Globally, there is growing demand for increased agricultural outputs. At the same time, the agricultural industry is expected to meet increasingly stringent environmental targets. Thus, there is an urgent pressure on the soil resource to deliver multiple functions simultaneously. The Functional Land Management framework (Schulte et al., 2014) is a conceptual tool designed to support policy making to manage soil functions to meet these multiple demands. This paper provides a first example of a practical application of the Functional Land Management concept relevant to policy stakeholders.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationSeptember, 2015United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2016United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America
Recent forecasts show a need to increase agricultural production globally by 60% from 2005 to 2050, in order to meet a rising demand from a growing population. This poses challenges for scientists and policy makers to formulate solutions on how to increase food production and simultaneously meet environmental targets such as the conservation and protection of water, the conservation of biodiversity, and the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2020Canada, Ireland, Poland, United States of America
Visual pollution (VP) in the form of outdoor advertisements (OA) is a threat to landscape physiognomy. Despite their proven usefulness in landscape aesthetic studies, landscape metrics have not yet been applied to address the phenomenon of VP. To fill this knowledge gap, a methodological framework for the measurement of VP using tangential view landscape metrics is proposed, which is accompanied by statistically significant proofs.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationAugust, 2020Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America
The surrounding landscape of ancient Pergamon is characterized by several mountain ranges, the Bakırçay Valley and River and the Aegean coastline. The accessibility of this region was vital for the city since it provided food and resources as well as trade, communication and military movements, all facilitated by a well-developed route network. Despite the importance of roads for the development and prosperity of the city, the ancient route network is still widely unexplored and archeological evidence of roads is extremely rare.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMay, 2020Canada, Ireland, Norway, United States of America
Measuring, monitoring, and managing biodiversity across agricultural regions depends on methods that can combine high-resolution mapping of landscape patterns with local biodiversity observations. This study explores the potential to monitor biodiversity in agricultural landscapes by linking high-resolution remote sensing with passive acoustic monitoring.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJanuary, 2019Ireland
In this article, we first summarise trends of land use changes and urbanisation in Ireland since 1990 using data from the Corine Land Cover program. In doing so, we compare the developments in Ireland with other European countries. Second, we propose a statistical test for the presence of sprawl using conditional and unconditional convergence tests. The two-part empirical analysis allows us to establish that Ireland has experienced a substantial loss of non-urban land in recent decades.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000Finland, Ireland, Europe, Western Europe
Ireland has a rapidly expanding forest estate which covers some 9/ of the land area. It is government policy to increase this to 17/ by the year 2030. Preliminary studies suggest that forestry activities have the potential to contribute significantly to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Although some studies have been carried out the determination of the carbon stores and sinks in Irish forests will require a considerable research effort in the future.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsOctober, 2018Tunisia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Somalia, Zambia, Benin, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Colombia, Laos, Pakistan, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland
The leaflet will provide an overview of in-country projects and achevements as well as regional initiatives. Articles include but are not limited to: Community lands at the core of Kenya’s new legal reforms; The Voluntary Guidelines: an instrumental tool in the pursuit of climate mitigation goals and REDD+; Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure: an opportunity for peacebuilding in Colombia; Strengthening collaboration for the successful implementation of Sierra Leone’s Na tional Land Policy ; Enhancing food security through land policy reform in Somalia.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2018France, Estonia, Belgium, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Albania, Ukraine, Denmark, Belarus, Portugal, Poland, Cyprus, Ireland, Canada, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Finland, Armenia, Czech Republic
Rapport de la session conjointe du Comité des forêts et de l'industrie forestière et de la Commission européenne des forêts<p></p>Varsovie, Pologne<p></p>9-13 octobre 2017
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Nepal, Switzerland, Tanzania, Philippines, Mali, China, Italy, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Gabon, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, Kenya
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