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National Vegetation Classification

Will Manley, Katharine Foot and Andrew Davis.

in A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences; Agriculture and Farming. 68 words.

A set of common standards to produce a systematic description and classification of GB plant communities which cover all natural and semi-natural habitats. It is maintained by the ...

woodlot

Will Manley, Katharine Foot and Andrew Davis.

in A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences; Agriculture and Farming. 54 words.

A small area of woodland rented on licence that is managed usually by and for local people for small-scale productive forestry. They are generally managed fairly intensively and can bring...

NIMBY

Will Manley, Katharine Foot and Andrew Davis.

in A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences; Agriculture and Farming. 76 words.

Acronym of ‘not in my back yard’. It is commonly used to refer to a person or group who objects to a new building or installation of some sort in their immediate neighbourhood, but does not...

Common Agricultural Policy

Will Manley, Katharine Foot and Andrew Davis.

in A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences; Agriculture and Farming. 241 words.

Objectives for this policy of the then European Economic Community, predecessor to the *European Union, were to increase agricultural productivity, to improve earnings in agriculture, to...

Royal Town Planning Institute

Will Manley, Katharine Foot and Andrew Davis.

in A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences; Agriculture and Farming. 146 words.

United Kingdom-based professional membership organization and chartered institute that works to maintain professional standards within the *planning sector, and to advance the science and...

Northern Ireland Executive

Will Manley, Katharine Foot and Andrew Davis.

in A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences; Agriculture and Farming. 210 words.

Executive of the *devolved government for Northern Ireland, exercising authority on behalf of the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Northern Ireland Executive comprises a First Minister and...

Multiple Stable States and Regime Shifts

James Heffernan, Xiaoli Dong and Anna Braswell.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 11505 words.

Why do ecological systems (populations, communities, and ecosystems) change suddenly in response to seemingly gradual environmental change, or fail to recover from large disturbances? Why...

Mead, Elwood

James R. Kluger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; US Politics. 2371 words.

Mead, Elwood (16 January 1858–26 January 1936), U.S. Commissioner of Reclamation, was born near Patriot, Indiana, the son of David B. Mead, a farmer, and Lucinda Davis. Mead spent his early...

Mountain Environments

Ellen Wohl.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 19096 words.

Mountain ranges occur on every continent, at latitudes from the equator almost to both poles. A region is defined as mountainous if elevation varies by at least 984 feet over a radius of...

Duesenberg, Frederick Samuel

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online March 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1915 words.

Duesenberg, Frederick Samuel (06 December 1876–26 July 1932), automobile builder, was born in Kirchheide, Lippe, then part of the German Confederation, a son of Konrad Duesenberg and Louise...

Common Pool Resources

Tanya Heikkila and David P. Carter.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 8513 words.

Common pool resources (CPRs) are characterized as resources for which the exclusion of users is difficult (referred to as excludability), and the use of such a resource by one user...

Wendell Berry

Kyle Dell.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 7653 words.

Wendell Berry (b. 1934) is a visionary, poet, author, and activist, born to a farming family in Henry County, Kentucky. The eldest of four children, Berry grew up in a tobacco-growing...

Wendell Berry

Kyle Dell.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 7653 words.

Wendell Berry (b. 1934) is a visionary, poet, author, and activist, born to a farming family in Henry County, Kentucky. The eldest of four children, Berry grew up in a tobacco-growing...

Soil Salinization

Pichu Rengasamy.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Agriculture and Farming. 10180 words.

Salt accumulation in soils, affecting agricultural productivity, environmental health, and the economy of the community, is a global phenomenon since the decline of ancient Mesopotamian...

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Resilience

Craig Allen, Ahjond S. Garmestani and David Angeler.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 7989 words.

Resilience is an important framework for understanding and managing complex systems of people and nature that are subject to abrupt and nonlinear change. The idea of ecological resilience...

Rivers

Ellen Wohl.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 8989 words.

River networks, and even individual river segments, are complex ecosystems that can be studied from many perspectives. Arguably the most common differentiation is between studies that focus...

Environmental Security

Christopher A. Scott and Bhuwan Thapa.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 5836 words.

Environmental security, as a subset of broader concerns over human security, is addressed from the disciplinary perspectives of international relations, political science, geography,...

Frederick Law Olmsted

Kyle Dell.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 7454 words.

Frederick Law Olmsted (b. 1822–d. 1903) is regarded as the father of American landscape architecture for good reason, but to leave that as his sole definition would be to rob him of many of...

Frederick Law Olmsted

Kyle Dell.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 7454 words.

Frederick Law Olmsted (b. 1822–d. 1903) is regarded as the father of American landscape architecture for good reason, but to leave that as his sole definition would be to rob him of many of...

Mangroves

Daniel Friess.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 12626 words.

Intertidal mangrove forests are a wetland ecosystem composed of halophytic tree and shrub species and associated terrestrial and marine fauna. Mangroves are found across a large proportion...