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Volume 11 (2018): Edizione 1 (January 2018)

Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
1805-4196
Pubblicato per la prima volta
20 Jun 2008
Periodo di pubblicazione
3 volte all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

6 Articoli
Accesso libero

Application of Earth Observation Data for Estimation of Changes in Land Trajectories in Varanasi District, India

Pubblicato online: 21 Jun 2018
Pagine: 5 - 18

Astratto

Abstract

Digital change detection is the process that helps in shaping the changes associated with land use land cover (LULC) properties with reference to geo-registered multi-temporal remote sensing data. In this study different methods of analyzing satellite images are presented, with the aim to identify changes in land cover in a certain period of time (1980-2016). The methods represented in this study are vegetation indices, image differencing and supervised classification. These methods gave different results in terms of land cover area. Urban expansion has brought serious losses of agriculture land, vegetation and water bodies. The present study demonstrates changes in land trajectories of Varanasi district, India using Landsat MSS (1980), TM (1990 and 2010), ETM+ (2000) and Landsat-8 OLI data (2016). The LULC classes in the study area are divided into eight categories using supervised classification method. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index (SAVI) are also calculated to estimate the changes in LULC classes during these time periods. Major changes are seen from 2000 to 2016 for the built-up, agriculture land, water bodies and wasteland.

Parole chiave

  • Land use Land cover
  • Change detection
  • Landsat
  • remote sensing
  • supervised classification
  • NDVI
  • SAVI
Accesso libero

Land-Use Changes at Nest Sites of the Little Owl (Athene noctua) in the South-Moravian Region of the Czech Republic

Pubblicato online: 21 Jun 2018
Pagine: 19 - 34

Astratto

Abstract

The Little Owl is currently endangered bird species of agricultural lowland areas in Central Europe. Nesting sites of the Little Owl are often old trees as well as buildings and quarries with suitable nesting cavities. The Little Owl has severely declined in a major part of Europe during the past decades. Information on habitat requirements of the Little Owl and data related to land-use changes at nest sites (covering both the breeding and foraging habitats) are needed for conservation programmes aimed at this bird species. Land-use changes in farmland rank among frequently discussed negative factors causing the population decline of the Little Owl. The aim of this study is to analyse land-use changes at nest sites of the Little Owl in the South-Moravian region (Czech Republic) between the years 1976/1977 and 2014. In both studied periods (1976/1977 and 2014), the most important land-use type within 500 m from the nest sites of the Little Owl was arable land (66.94 % – 62.25 %), followed by built-up areas (19.97 % –22.41 %), while the other land-use types made up less than 5 %. The proportion of the particular land-use type did not change significantly between the years 1976/1977 and 2014. The most important change in comparison with the period 1976/1977 was the decrease in the area of arable land by 4.69 % and that of orchards and gardens by 1.99 %, while the surface of built-up areas increased slightly by 2.45 % and that of meadows and pastures by 1.5 %. The analysis shows that at the known nest sites of the Little Owl in the South-Moravian region (Czech Republic), there were no significant changes in the proportion of the particular land-use types within 500 m from the nests between the years 1976/1977 and 2014. Based on these results, we can conclude that in comparison with the availability of nest sites, which seems to be the important limiting factor for the occurrence and population density of the Little Owl, land-use changes in study area were not very important factor influencing decline of the Little Owl.

Parole chiave

  • Agricultural land
  • birds
  • GIS analyse
  • land-cover
  • nest site
Accesso libero

Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainability of Vertical Farming: A Review

Pubblicato online: 21 Jun 2018
Pagine: 35 - 60

Astratto

Abstract

As the world population continues to grow at a rapid rate, accompanied by a substantial growth in food demand which is expected to transpire in the next 50 years, 80 % of the population will be living in urban areas. In order to feed this growing population, there is a need for sustainable urban food. Producing sustainable urban food requires considering all factors of sustainability collectively including, environmental, social and economic advancement. A new method that has been proposed to address the issue of sustainability and to meet the growing food demand is, designing and implementing vertical farms. Vertical farming is a concept that involves cultivating plants with livestock on vertically inclined surfaces such as in skyscrapers in urban areas, where there is a lack of available land and space. However, there is a paucity of information and a limited number of published critical reviews on Vertical farming in urban areas. This study, in an attempt to review the major opportunities and challenges of Vertical Farming, uses the framework of sustainability to examine the role of it in prospective food provision in cities. This study is a critical review of 60 documents from related published papers from relevant journals and scientific online databases. Vertical Farming can be potentially beneficial in increasing food production, maintaining high quality and safety and contributing to sustainable urban farming. Well-known advantages of growing food within the urban territory can be beneficial environmentally, socially and economically. Vertical farms can also provide solutions for increasing food security worldwide.

Parole chiave

  • Vertical Farming (VF)
  • Food Security
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Sustainable Urban Food
Accesso libero

Methodological Approaches to Pupils’ Ecological Culture Education

Pubblicato online: 21 Jun 2018
Pagine: 61 - 72

Astratto

Abstract

The methodological approaches to pupils’ ecological culture education such as axiological and cultural had been revealed in the article.

Theoretical methods: analysis and generalization of literature on the research problem; empiric: observation, conversation, pedagogical experiment were used in the process of research.

Based on the use of the above methods it was stated that axiology can consider the problem of the relationship between man and nature from the perspective of values, learn the range of ecological values occuring in human activities, carry out an educational influence on the formation of ecological culture. It was investigated that in terms of axiological approach, values are correlated with various aspects of human nature (the spiritual, moral, psychological, and biological).

The purpose of the article is to reveal the main methodological approaches (axiological and culturological) and apply them for the development of technology for raising the ecological culture of pupils.

Materials of the research can be used for raising the ecological culture of of pupils in secondary schools and out-of-school educational institutions, will become the basis of educational and methodical publications on the education of pupils’ environmental culture, can be used by of pupils’ self-government and class leaders in educational work with pupils.

It was revealed that the cultural approach to pupils’ ecological culture education allows determining the ratio of the ecological culture to the general and spiritual culture, considering the relationship between three social and natural subjects: people, culture, and nature. It was proved that the methodological approaches (axiological and cultural) substantiate the updating of environmental education component, ecological culture development goals, ideas of humanization and humanitarization of education, understanding of the crucial role of culture towards nature, ecological imperative of ecological culture in solving global environmental problems. Taking into consideration the above mentioned, the effectiveness of pupils’ ecological culture education technology had been developed and proved.

Parole chiave

  • ecology
  • ecological education
  • methodological approaches
  • axiology
  • axiological approach
  • cultural approach
  • culture
  • ecological culture
  • ecological culture education
Accesso libero

Spatial Planning as a Tool for Effective Nature Conservation: A Conceptual Framework for Turkey’s Spatial Planning System

Pubblicato online: 21 Jun 2018
Pagine: 73 - 98

Astratto

Abstract

Protected areas can be parts of larger ecosystems, and land use changes in the unprotected part of the ecosystems may threaten the biological diversity by affecting the ecological processes. The relationship between protected areas and their surroundings has been influential in understanding the role of spatial planning in nature conservation. This article focuses on the problem that Turkey’s protected areas are vulnerable to pressure and threats caused by land use changes. Spatial planning serving as a bridge between nature conservation and land use is the solution for effective nature conservation in Turkey. Thereby, the aim of this article is to develop a conceptual framework which offers spatial planning as an effective tool to bridge the gap between land use change and nature conservation. In this context, first literature review is conducted, and systematic conservation planning, evidence-based conservation planning, bioregional planning and national system planning are presented as effective planning methods in nature conservation. In addition to literature review, official national statistics and Convention on Biological Diversity’s country reports are utilized to shed light on Turkey’s current state. Finally, a conceptual framework is defined, the main differences with the current situation are revealed. The results indicate that an effective planning system for Turkey’s protected areas incorporates a holistic, target-oriented system defining the spatial planning process for protected areas. The spatial planning system to be developed in this context is also used by decision-makers in evaluating the ecological effectiveness of existing plans.

Parole chiave

  • Nature conservation
  • natural protected areas
  • ecological planning
  • biological diversity
Accesso libero

Predation Risk by Gastronomic Boom - Case Peru

Pubblicato online: 21 Jun 2018
Pagine: 100 - 103

Astratto

Abstract

The growth of tourism to Peru and the gastronomic boom with millions of people looking to taste Peruvian food is resulting in a risk of predation of natural sources necessary to make these dishes. The focus in only obtaining these ingredients can generate significant damage to the Peruvian biodiversity, so stakeholders need to develop strategies to avoid predation due to the gastronomic boom. Citizens and visitors need to play a role in protecting the natural resources and contributing to environmental sustainability.

Parole chiave

  • predation
  • tourism
  • Peru
  • gastronomic boom
6 Articoli
Accesso libero

Application of Earth Observation Data for Estimation of Changes in Land Trajectories in Varanasi District, India

Pubblicato online: 21 Jun 2018
Pagine: 5 - 18

Astratto

Abstract

Digital change detection is the process that helps in shaping the changes associated with land use land cover (LULC) properties with reference to geo-registered multi-temporal remote sensing data. In this study different methods of analyzing satellite images are presented, with the aim to identify changes in land cover in a certain period of time (1980-2016). The methods represented in this study are vegetation indices, image differencing and supervised classification. These methods gave different results in terms of land cover area. Urban expansion has brought serious losses of agriculture land, vegetation and water bodies. The present study demonstrates changes in land trajectories of Varanasi district, India using Landsat MSS (1980), TM (1990 and 2010), ETM+ (2000) and Landsat-8 OLI data (2016). The LULC classes in the study area are divided into eight categories using supervised classification method. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index (SAVI) are also calculated to estimate the changes in LULC classes during these time periods. Major changes are seen from 2000 to 2016 for the built-up, agriculture land, water bodies and wasteland.

Parole chiave

  • Land use Land cover
  • Change detection
  • Landsat
  • remote sensing
  • supervised classification
  • NDVI
  • SAVI
Accesso libero

Land-Use Changes at Nest Sites of the Little Owl (Athene noctua) in the South-Moravian Region of the Czech Republic

Pubblicato online: 21 Jun 2018
Pagine: 19 - 34

Astratto

Abstract

The Little Owl is currently endangered bird species of agricultural lowland areas in Central Europe. Nesting sites of the Little Owl are often old trees as well as buildings and quarries with suitable nesting cavities. The Little Owl has severely declined in a major part of Europe during the past decades. Information on habitat requirements of the Little Owl and data related to land-use changes at nest sites (covering both the breeding and foraging habitats) are needed for conservation programmes aimed at this bird species. Land-use changes in farmland rank among frequently discussed negative factors causing the population decline of the Little Owl. The aim of this study is to analyse land-use changes at nest sites of the Little Owl in the South-Moravian region (Czech Republic) between the years 1976/1977 and 2014. In both studied periods (1976/1977 and 2014), the most important land-use type within 500 m from the nest sites of the Little Owl was arable land (66.94 % – 62.25 %), followed by built-up areas (19.97 % –22.41 %), while the other land-use types made up less than 5 %. The proportion of the particular land-use type did not change significantly between the years 1976/1977 and 2014. The most important change in comparison with the period 1976/1977 was the decrease in the area of arable land by 4.69 % and that of orchards and gardens by 1.99 %, while the surface of built-up areas increased slightly by 2.45 % and that of meadows and pastures by 1.5 %. The analysis shows that at the known nest sites of the Little Owl in the South-Moravian region (Czech Republic), there were no significant changes in the proportion of the particular land-use types within 500 m from the nests between the years 1976/1977 and 2014. Based on these results, we can conclude that in comparison with the availability of nest sites, which seems to be the important limiting factor for the occurrence and population density of the Little Owl, land-use changes in study area were not very important factor influencing decline of the Little Owl.

Parole chiave

  • Agricultural land
  • birds
  • GIS analyse
  • land-cover
  • nest site
Accesso libero

Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainability of Vertical Farming: A Review

Pubblicato online: 21 Jun 2018
Pagine: 35 - 60

Astratto

Abstract

As the world population continues to grow at a rapid rate, accompanied by a substantial growth in food demand which is expected to transpire in the next 50 years, 80 % of the population will be living in urban areas. In order to feed this growing population, there is a need for sustainable urban food. Producing sustainable urban food requires considering all factors of sustainability collectively including, environmental, social and economic advancement. A new method that has been proposed to address the issue of sustainability and to meet the growing food demand is, designing and implementing vertical farms. Vertical farming is a concept that involves cultivating plants with livestock on vertically inclined surfaces such as in skyscrapers in urban areas, where there is a lack of available land and space. However, there is a paucity of information and a limited number of published critical reviews on Vertical farming in urban areas. This study, in an attempt to review the major opportunities and challenges of Vertical Farming, uses the framework of sustainability to examine the role of it in prospective food provision in cities. This study is a critical review of 60 documents from related published papers from relevant journals and scientific online databases. Vertical Farming can be potentially beneficial in increasing food production, maintaining high quality and safety and contributing to sustainable urban farming. Well-known advantages of growing food within the urban territory can be beneficial environmentally, socially and economically. Vertical farms can also provide solutions for increasing food security worldwide.

Parole chiave

  • Vertical Farming (VF)
  • Food Security
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Sustainable Urban Food
Accesso libero

Methodological Approaches to Pupils’ Ecological Culture Education

Pubblicato online: 21 Jun 2018
Pagine: 61 - 72

Astratto

Abstract

The methodological approaches to pupils’ ecological culture education such as axiological and cultural had been revealed in the article.

Theoretical methods: analysis and generalization of literature on the research problem; empiric: observation, conversation, pedagogical experiment were used in the process of research.

Based on the use of the above methods it was stated that axiology can consider the problem of the relationship between man and nature from the perspective of values, learn the range of ecological values occuring in human activities, carry out an educational influence on the formation of ecological culture. It was investigated that in terms of axiological approach, values are correlated with various aspects of human nature (the spiritual, moral, psychological, and biological).

The purpose of the article is to reveal the main methodological approaches (axiological and culturological) and apply them for the development of technology for raising the ecological culture of pupils.

Materials of the research can be used for raising the ecological culture of of pupils in secondary schools and out-of-school educational institutions, will become the basis of educational and methodical publications on the education of pupils’ environmental culture, can be used by of pupils’ self-government and class leaders in educational work with pupils.

It was revealed that the cultural approach to pupils’ ecological culture education allows determining the ratio of the ecological culture to the general and spiritual culture, considering the relationship between three social and natural subjects: people, culture, and nature. It was proved that the methodological approaches (axiological and cultural) substantiate the updating of environmental education component, ecological culture development goals, ideas of humanization and humanitarization of education, understanding of the crucial role of culture towards nature, ecological imperative of ecological culture in solving global environmental problems. Taking into consideration the above mentioned, the effectiveness of pupils’ ecological culture education technology had been developed and proved.

Parole chiave

  • ecology
  • ecological education
  • methodological approaches
  • axiology
  • axiological approach
  • cultural approach
  • culture
  • ecological culture
  • ecological culture education
Accesso libero

Spatial Planning as a Tool for Effective Nature Conservation: A Conceptual Framework for Turkey’s Spatial Planning System

Pubblicato online: 21 Jun 2018
Pagine: 73 - 98

Astratto

Abstract

Protected areas can be parts of larger ecosystems, and land use changes in the unprotected part of the ecosystems may threaten the biological diversity by affecting the ecological processes. The relationship between protected areas and their surroundings has been influential in understanding the role of spatial planning in nature conservation. This article focuses on the problem that Turkey’s protected areas are vulnerable to pressure and threats caused by land use changes. Spatial planning serving as a bridge between nature conservation and land use is the solution for effective nature conservation in Turkey. Thereby, the aim of this article is to develop a conceptual framework which offers spatial planning as an effective tool to bridge the gap between land use change and nature conservation. In this context, first literature review is conducted, and systematic conservation planning, evidence-based conservation planning, bioregional planning and national system planning are presented as effective planning methods in nature conservation. In addition to literature review, official national statistics and Convention on Biological Diversity’s country reports are utilized to shed light on Turkey’s current state. Finally, a conceptual framework is defined, the main differences with the current situation are revealed. The results indicate that an effective planning system for Turkey’s protected areas incorporates a holistic, target-oriented system defining the spatial planning process for protected areas. The spatial planning system to be developed in this context is also used by decision-makers in evaluating the ecological effectiveness of existing plans.

Parole chiave

  • Nature conservation
  • natural protected areas
  • ecological planning
  • biological diversity
Accesso libero

Predation Risk by Gastronomic Boom - Case Peru

Pubblicato online: 21 Jun 2018
Pagine: 100 - 103

Astratto

Abstract

The growth of tourism to Peru and the gastronomic boom with millions of people looking to taste Peruvian food is resulting in a risk of predation of natural sources necessary to make these dishes. The focus in only obtaining these ingredients can generate significant damage to the Peruvian biodiversity, so stakeholders need to develop strategies to avoid predation due to the gastronomic boom. Citizens and visitors need to play a role in protecting the natural resources and contributing to environmental sustainability.

Parole chiave

  • predation
  • tourism
  • Peru
  • gastronomic boom

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