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Afforestation and Reforestation: Drivers, Dynamics, and Impacts

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ISBN: 9783039214471 9783039214488 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-448-8 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Biology --- Forestry
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Afforestation/reforestation (or forestation) has been implemented worldwide as an effective measure towards sustainable ecosystem services and addresses global environmental problems such as climate change. The conversion of grasslands, croplands, shrublands, or bare lands to forests can dramatically alter forest water, energy, and carbon cycles and, thus, ecosystem services (e.g., carbon sequestration, soil erosion control, and water quality improvement). Large-scale afforestation/reforestation is typically driven by policies and, in turn, can also have substantial socioeconomic impacts. To enable success, forestation endeavors require novel approaches that involve a series of complex processes and interdisciplinary sciences. For example, exotic or fast-growing tree species are often used to improve soil conditions of degraded lands or maximize productivity, and it often takes a long time to understand and quantify the consequences of such practices at watershed or regional scales. Maintaining the sustainability of man-made forests is becoming increasingly challenging under a changing environment and disturbance regime changes such as wildland fires, urbanization, drought, air pollution, climate change, and socioeconomic change. Therefore, this Special Issue focuses on case studies of the drivers, dynamics, and impacts of afforestation/reforestation at regional, national, or global scales. These new studies provide an update on the scientific advances related to forestation. This information is urgently needed by land managers and policy makers to better manage forest resources in today’s rapidly changing environments.

Knowledge Manageation and Big Data: Implications for Sustainability, Policy Making and Competitiveness

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ISBN: 9783039280087 9783039280094 Year: Pages: 416 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-009-4 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Social Sciences --- Education
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The evolution of knowledge management theory and the special emphasis on human and social capital sets new challenges for knowledge-driven and technology-enabled innovation. Emerging technologies including big data and analytics have significant implications for sustainability, policy making, and competitiveness. This edited volume promotes scientific research into the potential contributions knowledge management can make to the new era of innovation and social inclusive economic growth. We are grateful to all the contributors of this edition for their intellectual work. The organization of the relevant debate is aligned around three pillars: SECTION A. DATA, KNOWLEDGE, HUMAN AND SOCIAL CAPITAL FOR INNOVATION: We elaborate on the new era of knowledge types and the emerging forms of social capital and their impact on technology-driven innovation. Topics include: Social Networks; Smart Education; Social Capital; Corporate Innovation; Disruptive Innovation; Knowledge integration; Enhanced Decision-Making. SECTION B. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & BIG DATA ENABLED INNOVATION: In this section, knowledge management and big data applications and systems are presented. Selective topic include: Crowdsourcing Analysis; Natural Language Processing; Data Governance; Knowledge Extraction; Ontology Design Semantic Modeling SECTION C. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: In the section, the debate on the impact of knowledge management and big data research to sustainability is promoted with integrative discussion of complementary social and technological factors including: Big Social Networks on Sustainable Economic Development; Business Intelligence

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innovation capability --- social capital --- knowledge creation --- human capital investment --- training --- education --- communication --- six sigma --- structural equation model --- leadership --- innovation performance --- knowledge sharing --- social capital --- project-based organization --- citizen-scientist --- climate change --- crowdsourcing --- MTurk --- social networks --- Twitter --- social networks --- big data --- big data analysis --- sustainable development --- text mining --- NLP --- technological information --- patent analysis --- text structure --- top management team --- strategic decision-making --- risk perception --- knowledge creation process --- process innovation capability --- product innovation capability --- sustainable competitive advantage --- data governance --- cloud computing --- cloud data governance --- taxonomy --- systematic review --- holistic --- text feature extraction --- patent analysis --- hybrid neural networks --- mechanical patent classification --- international technological collaboration --- IC manufacturing --- patent association analysis --- social network analysis --- collaboration network --- corporate sustainability --- business intelligence --- multi-dimensional data model --- key performance indicators --- knowledge assets --- knowledge embeddedness --- knowledge specificity --- disruptive innovation --- personalized business mode --- technology acceptance model --- user acceptance --- data analysis --- ontology design --- knowledge management --- heterogeneous architectures --- Big Data --- transformational training programs-TTP --- quality orientation of employees-QOE --- employee loyalty-EL --- universities --- Jordan --- administrative file --- administrative procedure --- sustainability --- open data --- linked data --- provenance --- RDF --- PROV-O --- P-PLAN --- big data --- visualizing --- intellectual structure --- big data environment --- co-citation network --- collaboration network --- sustainability --- bibliometric --- knowledge management --- keywords analysis --- intellectual structure --- emerging trends --- knowledge mapping --- new ventures --- internal social networks --- absorptive capacity --- innovation --- big data --- competitive advantage --- disruptive innovation --- human capital --- innovation --- knowledge management --- sustainability --- smart education --- social networks --- social media --- conceptual maturity model --- technology-enhanced learning process

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