Oregon's Fish And Wildlife In A Changing Climate, 2010 Oregon State University
Oregon's Fish And Wildlife In A Changing Climate, Mark A. Hixon, Stanley V. Gregory, W. Douglas Robinson, C. Scott Baker, Harold P. Batchelder, Clinton Epps, Tiffany S. Garcia, Susan M. Haig, Ricardo M. Letelier, David A. Lytle, Bruce A. Menge, Jeffery C. Miller, David L.G. Noakes, William T. Peterson, James M. Rice, Steven S. Rumrill, Carl B. Schreck, Robert M. Suryan, Mark D. Sytsma, Angelicque E. White
Center for Lakes and Reservoirs Publications and Presentations
Chapter 7 in: The Oregon Climate Change Assessment Report
Oregon's fish and wildlife include animals on land, fish and other species in rivers and lakes, and various kinds of sea life in estuaries and coastal ocean. Oregon is one of the most ecologically diverse states in the country. The state’s robust biodiversity, some of which is already threatened or endangered -- inhabits complex and dynamic ecosystems that we have only begun to understand, let alone examine in terms of climate change.It is clear that the abundance and distribution of species are shifting already and will shift more rapidly ...
Investigating An Optimal Decision Point For Probability Bounds Analysis Models When Used To Estimate Remedial Soil Volumes Under Uncertainty At Hazardous Waste Sites, Charles O. Dankwah
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Hazardous waste site remediation cost estimation requires a good estimate of the contaminated soil volume. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) currently uses deterministic point values to estimate soil volumes but the literature suggests that probability bounds analysis (PBA) is the more accurate method to make estimates under uncertainty. The underlying statistical theory is that they are more accurate than deterministic estimates because probabilistic estimates account for data uncertainties. However, the literature does not address the problem of selecting an optimal decision point from the interval-valued PBA estimates. The purpose of this study was to identify the ...
Absence Of Predation Eliminates Coexistence: Experience From The Fish-Zooplankton Interface, 2010 Utah State University
Absence Of Predation Eliminates Coexistence: Experience From The Fish-Zooplankton Interface, Z. M. Gilwicz, Wayne A. Wurtsbaugh, E. Szymansk
Watershed Sciences Faculty Publications
Examples from fishless aquatic habitats show that competition among zooplankton for resources instigates rapid exclusion of competitively inferior species in the absence of fish predation, and leads to resource monopolization by the superior competitor. This may be a single species or a few clones with large body size: a cladoceran such as Daphnia pulicaria, or a branchiopod such as Artemia franciscana, each building its population to a density far higher than those found in habitats with fish. The example of zooplankton from two different fish-free habitats demonstrates the overpowering force of fish predation by highlighting the consequences of its absence ...
Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Annual Report 2009, 2010 Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Annual Report 2009, John A. Lucy, Lewis Gillingham
Through 2009, the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program has maintained a 15-year database for tagged and recaptured fish. The program is a cooperative project of the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament (under the Virginia Marine Resources Commission/VMRC) and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) of the College of William and Mary (under VIMS Sea Grant Marine Extension Program).
Summary Tables: Fairfax County And The City Of Alexandria, Virginia Shoreline Inventory Report, 2010 Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Summary Tables: Fairfax County And The City Of Alexandria, Virginia Shoreline Inventory Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Killeen, Carl H. Herschner, Karinna Nunez, Karen Reay, Tamia Rudnicky
The Shoreline Inventory Summary Tables quantify observed conditions based on river systems, such as the combined length of linear features (e.g. shoreline miles surveyed, miles of bulkhead and revetment), the total number of point features (e.g. docks, boathouses, boat ramps) & total acres of polygon features (tidal marshes).
Center For Coastal Resources Management Annual Report 2010, 2010 William & Mary
Center For Coastal Resources Management Annual Report 2010, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science
No abstract provided.
Urban Dereliction As Environmental Injustice, 2010 College of William and Mary
Urban Dereliction As Environmental Injustice, Daniel M. Runfola, Katherine B. Hankins
Arts & Sciences Articles
American cities are increasingly suffering from property abandonment and dereliction. In this paper, we identify urban dereliction as an important and underexamined phenomenon in American cities, and one that warrants attention under the conceptual umbrella of environmental justice. An environmental justice approach that emphasizes both distributional and procedural justice provides an important lens through which to examine abandonment and dereliction. We provide an empirical example of dereliction in Atlanta neighborhoods and report preliminary findings from a study of the distribution of urban neglect and the presence (or absence) of resident activism in both high- and low-dereliction areas. Our study indicates ...
Assessing The Welfare Effects Of Us Biofuel Policies, 2010 Iowa State University
Assessing The Welfare Effects Of Us Biofuel Policies, Giancarlo Moschini, Harvey Lapan, Jingbo Cui, Joseph Cooper
This article assesses the main welfare implications of US policies to support biofuels, with an emphasis on corn-based ethanol. The analysis relies on an open economy, multimarket equilibrium model that links world and domestic energy and agricultural markets and explicitly accounts for the externalities of carbon emissions. The first-best policy in our context entails a carbon tax (implemented with a tax on fuel and a subsidy for ethanol), an import tariff on oil, and an export tax on corn. Although this policy is likely not feasible, we show that a second- best policy with an optimally chosen fuel tax and ...
Effective Environmental Management Of The National Park Service: A Case Study Of Channel Islands National Park, 2010 Claremont McKenna College
Effective Environmental Management Of The National Park Service: A Case Study Of Channel Islands National Park, Daniel T. Olmsted
CMC Senior Theses
The topic of protected area management serves as the focal point of my thesis. The fundamental question I seek to answer is; what constitutes effective environmental management and how is it exemplified in the National Park Service (NPS)? How exactly does the NPS continually earn the trust and confidence of the American people when so many other government agencies are viewed in a negative light? How does the Channel Islands National Park, in particular, shape the economic and political framework in which it operates to achieve its goals? How does this agency effectively manage such a complex ecosystem spanning across ...
Sustaining Rural Economies With Wind Development, 2010 Claremont McKenna College
Sustaining Rural Economies With Wind Development, Eric J. Van Oss
CMC Senior Theses
This paper discusses the effects of wind development in rural areas. Areas of focus include: direct job creation, indirect job creation, tax revenue and government policies. The effects of state and federal renewable energy policies are discussed and well as the impacts to rural economies.
Mapping And Estimation Of Chemical Concentrations In Surface Soils Using Landsat Tm Satellite Imagery, 2009 Texas Southern University
Mapping And Estimation Of Chemical Concentrations In Surface Soils Using Landsat Tm Satellite Imagery, Maruthi Sridhar Balaji Bhaskar
Maruthi Sridhar Balaji Bhaskar
No abstract provided.
Film: Quest For Leadership, 2009 University of Massachusetts Boston
Film: Quest For Leadership, Maria Ivanova
Films Executive Producer of "Quest for Leadership". Directed and produced by Joseph Ageyo. Nairobi, Kenya. 2010.
Africa Water Atlas, 2009 University of Texas at El Paso
Africa Water Atlas, Stanley Mubako
No abstract provided.
Impact Of A Large Medical Waste Incinerator On Air Quality, 2009 AGH University o Science and Technology
Impact Of A Large Medical Waste Incinerator On Air Quality, Robert Oleniacz
In the paper, an assessment of the compliance with air emission limit values and the impact on air quality of one of the largest medical waste incinerators in Poland, with a total capacity of about 300 kg/h (two incineration lines) is presented. The assessment took the results of continuous and periodic measurements of emissions in the plant’s installation over a period of 12 months’ operation into account. For this period, a calculation was performed for the spread of air pollutants emitted by the two operating incineration lines. According to the analysis and calculations, the analysed medical waste incineration ...
Impact Of The Australia-Us Free Trade Agreement On Australian Medicines Regulation And Prices, 2009 Australian National University
Impact Of The Australia-Us Free Trade Agreement On Australian Medicines Regulation And Prices, Thomas A. Faunce, James Bai, Duy Nguyen
Thomas A Faunce
The Australia – United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) came into force on 1 January 2005. Before and subsequently to the AUSFTA being concluded, controversy surrounded the debate over its impact on Australia ’ s health policy, specifically on regulation of pharmaceutical patents and Australia ’ s cost-effectiveness system relating to prescription medicine prices known as the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). This article examines the expectations of both parties in the pharmaceutical sector with regard to the AUSFTA, as well as how successfully they were achieved. It seeks to analyse important relevant outcomes for regulators, the public and pharmaceutical industry, as well as ...
Nanotechnology And The International Law Of Weaponry: Towards International Regulation Of Nano-Weapons., 2009 Australian National University
Nanotechnology And The International Law Of Weaponry: Towards International Regulation Of Nano-Weapons., Thomas A. Faunce, Hitoshi Nasu
Thomas A Faunce
The development of nanotechnology for military application is an emerging area of research and development, the pace and extent of which has not been fully anticipated by international legal regulation. Nano-weapons are referred to here as objects and devices using nanotechnology or causing effects in nano-scale that are designed or used for harming humans. Such weapons, despite their controversial human and environmental toxicity, are not comprehensively covered by specific, targeted regulation under international law. This article critically examines current international humanitarian law and arms control law regimes to determine whether significant gaps exist in the regulation of nanotechnology focused on ...
Pricing Residential Water To Account For Scarcity In Cyprus, 2009 Cyprus University of Technology
Pricing Residential Water To Account For Scarcity In Cyprus, Theodoros Zachariadis
No abstract provided.
Effect Of Spontaneous Gas Expansion And Mobilization On The Aqueous-Phase Concentrations Above A Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid Pool., 2009 Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario
Effect Of Spontaneous Gas Expansion And Mobilization On The Aqueous-Phase Concentrations Above A Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid Pool., Kevin G. Mumford, James Smith, Sarah E. Dickson
Sarah E Dickson
This paper presents a framework to quantify the overall variability of the model estimations of Total Polychlorinated Biphenyls (Total PCBs) concentrations in the Niagara River on the basis of the uncertainty of few model parameters and the natural variability embedded in some of the model input variables. The results of the uncertainty analysis are used to understand the importance of stochastic model components and their effect on the overall reliability of the model output and to evaluate multiple sources of uncertainty that might need to be further studied. The uncertainty analysis is performed using a newly developed point estimate method ...
Wind Energy Deployment: Global Lessons For West Michigan, 2009 Grand Valley State University
Wind Energy Deployment: Global Lessons For West Michigan, Erik Edward Nordman
Erik Edward Nordman
West Michigan Wind Assessment Issue Brief #1 This first of series of issue briefs summarizes the factors that have influenced wind energy deployment across the country and around the world. It also brings the lessons home to West Michigan's coastal zone.
Wind Power And Human Health: Flicker, Noise And Air Quality, 2009 Grand Valley State University
Wind Power And Human Health: Flicker, Noise And Air Quality, Erik Edward Nordman
Erik Edward Nordman
West Michigan Wind Assessment Issue Brief #2 The second of a series of wind energy issue briefs synthesizes the state of the science around wind energy siting issues like flicker and noise, and analyzes how West Michigan communities are addressing these challenges. The issue brief also assesses how wind energy could improve air quality and human health outcomes in West Michigan and the region.