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Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Ecology and Conservation
Owing to the huge number of species observations that can be collected by non-professional scientists, “citizen science” has great potential to contribute to scientific knowledge on invasive alien species (IAS). Citizen science has existed for centuries, but the recent adoption of information and communications technology (ICT) in this field (e.g....
Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Author:
Lin
Gao
Xiaofei
Wang
Qingiu
Tian
Yu
Wang
Jochem
Verrelst
Xihan
Mu
Xingfa
Gu
Green fractional vegetation cover (fc) is an important phenotypic factor in the fields of agriculture, forestry, and ecology. Spatially explicit monitoring of fc via relative vegetation abundance (RA) algorithms, especially those based on scaled maximum/minimum vegetation index (VI) values, has been widely investigated in remote sensing research....
Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Monitoringand Assessment
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Ridhika
Aggarwal
Ali
Kharrazi
Tonni
Agustiono Kurniawan
It is more than 4 years since the 2030 agenda for sustainable development was adopted by the United Nations and its member states in September 2015. Several efforts are being made by member countries to contribute towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The progress which had been made over time in achieving SDGs can be...
Book Chapter
In Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol. 5: Understanding the Multiple Values associated with Sustainable Use in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)
Author:
Suneetha
M. Subramanian
Evonne
Yiu
In this volume, we seek to contribute to the understanding of how different kinds of values, which have been called “multiple values of nature” (we will use the initialism “MVN” for the purposes of this volume), are provided and maintained through sustainable use of biodiversity in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS). The...
Book Chapter

Application of UAVs in plantation health and area management in Malaysia

Author:
Ram
Avtar
Stanley Anak
Suab
P
Yunus Ali
Prashant K
Srivastava
Manish
Ramaiah
Churchill Anak
Juan
The scope of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as “drone technology,” is increasing, with various applications in the field of remote sensing and environment. UAVs not only provide high-resolution, real-time data but also have different applications for end users. They have become an essential tool for land surveyors because traditional...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Science and Policy
Author:
Luca
Coscieme
Håkon
da Silva Hyldmo
Álvaro
Fernández-Llamazares
Ignacio
Palomo
Tuyeni
H. Mwampamba
Odirilwe
Selomane
Nadia
Sitas
Pedro
Jaureguiberry
Michelle
Lim
Maria
P. Barral
Juliana
S. Farinaci
Julio
Diaz-José
Sonali
Ghosh
Joyce
Ojino
Amani
Alassaf
Bernard
N. Baatuuwie
Lenke
Balint
Zeenatul
Basher
Fanny
Boeraeve
Sugeng
Budiharta
Ruishan
Chen
Maylis
Desrousseaux
Gregory
Dowo
Catherine
Febria
Houda
Ghazi
Zuzana
V. Harmáčková
Rodolfo
Jaffe
Mphatso
M. Kalemba
Cosmas
K. Lambini
Felicia
P.S. Lasmana
Assem
A.A. Mohamed
Aidin
Niamir
Patricio
Pliscoff
Rahat
Sabyrbekov
Uttam
B. Shrestha
Aibek
Samakov
Anna
A. Sidorovich
Laura
Thompson
Mireia
Valle
Despite increasing scientific understanding of the global environmental crisis, we struggle to adopt the policies science suggests would be effective. One of the reasons for that is the lack of inclusive engagement and dialogue among a wide range of different actors. Furthermore, there is a lack of consideration of differences between languages,...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Author:
Manish
Ramaiah
Ram
Avtar
Binaya Kumar
Mishra
Just a few decades ago, Adyar River in India’s city of Chennai was an important source of water for various uses. Due to local and global changes (e.g., population growth and climate change), its ecosystem and overall water quality, including its aesthetic value, has deteriorated, and the water has become unsuitable for commercial uses. Adverse...
Submission to Policy Process
This submission proposes elements related to common tabular formats (CTFs) for the electronic reporting of the information necessary to track progress made in implementing and achieving nationally determined contributions under Article 4 of the Paris Agreement. Summary of the submission: An additional instruction can be helpful for countries to...
Peer-reviewed Article

Implications of urban expansion on land use and land cover: towards sustainable development of Mega Manila, Philippines

In GeoJournal
Author:
Binaya Kumar
Mishra
Kafungwa
Mebeelo
Shamik
Chakraborty
Arjun
Gautam
Planning of land use and infrastructure in advance for a population that is projected to grow rapidly is highly important for its sustainable development. A correlative approach of land use shifts and infrastructure design is perhaps the best sustainable urban development option that can be made at present. This paper is aimed at suggesting policy...
Discussion Paper
Sustainable Lifestyles Policy and Practice: Challenges and Way Forward provides an overview of the current (2019) situation for sustainable lifestyles globally. It includes 32 case studies from around the world, showing on-going efforts to support the transition to sustainable ways of living. The key messages of the publication are: There are...