Although renewable energy holds great promise in mitigating climate change, there are socioeconomic and ecological tradeoffs related to each form of renewable energy. Forest-related bioenergy is especially controversial, because tree plantations often replace land that could be used to grow food crops and can have negative impacts on biodiversity.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2021Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, United States of America, Americas
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2021Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, United Kingdom, Mexico, Malta, Malaysia, Panama, Romania, Seychelles, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America
Property boundaries have a significant importance in cadaster as they define the legal extent of the ownership rights. Among 3D data models, Industry Foundation Class (IFC) provides the potential capabilities for modelling property boundaries in a 3D environment. In some jurisdictions, such as Victoria, Australia, some property boundaries are assigned to the faces of building elements which are modelled as solids in IFC. In order to retrieve these property boundaries, boundary identification analysis should be performed, and faces of building elements should be extracted.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationFebruary, 2021Argentina, Europe
This study provides empirical evidence on the links between urban development factors and the use of specific modes of transport in commuting in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area. The case study is of interest because quantitative research on developing countries is scarce and their rapid urban growth and high rates of inequality may generate different results compared to the US or Europe. This relationship was assessed on locality level using regression methods.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationFebruary, 2021Argentina, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Brazil, Canada, Spain, Paraguay, United States of America, South America
The stabling of livestock farming implies changes in both local ecosystems (regeneration of forest stands via reduced grazing) and those located thousands of kilometers away (deforestation to produce grain for feeding livestock). Despite their importance, these externalities are poorly known. Here we evaluated how the intensification and confinement of livestock in Spain has affected forest surface changes there and in South America, the largest provider of soybeans for animal feed to the European Union.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationFebruary, 2021Argentina, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, United States of America
The state of water quality of lakes is highly related to watershed processes which will be responsible for the delivery of sediment, nutrients, and other pollutants to receiving water bodies. The spatiotemporal variability of water quality parameters along with the seasonal changes were studied for Lake Okeechobee, South Florida. The dynamics of selected four water quality parameters: total phosphate (TP), total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN), total suspended solid (TSS), and chlorophyll-a (chl-a) were analyzed using data from satellites and water quality monitoring stations.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationNovember, 2020Puerto Rico, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, United States of America, Spain
Soil quality indexes (SQIs) are very useful in assessing the status and edaphic health of soils. This is particularly the case in the Mediterranean area, where successive torrential rainfall episodes give rise to erosion and soil degradation processes; these are being exacerbated by the current climate crisis. The objective of this study was to analyze the soil quality in two contrasting Mediterranean watersheds in the province of Malaga (Spain): the middle and upper watersheds of the Rio Grande (sub-humid conditions) and the Benamargosa River (semi-arid conditions).
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJuly, 2020Argentina, Belgium, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Poland, United States of America, Venezuela
A singular and modest activist action, a temporary park created in San Francisco, grew into the global urban Park(ing) Day (PD) phenomenon. This tactical urbanism event not only expanded to be annually celebrated in thousands of parking lots all over the world but became an inspiration for urban planning and policy changes. The permanent rendition of Park(ing) Day, parklets, resulted from the movement but did not stop the spread of PD itself.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2020Argentina
This article reviews the invisibility and the recognition of rural female work in the Patagonian region of Argentina over time. The analysis is carried out based on (a) the systematisation of research articles (b) a historical study of censuses, and (c) the systematisation of rural development plans related to the subject. The article adopts an ecofeminist perspective. The results have been organised into four sections.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationAugust, 2019Argentina
We examine collaborations between the state and civil society in the context of land grabbing in Argentina. Land grabbing provokes many governance challenges, which generate new social arrangements. The incentives for, limitations to, and contradictions inherent in these collaborations are examined. We particularly explore how the collaborations between the provincial government of Santiago del Estero and non-government organizations (NGOs) played out. This province has experienced many land grabs, especially for agriculture and livestock production.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2017Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, South America
La Paz, Bolivia
31 de agosto de 2017
Llegamos al número 200 ¡Gracias mil!
Oscar Bazoberry Chali Carmen Beatriz Ruiz
Transcurría julio del 2008 y el IPDRS era solamente una idea, pero, aunque jurídicamente aún no existía, ya se habían definido algunas de sus líneas de acción, entre ellas, contribuir a la reflexión y el debate sobre el desarrollo rural en Sudamérica a través de un formato de artículos cortos y ágiles que bautizamos como Diálogos.
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