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Exploring Social Sustainability and Economic Practices

ISBN: 9783039285549 / 9783039285556 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-555-6 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology
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Given the three pillars of sustainability, besides the environment, the interplay of social and economic dimensions provides valuable insight into how society is molded and the key components that should be considere. In terms of social sustainability, processes and framework objectives promote the wellbeing that is integral to the balance of people, planet, and profit. Economic practices consider the system of production, resource allocation, and distribution of goods and services with respect to demand and supply between economic agents. As a result, an economic system is a variant of the social system in which it exists. At present, the forefront of social sustainability research partially encompasses the impact of economic practices on people and society, with notable emphasis centered on the urban environment. Specific interdisciplinary analyses within the scope of sustainability, social development, competitiveness, and motivational management, as well as decision making within the urban landscape, are considered. This book contains nine thoroughly refereed contributions that interconnect detailed research into the two pillars reviewed.

Horse Feeding and Management

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ISBN: 9783039285525 / 9783039285532 Year: Pages: 195 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-553-2 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Biology --- Nutrition and Food Sciences
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Horses perform variety of roles in our society, serving people in several ways. Proper nutrition and feeding management are some of the main objectives to ensure the well-being and performance of horses. Thus, the link between equine health and good dietary treatment must be recognized to increase our understanding of the needs of the horse. It is important to ensure science-based knowledge is available to all stakeholders and people working in the horse industry. This book presents research papers published in the Special Issue of Animals entitled ‘Horse Nutrition and Management’.

Current Advances in Meat Nutritional, Sensory and Physical Quality Improvement

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ISBN: 9783039286904 / 9783039286911 Year: Pages: 236 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-691-1 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Biology --- Nutrition and Food Sciences
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Within the idea and objective of bringing together original studies dealing with the continuum aspects of meat, i.e., from farm to fork, this book grouped papers on the study of the nutritional, sensory, and technological aspects of carcass, muscle, meat, and meat-product qualities. This nook highlights a great part of the research activities in the field of meat science. A total of 14 original studies and one comprehensive review were edited within five main topics: (i) production systems and rearing practices, (ii) prediction of meat quality, (iii) statistical approaches for meat quality prediction/management, (iv) muscle biochemistry and proteomics techniques, and (v) consumer acceptability, development, and characterization of meat products.

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pre-weaning period --- fattening period --- growth period --- meat sensory properties --- rearing managements --- rearing surveys --- male and female turkeys --- breeders --- broilers --- carcass --- meat --- nutritional --- sensorial and technological quality --- muscle proteins --- one-dimensional electrophoresis --- bovine proteomics --- LC-MS/MS --- sample preparation --- skeletal muscle --- fetus --- bovine --- extracellular matrix --- immunohistology --- consumer --- sensory acceptability --- dry-cured belly --- pancetta --- pig --- boar taint --- suckling cattle --- cull cow --- meat quality --- finishing practices --- farm survey --- rearing managements --- chuck sale section --- meat sensory properties --- meat rheological properties --- color attributes --- longissimus muscle --- complexus muscle --- infraspinatus muscle --- rhomboideus muscle --- serratus ventralis muscle --- beef quality --- castration --- breed --- shear force --- intramuscular fat --- trade-off --- meat quality --- beef performances --- modeling --- predictive model --- tenderness --- meat --- biomarker --- calpain --- h2afx --- grass-fed --- young bulls --- nutritional quality --- tenderness --- carcass characteristics --- pasture --- beef tenderness --- machine learning --- farm-to-fork --- carcass --- rearing practices --- decision trees --- cows --- natural antioxidant --- phenol --- malondialdehyde --- processed meat --- Folin-Ciocalteu --- meat --- quality --- prediction --- biological marker --- spectroscopy --- phenotypic model --- meat --- quality --- near-infrared spectroscopy --- on-line --- monitoring --- meat science --- carcass and meat qualities --- sensory and technological quality --- muscle biochemistry --- statistical tools for meat quality prediction --- OMICs tools --- production systems

Understanding Game-based Approaches for Improving Sustainable Water Governance: The Potential of Serious Games to Solve Water Problems

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ISBN: 9783039287628 / 9783039287635 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-763-5 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Environmental Engineering
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The sustainable governance of water resources relies on processes of multi-stakeholder collaborations and interactions that facilitate knowledge co-creation and social learning. Governance systems are often fragmented, forming a barrier to adequately addressing the myriad of challenges affecting water resources, including climate change, increased urbanized populations, and pollution. Transitions towards sustainable water governance will likely require innovative learning partnerships between public, private, and civil society stakeholders. It is essential that such partnerships involve vertical and horizontal communication of ideas and knowledge, and an enabling and democratic environment characterized by informal and open discourse. There is increasing interest in learning-based transitions. Thus far, much scholarly thinking and, to a lesser degree, empirical research has gone into understanding the potential impact of social learning on multi-stakeholder settings. The question of whether such learning can be supported by forms of serious gaming has hardly been asked. This Special Issue critically explores the potential of serious games to support multi-stakeholder social learning and collaborations in the context of water governance. Serious games may involve simulations of real-world events and processes and are challenge players to solve contemporary societal problems; they, therefore, have a purpose beyond entertainment. They offer a largely untapped potential to support social learning and collaboration by facilitating access to and the exchange of knowledge and information, enhancing stakeholder interactions, empowering a wider audience to participate in decision making, and providing opportunities to test and analyze the outcomes of policies and management solutions. Little is known about how game-based approaches can be used in the context of collaborative water governance to maximize their potential for social learning. While several studies have reported examples of serious games, there is comparably less research about how to assess the impacts of serious games on social learning and transformative change.

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simulations --- serious games --- Q-method --- integrated water resources management --- policy analysis --- nexus --- participatory modelling --- serious game --- system dynamics --- water-food-land-energy-climate --- active learning --- drinking water --- role-play --- stakeholder collaboration --- Water Safety Plan --- water supply --- serious games --- social simulation --- social learning --- relational practices --- river basin management --- water governance --- multi-party collaboration --- stakeholders --- experimental social research --- Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) --- stakeholder participation --- serious game --- Blue Growth --- Good Environmental Status --- serious games (SGs) --- water management --- value change --- transcendental values --- social equity --- sustainability --- Schwartz’s Value Survey (SVS) --- Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) --- psychosocial perspectives --- decision-making processes --- assessment --- educational videogames --- online games --- water --- ecology education --- drinking water management --- peri-urban --- institutions --- gaming-simulation --- groundwater --- capacity building --- serious games --- planning support systems --- knowledge co-creation --- sustainability --- maritime spatial planning --- serious gaming --- flood --- urban --- rural --- infrastructure --- decision making --- serious games --- role-playing games --- learning-based intervention --- transformative change --- social learning --- aquaculture --- Mekong Delta --- mangrove --- gamification --- serious games --- water governance --- stakeholder participation --- sustainability --- game-based learning --- integrated water resource management (IWRM) --- natural resource management --- simulation --- serious game --- social learning --- stakeholder collaboration --- sustainability --- water governance

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