Biometric-Based Carbon Estimates And Environmental Controls Within An Age-Sequence Of Temperate Forests, 2014 McMaster University
Biometric-Based Carbon Estimates And Environmental Controls Within An Age-Sequence Of Temperate Forests, Michelle V. Kula
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
Understanding the response of forest carbon uptake and growth to interannual climate variability and forest management practices is important, given the large quantity of carbon stored in forests, and their significant role in the global carbon cycle. Since 2004, biometric and micrometeorological measurements were taken in an age-sequence (10-, 38- and 73-years-old as of 2012) of white pine (Pinus strobes L.) plantation forests in southern Ontario, Canada, providing an 8 year record of carbon sequestration, growth and climate. The 73-year old conifer site was thinned in early 2012, where 25% of trees were removed to improve light and water dynamics ...
Improving The Treatment Of Non-Aqueous Phase Tce In Low Permeability Zones With Permanganate, 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Improving The Treatment Of Non-Aqueous Phase Tce In Low Permeability Zones With Permanganate, Chanat Chokejaroenrat, Steve D. Comfort, Chainarong Sakulthaew, Bruce Dvoark
Faculty Publications from The Water Center
Treating dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs) embedded in low permeability zones (LPZs) is aparticularly challenging issue for injection-based remedial treatments. Our objective was to improve thesweeping efficiency of permanganate (MnO4−) into LPZs to treat high concentrations of TCE. This wasaccomplished by conducting transport experiments that quantified the penetration of various perman-ganate flooding solutions into a LPZ that was spiked with non-aqueous phase14C-TCE. The treatments weevaluated included permanganate paired with: (i) a shear-thinning polymer (xanthan); (ii) stabilizationaids that minimized MnO2rind formation and (iii) a phase-transfer catalyst. In addition, we quantifiedthe ability of these flooding solutions to improve TCE destruction under batch ...
Examining Potential Residential Participation In Financial Incentives To Mitigate Impervious Surface Effects In Howard County, Maryland, 2014 University of South Florida
Examining Potential Residential Participation In Financial Incentives To Mitigate Impervious Surface Effects In Howard County, Maryland, Kristin M. Larson, Jim Caldwell, Alexander Cloninger
Maryland passed legislation to reduce impervious surface effects and stormwater runoff by mandating a remediation fee for ten of its counties. Along with the fee, mandated counties may use funds generated to encourage residents to follow stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs). This study uses Maryland's Howard County as a case study to examine the potential participation of its residents in financial incentives for the BMPs of rain gardens, cisterns, and permeable pavers. A survey was issued to gauge potential participation of homeowners (n=110), and results were then compared to participation numbers in three similar already implemented financial incentive ...
Water Current, Volume 46, No. 1, Winter 2014, 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Water Current, Volume 46, No. 1, Winter 2014
Water Current Newsletter
Planning Continues on July 2014 NU Water and Natural Resources Tour
Neale Joins DWFI as Director of Research
Meet the Faculty: Dr. Sathaporn (Tong) Onanong
From the Director, Chittaranjan Ray: Progress in Moving the Ball Forward
WRAP Meets in January
Water Center Hosts January Faculty Retreat
Annual NU Water Lectures Run Through April
Third Edition Groundwater Atlas Available
Sixth Annual Global Water for Food Conference Travels to Seattle
UNL Research Raises Concerns About Future Global Crop Yield Projections
January Scouting and Set-up Trip for the July 15-18 Summer Water and Natural Resources Tour
Water Leaders Academy Project Yields VideoGage Pages ...
Practicing Environmental Etiquette In Utah's Deserts, 2014 Utah State University
Practicing Environmental Etiquette In Utah's Deserts, Jordan Burningham, Roslynn Brain
ENVS Faculty Publications
No abstract provided.
Pathways To Sustainability Careers: Building Capacity To Solve Complex Problems, 2014 Portland State University
Pathways To Sustainability Careers: Building Capacity To Solve Complex Problems, Jennifer H. Allen, Fletcher Beaudoin, Elizabeth Lloyd-Pool, Jacob Sherman
Institute for Sustainable Solutions Publications
Many of the central sustainability challenges facing society today—climate change, social inequality, and resource degradation, to name a few—are socially complex, politically fraught, and imperfectly understood. To be able to effectively engage in addressing such “wicked problems,” individuals need a mixture of content knowledge and soft skills that enable them to critically analyze these challenges from a systems perspective, develop creative solutions, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with others who may not share common views. Such skill sets and abilities are also more generally valuable in navigating personal, organizational, and societal complexities. Portland State University’s (PSU) Pathways ...
Applications Of Biological Integrity Within The National Wildlife Refuge System Region 5, 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York
Applications Of Biological Integrity Within The National Wildlife Refuge System Region 5, Katie Ehlers
Environmental Science and Biology Theses
The passage of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (NWRSIA) and subsequent implementation of 601 FW 3: Biological Integrity, Diversity and Environmental Health Policy (hereafter, the “Integrity Policy”) represented a groundbreaking paradigm shift for refuge management. NWRSIA set forth a “mission for the System, and clear standards for its management, use, planning, and growth (US Fish and Wildlife Service, 1999),” by uniting the eclectic mix of refuges nationwide under the same mission, “to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and ...
Compatibility Between Business And The Environment: Examples From A Case Study Of Patagonia, 2014 University of Puget Sound
Compatibility Between Business And The Environment: Examples From A Case Study Of Patagonia, Ellesha Gasperini
International Political Economy Senior Theses
A relatively new concept, corporate environmentalism refers to the action corporations are taking to become more conscience of their environmental impacts. Using a case study of the company Patagonia, the dual motivations that exist for it and other companies to adopt more environmentally friendly policies are used to argue that environmental responsibility in business is possible. These motivations are values and beliefs held by those inside a company and financial gains found in corporate sustainability. Although there still exist many barriers, such as financial markets, lacking consumer education, and global complexity, businesses are taking steps to overcome these obstacles. The ...
Cities, Disaster Risk And Adaptation, 2014 SelectedWorks
Cities, Disaster Risk And Adaptation, Christine Wamsler
Worldwide, disasters and climate change pose a serious risk to sustainable urban development, resulting in escalating human and economic costs. Consequently, city authorities and other urban actors face the challenge of integrating risk reduction and adaptation strategies into their work, although related knowledge and expertise are still scarce.
Cities, Disaster Risk and Adaptation explores ways in which resilient cities can be ‘built’ and sustainable urban transformations achieved. The book provides a comprehensive understanding of urban risk reduction and adaptation planning, exploring key theoretical concepts and analyzing the complex interrelation between cities, disasters and climate change. It further provides an overview ...
Study Of Filled Dolines By Using 3d Stereo Image Processing And Electrical Resistivity Imaging, 2014 University of South Florida
Study Of Filled Dolines By Using 3d Stereo Image Processing And Electrical Resistivity Imaging, Mateja Breg Valjavec
International Journal of Speleology
This article deals with doline degradation due to uncontrolled waste dumping in the past in the Logatec Polje in Slovenia. It introduces a concept for determining 3D geometric characteristics (shape, depth, radius, area, and volume) of formerly concave landforms (i.e., recently filled dolines) by using a combination of two methods: (1) photogrammetric stereo processing of archival aerial photographs and (2) electrical resistivity imaging (ERI). To represent, visualize, and study the characteristics of the former surface morphology (i.e., the dolines before they were filled), a digital terrain model (DTM) for 1972 (DTM1972) was made using digital photogrammetry processing of ...
The Perils Of Ignoring (Or Misunderstanding) Politics And Organizing, 2014 Portland State University
The Perils Of Ignoring (Or Misunderstanding) Politics And Organizing, David Johns
Political Science Faculty Publications and Presentations
Conservation scientists and advocates were surprised by the U.S. Congress stripping away protection for wolves in the US northern Rocky Mountains. If they had paid attention to earlier political lessons in which court victories had been undermined by determined political organizing they would not have been surprised and could have adopted strategies that would have given them much more leverage with elected officials. Instead conservationists were out-organized and elected officials normally supportive of the U.S. Endangered Species Act responded to anti-wolf groups because they brought more pressure to bear than conservationists. Although political lessons are specific to the ...
Attributes Of Topographic Mapping Of A Fast Urbanising Area In Nigeria, Using Remote Sensing And Gis, Olarewajo Oluseyi Ifatimehin Ph.D, Fanan Ujoh Ph.D, Patrick S.U. Eneche
Dr. Fanan Ujoh
Aims: To produce an updated 1:25,000 topographic map of Anyigba through the application of geospatial technologies – GIS techniques, Remote Sensing data, GPS and other ancillary hardware and software. Study Design: Application of satellite imageries and GIS software for the production of updated topographic map of Anyigba Town in Nigeria. Place and Duration of Study: GIS Laboratory, Department of Geography and Planning, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria, between April and July 2012. Methodology: Satellite image processing, classification and vectorization, visually-aided interpretation, digitization and geocoding of features, using ArcGIS 9.2, ILWIS 3.3 Academia, AutoCAD 2010 and Microsoft Excel ...
Initial Results From A Survey Of Iowa Corn Ethanol Plants, 2014 Iowa State University
Initial Results From A Survey Of Iowa Corn Ethanol Plants, Bailley A. Richardson, Russell M. Euken, Kurt A. Rosentrater
Animal Industry Report
A survey of Iowa ethanol plants was conducted to understand the production of animal feed coproducts from ethanol processing. Of interest is which coproducts are being produced, how the coproducts are being produced, coproduct composition, facility utility information, and challenges associated with coproduct manufacture. Specifically, the intent was to understand oil removal from distillers coproducts, and the impact of those processes on the concentration of oil in the distillers coproducts. We did not intend to determine variation in coproducts plant to plant or within a given plant over time.
H-Index Rankings Of Polish Scientists, 2014 SelectedWorks
H-Index Rankings Of Polish Scientists, Wojciech M. Budzianowski
This contribution provides subject area-specific h-index rankings of Polish scientists. The rankings use Scopus scientific publications database as a publication and citation resource. 23 subject areas from Scopus are covered. The methodology of the rankings is detailed.
Mechanika Płynów Lab., 2014 SelectedWorks
Mechanika Płynów Lab., Wojciech M. Budzianowski
No abstract provided.
Tematyka Prac Doktorskich, 2014 SelectedWorks
Tematyka Prac Doktorskich, Wojciech M. Budzianowski
No abstract provided.
Tematyka Prac Dyplomowych Dla Studentów Wydziału Chemicznego Pwr., 2014 SelectedWorks
Tematyka Prac Dyplomowych Dla Studentów Wydziału Chemicznego Pwr., Wojciech M. Budzianowski
No abstract provided.
Tematyka Prac Dyplomowych Dla Studentów Wydziału Mechaniczno-Energetycznego Pwr., 2014 SelectedWorks
Tematyka Prac Dyplomowych Dla Studentów Wydziału Mechaniczno-Energetycznego Pwr., Wojciech M. Budzianowski
No abstract provided.
Cosee Ocean Inquiry Group Report: Opportunities For Creating Lifelong Ocean Science Literacy, 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston
Cosee Ocean Inquiry Group Report: Opportunities For Creating Lifelong Ocean Science Literacy, Paul Boyle, Vince Breslin, Lisa Craig Brisson, John Fraser, Alan J. Friedman, Katie Gardner, Sarah Schoedinger, Jerry Schubel, Steve Uzzo, Steven Yalowitz
School for the Environment Publications
This Inquiry Group Report for the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence Ocean Communities in Education And Social Networks (COSEE OCEAN) provides a fresh look at how broader ocean science literacy can be developed, especially through less-recognized channels such as opportunistic learning, the private and “third” sectors, and the enormously varied activities under the heading of informal science education. The 10 authors of this report (see Contributors section) have been working together for two years to find and review a range of issues and resources for current and potential ocean science literacy providers, both professional and volunteer.
Several chapters provide ...
Micro (Wind) Generation: 'Urban Resource Potential & Impact On Distribution Network Power Quality', 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology
Micro (Wind) Generation: 'Urban Resource Potential & Impact On Distribution Network Power Quality', Keith Sunderland
Of the forms of renewable energy available, wind energy is at the forefront of the European (and Irish) green initiative with wind farms supplying a significant proportion of electrical energy demand. This type of distributed generation (DG) represents a ‘paradigm shift’ towards increased decentralisation of energy supply. However, because of the distance of most DG from urban areas where demand is greatest, there is a loss of efficiency. The solution, placing wind energy systems in urban areas, faces significant challenges. The complexities associated with the urban terrain include planning, surface heterogeneity that reduces the available wind resource and technology obstacles ...