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Land, Vol. 11, Pages 177: Assessment of Key Feeding Technologies and Land Use in Dairy Sheep Farms in Spain
Samstag, 22. Januar 2022
Familiar mixed dairy sheep farm is the most widespread system in the Mediterranean basin, in Latin America and in developing countries (85%). There is a strong lack of technological adoption in packages of feeding and land use in small-scale farms. To increase competitiveness, it would be of great interest to deepen the knowledge of how innovation was selected, adopted, and spread. The objective of this research was to select strategic feeding and land use technologies in familiar mixed...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 176: Progress in Dust Modelling, Global Dust Budgets, and Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics
Freitag, 21. Januar 2022
Dust emission is an important corollary of the soil degradation process in arid and semi-arid areas worldwide. Soil organic carbon (SOC) is the main terrestrial pool in the carbon cycle, and dust emission redistributes SOC within terrestrial ecosystems and to the atmosphere and oceans. This redistribution plays an important role in the global carbon cycle. Herein, we present a systematic review of dust modelling, global dust budgets, and the effects of dust emission on SOC dynamics. Focusing...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 171: Diversification and Spatial Differentiation of Villages’ Functional Types in the New Period of China: Results from Hierarchical Urban-Rural Spatial Relations and Townships Size
Freitag, 21. Januar 2022
In recent years, in rural geographic studies, the topic of multifunctions of rural areas has been gaining increasing interest, especially in China, which, as an agricultural power, is undergoing new urbanization and rural revitalization. As far as China is concerned, to classify administrative villages from the perspective of their functions will contribute to scientifically guiding the configuration of urban-rural factors in terms of different regions and villages multifunctional types...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 175: Quantitative Evaluation of Ecological Stress Caused by Land Use Transitions Considering the Location of Incremental Construction Lands: The Case of Southern Jiangsu in Yangtze River Delta Region
Freitag, 21. Januar 2022
With their significance in connecting socio-economic development and related eco-environmental consequences, land use transitions have gradually become the focus of land change science and sustainability science. Although various research studies have determined the ecological effects of land use transitions and provided suggestions to regulate them, few studies have investigated the different ecological stress of construction lands from the perspective of their spatial locations in...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 173: Rural Space Modeling—Contemporary Challenges
Freitag, 21. Januar 2022
Rural areas feature mainly agricultural land and forests, and they are often referred to as non-urbanized areas whose spatial uniqueness can be credited to the planners’ imagination, environmental and esthetic sensitivity, and environmental awareness [...]
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 174: The Historical Development of Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment
Freitag, 21. Januar 2022
Constructed wetlands (CWs) for wastewater treatment are engineered systems that are designed and operated in order to use all natural processes involved in the removal of pollutants from wastewaters. CWs are designed to take advantage of many of the same processes that occur in natural wetlands, but do so within a more controlled environment. The basic classification is based on the presence/absence of wastewater on the wetland surface. The subsurface flow of CWs can be classified according...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 172: Peer Effects in Housing Size in Rural China
Freitag, 21. Januar 2022
In recent decades, rural China has witnessed a housing construction boom. In order to control the rapid growth of rural housing, both central and local governments have established quantitative restrictions on the floor numbers and total housing area; however, these have been relatively ineffective. Current research to explain this rapid growth in rural housing tends to consider independent household behavior, while social interactions among villagers are neglected. Therefore, the aim of...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 170: The Intention of Community Participation in the Qilian Mountain National Park Policy Pilot
Freitag, 21. Januar 2022
As a management strategy, community participation is to implement the coordinated development of communities and protected areas. In recent years, the development of China’s national parks has faced many challenges related to human and environmental constraints. Community participation plays an essential role in solving such issues. As one of the critical indicators to test community participation, community residents’ willingness to participate significantly impacts...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 169: The ‘Bush Capital’—A Review of 100+ Years of Integrative Spatio-Temporal Planning for a City in the Landscape and Nature in the City
Freitag, 21. Januar 2022
Over approximately 100 years, the Australian capital, Canberra, has evolved in association with the predominant values, vision and cultural relationships of people to the area. The location and design of the city derived from a formal intention to integrate nature and culture for the benefit and edification of residents and in symbolisation of the city’s importance as the seat of national decision-making and legislature. Established on a native grassland surrounded by wooded hills...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 167: Modelling Runoff within a Small River Basin under the Changing Climate: A Case Study of Using SWAT in the Bălțata River Basin (The Republic of Moldova)
Freitag, 21. Januar 2022
The article focuses on modelling surface runoff in a small river basin taking into consideration climate change projections. The runoff was modelled using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), while three Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP2.6, RCP4.5, and RCP8.5) were considered for modelling the future climate. Despite the identified uncertainties, all the scenarios pointed towards decreasing runoff and losing available water resources. The expected runoff of the case study...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 168: The Potential of SEA in Fostering European Agriculture Policy and Strategies; Challenges and Opportunities
Freitag, 21. Januar 2022
Agriculture presents one of the central global pressures on biodiversity and climate. In the EU, the Green Deal, the Farm to Fork, and the Biodiversity Strategy 2030 set ambitious environmental targets, acknowledging the key role of agriculture for their achievement. It is, therefore, crucial to integrate such targets in the European Commission’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The CAP 2023–2027 will be implemented through the national CAP Strategic Plans, subject to...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 166: Will Good Service Quality Promote Real Estate Value? Evidence from Beijing, China
Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2022
In the field of land use and urban management, real estate value-added issues have attracted much attention. Previous studies mainly focused on the premium of basic public services (such as infrastructure) in real estate value. As an important part of urban management, the contribution of property service is often underestimated. Few empirical studies mentioned the potential contribution of property service quality. Based on this, this paper aims to confirm and quantitatively evaluate the...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 165: Spatial Responses of Ecosystem Service Value during the Development of Urban Agglomerations
Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2022
This study analyzed data from 1995, 2005, and 2015 using mathematical calculations, spatial analysis, and a geographically weighted regression model. The results showed that from 1995 to 2015, the comprehensive regional development degree (RDD) of urban agglomeration in the middle of Jilin Province increased overall, with the average RDD increasing from 0.250 in 1995 to 0.323 in 2015. Especially in Changchun, a sub-provincial city, the RDD increased by nearly one-third, and the gap between...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 164: Vegetation Dynamics Due to Urbanization in the Coastal Cities along the Maritime Silk Road
Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2022
Substantial research indicates the effects of urbanization on vegetation cover; however, a view of this scenario from a regional scale is absent. Nowadays, coastal cities have become the new engine for the development of countries in coastal areas. To capture the effects of rapid urbanization on vegetation dynamics, 35 coastal cities along the Maritime Silk Road (MSR) were selected to study the related research using quantitative tools. We calculated spatiotemporal trends of vegetation...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 163: Hotspots of Yield Loss for Four Crops of the Belt and Road Terrestrial Countries under 1.5 °C Global Warming
Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2022
The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) shows that climate change poses severe risks to the Belt and Road region and could cut future crop production. Identifying the positions and features of hotspots, which refer to regions with severe yield loss at 1.5 °C global warming, is the key to developing proper mitigation and adaptation policies to ensure regional food security. This study examined yield loss hotspots of four crops (maize, rice...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 162: Impacts of Ground Fissures on Soil Properties in an Underground Mining Area on the Loess Plateau, China
Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2022
Mining-induced ground fissures are the main type of geological disasters found on the Loess Plateau, China, and cause great impacts on the soil properties around ground fissures. However, little research has been conducted on the quantitative relationship between ground fissures and changes in soil properties. To address this, 40 ground fissures in the Yungang mining area, Datong City, Shanxi Province, China, were investigated, and changes in soil properties (soil organic matter, soil...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 161: Confronting the Issue of Invasive Native Tree Species Due to Land Use Change in the Eastern United States
Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2022
The increased abundance of historically rare native tree species is symptomatic of land-use change, which causes ecosystem regime shifts. I tested for an association between mean agricultural area, a proxy for land-use change, and native tree species. I first modeled agricultural area during the years 1850 to 1997 and the historical and current percent composition of tree genera, along with the dissimilarity and difference between the historical and current composition, for the northern part...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 160: New Directions in Land Reform: An Editorial Overview
Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2022
Land is a basic resource upon which all humanity depends [...]
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 159: Research Progress and Conceptual Insights on Drought Impacts and Responses among Smallholder Farmers in South Africa: A Review
Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2022
Drought is a natural phenomenon which can cause widespread socio-economic and environmental impacts. Recent predictions suggest that drought frequency and intensity will increase in Southern Africa; therefore, there is a need for more scientific information on drought impacts and responses by vulnerable groups such as smallholder farmers. This scoping review examines the current state of research and conceptual insights on the impacts of drought on and responses by smallholder farmers in...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 158: An Algorithm for Delimiting Rural Areas According to Soil Classes
Mittwoch, 19. Januar 2022
For many years and all over the world, agricultural production has been observed to slow down on low-quality soils in territories featuring difficult topography and poor spatial structure (land fragmentation, excessive elongation of plots, plots without direct access to public roads, and land scattering). This paper proposes a new, self-designed algorithm for delimiting rural areas that allows the clustering of villages featuring low soil productivity, based on three factors used for...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 157: Differential Evolution of Farmers’ Livelihood Strategies since the 1980s on the Loess Plateau, China
Mittwoch, 19. Januar 2022
Understanding the evolution of farmers’ livelihood strategies (FLS) is crucial for maintaining the sustainable development of farmers’ livelihoods, especially on the arid Loess Plateau, China. This study constructed a novel analytical framework for analyzing the evolution of FLS and the critical influencing factors. Changwu County, an apple cultivation region, was selected as a case study. The results suggest that four types of livelihood strategies (crop-planting...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 156: Function Replacement Decision-Making for Parking Space Renewal Based on Association Rules Mining
Mittwoch, 19. Januar 2022
Parking lots are typical urban spaces with a large total area and scattered distribution. With the development of smart cars and shared driving, parking demand is likely to decline. Thus, the reuse of existing parking spaces presents important opportunities and challenges in the process of the digital transformation of future cities. One of the key issues in the sustainable renewal of parking spaces is to make scientific decisions regarding the replacement of functions. Based on relevant...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 155: The Origin of Dust Particles in Atmospheric Air in Krakow (Poland) (Atmospheric Background)
Mittwoch, 19. Januar 2022
For several decades air pollution in Krakow has been a serious and an unresolved environmental and social problem. The causes of high concentration of particulate matter, such as PM10 and PM2.5 in Krakow are both natural and anthropogenic. Nevertheless, the sources of dust pollution have not been fully determined yet. The main source of dust in Krakow is local emissions, however, particles from adjacent areas might also contribute significantly to the pollution. Transboundary dust should also...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 154: Quantification of Ecosystem-Scale Methane Sinks Observed in a Tropical Rainforest in Hainan, China
Mittwoch, 19. Januar 2022
Tropical rainforest ecosystems are important when considering the global methane (CH4) budget and in climate change mitigation. However, there is a lack of direct and year-round observations of ecosystem-scale CH4 fluxes from tropical rainforest ecosystems. In this study, we examined the temporal variations in CH4 flux at the ecosystem scale and its annual budget and environmental controlling factors in a tropical rainforest of Hainan Island, China, using 3 years of continuous eddy...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 153: Land Use Change in the Cross-Boundary Regions of a Metropolitan Area: A Case Study of Tongzhou-Wuqing-Langfang
Mittwoch, 19. Januar 2022
Since the 1980s, metropolitan areas have increased worldwide due to urbanization and regionalization. While the spatial integration of the labor and housing markets has benefitted the development of cities within metropolitan areas, they have also brought great challenges for land governance; this is particularly evident in cross-boundary regions due to the complex relations between the markets and the regulations and between governments at different levels. Extensive research has been...