Data Tools & Methodologies

Effect of Environmental Changes on Vegetable & Legume Yields & Nutritional Quality

18th June 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. “Environmental changes threaten agricultural production, food security, and health. Previous reviews suggest that environmental changes will substantially affect future yields of starchy dietary staples. To date, no comprehensive global analysis of the impacts of environmental change on… [more]

Life & Urban Roofs

14th June 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This report is a product of Life Programme and Arcadis.  “In the urban environment, there is little space at ground level to tackle climate and water related issues. At the same time, a large amount of roof space in the city is unused. Roofs offer all kind of opportunities for use, and can make an… [more]

Does a Fire-Ravaged Forest Need Human Help to Recover?

14th June 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

  This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360. “Rising temperatures and more frequent forest fires have reignited a longstanding debate among foresters, ecologists, and conservationists: Is logging and other human intervention needed to regenerate severely burned woodlands, or should these charred lands be left to revive on their own? A mile south of Yosemite… [more]

Complex River Networks Better Support Stable Watershed Populations

14th June 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on Phys.org How are populations of living organisms maintained in changing environments? This ecological question is even more imperative as many species are increasingly threatened by climate change and human influences. A new University of Minnesota study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, helps answer this question for… [more]

Natural Capital & the Poor in England: Towards An Environmental Justice Analysis of Ecosystem Services in a High Income Country

10th May 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Landscape and Urban Planning Highlights Social inequality is evident in the distribution of a wide range of natural capital. Severity of deprivation is highest on average in coastal districts. Further understanding of the social distribution of the benefits generated by natural capital is required. This can inform land planning and management… [more]

Any Way You Look At It, Biodiversity Is A Sound Investment

10th May 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Faunalytics. “…To address these issues and more, The UN composed the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, which set twenty major targets. These are also known as the Aichi Targets, named after the Japanese Prefecture. This essay could best be described as an economic cost-benefit analysis of meeting the Aichi Targets.… [more]