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Aboveground biomass estimation of tropical street trees

Kang Min Ngo and Shawn Lum.

in Journal of Urban Ecology

P ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Sustainability; Ecology and Conservation; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science); Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 4648 words.

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Urban trees provide numerous ecosystem services to city residents, including carbon storage and sequestration. Quantifying carbon sequestered in urban...

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Air Pollution and Weather Interaction in East Asia

Aijun Ding, Xin Huang and Congbin Fu.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Biomes and Habitats; Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 9986 words.

Air pollution is one of the grand environmental challenges in developing countries, especially those with high population density like China. High concentrations of primary and secondary...

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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; Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 12002 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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Cain, Stanley Adair

Richard Harmond.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Science and Mathematics; Education; Botany. 1111 words.

Cain, Stanley Adair (19 June 1902–01 April 1995), educator, botanist, and ecologist, was born in Jefferson County, Indiana, the son of Oliver Ezra Cain and Lillian Whitsitt, farmers. He...

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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; Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science); Sustainability. 11094 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 and Sustainability of Deltas

Enuvie G. Akpokodje.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Biomes and Habitats; Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science). 16744 words.

Deltas have played a significant role in the growth of human civilization because of their unique economic and ecological importance. However, deltas are becoming increasingly vulnerable...

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Environmental History of the Mississippi River and Delta

Christopher Morris.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Ecology and Conservation; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental History. 10360 words.

The Mississippi River, the longest in North America, is really two rivers geophysically. The volume is less, the slope steeper, the velocity greater, and the channel straighter in its upper...

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Environmental Impacts of Tropical Soybean and Palm Oil Crops

Kimberly M. Carlson and Rachael D. Garrett.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Politics; Sustainability; Agriculture and Farming. 19371 words.

Oil crops play a critical role in global food and energy systems. Since these crops have high oil content, they provide cooking oils for human consumption, biofuels for energy, feed for...

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Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change

Juha Merilä and Ary A. Hoffmann.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Ecology and Conservation. 6182 words.

Changing climatic conditions have both direct and indirect influences on abiotic and biotic processes and represent a potent source of novel selection pressures for adaptive evolution. In...

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Extinction

Mark V. Barrow.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Ecology and Conservation; Environmental History. 15883 words.

The prospect of extinction, the complete loss of a species or other group of organisms, has long provoked strong responses. Until the turn of the 18th century, deeply held and widely shared...

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