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Policy Papers & Briefs
Novembro 2012

Saffron production is confined to a limited geographical area in the State. Saffron has traditionally been associated with the famous Kashmiri cuisine, its medicinal values and the rich cultural heritage of Kashmir. Its role in enriching the local cuisine, its medicinal value and its use in…

Peer-reviewed publication
Julho 2012

Almost all of the most populated cities in the world have invested heavily on high capacity urban public transit systems. Apart from the direct economic benefits –travel time reduction, environmental benefits, some indirect benefits are the increase in real estate values (residential and…

Journal Articles & Books
Dezembro 2011

The diversity and abundance of wild bees ensures the delivery of pollination services and the maintenance of ecosystem diversity. As previous studies carried out in Central Europe and the US have shown, bee diversity and abundance is influenced by the structure and the composition of the…

Journal Articles & Books
Dezembro 2011

For EU-Mediterranean olive groves (Olea europaea), mapped in CORINE, classes of olive farming intensities were derived from the outcome of a multi-temporal remote sensing vegetation dynamics analysis. The management intensity classes were developed in view of a differentiated accounting of olive…

Reports & Research
Novembro 2011

Tigerpaper is a quarterly news bulletin dedicated to the exchange of information relating to wildlife and natural resources management for the Asia-Pacific region. Forest News is a quarterly bulletin reporting on FAO forestry activities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Policy Papers & Briefs
Julho 2011

Great share of rented land in total utilised area as well as a significant variability of land rent and market prices of land causes a need of research that would assess which factors influence the land rent as well as the price of land and how significant such factor are in each state. The…

Reports & Research
Maio 2011

This paper describes the methodology and results of classifications of multi-temporal Landsat TM/ETM+ data of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki, Macedonia Greece for the years 1986, 1999 and 2008. Nine different land cover/use categories have been used, named coniferous, broadleaves and mixed…

Journal Articles & Books
Dezembro 2010

In Greece, deciduous oak forests usually provide both, wood production and grazing of understory vegetation. Grazing as a management tool was assayed in a deciduous oak coppice forest of 2000ha under conversion during the management period of 1991-2005 in Central Macedonia, Greece. In this…

Journal Articles & Books
Dezembro 2010

In this paper, we present a novel approach for using ecological heterogeneity in reserve design. We measured five ecological heterogeneity indices (EHI) and we used a database of six biological groups (woody plants, orchids, orthopterans, aquatic and terrestrial herpetofauna and passerine birds…

Journal Articles & Books
Dezembro 2010

The National Park of Dadia-Lefkimi-Souflion is one of the 27 protected areas of Greece, for which a management authority has been established. It is of major ecological value, due to the existence of a large number of birds of prey. Today, the protection status of the area does not exclude the…

Reports & Research
Dezembro 2010

This report examines the role of European Union (EU) member States, both collectively and individually, in the current reported wave of foreign land investment in Africa that has led to the current use of the term ‘land grabbing’.It discusses whether this role is consistent with the EU’s…