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Life, Fish and Mangroves : Resource governance in costal Cambodia

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ISBN: 9780776626161 Language: English
Publisher: Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa Press
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In Life, Fish and Mangroves, Melissa Marschke explores the potential of resource governance, offering a case study of resource-dependent village life. Following six households and one village-based institution in coastal Cambodia over a twelve-year period, Marschke reveals the opportunities and constraints facing villagers and illustrates why local resource management practices remain delicate, even with a sustained effort. She highlights how government and business interests in community-based management and resource exploitation combine to produce a complex, highly uncertain dynamic. With this instructive study, she demonstrates that in spite of a significant effort, spanning many years and engaging many players, resource governance remains fragile and coastal livelihoods in Cambodia remain precarious.

Dynamique et usages de la mangrove dans les pays des rivières du Sud, du Sénégal à la Sierra Leone

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ISBN: 9782709918152 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.irdeditions.3642 Language: French
Publisher: IRD Éditions
Subject: Science (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2017-06-09 10:17:46
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La mangrove est un objet de recherche privilégié. C'est aussi l’objet d'enjeux politiques, économiques et sociaux. Cet ouvrage fait la synthèse de nombreux travaux pluridisciplinaires sur cet écosystème riche et complexe.

L'apprentissage des mondes : Une anthropologie appliquée aux transferts de technologies

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ISBN: 9782735119035 DOI: 10.4000/books.editionsmsh.6455 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme
Subject: Business and Management
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Cet ouvrage présente une approche anthropologique des transferts de technologies qui relève d'une trajectoire entièrement originale où l'anthropologie des techniques se combine à l'analyse ergonomique du travail pour répondre à ce que l'on nomme classiquement une « demande sociale ». Sur le littoral de Guinée, les populations susu utilisent traditionnellement d'importantes quantités de bois pour produire du sel. Ces techniques contribuent la déforestation des zones de mangrove. Depuis plusieurs années, des actions sont engagées pour prévenir ce phénomène. Beaucoup ont échoué faute de tenir compte des pratiques des populations dans leur environnement. Un programme s'est démarqué des actions précédentes. Il proposait de transférer des modules de production de sel qui ne nécessitent aucune utilisation de bois. Pour les concepteurs du projet, le succès du transfert de l'innovation était étroitement dépendant des dimensions sociales et culturelles des populations. L'auteur nous fait entrer au cœur du transfert. On découvre les univers respectifs des hommes, le rôle de l'histoire et les oppositions d'intérêts. Au fil des pages, d'étonnants réseaux d'acteurs apparaissent. L'implication de l'ethnologue est au centre de l'ouvrage. On parcourt les phases de son action, de l'analyse de la demande à la présentation des résultats qui ont orienté les acteurs du programme vers la mise en œuvre de choix techniques mieux adaptés aux dimensions sociales et culturelles des contextes de réception. Le lecteur trouvera dans cet ouvrage des éléments de méthode qui devraient alimente! les débats sur l'intégration et le rôle des sciences sociales dans le cadre des transferts de technologies.

Rivières du Sud : Sociétés et mangroves ouest-africaines

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ISBN: 9782709917780 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.irdeditions.4974 Language: French
Publisher: IRD Éditions
Subject: Science (General)
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Les mangroves sont bien plus que des palétuviers. Forêts dans la mer, ou encore marais maritimes convertis en rizières, elles constituent l'un des paysages les plus originaux des littoraux intertropicaux. Dès leur découverte par les navigateurs portugais, elles suscitent des discours contradictoires et sont l'objet d'enjeux multiples et souvent conflictuels entre « conservationnistes » et « productivistes ». Cette synthèse régionale dresse un état des connaissances sur la mangrove, met en évidence les interactions variées entre les sociétés et leur environnement littoral, explicite la spécificité des « Rivières du Sud », littoraux à mangrove compris entre le Sénégal et la Sierra Leone. Elle réunit un ensemble d'informations originales (volume 1) et un recueil bibliographique de plus de 3 000 références (volume 2), et constitue un outil indispensable pour les acteurs, scientifiques comme décideurs, concernés par la gestion des littoraux ouest-africains. Par un dialogue entre sciences de la nature et de la société, cet ouvrage ouvre des perspectives conceptuelles et méthodologiques et contribue ainsi à la réflexion plus générale sur les rapports entre environnement et développement, sciences et société.

Bioactive Compounds from Marine-Derived Aspergillus, Penicillium, Talaromyces and Trichoderma Species

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ISBN: 9783038979807 9783038979814 Year: Pages: 134 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-981-4 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Biology --- Microbiology
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The importance of bioactive natural compounds in pharmacology and other biotechnological fields has stimulated the scientific community to explore new environmental contexts and their associated microbial diversity. As the largest frontier in biological discovery, the sea represents a significant source of organisms producing novel secondary metabolites with interesting bioactivities. Of the available biological material, fungi have received increasing consideration, both due to their pervasive occurrence in varying habitats as well as their aptitude to develop symbiotic associations with higher organisms in numerous contexts. In many cases, fungal strains have been reported as the real producers of drugs originally extracted from marine plants and animals. Due to the constantly increasing number of marine-derived fungi yielding valuable bioactive products, it is now appropriate to present these findings to a recipient audience in a more organized form. This Special Issue of Marine Drugs, entitled “Bioactive Compounds from Marine-Derived Aspergillus, Penicillium, Talaromyces, and Trichoderma Species"" is specifically focused on a few genera of ascomycetous fungi which are widespread regarding marine contexts and are particularly inclined to establishing symbiotic relationships. For this project, we welcome submissions of full research papers, short notes, and review articles reporting the discovery and characterization of products showing antibiotic, antitumor, antiviral, insecticidal, antimalarial, antifouling, antioxidant, plant growth-promoting and/or resistance-inducing, as well as other less-exploited activities.

Marine Glycosides

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ISBN: 9783038979029 9783038979036 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-903-6 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Therapeutics
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In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the publication of papers on the chemistry, biology, and potential clinical uses of marine glycosides. Indeed, more than half of the papers published in this field are less than a decade old. Glycosides have been isolated from species as diverse as algae, fungi, anthozoans, and echinoderms. Even fish of the genus Pardachirus produce glycosides, which they use as shark repellents.The major interest in these compounds as potential drugs stems from their broad spectrum of biological effects. They have been shown to have antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, immune modulatory, and anticancer effects. The anticancer effects of marine glycosides include cell cycle suppression, the induction of apoptosis, and the inhibition of migration, invasion, and metastasis, as well as antiangiogenesis. Marine glycosides influence membrane permeability and have been shown to influence membrane transport at the molecular level through effects on transport carriers and pumps, as well as effects on ligand-gated and voltage-gated channels. Various marine glycosides have been shown to activate sphingomyelinase and ceramide synthesis, to inhibit topoisomerase activity, receptor tyrosine kinase activity, and multidrug resistance protein activity, and to antagonize eicosanoid receptors.This Special Issue covers the entire scope of marine organism-derived glycosides that are of potential value as pharmaceutical agents or leads. These include, but are not limited to, tetracyclic triterpene glycosides, other triterpene glycosides, steroid glycosides, and glycosides of non-isoprenoid aglycones.

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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