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High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World

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Book Series: Advances in Global Change Research ISSN: 1574-0919 / 2215-1621 ISBN: 9783319559810 9783319559827 Year: Pages: 413 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55982-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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This book aims to provide case studies and a general view of the main processes involved in the ecosystem shifts occurring in the high mountains, and to analyse the implications for nature conservation. Although case studies from the Pyrenees are preponderant, conclusions are aimed at any mountain range surrounded by highly populated lowland areas. The chapters give emphasis to approaches from environmental geography, functional ecology, biogeography, and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. The introductory and closing chapters summarize the main challenges that nature conservation may face in mountain areas under the environmental shifting conditions.This interdisciplinary book will appeal to researchers in mountain ecosystems, students and nature professionals.

Cercosporoid fungi of Poland

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Book Series: Monographiae Botanicae ISSN: 00770655/23922923 ISBN: 9788386292530/9788386292523 Year: Volume: 105 Pages: 166 DOI: 10.5586/mb.2015.001 Language: English
Publisher: Polish Botanical Society
Subject: Biology
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Eaux et réseaux

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ISBN: 9782915310047 9782915310580 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de l’IHEAL
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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Ce livre s'inscrit dans l'Année internationale de l'eau douce (2003) à un moment où cette ressource est l'objet de débats animés. Car c'est devenu une évidence au cours des dernières années : l'eau est perçue de moins en moins comme « naturelle » et de plus en plus comme indissociable des réseaux techniques et politiques. Ces réseaux qui la font circuler dans l'espace et qui assurent sa distribution lui confèrent un statut de question sociale majeure. Ces réseaux « parlent ». Il faut qu'on l...

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
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.

The lichen genus Opegrapha s. l. in Poland: morphological variability, ecology, and distribution

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Book Series: Monographiae Botanicae ISSN: 00770655/23922923 ISBN: 9788395017117/9788395017100 Year: Volume: 107 Pages: 162 DOI: 10.5586/mb.2018.001 Language: English
Publisher: Polish Botanical Society
Subject: Biology
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Selling & Collecting

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ISBN: 9788860565723 Year: Pages: 317 DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1287069 Language: English
Publisher: eum edizioni universita di macerata Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 694476
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Based on the contributions given at a conference held at the University of Cagliari in September 2017, this collection of essays provides an insight into the distribution and acquisition of printed books in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Publishers’ and booksellers’ catalogues are examined as evidence of the advertising and selling techniques used by agents in the book trade, with a focus on book prices. The role of sixteenth-century private libraries and the growing phenomenon of book collecting are studied within a commercial frame. In this context, private collections are investigated as places of preservation rather than consumption, of the works being circulated within the book trade.

Nanoscale investigation of potential distribution in operating Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin-film solar cells

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ISBN: 9783866449787 Year: Pages: VII, 170 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000032483 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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The distribution of the electrostatic potential in and between the materials in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin-film solar cells has a major impact on their superior performance. This thesis reported on the nanoscale imaging of the electrostatic potential on untreated cross sections of operating Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells using Kelvin probe force microscopy.

Bayesian Inference

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ISBN: 9789535135777 9789535135784 Year: Pages: 378 DOI: 10.5772/66264 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Statistics
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The range of Bayesian inference algorithms and their different applications has been greatly expanded since the first implementation of a Kalman filter by Stanley F. Schmidt for the Apollo program. Extended Kalman filters or particle filters are just some examples of these algorithms that have been extensively applied to logistics, medical services, search and rescue operations, or automotive safety, among others. This book takes a look at both theoretical foundations of Bayesian inference and practical implementations in different fields. It is intended as an introductory guide for the application of Bayesian inference in the fields of life sciences, engineering, and economics, as well as a source document of fundamentals for intermediate Bayesian readers.

Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy ISBN: 9780203005804 9780415700719 9780415649827 9781135994587 9781135994570 9781135994532 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203005804 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics --- Political Science
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In this volume, world-renowned contributors, including Martin Ravallion, Michael Kremer and Robert Townsend, deal with the institutional characteristics of poverty resulting from the time pattern of aid, the nature of financial systems and the political economy of budgetary decisions. Going beyond the traditional literature on poverty, this original book deals with themes of broad interest to both scholars and policymakers in a clear yet technically sophisticated manner. Departing from conventional methods employed in poverty studies, these innovative essays enquire into the institutional characteristics of poverty, and using current case studies, they examine the crucial idea that periods of crises seriously affect poverty.

A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic and Human Development

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Book Series: Goettinger Studien zur Entwicklungsoekonomik / Goettingen Studies in Development Economics ISBN: 9783631587935 Year: Pages: 155 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics --- Political Science
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This book contributes to the empirical literature on economic and human development from five different perspectives: the first chapter provides a new statistical test for bimodality of densities with an application to income data. The second chapter analyzes the worlds cross-country distribution of income and challenges the so called Twin Peaks-claim. The third chapter focuses on the world income distribution and resulting implications for poverty reduction, pro-poor growth and the evolution of global inequality. The fourth chapter estimates the welfare effects of recently negotiated Economic Partnership Agreements between the EU and African countries. Finally, the fifth chapter investigates whether democracy leads to higher levels of health and education.

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