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Bridging the Gap Between Policy and Science in Assessing the Health Status of Marine Ecosystems, 2nd Edition

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889451265 Year: Pages: 546 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-126-5 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Oceanography --- Science (General)
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Marine management requires approaches which bring together the best research from the natural and social sciences. It requires stakeholders to be well-informed by science and to work across administrative and geographical boundaries, a feature especially important in the inter-connected marine environment. Marine management must ensure that the natural structure and functioning of ecosystems is maintained to provide ecosystem services. Once those marine ecosystem services have been created, they deliver societal goods as long as society inputs its skills, time, money and energy to gather those benefits. However, if societal goods and benefits are to be limitless, society requires appropriate administrative, legal and management mechanisms to ensure that the use of such benefits do not impact on environmental quality, but instead support its sustainable use.

Assessment and Governance of Sustainable Soil Management

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ISBN: 9783039214792 9783039214808 Year: Pages: 310 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-480-8 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Biology --- Agriculture (General)
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The role of soils for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is multifarious. Soils are the essential basis for food and biomass provision in support of food security (SDG 2) and energy security (SDG 7). Soil carbon sequestration is paramount for climate action (SDG 13). Soil-mediated water purification and retention, nutrient and matter cycling, and soils habitat functions are essential for maintaining ecosystem services and biodiversity (SDG 15). Healthy soils perform well in all these functions simultaneously. However, the globally increasing demand for food, fiber, and bio-based products poses massive challenges to soil health. Minimizing trade-offs between biomass production and soil health requires systemic approaches to assessment and governance of sustainable soil management in agriculture and food systems. It provides interdisciplinary insights into key questions: What are the impacts of agricultural management practices on sustainability targets in specific geophysical and socio-economic contexts? What are the opportunities and risks of future trends such as climate change, digitalization, and emerging technologies for soil management and soil health? How can institutions and governance instruments be improved to enable decision makers to take action on sustainable soil management? The book was initiated in the frame of the National German research program ‘BonaRes—Soil as a sustainable resource for the bioeconomy’, and it is meant to trigger interdisciplinary thinking.

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conservation agriculture --- crop–livestock interactions --- Syria --- soil health --- agricultural innovation --- arid oasis --- combination of modern and indigenous knowledge --- Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response sustainability framework --- bayesian network --- soil functions --- conservation agriculture --- conventional farming --- zero tillage --- environmental zones --- phosphorus --- legal comparison --- governance --- sustainable agriculture --- fertilization --- soil protection --- Germany --- Costa Rica --- Nicaragua --- crop rotation modelling --- spatially explicit --- dynamic programming --- gross income --- carob --- yield --- soils --- desertification --- coffee by-products --- nutrient composition --- N leaching --- production --- so-called organic fertilizer --- ecosystem services --- governance --- institutions --- land --- property rights --- soils --- sustainability --- landowner --- tenant --- rent price --- rent proportion --- yield potential --- sustainable soil management --- soil degradation --- soil functions --- soil framework directive --- soil policy --- soil threats --- contamination --- sealing --- soil compaction --- risk assessment --- soil functions --- soil management --- subsoil --- compaction --- agricultural yields --- soil functions --- societal acceptance --- farmer motivations --- subsoil loosening --- alfalfa --- sustainable soil management --- resource scarcity --- Germany --- ecosystem services --- soil food web --- earthworms --- monitoring --- water infiltration --- agricultural policy --- behavioural studies --- literature review --- soil functions --- soil pressures --- justifying soil protection --- sustainable soil management --- creation ethics --- Laudato si’ --- property rights --- German Constitutional Law --- soil --- ecosystem services --- land management --- soil remediation --- Europe --- soil functions --- agricultural practices --- sustainability assessment --- ecosystem services --- resource use efficiency --- soil policy --- soil governance

Innovation Issues in Water, Agriculture and Food

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ISBN: 9783039211654 9783039211661 Year: Pages: 406 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-166-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Biology --- Agriculture (General) --- Environmental Sciences
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In a worldwide context of ever-growing competition for water and land, climate change, droughts and man-made water scarcity, and less-participatory water governance, agriculture faces the great challenge of producing enough food for a continually increasing population. In this line, this book provides a broad overview of innovation issues in the complex water–agriculture–food nexus, thus also relative to their interconnections and dependences. Issues refer to different spatial scales, from the field or the farm to the irrigation system or the river basin. Multidisciplinary approaches are used when analyzing the relationships between water, agriculture, and food security. The covered issues are quite diverse and include: innovation in crop evapotranspiration, crop coefficients and modeling; updates in research relative to crop water use and saving; irrigation scheduling and systems design; simulation models to support water and agricultural decisions; issues to cope with water scarcity and climate change; advances in water resource quality and sustainable uses; new tools for mapping and use of remote sensing information; and fostering a participative and inclusive governance of water for food security and population welfare. This book brings together a variety of contributions by leading international experts, professionals, and scholars in those diverse fields. It represents a major synthesis and state-of-the-art on various subjects, thus providing a valuable and updated resource for all researchers, professionals, policymakers, and post-graduate students interested in the complex world of the water–agriculture–food nexus.

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drought classes --- Standardized Precipitation and Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI) --- Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) --- North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) --- log-linear modeling --- persistence --- surface irrigation modelling --- precise land levelling --- irrigation systems design --- beneficial water use --- decision support systems (DSS) --- inflow rates --- cut-off time --- crop water requirements --- latent heat flux --- remote sensing --- olive orchard --- spatial variability --- agriculture --- impact --- measures --- nitrogen --- Sensitive Zones --- Tagus River Basin --- Vulnerable Zones --- basal crop coefficients --- crop coefficient curves --- crop transpiration --- Kcb from ground cover --- SIMDualKc model --- soil evaporation --- soil moisture --- soil temperature --- soil nutrient --- crop yield --- Corn --- Black soil --- deficit irrigation --- Fiesta grapes --- drip irrigation --- dried on the vine --- sustained deficit irrigation --- regulated deficit irrigation --- water–energy–food nexus --- policy-making --- stakeholder engagement --- fuzzy cognitive maps --- Spain --- Andalusia --- calibration --- irrigation district --- evapotranspiration --- crop growth --- validation --- Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. --- crop transpiration --- soil evaporation --- drip and basin irrigation --- deficit irrigation --- reform --- Participatory Irrigation Management --- Transfer --- water users association --- biomass --- crop transpiration --- direct forcing --- leaf area index --- soil evaporation --- soil temperature --- soil water storage depletion --- root growth --- maize yield --- semi-arid region --- actual evapotranspiration --- Pampa biome --- eddy covariance --- evaporative fraction --- hysteresis loops --- dry drainage system --- water and salt balance --- groundwater --- evaporation --- salinity --- irrigation scheduling --- wheat --- soil water balance --- new technologies --- smartphone application --- reference evapotranspiration --- local advection --- aridity effects --- satellite observations --- Evapotranspiration --- Irrigation --- Density coefficient --- Dual crop coefficients --- Row crops --- water and land management --- water users’ organization --- water balance --- supply–demand balance model --- organizational analysis --- participatory management --- pressurized irrigation systems --- on-demand operation --- perturbation --- unsteady flow --- hydrant risk indicator --- relative pressure exceedance --- agricultural intensification --- DPSIR --- nitrogen --- pressures --- policies --- surface water pollution --- water-agriculture-food nexus --- crop water use and evapotranspiration --- irrigation scheduling --- design of irrigation systems --- simulation models --- droughts --- irrigation water governance --- economic and environmental issues

Fluid Flow in Fractured Porous Media

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ISBN: 9783039214235 9783039214242 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 578 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-424-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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The fluid flow in fracture porous media plays a significant role in the assessment of deep underground reservoirs, such as through CO2 sequestration, enhanced oil recovery, and geothermal energy development. Many methods have been employed—from laboratory experimentation to theoretical analysis and numerical simulations—and allowed for many useful conclusions. This Special Issue aims to report on the current advances related to this topic. This collection of 58 papers represents a wide variety of topics, including on granite permeability investigation, grouting, coal mining, roadway, and concrete, to name but a few. We sincerely hope that the papers published in this Special Issue will be an invaluable resource for our readers.

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scanning electron microscope (SEM) images --- permeability --- high temperature --- Darcy’s law --- confining pressures --- chemical grouts --- grain size of sand --- initial water contained in sand --- grouted sand --- macroscopic mechanical behaviors --- microstructure characteristics --- ductile failure --- gas concentration --- gob-side entry retaining (GER) --- limestone roof --- roof-cutting resistance --- roadside backfill body (RBB) --- solid backfill coal mining --- goaf --- water soaked height --- loose gangue backfill material --- deformation --- crushing ratio --- fracture grouting --- cement–silicate grout --- geophysical prospecting --- seepage --- Yellow River Embankment --- contiguous seams --- water-dripping roadway --- roadway deformation --- bolt support --- pervious concrete --- permeability coefficient --- porosity --- pore distribution characteristics --- strength --- soil–structure interface --- internal erosion --- critical hydraulic gradient --- orthogonal tests --- Pseudo Steady-State (PPS) constant --- finite-conductivity fracture --- conductivity-influence function --- normalized conductivity-influence function --- circular closed reservoir --- glutenite --- gravel --- hydraulic fracture --- numerical simulation --- propagation --- glauberite cavern for storing oil &amp --- gas --- thermal-hydrological-chemical interactions --- temperature --- brine concentration --- microstructure --- micro-CT --- damage --- cyclic heating and cooling --- physical and mechanical parameters --- failure mode --- acoustic emission --- anisotropy --- bedding plane orientation --- coal --- gas --- adsorption–desorption --- laboratory experiment --- pore pressure --- hydro-mechanical coupling --- fracture closure --- constitutive model --- effective stress --- debris flow --- dynamic characteristics --- numerical analysis --- debris-resisting barriers --- coal measures sandstone --- creep characteristics --- seepage pressure --- seepage-creep --- microscopic morphology --- Darcy flow --- heterogeneity --- numerical manifold method --- high-order --- refraction law --- hydraulic fracture network --- cohesive element method --- coal seams --- fracture propagation --- discontinuous natural fracture --- secondary fracture --- fault water inrush --- coupled THM model --- nonlinear flow in fractured porous media --- numerical model --- warning levels of fault water inrush --- bentonite-sand mixtures --- differential settlement --- deformation --- hydraulic conductivity --- crack --- geogrid --- enhanced permeability --- deviatoric stress --- mechanical behavior transition --- CH4 seepage --- volumetric strain --- strain-based percolation model --- rock-soil mechanics --- soft filling medium --- segmented grouting --- split grouting --- model experiment --- reinforcement mechanism --- longwall mining --- gob behaviors --- stress relief --- permeability --- gas drainage --- hard and thick magmatic rocks --- orthogonal ratio test --- similar simulation --- fracture --- bed separation --- disaster-causing mechanism --- artificial joint rock --- shear-flow coupled test --- hydraulic aperture --- roughness --- seepage pressure --- mixing --- conservative solute --- fractal --- roughness --- fracture --- transversely isotropic rocks --- failure mechanism --- particle flow modeling --- interface --- n/a --- fractured porous rock mass --- grouting experiment --- visualization system --- flow law --- layered progressive grouting --- sandstone and mudstone particles --- rheological deformation --- segmented rheological model --- rheological limit strain --- rheological test --- water-rock interaction --- dry-wet cycles --- slope stability --- laboratory experiment --- mechanical properties --- Xinjiang --- land reclamation --- management period --- soil particle size --- fluid flow in reclaimed soil --- effluents --- soil properties --- cohesive soils --- contamination --- time variation --- stabilization --- mixer --- viscoelastic fluid --- pore structure --- orthogonal test --- fluid–solid coupling theory --- similar-material --- regression equation --- optimum proportioning --- hydraulic fracturing --- gas fracturing --- oriented perforation --- fracture propagation --- damage mechanics --- fluid viscosity --- CO2 flooding --- supercritical CO2 --- CO2 geological storage --- tight sandstone gas reservoirs --- enhanced gas recovery --- flotation --- coal particle --- collision angle --- initial settlement position --- particle velocity --- adhesion efficiency --- green mining --- paste-like slurry --- XRD --- intelligent torque rheometer --- on-site monitoring --- cyclic wetting-drying --- deterioration --- sandstone --- mudstone --- elastic modulus --- uniaxial compressive strength --- permeability characteristics --- grading broken gangue --- compressive stress --- compression deformation --- mine shaft --- alternate strata --- surrounding rock --- shaft lining --- relief excavation --- consolidation process --- unsaturated soil --- semi-analytical solution --- impeded drainage boundary --- excess pore-pressures --- coalbed methane (CBM) --- soft coal masses --- pore structure --- fractal pore characteristics --- hydraulic fractures --- PPCZ --- multitude parameters --- propagation pattern --- stress interference --- naturally fracture --- filtration effects --- grout penetration --- unified pipe-network method --- two-phase flow --- fractured porous medium --- new cementitious material --- cement-based paste discharge --- XRD --- TG/DTG --- SEM --- MIP --- mechanical behaviors --- rock fracture --- shear-flow coupled test --- constant normal stiffness conditions --- transmissivity --- hydraulic aperture --- water inrush prevention --- backfill mining --- strata movement --- ground pressure --- floor failure depth --- water–rock interaction --- degradation mechanism --- mixed mode fracture resistance --- fracture criteria --- T-stress --- hydro-power --- high-steep slope --- fractured rock --- permeability --- seepage control --- gas-bearing coal --- electrical potential --- charge separation --- gas adsorption --- damage evolution --- Unsaturation --- chloride --- concrete --- coupling model --- numerical calculation --- debris flow --- forecasting --- rainfall-unstable soil coupling mechanism(R-USCM) --- scoops3D --- Jiaohe --- non-aqueous phase liquid --- finite element method --- two-phase flow --- mixed-form formulation --- FLAC --- pore structure --- movable fluid --- tight sandstones --- Ordos Basin --- tectonically deformed coal --- coal and gas outburst --- coal-like material --- mechanical properties --- deformation feature --- adsorption/desorption properties --- minerals --- mechanical properties --- uniaxial compressive strength --- crack distribution characteristics --- discrete element method --- lignite --- nitric acid modification --- pore structure --- surface characteristics --- adsorption performance --- n/a

Fluid Flow in Fractured Porous Media

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ISBN: 9783039214730 9783039214747 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 492 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-474-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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The fluid flow in fracture porous media plays a significant role in the assessment of deep underground reservoirs, such as through CO2 sequestration, enhanced oil recovery, and geothermal energy development. Many methods have been employed—from laboratory experimentation to theoretical analysis and numerical simulations—and allowed for many useful conclusions. This Special Issue aims to report on the current advances related to this topic. This collection of 58 papers represents a wide variety of topics, including on granite permeability investigation, grouting, coal mining, roadway, and concrete, to name but a few. We sincerely hope that the papers published in this Special Issue will be an invaluable resource for our readers.

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scanning electron microscope (SEM) images --- permeability --- high temperature --- Darcy’s law --- confining pressures --- chemical grouts --- grain size of sand --- initial water contained in sand --- grouted sand --- macroscopic mechanical behaviors --- microstructure characteristics --- ductile failure --- gas concentration --- gob-side entry retaining (GER) --- limestone roof --- roof-cutting resistance --- roadside backfill body (RBB) --- solid backfill coal mining --- goaf --- water soaked height --- loose gangue backfill material --- deformation --- crushing ratio --- fracture grouting --- cement–silicate grout --- geophysical prospecting --- seepage --- Yellow River Embankment --- contiguous seams --- water-dripping roadway --- roadway deformation --- bolt support --- pervious concrete --- permeability coefficient --- porosity --- pore distribution characteristics --- strength --- soil–structure interface --- internal erosion --- critical hydraulic gradient --- orthogonal tests --- Pseudo Steady-State (PPS) constant --- finite-conductivity fracture --- conductivity-influence function --- normalized conductivity-influence function --- circular closed reservoir --- glutenite --- gravel --- hydraulic fracture --- numerical simulation --- propagation --- glauberite cavern for storing oil &amp --- gas --- thermal-hydrological-chemical interactions --- temperature --- brine concentration --- microstructure --- micro-CT --- damage --- cyclic heating and cooling --- physical and mechanical parameters --- failure mode --- acoustic emission --- anisotropy --- bedding plane orientation --- coal --- gas --- adsorption–desorption --- laboratory experiment --- pore pressure --- hydro-mechanical coupling --- fracture closure --- constitutive model --- effective stress --- debris flow --- dynamic characteristics --- numerical analysis --- debris-resisting barriers --- coal measures sandstone --- creep characteristics --- seepage pressure --- seepage-creep --- microscopic morphology --- Darcy flow --- heterogeneity --- numerical manifold method --- high-order --- refraction law --- hydraulic fracture network --- cohesive element method --- coal seams --- fracture propagation --- discontinuous natural fracture --- secondary fracture --- fault water inrush --- coupled THM model --- nonlinear flow in fractured porous media --- numerical model --- warning levels of fault water inrush --- bentonite-sand mixtures --- differential settlement --- deformation --- hydraulic conductivity --- crack --- geogrid --- enhanced permeability --- deviatoric stress --- mechanical behavior transition --- CH4 seepage --- volumetric strain --- strain-based percolation model --- rock-soil mechanics --- soft filling medium --- segmented grouting --- split grouting --- model experiment --- reinforcement mechanism --- longwall mining --- gob behaviors --- stress relief --- permeability --- gas drainage --- hard and thick magmatic rocks --- orthogonal ratio test --- similar simulation --- fracture --- bed separation --- disaster-causing mechanism --- artificial joint rock --- shear-flow coupled test --- hydraulic aperture --- roughness --- seepage pressure --- mixing --- conservative solute --- fractal --- roughness --- fracture --- transversely isotropic rocks --- failure mechanism --- particle flow modeling --- interface --- n/a --- fractured porous rock mass --- grouting experiment --- visualization system --- flow law --- layered progressive grouting --- sandstone and mudstone particles --- rheological deformation --- segmented rheological model --- rheological limit strain --- rheological test --- water-rock interaction --- dry-wet cycles --- slope stability --- laboratory experiment --- mechanical properties --- Xinjiang --- land reclamation --- management period --- soil particle size --- fluid flow in reclaimed soil --- effluents --- soil properties --- cohesive soils --- contamination --- time variation --- stabilization --- mixer --- viscoelastic fluid --- pore structure --- orthogonal test --- fluid–solid coupling theory --- similar-material --- regression equation --- optimum proportioning --- hydraulic fracturing --- gas fracturing --- oriented perforation --- fracture propagation --- damage mechanics --- fluid viscosity --- CO2 flooding --- supercritical CO2 --- CO2 geological storage --- tight sandstone gas reservoirs --- enhanced gas recovery --- flotation --- coal particle --- collision angle --- initial settlement position --- particle velocity --- adhesion efficiency --- green mining --- paste-like slurry --- XRD --- intelligent torque rheometer --- on-site monitoring --- cyclic wetting-drying --- deterioration --- sandstone --- mudstone --- elastic modulus --- uniaxial compressive strength --- permeability characteristics --- grading broken gangue --- compressive stress --- compression deformation --- mine shaft --- alternate strata --- surrounding rock --- shaft lining --- relief excavation --- consolidation process --- unsaturated soil --- semi-analytical solution --- impeded drainage boundary --- excess pore-pressures --- coalbed methane (CBM) --- soft coal masses --- pore structure --- fractal pore characteristics --- hydraulic fractures --- PPCZ --- multitude parameters --- propagation pattern --- stress interference --- naturally fracture --- filtration effects --- grout penetration --- unified pipe-network method --- two-phase flow --- fractured porous medium --- new cementitious material --- cement-based paste discharge --- XRD --- TG/DTG --- SEM --- MIP --- mechanical behaviors --- rock fracture --- shear-flow coupled test --- constant normal stiffness conditions --- transmissivity --- hydraulic aperture --- water inrush prevention --- backfill mining --- strata movement --- ground pressure --- floor failure depth --- water–rock interaction --- degradation mechanism --- mixed mode fracture resistance --- fracture criteria --- T-stress --- hydro-power --- high-steep slope --- fractured rock --- permeability --- seepage control --- gas-bearing coal --- electrical potential --- charge separation --- gas adsorption --- damage evolution --- Unsaturation --- chloride --- concrete --- coupling model --- numerical calculation --- debris flow --- forecasting --- rainfall-unstable soil coupling mechanism(R-USCM) --- scoops3D --- Jiaohe --- non-aqueous phase liquid --- finite element method --- two-phase flow --- mixed-form formulation --- FLAC --- pore structure --- movable fluid --- tight sandstones --- Ordos Basin --- tectonically deformed coal --- coal and gas outburst --- coal-like material --- mechanical properties --- deformation feature --- adsorption/desorption properties --- minerals --- mechanical properties --- uniaxial compressive strength --- crack distribution characteristics --- discrete element method --- lignite --- nitric acid modification --- pore structure --- surface characteristics --- adsorption performance --- n/a

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