and land cover (LULC) change among these. The long-term temporal and seasonal changes in LULC have a substantial influence on groundwater flow dynamics. Therefore, assessment of the impacts of LULC changes on recharge is necessary for the sustainable management of ground...
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Tropical estuarine environments have been rapidly changing due to deforestation and urbanization. To understand the unique water properties of pristine tropical estuaries and utilize information for future conservation and management, spatial and temporal variations in basic water properties were measured in the Brunei estuary (Brunei Bay and Brune...
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Future changes in river discharge driven by climate change are expected to affect various water-resource sectors. In this study, we investigated the influence of climate change on streamflow in a heavy snowfall area of mountainous central Japan using hydrological model simulations driven by climate projections obtained from the d4PDF database. We p...
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The in-field protein production of four macroalgae (Gracilariopsis vermiculophylla, Gracilaria gracilis, Gracilariopsis longissima, Ulva australis) and three seagrasses (Cymodocea nodosa, Zostera marina, Zostera noltei) was investigated in four transitional water systems over one year. The protein content in macroalgae ranged from 1.0 to 25.1% and...
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Periodic flooding limits livestock farming on cattle ranches in floodable areas. In order to propose recommendations for sustainable management of these ranches, we examined the relationships between surface water hydrological processes (infiltration and evaporation) and vegetation cover in the Paraguayan Humid Chaco. A total of 24 evaporation and...
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Key message Structural characteristics of tree crowns obtained by TLidar scanning can be used for estimating the course of the stem diameter growth in the past. Abstract To improve human well-being through sustainable management of ecosystems, particular attention is given to the structures, functions, and services of forest trees and stands. T...
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In Mediterranean oak stands prescribed burning increases acorn emergence and plant survival, while post-fire soil mulching with fern does not significantly enhance the initial recruitment of plants. To avoid the negative impacts of wildfire, prescribed fire is applied in several environments, often with post-fire soil mulching, to control wildfire...
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Single-use plastic waste have become ubiquitous in the natural environment globally. In Ghana, the drinking water sector has become heavily dependent on packaged water in the form of sachet and bottled water. This has resulted in increased generation of single-use plastic waste littered in the natural environment. Waste sachets, though still major...
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Socioeconomic demand for natural capital is causing catastrophic losses of biodiversity and ecosystem functionality, most notably in regions where socioeconomic-and eco-systems compete for natural capital, e.g., energy (animal or plant matter). However, a poor quantitative understanding of what natural capital is needed to support biodiversity in e...
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Agri-environmental policies in Europe are failing to sufficiently address ongoing environmental degradation, biodiversity decline, climate impacts, and societal demands for sustainability. To reverse this, policymakers, practitioners, and farmers need better guidance on which specific agricultural practice/s should be promoted and how to adapt curr...
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As a result of the global effort for sustainable management of natural resources, the spatial scale, holistic concept, and/or integrative approach of “landscape” is increasingly used in collaborative environmental planning and governance. However, it is often overseen that “landscape” is just one possible way to see and interpret the human environm...
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Incidence of aphids and its botanical management in tomato was assessed by randomized block design for two consecutive rabi and post rabi season s season (2011-2013) separately at Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidhyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal. The low level of population (0.19 to 0.50/leaf) was counted on 38 to 40, 52 to 5 and 18 to 22 SMW...
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Agricultural production in arid and semi-arid regions is particularly vulnerable to climate change, which, combined with projected food requirements, makes the sustainable management of water resources critical to ensure national and global food security. Using South Africa as an example, we map the spatial distribution of water use by seventeen ma...
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Tourists' green behavior plays a significant role in sustainable tourism development. Most of the previous research considered tourists exert green behavior independently, neglecting the influences of tourist-to-tourist interaction and the culture they are embedded in. This study took Chinese tourists visiting two lake tourism destinations (West La...
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This publication discusses the issue of small industrial business companies' competitiveness in the context of managing competitiveness for the purpose of achieving a specific market position and gaining competitive advantage. The objective of this work is to analyse and present the specificity of competitive activities in small business entities a...
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Organic and biodynamic management practices in viticulture have been sharply increasing worldwide for almost two decades and are seen as one possibility for environmentally friendly production. Consumers often presume that the quality of organically grown crops is different or higher compared to conventionally grown crops. In the current study, win...
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Citation: Markakis, E.A.; Krasagakis, N.; Manolikaki, I.; Papadaki, A.A.; Kostelenos, G.; Koubouris, G. Evaluation of Olive Varieties Resistance for Sustainable Management of Verticillium Wilt. Sustainability 2022, 14, 9342. https://
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The study covers long term changes in salinity in the north-east coast of India and its effect on fishery diversity. It is a first order analysis of two important deltaic ecosystems viz. coastal West Bengal and Odisha. Secondary data for salinity were obtained from previously published literatures over a period of 15 years (2005-2015) for Odisha...
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Meadow soil is a vital ecosystem component and can be influenced by meadow vegetation. Evaluating soil quality in mountain meadows subjected to different levels of tourism disturb-ance is essential for scientific research, ecological restoration, and sustainable management. This study aimed to evaluate meadow soil quality at different tourism-distu...
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The trophic ecology of fourteen species of demersal fishes and six species of demersal decapod crustaceans from the continental slope and rise of the Southeastern Mediterranean Sea (SEMS) was examined using stable isotope analysis. Mean δ 13 C values among fish species varied by ca. 4.0‰, from-20.85‰ (Macroramphosus scolopax) to-16.57‰ and-16.89‰ (...
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Maize is one of the most important cereal crops in Sri Lanka and the world. With the increase of the world population, demand for maize keeps on increasing, which is accelerated by the increasing demand for poultry feed, for which maize is the main energy source. The loss of grain in quantity and the deterioration of quality by storage pests remain...
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With the rapid development of urban construction, the waterfront industrial heritage park has played an active role in shaping the city’s image, regional economic development and environmental improvement, and the continuation of the city’s waterfront history. The waterfront park based on industrial heritage using post-occupancy evaluation will hel...
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ABSTRACT Located in the middle of the Ivorian forest zone, the alluvial plain of the Zotto River has been undergoing profound spatiotemporal changes for decades due to the emergence of anthropic activities that are constantly degrading the vegetation cover. The objective of this study is to map the dynamics of the land use of the said plain...
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Soil organic matter (SOM) decrease is not usually perceived as a problem since the improvement of plant genetics and other technologies increase or maintain yields. However, approximately 50% of sugarcane nitrogen (N) requirement is provided by SOM. On the other hand, soil pH affects chemical, biological and physical properties of the soil. The obj...
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The focus of this geospatial analysis is to produce a regional derivate of carbon storage in the UNESCO biosphere reserve (BR) Schorfheide-Chorin with the above-ground biomass (AGB) maps of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Com-mission Joint Research Center (JRC). The area of interest (AOI) represents a diverse mosaic of forest ecosy...
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2022). The composition of time-series images and using the technique SMOTE ENN for balancing datasets in land use/cover mapping. Abstract Monitoring Land-use/land-cover (LULC) changes are a significant challenge for sustainable spatial planning, particularly in response to transformation and degenerative landscape processes. These disturbances lead...
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We are living in an era of accelerated technological progress which is characterized by new innovations. Rapid application and diffusion of technology is bringing massive change in society. This is the age of "Digital Revolution", characterized by the shift from mechanical and analogue electronic technology to digital electronics, started in late 1...
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Purpose of Review Recognizing that in the context of global change, tree genetic diversity represents a crucial resource for future forest adaptation, we review and highlight the major forest genetics research achievements of the past decades in biodiversity-rich countries of the Mediterranean region. For this, we conducted a bibliometric analysis...
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The aim of this study was to estimate the size at first sexual maturity (L m) for 36 species belonging to 24 families from the marine habitat of Balochistan and Sindh in Arabian Sea, Pakistan through maximum length based an empirical and logistic model using commercial catch during June 2020 to May 2021. Individual total length (TL) was noted up to...
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This article introduces and elucidates a new sustainability management paradox by examining the diffic