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Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management

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ISBN: 9781466569249 Year: Pages: 625 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Forestry --- Environmental Technology
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Forest management has evolved from a mercantilist view to a multi-functional one that integrates economic, social, and ecological aspects. However, the issue of sustainability is not yet resolved. Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management brings together global research in three areas of application: inventory of the forest variables that determine the main environmental indices, description and design of new environmental indices, and the application of sustainability indices for regional implementations. The book outlines a public participatory process to assess sustainability in forest management. It explores a new approach that links human and natural systems, reconsiders our interdependence with the diversity of life, and recognizes our role in a unique and complex system. The book also identifies quantitative indices that provide a vast amount of information on soil, landscape, and ecological functioning. It highlights the importance of these indices for public information programs on participatory processes and provides an operating procedure to identify the degree of convergence in the utility of multiple evaluators. The last chapter describes a downloadable computer application that integrates the techniques explained in the book. Users accessing the application are offered a map representing their preferred forest management plan in the study zone. They are also given a map with the results of their corresponding community of evaluators, including the numerical and qualitative data for both. The system stores a record of the visit, including the visitor's profile and responses, to progress towards the joint forest management plan. The quantitative techniques highlighted in this book create the basis for the development of scientific methodologies of participatory sustainable forest management. It details the methodology for the design of a forest management plan that best suits a specific preference system.

Einkommensumverteilungen in der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung

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Book Series: Finanzwissenschaftliche Schriften ISBN: 9783820469592 Year: Pages: 254 DOI: 10.3726/b13775 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics
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In der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung (GKV) bestehen so vielfältige Umverteilungswirkungen wie sonst bei keinem anderen System unserer sozialen Sicherung. Ihre Grössenordnungen sind allerdings weitgehend unbekannt. Diese zu quantifizieren ist das Hauptziel der Analyse. Darüber hinaus wird untersucht, inwieweit die GKV von ihrer verteilungspolitischen Konzeption her überhaupt in der Lage ist, konsistente Umverteilungsprozesse zu vollziehen. Hiervon ausgehend werden abschliessend Möglichkeiten der Reform geprüft.

Quantitative analysis of neuroanatomy

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889197965 Year: Pages: 244 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-796-5 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Neurology --- Science (General)
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The true revolution in the age of digital neuroanatomy is the ability to extensively quantify anatomical structures and thus investigate structure-function relationships in great detail. Large-scale projects were recently launched with the aim of providing infrastructure for brain simulations. These projects will increase the need for a precise understanding of brain structure, e.g., through statistical analysis and models. From articles in this Research Topic, we identify three main themes that clearly illustrate how new quantitative approaches are helping advance our understanding of neural structure and function. First, new approaches to reconstruct neurons and circuits from empirical data are aiding neuroanatomical mapping. Second, methods are introduced to improve understanding of the underlying principles of organization. Third, by combining existing knowledge from lower levels of organization, models can be used to make testable predictions about a higher-level organization where knowledge is absent or poor. This latter approach is useful for examining statistical properties of specific network connectivity when current experimental methods have not yet been able to fully reconstruct whole circuits of more than a few hundred neurons.

Applications of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Tools in Microbiology of Infectious Diseases

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889451838 Year: Pages: 223 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-183-8 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Microbiology --- Science (General)
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Epidemiology is a discipline intended to systematically investigate, and ideally quantify, disease dynamics in populations (Perez, 2015). Epidemiological assessmentsmay be divided into four large areas, namely, (a) identification and characterization of a pathogen, (b) development of systems for detection of cases, (c) descriptive epidemiology and quantification of disease patterns, and (d) advanced analytical methods to design intervention strategies. Briefly, there is an initial need for understanding the pathogeny of a disease and condition, which may also include experimental studies and development of new models of infection and proliferation under different conditions. Subsequently, such knowledgemay be applied to support the identification of cases, which typically includes the design, evaluation, and validation of diagnostic tests. Diseasemay then be quantified in a population, leading to the identification of patterns and application of molecular characterization techniques to understand disease spread, and ultimately to identify factors preventing or promoting disease. Finally, those factors may be incorporated into advanced quantitative methods and epidemiological models, which are used to design and evaluate strategies aimed at preventing, controlling, or eliminating disease in the population.Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) tools and approaches intended to enhance such analytical epidemiology process, with the ultimate goal of supporting disease prevention, control, and eradication. This eBook comprises a series of research articles that, through current state-of-the-art scientific knowledge on the application of STEM tools to the microbiology of infectious diseases, demonstrate their usefulness at the various components of an integral epidemiological approach, divided into the four large components of (a) experimental studies, (b) novel diagnostic techniques, (c) epidemiological characterization, and (d) population modeling and intervention.

New Methods for Measuring and Analyzing Segregation

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Book Series: The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis ISSN: 1389-6784 / 2215-1990 ISBN: 9783319413020 9783319413044 Year: Pages: 334 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41304-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Ecology
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This book introduces new methods for measuring and analyzing residential segregation. It begins by placing all popular segregation indices in the “difference of group means” framework wherein index scores can be obtained as simple differences of group means on individual-level residential attainments scored from area racial composition. Drawing on the insight that in this framework index scores are additively determined by individual residential attainments, the book shows that the level of segregation in a given city can be equated to the effect of group membership (e.g., race) on individual residential attainments. This unifies separate research traditions in the field by joining the analysis of segregation at the aggregate level with the analysis of residential attainments for individuals. Next it shows how segregation analysis can be extended by using multivariate attainment models to assess the impact of group membership (i.e., the level of segregation for a city) while including controls for other relevant individual characteristics (e.g., income, education, language, nativity, etc.). It then illustrates how one can use these models to quantitatively assess the extent to which segregation traces to impacts of group membership on residential attainments versus other factors such as group differences in income. The book then shows how micro-level attainment models can be used to study macro-level variation in segregation; specifically, by estimating multi-level models of individual residential attainments to assess how the effect of group membership (i.e., segregation index scores) vary with city characteristics. Finally, the book introduces refined versions of popular indices that are free of the vexing problem of upward bias. This improves the quality of segregation measurement directly at the level of individual cases and expanding the number of cases that can be safely included in empirical studies.

Chimica farmaceutica: farmaci sistemici: Lezioni del prof. Ettore Novellino

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Book Series: Phármakon ISBN: 9788868870157 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 767 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-6887-015-7
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: Therapeutics
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For thousands of years, pharmacological knowledge coming from natural remedies, has been handed down from generation to generation, without any awareness of the ways in which preparations are made to face diseases. The advent of pharmaceutical chemistry and of the modern drug industry turned that lack of awareness into a scientific knowledge that changed the destiny of the human race. The twenty-eight chapters of this book, are taken from the lectures held by Professor Ettore Novellino every year in his course “Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Toxicology 2”. The first chapters address the basic notions of drugs, homeostasis, pharmacopoeia, and receptor; then, the different pharmaceutical classes are introduced by analyzing their pharmacological and chemical aspects. In particular, the structural study of the interaction between drugs and receptors or biological enzymes gives the fundamentals to connect the chemical and stereochemical properties of a compound family, with the biological activity, a correlation better known as Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR). Several examples of the synthesis of some of the most historically renown drugs, provided at the end of each chapter, integrate the book.

Economic Geography

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Economic Geography ISBN: 9780203020258 9780415367844 9781138867154 9781134208784 9781134208777 9781134208739 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203020258 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geography --- Business and Management --- Economics
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The impact of economic geography both within and beyond the wider field of geography has been constrained in the past by its own limitations. Drawing together the work of several eminent geographers this superb collection assesses the current state of knowledge in the sub discipline and its future direction. In doing so, the contributors show how economic geographers have offered explanations that affect places and lives in the broader context of the global economy. Offering a discussion of theoretical constructs and methodologies with the purpose to show the need to combine different approaches in understanding spatial (inter) dependencies, contributors also demonstrate the need to engage with multiple audiences, and within this context they proceed to examine how geographers have interfaced with businesses and policy. This excellent collection moves economic geography from a preoccupation with theory towards more rigorous empirical research with greater relevance for public policy. With excellent breadth of coverage, it provides an outstanding introduction to research topics and approaches.

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doreen --- massey --- regional --- science --- quantitative --- revolution --- industrial --- district --- michael --- storper

Vertragsmanagement fuer Investitionsprojekte

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Book Series: Bochumer Beitraege zur Unternehmensfuehrung ISBN: 9783631542101 Year: Pages: 273 DOI: 10.3726/b14027 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Sociology --- Business and Management
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Projekte als meist einmalige, neuartige sowie langfristige und mit hohen Zahlungen verbundene Vorhaben erfordern ein an den Projekt- und Unternehmungszielen ausgerichtetes Projektmanagement. Ein explizites Vertragsmanagement mit methodischer Unterstützung findet selten statt. Diese Arbeit zeigt ein Konzept auf, welches die in Investitionsprojekten vorliegenden Kooperationsmerkmale in die Vertrags- und Projektplanung des Auftraggebers integriert. Die theoretischen und die Thematik systematisch erweiternden Ansätze werden fortlaufend durch ein Beispiel veranschaulicht. Der Auftraggeber kann durch die weiterentwickelten Planungsmodelle unter Berücksichtigung der vermuteten Präferenzen des Auftragnehmers die Konsequenzen verschiedener Zahlungsvereinbarungen bestimmen und ein aus seiner Sicht optimales Vertragsdesign festlegen.

Separating arsenic oxyanions from natural waters for oxygen isotope analysis

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Book Series: Karlsruher mineralogische und geochemische Hefte : Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Mineralogie und Geochemie ISSN: 16182677 ISBN: 9783731501442 Year: Volume: 40 Pages: XXXVI, 191 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000037419 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Physics (General)
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This study has developed a complete procedure for the measurement of oxygen isotopes in arsenic oxyanions in natural waters by using different adsorbents. The experimental results of kinetic exchange of oxygen between AsO43- and water show that the entire exchange procedure happens in a very short time at different pH conditions and temperatures.

Innovations in Quantitative Risk Management

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Book Series: Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics ISSN: 21941009 ISBN: 9783319091136 9783319091143 Year: Volume: 99 Pages: 438 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09114-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Business and Management
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Quantitative Finance; Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences; Finance/Investment/Banking; Actuarial Sciences

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