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Integration of Agriculture and Wildlife Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of Westham Island, British Columbia, Canada

Integration of Agriculture and Wildlife Ecosystem Services A Case Study of Westham Island, British Columbia, Canada Yuan (Ellen) Zhang, MLWS 2016 There is concern regarding the loss of ecosystem goods and services as a result of land use changes such as the expansion and intensification of agricultural activities. Assessments of these interactions require innovative analyses […]

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Assessment of the opportunities and challenges of organic cranberry production in BC

Assessment of the opportunities and challenges of organic cranberry production in BC Adarshana Thapa, MLWS 2016 Cranberries are known to have beneficial health effects and there is limited supply to meet local markets. As the demand for organic foods continues to expand, there is interest in exploring organic cranberry production in British Columbia. Commercial cranberry […]

Analysis of impervious surface area, and the impacts on soil-based agriculture and the hydrological cycle

Analysis of impervious surface area, and the impacts on soil-based agriculture and the hydrological cycle A case study in the Agricultural Land Reserve in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada Ashley Rose, MLWS 2016 The Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) was originally established with the goal of protecting prime agricultural soils from being lost to urbanization and other […]

Floodplain mapping of the Chilliwack River, BC

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A conceptual framework for a community-based approach to addressing artisanal and small-scale mining in Ghana

A conceptual framework for a community-based approach to addressing artisanal and small-scale mining in Ghana Alfred Baafi Acheampong, MLWS 2016 Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in Ghana is becoming a major concern, in spite of its positive economic impacts, particularly in alleviating rural poverty. ASM contributes to the pollution of land and water resources in […]

Assessing water appropriation and equity in the Coello and Bermellon watersheds, Colombia

Assessing water appropriation and equity in the Coello and Bermellon watersheds, Colombia Application of Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM) Roya Bennett, MLWS 2016 CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT Water allocation frameworks have focused largely on allocations of supply and recommendations for supply-side management. This approach does not consider the environmental effects […]

Conceptualizing Stream Ecosystem Restoration

Conceptualizing Stream Ecosystem Restoration P. Clemens Langemeyer, MLWS 2016 VISIT PROJECT SITE Land managers and conservationists generally agree that ecocentric restoration is a mandatory practice with regard to the development of a sustainable future. Years of unsuccessful restoration have led to the realization that conventional approaches are ineffective. Present-day restoration projects continue to be undermined […]

An analytical model of rainfall interception by urban trees

An analytical model of rainfall interception by urban trees Jieying (Jenny) Huang, MLWS 2016 VISIT PROJECT SITE Urban trees are recognized for their capacity in improving air quality, aesthetic values, and reducing energy consumption, while their ability to help divert rainfall and reduce urban runoff are often overlooked. This study provides an analytical model on […]