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Cover for Transition processes and natural resource management.

Transitions relating to public goods from the agricultural sector, particularly water quality, are addressed in this chapter. The common characteristic of the three case studies presented in this chapter is that they focus on areas where agriculture is exerting pressure on water resources. The...

Author(s)
Vlahos, G.; Schiller, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Energy balance comparison of organic and conventional farming.

This paper presents five examples with energy balance comparisons of organic and conventional farming systems (in crop production and dairy farming) in Denmark and Germany. In general, the examples show that conversion to organic farming leads to a lower total fossil energy use and, consequently,...

Author(s)
Dalgaard, T.; Kelm, M.; Wachendorf, M.; Taube, F.; Dalgaard, R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997407)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Evaluating downscaling methods for preparing global circulation model (GCM) data for hydrological impact modelling.

This paper introduces four downscaling techniques and one spatial downscaling technique (kriging) used in the ADAPT project. Statistical methods 1 and 2 are simple methods that correct future projections based on annual and monthly averages, respectively. Method 3 adds to method 2 a correction...

Author(s)
Bouwer, L. M.; Aerts, J. C. J. H.; Coterlet, G. M. van de; Giesen, N. van de; Gieske, A.; Mannaerts, C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998350)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Site-specific water-quality indicators in Germany.

This chapter demonstrates the use of a system of site-specific water quality indicators to support extension agents in Germany to evaluate the impact of farming practices on groundwater and surface water. It is argued that the transaction costs (e.g. costs for the provision of information,...

Author(s)
Dabbert, S.; Kilian, B.; Sprenger, S.
ISBN
1999 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992891)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Implementation of environmental indicators in policy information systems in Germany.

This chapter describes briefly the methodological basis and structure of the Regionalized Agricultural and Environmental Modelling System (RAUMIS) for Germany, and includes detailed information on the environmental component of the model. Results are presented and discussed regarding an application ...

Author(s)
Meudt, M.
ISBN
1999 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992891)
Type
Book chapter

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