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    Volume 9 Issue 10

    Peer-reviewed publication
    October, 2020
    British Indian Ocean Territory, Central African Republic, Central America, South America, Northern America, United States of America, China, India, Europe, Russia, Australia, Global

    Although the way in which vegetation phenology mediates the feedback of vegetation to climate systems is now well understood, the magnitude of these changes is still unknown. A thorough understanding of how the recent shift in phenology may impact on, for example, land surface temperature (LST) is important. To address this knowledge gap, it is important to quantify these impacts and identify patterns from the global to the regional scale.

  2. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 10

    Peer-reviewed publication
    October, 2020
    Iran

    Piping erosion is one form of water erosion that leads to significant changes in the landscape and environmental degradation. In the present study, we evaluated piping erosion modeling in the Zarandieh watershed of Markazi province in Iran based on random forest (RF), support vector machine (SVM), and Bayesian generalized linear models (Bayesian GLM) machine learning algorithms.

  3. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 10

    Peer-reviewed publication
    October, 2020
    Iran

    Soil erosion determines landforms, soil formation and distribution, soil fertility, and land degradation processes. In arid and semiarid ecosystems, soil erosion is a key process to understand, foresee, and prevent desertification. Addressing soil erosion throughout watersheds scales requires basic information to develop soil erosion control strategies and to reduce land degradation. To assess and remediate the non-sustainable soil erosion rates, restoration programs benefit from the knowledge of the spatial distribution of the soil losses to develop maps of soil erosion.

  4. Library Resource
    Remembering Elinor Ostrom

    Her Work and its Contribution to the Theory and Practice of Conservation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management

    Reports & Research
    April, 2014
    Eritrea, Kenya, Mexico, Canada, Mongolia, India, Global

    This special issue of Policy Matters focuses on the outreach and impact of Dr. Elinor Ostrom's groundbreaking research on common property (or commons) theory. Her work was instrumental in shaping contemporary analyses of resource management and conservation, especially at a local level. This collection of research papers, essays, commentaries, and songs build upon her work and provide case studies demonstrating the practical application of her theoretical contributions. 

  5. Library Resource
    Report of a Home Office fact-finding mission to Sri Lanka

    Conducted between 28 September and 5 October 2019. Published: 20 January 2020.

    Reports & Research
    January, 2020
    Sri Lanka, United Kingdom

    ABSTRACTED FROM PURPOSE OF THIS MISSION: The purpose of the mission was to gather accurate and up-to-date information from a range of sources about a number of issues concerning the treatment of Tamils including the government’s attitude to diaspora activities and the treatment of members of diaspora groups, in particular members of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE). The mission was also interested in gathering information about the treatment of members and former members of the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE).

  6. Library Resource
    Resource Assessment and Land Use Planning: A Case Study
    Reports & Research
    December, 1993
    Sri Lanka

    ABSTRACTED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 

    This review does not attempt to be comprehensive. Instead, we highlight:

    • benchmarks in the evolution of land use policies in Sri Lanka;

    • the actual contribution made to decisions about land use by systematic information on land resources.

    Recommendations are made to provide better support for decision-makers at all levels. A summary of legislation, a list of agencies responsible for planning and land resources data and an extensive sourced bibliography are provided.

  7. Library Resource
    Land Policies, Land-based Development Programs and the Question of Minority Rights in Eastern Sri Lanka
    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2015
    Sri Lanka

    Land has been one of the major concerning factors in escalating disputes and conflicts between ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, including the violation of minority rights. This paper examines the impact of land policies and land-based development programs on the rights of ethnic minorities in eastern Sri Lanka by analyzing selected major policies and projects. The analysis is interpretive and descriptive in nature. Secondary literature was the primary source for the analysis.

  8. Library Resource
    Improving Quality of Land Administration in Sri Lanka
    Reports & Research
    June, 2017
    Sri Lanka

    Land administration in Sri Lanka is institutionally and functionally fragmented and geographically incomplete. The current situation is an impediment to spatial planning and land and natural resources management with direct impact to economic growth and social development. Sri Lanka should embark to an orchestrated and incremental improvement of policies, institutional arrangements and technical solutions to improve clarity, ownership and sustainability of the land administration system and services.

  9. Library Resource
    Country Report Sri Lanka

    Land-use change and forestry at the national and sub-national level

    Reports & Research
    April, 2011
    Sri Lanka

    In this report the authors aim to assess and evaluate historic and current changes in land use and forestry at the national and sub-national level in Sri Lanka. Different drivers, policies and data related to forest and land use are assessed to explore factors that have contributed to changes.

    These are the main conclusions of the report:

  10. Library Resource
    Rethinking the Importance of Identifying and Addressing the Customary Laws in the Context of Land Law Making Process
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2019
    Sri Lanka

    The land is an integral part of every state. Especially land has sacred and cultural value in most of the Asian traditions apart from its social and economic value. Sri Lanka is an island state which has 25,330 sq. Mi for 21,670,000 ("Department of Census and Statistics-Sri Lanka," 2019) of population and a country which inherent legal pluralism as a result of multi-cultural ethnicity and imperialism.

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