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Arid Environments

Julie Laity.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Biomes and Habitats. 12000 words.

Arid environments cover about one third of the Earth’s surface, comprising the most extensive of the terrestrial biomes. Deserts show considerable individual variation in climate,...

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Ecosystem Management of the Boreal Forest

Timo Kuuluvainen.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Biomes and Habitats; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science). 11088 words.

Boreal countries are rich in forest resources, and for their area, they produce a disproportionally large share of the lumber, pulp, and paper bound for the global market. These countries...

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Environmental Geology of Deltas

Enuvie G. Akpokodje.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Article. Subjects: Biomes and Habitats. 485 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. Please check back later for the full article.

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Mineral Dust Cycle

Irina Sokolik.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Biomes and Habitats. 8652 words.

There is scientific consensus that human activities have been altering the atmospheric composition and are a key driver of global climate and environmental changes since pre-industrial...

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The Oceans and Human Health

Lora Fleming, Michael Depledge, Niall McDonough, Mathew White, Sabine Pahl, Melanie Austen, Anders Goksoyr, Helena Solo-Gabriele and John Stegeman.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Biomes and Habitats; Public Health. 7751 words.

The interdisciplinary study of oceans and human health is an area of increasing global importance. There is a growing body of evidence that the health of the oceans and that of humans are...

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