Land Cover Data For The Mississippi-Alabama Barrier Islands, 2010-2011 Arcgis V10.3 Geodatabase, 2016 University of Southern Mississippi
Land Cover Data For The Mississippi-Alabama Barrier Islands, 2010-2011 Arcgis V10.3 Geodatabase, Gregory A. Carter, Carlton P. Anderson, Kelly L. Lucas, Nathan L. Hopper
Land Cover Data for the Mississippi-Alabama Barrier Islands, 2010-2011
Land cover on the Mississippi-Alabama barrier islands was surveyed in 2010-2011 as part of continuing research on island geomorphic and vegetation dynamics following the 2005 impact of Hurricane Katrina. Results of the survey include sub-meter GPS location, a listing of dominant vegetation species and field photographs recorded at 375 sampling locations distributed among Cat, West Ship, East Ship, Horn, Sand, Petit Bois and West Dauphin Islands. The survey was conducted in a period of intensive remote sensing data acquisition over the northern Gulf of Mexico by federal, state and commercial organizations in response to the 2010 Macondo Well (Deepwater Horizon ...
Modeling Vegetation Mosaics In Sub-Alpine Tasmania Under Various Fire Regimes, 2016 Montana State University-Bozeman
Modeling Vegetation Mosaics In Sub-Alpine Tasmania Under Various Fire Regimes, Gabriel I. Yospin, Samuel W. Wood, Andres Holz, David M.J.S. Bowman, Robert E. Keane, Cathy Whitlock
Western Tasmania, Australia contains some of the highest levels of biological endemism of any temperate region in the world, including vegetation types that are conservation priorities: fire-sensitive rainforest dominated by endemic conifer species in the genus Athrotaxis; and fire-tolerant buttongrass moorlands. Current management focuses on fire suppression, but increasingly there are calls for the use of prescribed fire in flammable vegetation types to manage these ecosystems. The long-term effects of climate and alternative management strategies on the vegetated landscape are unknown. To help identify controls over successional trajectories, we parameterized a spatially explicit landscape-scale model of vegetation and fire (FireBGCv2 ...
La Homogeneizacion Paisajistica De Los Valles De Hortmoier Y Sant Aniol (Alta Garrotxa, Girona): Caracterizacion Y Evaluacion De Los Cambios Ambientales En El Periodo 1957-1979-1996 Con Patch Analyst, 2016 Universidad de Girona
La Homogeneizacion Paisajistica De Los Valles De Hortmoier Y Sant Aniol (Alta Garrotxa, Girona): Caracterizacion Y Evaluacion De Los Cambios Ambientales En El Periodo 1957-1979-1996 Con Patch Analyst, Josep Vila I Subiros, Joan M. Welch
No abstract provided.
Geopolitical Implications Of The Sino-Japanese East China Sea Dispute For The U.S., 2016 Purdue University
Geopolitical Implications Of The Sino-Japanese East China Sea Dispute For The U.S., Bert Chapman
Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research
Much analysis on Asian strategic challenges facing the U.S. has justifiably emphasized the South China Sea (SCS). This has also been reflected in 2016 presidential campaign debate on the SCS as an emerging area of U.S. foreign and national security policy concern. The East China Sea (ECS) is at least as important for the strategic interests of the U.S. and its allies given the tension between China and Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, potential energy resources in this body of water, increasing defense spending by adjacent geographic powers, the area’s importance as a maritime international ...
The Best "Lied" Plans: Engaging Undergraduate Participation In Fieldwork, 2016 Western Washington University
The Best "Lied" Plans: Engaging Undergraduate Participation In Fieldwork, Andrew Bach
This paper describes a field project from an introductory soils course taught in spring 2001. Looking at soils in the field is a necessity, since the physical details of soils cannot be readily reproduced in a class or lab setting.Convincing students that crawling into a muddy hole will help them learn does not always work. So I conceived a plan to inspire the class about looking at soil in the field. I used geography as a starting point, by selecting an extraordinary environmental setting for the field project. Then I fully developed a research project for the class, including ...
Guided Educational Tourism As Informal Science Education: An Empirical Study, 2016 Western Michigan University
Guided Educational Tourism As Informal Science Education: An Empirical Study, Joseph Martin Lane
The scientific research and education communities have long had the goal of advancing the publics’ understanding of science. Informal science education is a powerful mechanism for shaping human conduct, enhancing quality of life, and advancing the publics’ understandings and values regarding science. Guided educational tours (that present science content) provide visitors with unique opportunities to observe and discuss scientific phenomena in the field. Available empirical research related to learning science from guided educational tours is, at best, limited. Research leading to the development of effective guided educational tours that present and interpret scientific information is of interest to both non-profit ...
Natural History Of The Ahlstrom’S And Roose’S Prairies, Olympic National Park, Washington, 2016 Western Washington University
Natural History Of The Ahlstrom’S And Roose’S Prairies, Olympic National Park, Washington, Andrew Bach, Dave Conca
The objective of this research is to evaluate the wetland and forest dynamics in and around the Ozette Prairies to identify their origin and history since the Last Ice Age. The Ozette Prairies are treeless areas, dominated by unique associations of understory species in an otherwise heavily forested region. The prairies are historically (pre-European) persistent elements of the landscape in a region where the climate promotes forest growth. Presently, the prairies are undergoing encroachment by the surrounding forest. The patchy character of the vegetation attests to centuries, or more, of climate change, expansion and demise of forest populations and changing ...
Aboriginal Tourism As Sustainable Social-Environmental Enterprise (Ssee): A Tlingit Case Study From Southeast Alaska, 2016 University of Nottingham
Aboriginal Tourism As Sustainable Social-Environmental Enterprise (Ssee): A Tlingit Case Study From Southeast Alaska, Paphaphit Wanasuk, Thomas F. Thornton
The International Indigenous Policy Journal
The Tlingit Aboriginal tourism enterprise named Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Southeast Alaska is used as a case study to develop the new concept of Sustainable Social-Environmental Enterprise (SSEE). SSEE is defined as an innovative enterprise that has dynamic operational strategies while still maintaining its corporate core values and integrating social, environmental, cultural, economic and political (SECEP) sustainabilities in its operations. The SSEE framework assesses enterprises according to five domains of sustainability: social, environmental, cultural, economic, and political. Applying this framework, we find that while social, economic, and cultural sustainability goals have been achieved in a relatively short time by ...
Observational Analysis Of Inter-Annual Boundary Layer Processes Within The Glaciated Llanganuco Valley, Peru, 2016 Bridgewater State University
Observational Analysis Of Inter-Annual Boundary Layer Processes Within The Glaciated Llanganuco Valley, Peru, Jason Covert
Honors Program Theses and Projects
The tropical glaciers of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru are rapidly receding as a result of significant mass and energy imbalances caused by climate change. The glacier recession is of increasing concern to the scientific community and those living in the Rio Santa Valley of Ancash, Peru, who likely face will water shortages in the near future due to the disappearance of the glaciers and the subsequent the reduction of fresh water discharge. In response to the concern, much research has sought to constrain the atmospheric forcing of the glacier surface energy balance (SEB) in effort to model future glacier loss ...
Aquifer Vulnerability Modeling In New Jersey Through The Use Of Modified Drastic Methodology, 2016 Portland State University
Aquifer Vulnerability Modeling In New Jersey Through The Use Of Modified Drastic Methodology, Clement Uduk, Tanja Hopmans
Student Research Symposium
Due to the global average increase in temperature over the last 50 years, sea levels have been rising and making coastal aquifers more susceptible to saltwater intrusion. The average rate of sea level rise has increased from 2 mm/year to 3.5 mm/year during the twentieth century. The state of New Jersey is not only densely populated but the development along coastlines makes inundation a potential serious threat. New Jersey is diverse in aquifer types, in addition to the types of water bodies surrounding New Jersey, and makes for an interesting case study for groundwater vulnerability. The EPA ...
Dating Late Quaternary Alluvial Fills In The Platte River Valley Using Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating, 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Dating Late Quaternary Alluvial Fills In The Platte River Valley Using Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating, Jacob C. Bruihler
Theses and Dissertations in Geography
Alluvial fills underlying the Platte River Valley in Nebraska record the geologic history of the Platte River in the late Quaternary. This study investigated the alluvium underlying the valley near the cities of North Platte and Kearney, Nebraska. Data obtained from sediment cores drilled in the alluvial deposits was used to investigate the changes in Platte River dynamics on a glacial – interglacial timescale. Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating was used to determine burial ages of recovered sediments and to quantify the thicknesses of the late Pleistocene and Holocene alluvial fills at each study area. Our geochronology depicts considerable differences in ...
Relationship Between Lidar-Derived Canopy Layering And Rainfall Redistribution In Forests Varies With Scale, 2016 Georgia Southern University
Relationship Between Lidar-Derived Canopy Layering And Rainfall Redistribution In Forests Varies With Scale, Daniel Cirincione
Georgia Southern University Research Symposium
Forest canopy can reduce precipitation reaching the ground by up to 50% through interception, storage, and evaporation of droplets from leaf and bark surfaces. This process, called "interception loss," impacts runoff, recharge, flood flashiness, erosion, etc., and cost of stormwater management. It is not well understood how canopy structure affects interception loss, particularly in urban forests. This research addresses this issue by monitoring interception loss variables for a common south eastern US tree species (slash pine) across a natural-to-urban gradient in forest structure. This study considers three different sites to obtain the natural-to-urban gradient. Two of those sites are at ...
Atlanta Greenspace, 2016 Georgia State University
Atlanta Greenspace, Travis Robinson
Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference
No abstract provided.
A Green Leap Forward Eco State Restructuring And The Tianjin Binhai Eco City Model, 2016 Macalester College
A Green Leap Forward Eco State Restructuring And The Tianjin Binhai Eco City Model, I-Chun Chang, Helga Leitner, Eric Sheppard
I-Chun Catherine Chang
Coupling Community Preferences With Hydrologic Evaluation Of Low Impact Development Implementation In An Urban Watershed, Corinna M. Fleischmann, Carol Atkinson-Palombo, Joseph T. Bushey, Eric D. Jackson, David W. Payne
Stormwater runoff, and its associated pollutants, is a major problem in urban watersheds where the runoff is either channeled into surface water bodies or wastewater treatment plants. One emerging Best Management Practice (BMP) to control stormwater runoff is low impact development (LID). The EPA Stormwater Management Model (SWMM) was used to evaluate the hydrologic effectiveness at a watershed scale of five LID technologies (vegetated swales, bioretention cells, porous pavement, rain barrels and tree boxes) in an existing, typical urban watershed. As implementation focused on public transportation areas, hydrologic effectiveness of runoff reduction was assessed as a function of roadway length ...
Cruising The Canal: A Methodological Approach To Assessing Trail Conditions Along The Hennepin Canal Parkway, 2016 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois
Cruising The Canal: A Methodological Approach To Assessing Trail Conditions Along The Hennepin Canal Parkway, Alyssa Clarida
Geography: Student Scholarship & Creative Works
Trail conditions in the United States are degrading and trail systems do not receive enough funding to repair them in a timely manner. Park managers often conduct trail assessments to collect trail condition data. They use this data to make timely and judicious decisions regarding trail repairs. However, many trail assessments are time consuming, costly, and require high levels of expertise. This project creates a trail assessment methodology that can be applied to a trail with limited funds. The final methodology was efficient, succinct, accurate, and simple to conduct. It uses a problem based methodology where every instance of degradation ...
Using Residential Location To Assess The Environmental Value-Action Gap Of Students At James Madison University, 2016 James Madison University
Using Residential Location To Assess The Environmental Value-Action Gap Of Students At James Madison University, Emma Rose Martin
Senior Honors Projects
This study focuses on the environmental Value-Action Gap of students at James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This gap occurs when a person has pro-environmental beliefs but does not have congruent actions. Often, there are other factors apart from a person’s values that influence his/her willingness to participate in eco-friendly behavior (Howell 2013). For this study, the factor of influence being addressed is location. When students live on-campus at JMU they are surrounded by ‘green’ initiatives. Understanding the diffusion of environmental behavior from on-campus living to off-campus living is important because the majority of a JMU student ...
A Review Of Historic And Modern Oil And Natural Gas Well Drilling And Abandonment In Greeley, Colorado, And The Potential Applications Of A Historic Geographic Information System, 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder
A Review Of Historic And Modern Oil And Natural Gas Well Drilling And Abandonment In Greeley, Colorado, And The Potential Applications Of A Historic Geographic Information System, Will Benjamin Ulysses Rempel
Undergraduate Honors Theses
In Colorado, a majority of existing and planned oil and natural gas operations occur along the populous Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, with a particular focus in Weld County. In recent years, unconventional oil and gas operations have lead to a surge of new activity in the region that has affected both rural and suburban areas, bringing environmental impact and social pros and cons. This has been a source of contention for numerous communities, and has brought legal disputes between local and state officials concerning drilling permission jurisdiction. Simultaneously, the region’s historic link to oil and gas wells ...
Renewable Energy Matters: Small Hydel Power And Sustainability In India, 2016 Bridgewater State University
Renewable Energy Matters: Small Hydel Power And Sustainability In India, Madhu N. Rao
No abstract provided.
A Comparative Analysis Of Water Districts Strategies Against Drought In Western Municipal Water District Of California, East Bay Municipal Utilities District Of California And Denver Water, 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder
A Comparative Analysis Of Water Districts Strategies Against Drought In Western Municipal Water District Of California, East Bay Municipal Utilities District Of California And Denver Water, Megan A. Paliwoda
Undergraduate Honors Theses
This thesis looks at water management strategies for conservation of residential water use in the midst of drought, and the effectiveness of these strategies. There is a lot to be learned from past mistakes and successes in the way that water managers and states approach the problem of drought. Water is a vital resource that needs to be properly handled, and the current drought in California is leaving many districts struggling to find ways to conserve water. In this document three districts are looked at, two in California (Western Municipal Water District in southern California and East Bay Municipal Water ...