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Agri-environmental Management in Europe : Sustainable Challenges and Solutions - From Policy Interventions to Practical Farm Management.

Author: Kathy Lewis; John Tzilivakis; Doug Warner; Andy Green
Publisher: Portland : 5m Publishing, 2018.
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Lewis, Kathy.
Agri-environmental Management in Europe : Sustainable Challenges and Solutions - From Policy Interventions to Practical Farm Management.
Portland : 5m Publishing, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathy Lewis; John Tzilivakis; Doug Warner; Andy Green
ISBN: 9781912178469 191217846X
OCLC Number: 1032713790
Description: 1 online resource (466 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of tables; List of figures; Acronyms and abbreviations; Chapter 1 --
Introduction; 1.1. Introduction to the book; 1.2. Background; 1.3. The policy landscape; 1.4. Key biological, geological, chemical and physical cycles and processes; 1.4.1. Introduction; 1.4.2. Carbon cycle; 1.4.3. Nitrogen cycle; 1.4.4. Phosphorous cycle; 1.4.5. Water cycle; 1.4.6. The greenhouse effect; 1.5. Impact assessment frameworks, concepts and techniques; 1.5.1. Introduction; 1.5.2. Environmental risk assessment (ERA); 1.5.2.1. Overview. 1.5.2.2. Source-pathway-receptor (SPR) model1.5.2.3. Toxicity: exposure ratios in risk assessment; 1.5.3. Life cycle assessment (LCA); 1.5.3.1. Overview; 1.5.3.2. Global warming potential (GWP); 1.5.3.3. Other equivalency factors; 1.5.3.4. Water footprints; References; Chapter 2 --
Atmospheric pollution and its consequences; 2.1. Setting the scene; 2.1.1. Introduction; 2.1.2. An overview of emission sources; 2.1.3. An overview of carbon sinks; 2.1.4. Consequences and impacts; 2.1.4.1. Overview; 2.1.4.2. The greenhouse effect and climate change; 2.1.4.3. Acid rain and acidification of habitats. 2.1.4.4. Eutrophication of aquatic and terrestrial habitats2.1.4.5. Ecotoxic effects; 2.1.4.6. Human health; 2.1.4.7. Soil; 2.1.4.8. Noxious odours; 2.2. Policy and interventions; 2.2.1. Introduction; 2.2.2. Clean air; 2.2.3. Energy and climate change; 2.2.4. Chemical emissions; 2.3. Farm level management and protection; 2.3.1. Introduction; 2.3.2. Inorganic nutrients; 2.3.2.1. Introduction; 2.3.2.2. Manufacture; 2.3.2.3. Storage and handling; 2.3.2.4. Application; 2.3.3. Machinery and field operations; 2.3.4. Water use; 2.3.5. Pest and disease management; 2.3.6. Livestock. 2.3.6.1. Introduction2.3.6.2. Livestock types; 2.3.6.3. Diet; 2.3.6.4. Grazing; 2.3.6.5. Housing; 2.3.7. Organic nutrients; 2.3.7.1. Introduction; 2.3.7.2. Collection; 2.3.7.3. Storage; 2.3.7.4. Application; 2.3.8. Soil management; 2.3.9. Biomass; 2.3.10. Other activities; References; Chapter 3 --
Biodiversity; 3.1. Setting the scene; 3.1.1. Introduction; 3.1.2. Why conserve and protect any species?; 3.1.3. What to protect and conserve?; 3.1.4. Issues, threats and causes for concern; 3.2. Policy and interventions; 3.3. Farm level management and biodiversity protection; 3.3.1. Introduction. 3.3.2. Understanding fragmentation3.3.3. Management of on-farm habitats; 3.3.3.1. Heathland and moorland; 3.3.3.2. Woodland and woodland edges; 3.3.3.3. Trees; 3.3.3.4. Waterbodies; 3.3.3.5. Ditches; 3.3.3.6. Wetland habitats; 3.3.3.7. Hedgerows and green lanes; 3.3.3.8. Traditional stone walls and terracing; 3.3.3.9. Grassland, meadows and pastures; 3.3.3.10. Beetle banks; 3.3.3.11. Cropped area and soils as habitats; 3.3.3.12. Artificial structures as habitats; 3.3.4. Crop management practice and its influence on biodiversity; 3.3.5. Management of vulnerable and endangered species.

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