The Franks Tract State Recreation Area (Franks Tract) is an example of a complex contemporary park mired in ecological and socio-political contestation of what it is and should be. Located in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, it is a central hub in California’s immense and contentious water infrastructure; an accidental shallow lake on subsided land due to unrepaired levee breaks; a novel ecosystem full of ‘invasive’ species; a world-class bass fishing area; and a water transportation corridor.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationNovember, 2020Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, United States of America, Spain, Belgium
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 publicationOctober, 2020Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Philippines
Urbanization of the countryside affects rural areas, especially in the immediate surroundings of large cities. Normally, this occurs as an unpromoted process, but in Chile, it is driven by the legal framework. This research focuses on rural residential plots (RRPs) around the capital city, Santiago. The analysis seeks to understand the significance and consequences of RRPs during the last four decades and the role of a favorable legal framework in affecting their development.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationOctober, 2020Brazil, United States of America
In the past decades, sugarcane production in Brazil has expanded rapidly to meet increasing ethanol demand. The large majority of this expansion occurred in Sao Paulo state. We used an integrated approach considering location-specific biophysical characteristics to determine the environmental impacts of sugarcane expansion and their spatial variation in Sao Paulo state (2004–2015). The included environmental impacts are greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, biodiversity, soil erosion, and water quantity.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationOctober, 2020Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, United States of America
Preserving landscape connectivity is one of the most frequently recommended strategies to address the synergistic threats of climate change, habitat fragmentation, and intensifying disturbances. Although assessments to develop plans for linked and connected landscapes in response to climate and land-use change have been increasingly employed in the last decade, efforts to operationalize and implement these plans have been limited. Here, we present a framework using existing, available biological data to design an implementable, comprehensive multispecies connectivity plan.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2012South America, BrazilO artigo discute, sob uma perspectiva institucionalista, a dimensão do problema fundiário brasileiro expresso pela fragilidade dos direitos de propriedade da terra rural. Além dos condicionantes históricos referidos no texto, o artigo chama a atenção para o papel das instituições de registro e cadastro de imóveis que, por estarem separadas e não integradas, favorecem as práticas de fraude, apossamento e potencializam os conflitos fundiários.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2003South America, Brazil
Neste estudo multidisciplinar aproveitou-se os trabalhos de manejo e conservação dos solos e da água em microbacias hidrográ ficas, que foram realizados no estado do Paraná , no ú ltimo quartel do sé culo XX, para avaliar se o preç o da terra é sensí vel à s melhorias ambientais. Avaliou-se, atravé s de mé todos economé tricos, o Programa Paraná Rural, em trê s faixas de prioridades na sua forma de aç ã o: alta, mé dia e baixa prioridade. A partir dessas diferenç as, na aplicaç ã o do Programa, esta pesquisa revelou existir relaç ã o positiva entre o mercado de terras e o meio ambiente.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2019Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, BrazilGuimarães, J., Amaral, P., Pinto, A. & Gomes, I. Preços de Produtos da Floresta: uma década de pesquisa e divulgação (p. 52). Belém: Imazon, 2019
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationSeptember, 2020Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America
Climate change has the potential to disrupt ecosystem services and further exacerbate the effects of human activities on natural resources. This has significant implications for educational institutions and the populations they serve. As the current crop of landscape architecture students struggles to define its role within the climate crisis and its related social and political underpinnings, a core mission of colleges and universities moving forward should be to provide students with applied knowledge about how climate change affects the landscape.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationSeptember, 2020Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Puerto Rico, Portugal, United States of America, Venezuela
Since the middle of the 20th century, irrigation in the southeast of Spain has displayed significant productive growth based on the intensive use of the scarce water resources in the area and the contribution of river flows from the hydrographic basin of the Tagus River to the hydrographic basin of the Segura River. Despite high levels of efficiency in the water use from the new irrigation systems, the water deficit has only intensified in recent years.
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