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Economic Growth And Changes In Forested Areas In Southeast Asia: Is Environmental Kuznets Curve Still Relevant?, Lan Thi Ngoc Nguyen 2018 Hollins University

Economic Growth And Changes In Forested Areas In Southeast Asia: Is Environmental Kuznets Curve Still Relevant?, Lan Thi Ngoc Nguyen

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The environmental history of the twentieth century in Southeast Asia reveals tremendous loss of forested areas as a consequence of unprecedented economic transformations and unrestrained globalization. Featuring some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, Southeast Asia has been experiencing fundamental changes in its economic structure, sociopolitical institutions, and the rate of natural resources extraction and depletion, including deforestation. This study reexamines evidence of the (EKC) hypothesis in light of the deforestation the above region experienced over the period 1990-2013. We use the change in forest cover as an indicator for environmental degradation. A panel co-integration approach is invoked to investigate ...


Strengthening Quality Of Life In Small Towns, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel 2017 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Strengthening Quality Of Life In Small Towns, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel

Cornhusker Economics

Quality of life is often mentioned as the reason why some people choose to live in a small town. But if you try to get a definition of what quality of life means, you quickly discover that there are all kinds of answers. For instance, it may be the low student-to-teacher ratios in the local school, or it may be the friendly check-out person at the grocery store or the variety of activities available through civic organizations and local churches which come to mind when people define small town quality of life.


The Future Of Food In Blade Runner 2049, Diarmuid Cawley 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Future Of Food In Blade Runner 2049, Diarmuid Cawley

Other resources

The science fiction genre has always been a hotbed for questions about the existence of life and what it means to be human. Food, like water and oxygen, is necessary to sustain life, but also is a key indicator of culture. One of the things that fascinates us about science fiction is how an imagined future culture might look. Blade Runner 2049, although not centred around food, interweaves food and agriculture into a dystopian narrative on evolution and a bio-engineered labour force, while asking us what it means to have memories and to be human.


Is Less More In Food Safety Information Provision?, Kofi Britwum, Emie Yiannaka 2017 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Is Less More In Food Safety Information Provision?, Kofi Britwum, Emie Yiannaka

Cornhusker Economics

The development of several niche food markets has been enabled by labels highlighting the existence of desirable or the absence of undesirable food attributes and/or production technologies, effectively targeting consumers willing to pay for this type of information. Examples include the "All Natural," “No growth promoting antibiotic," "No GMOs," and "Cage-free" food labels. In what could be viewed as an extreme example of labeling what is absent, consumers can now purchase gluten-free water (McFadden 2017). This type of "redundant" labeling seeks to exploit uninformed consumers.


Livestock Production And Health, Christopher Gustafson 2017 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Livestock Production And Health, Christopher Gustafson

Cornhusker Economics

As in Nebraska and other cattle-producing states, livestock are an important source of income for hundreds of millions of people living in developing countries. However, for livestock keepers in developing countries, animals are often central to multiple dimensions of the family’s existence, providing—in addition to income—important sources of energy-dense, nutrient-rich animal source foods, generating cultural status, including playing a role in family formation through wedding dowries, and serving, for some, as the household’s primary store of wealth. Livestock play all of these roles in pastoralist—semi-nomadic livestock-keeping—communi-ties. While in the past pastoralism was a relatively ...


Farm-Scale Testing Of Soybean Peroxidase And Calcium Peroxide For Surficial Swine Manure Treatment And Mitigation Of Odorous Vocs, Ammonia And Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions, Devin L. Maurer, Jacek A. Koziel, Kelsey Bruning, David B. Parker 2017 Iowa State University

Farm-Scale Testing Of Soybean Peroxidase And Calcium Peroxide For Surficial Swine Manure Treatment And Mitigation Of Odorous Vocs, Ammonia And Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions, Devin L. Maurer, Jacek A. Koziel, Kelsey Bruning, David B. Parker

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

The swine industry, regulatory agencies, and the public are interested in farm-tested methods for controlling gaseous emissions from swine barns. In earlier lab- and pilot-scale studies, a renewable catalyst consisting of soybean peroxidase (SBP) mixed with calcium peroxide (CaO2) was found to be effective in mitigating gaseous emissions from swine manure. Thus, a farm-scale experiment was conducted at the university's 178-pig, shallow-pit, mechanically-ventilated swine barn to evaluate SBP/CaO2 as a surficial manure pit additive under field conditions. The SBP was applied once at the beginning of the 42-day experiment at an application rate of 2.28 ...


Gamma Sigma Delta, Nebraska Chapter Newsletter, Issue #55 Fall 2017, 2017 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Gamma Sigma Delta, Nebraska Chapter Newsletter, Issue #55 Fall 2017

Gamma Sigma Delta, Nebraska Chapter, Newsletters

The Nebraska Chapter was selected as a Gold Chapter for the second consecutive year. The Gold Chapter Achievement Award is selected based on the annual chapter report. A maximum of five chapters may receive the award each year.

President’s Message, Dann Husmann

2017 Gamma Sigma Delta International Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship - Alissa Martindale

2017 John Riley Gamma Sigma Delta Service Scholarship - Andrea Gurney

In Memoriam: Albert “Dale” Flowerday, 89; Michael G. Boosalis, 99; Loyd Karl Fischer, 97

NOMINATIONS FOR GAMMA SIGMA DELTA – Due November 17, 2017

Award of Merit Nomination

Extension Award Nomination

Research Award Nomination

Teaching Award Nomination

Outstanding ...


Electrochemical Conversion Of Biologically Produced Muconic Acid: Key Considerations For Scale-Up And Corresponding Technoeconomic Analysis, John E. Matthiesen, Miguel Suástegui, Yutong Wu, Mothi Viswanathan, Yang Qu, Mingfeng Cao, Natalia Rodriguez-Quiroz, Adam Okerlund, George Kraus, D. Raj Raman, Zengyi Shao, Jean-Philippe Tessonnier 2017 Iowa State University

Electrochemical Conversion Of Biologically Produced Muconic Acid: Key Considerations For Scale-Up And Corresponding Technoeconomic Analysis, John E. Matthiesen, Miguel SuáStegui, Yutong Wu, Mothi Viswanathan, Yang Qu, Mingfeng Cao, Natalia Rodriguez-Quiroz, Adam Okerlund, George Kraus, D. Raj Raman, Zengyi Shao, Jean-Philippe Tessonnier

Zengyi Shao

Muconic acid, an unsaturated diacid that can be produced from cellulosic sugars and lignin monomers by fermentation, emerges as a promising intermediate for the sustainable manufacture of commodity polyamides and polyesters including Nylon-6,6 and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Current conversion schemes consist in the biological production of cis,cis-muconic acid using metabolically engineered yeasts and bacteria, and the subsequent diversification to adipic acid, terephthalic acid, and their derivatives using chemical catalysts. In some instances, conventional precious metal catalysts can be advantageously replaced by base metal electrocatalysts. Here, we show the economic relevance of utilizing a hybrid biological−electrochemical conversion scheme ...


Plant Variety In The Republic Of Korea: Seed Industry Law, Yoonjin Buyn 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Plant Variety In The Republic Of Korea: Seed Industry Law, Yoonjin Buyn

Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology

No abstract provided.


Agricultural Biogechnology: United States Statutory Law, Jo Lynn Jeter 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Agricultural Biogechnology: United States Statutory Law, Jo Lynn Jeter

Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology

No abstract provided.


The International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture: Friend Of The International Farmer, Steven M. Ruby 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

The International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture: Friend Of The International Farmer, Steven M. Ruby

Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Novartis On The European Patent Convention's Exception To Patentability For "Plant Varieties", Katrina McClatchey 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

The Impact Of Novartis On The European Patent Convention's Exception To Patentability For "Plant Varieties", Katrina Mcclatchey

Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology

No abstract provided.


Agricultural Biotechnology: U.S. Policy Regarding Patent Applications, Jo Lynn Jeter 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Agricultural Biotechnology: U.S. Policy Regarding Patent Applications, Jo Lynn Jeter

Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology

No abstract provided.


The Upov System Of Protection: How To Bridge The Gap Between 1961 And 1991 In Regard To Breeders' Rights, Steven M. Ruby 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

The Upov System Of Protection: How To Bridge The Gap Between 1961 And 1991 In Regard To Breeders' Rights, Steven M. Ruby

Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology

No abstract provided.


Agricultural Biotechnology: United States Case Law, Jo Lynn Jeter 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Agricultural Biotechnology: United States Case Law, Jo Lynn Jeter

Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology

No abstract provided.


Protection Of Plant Varieties And The Farmer's Rights Act, Robyn Ott 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Protection Of Plant Varieties And The Farmer's Rights Act, Robyn Ott

Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology

No abstract provided.


A Rising Number Of Women Farmers: Is There A Need To Adjust Conservation Incentives?, Marianna Khachaturyan, Natalia V. Czap, Hans J. Czap, Mark Burbach, Gary Lynne 2017 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

A Rising Number Of Women Farmers: Is There A Need To Adjust Conservation Incentives?, Marianna Khachaturyan, Natalia V. Czap, Hans J. Czap, Mark Burbach, Gary Lynne

Agricultural Economics: News, Announcements, & Information

Currently, male principal operators predominate the farming industry. However, the number of female operators is increasing. Hoppe and Korb (2013) reported the share of farms headed by females increased from 5.2% in 1978 to 13.9% in 2007. According to the US 2007 census, there were 300,000 principle female operators and about 700,000 secondary female operators on American farms (as cited by Hoppe and Korb, 2013). Women also tend to head smaller farms and are more likely to use sustainable agricultural practices (rather than conventional practices) than men (Fremstad and Paul, 2016). Simultaneously, there is a growing ...


Stewart, Karen (Fa 1084), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Stewart, Karen (Fa 1084), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1084. Student folk studies project titled: “Broommaking in Western Kentucky,” which includes a description of broom making practices in Ohio County, Kentucky. Survey sheets may include photos of a tool, brooms, and descriptions.


Cash, Patty Keen (Fa 1081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Cash, Patty Keen (Fa 1081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1081. Student folk studies project titled: “The Owsley Stock Farm,” which includes descriptions of the architecture and structure of the William Francis Owsley, Sr. house in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a photo and description of the house along with slides of the exterior. Includes a drawing of the structure’s footprint.


Using Unallocated Retained Earnings To Finance Agricultural Cooperatives, Jeffrey S. Royer 2017 University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Using Unallocated Retained Earnings To Finance Agricultural Cooperatives, Jeffrey S. Royer

Agricultural Economics: News, Announcements, & Information

Historically, U.S. agricultural cooperatives have relied primarily on retained patronage refunds for accumulating equity capital. Typically, a cooperative returns its net earnings to members as a combination of cash and noncash patronage refund allocations. Members maintain ownership of the noncash allocations, which provide equity until the cooperative eventually redeems them in cash when they are replaced by future allocations.


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