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1. Evaluate the economic and environmental efficiency of land use from the perspective of decision-makers' subjective preferences.

Land resources are not only the spatial carriers of social and economic development, but also the carriers of environmental and ecological services. With the accelerated urbanization, the non-coordinated development of land resources and environmental protection will restrict economic growth and...

Author(s) : Su QingMu; Jiang XiaoQin

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Ecological Indicators 2021 Vol.129 ref.many

2. Increased climate variability and sedentarization in Tanzania: health and nutrition implications on pastoral communities of Mvomero and Handeni districts, Tanzania.

African pastoralists are undergoing significant changes in livelihood strategies, from predominantly mobile pastoralism to agro-pastoralism in which both livestock raising and cultivation of crops are practiced, to agro-pastoralism combined with wage labor and petty trade. These changes often...

Author(s) : Ripkey, C.; Little, P. D.; Dominguez-Salas, P.; Kinabo, J.; Mwanri, A.; Girard, A. W.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Global Food Security 2021 Vol.29 ref.many

3. The impacts of agricultural trade on economic growth and environmental pollution: evidence from Bangladesh using ARDL in the presence of structural breaks.

Agricultural trade significantly promotes the economic boom in developing countries. Extensive traditional agricultural production methods have increased the pressure on the agricultural environment by expanding agricultural trade, which has attracted the attention of many scholars. This study aims ...

Author(s) : Ghimire, A.; Lin FeiTing; Zhuang PeiFen

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.15 ref.75

4. Sustainability of regional agroecological economic system based on emergy theory: a case study of Anhui province, China.

The agroecological economic system is the basic system on which human beings depend for survival. In order to better evaluate the operation status of a regional agroecological economic system and deepen the cognition of the input and output of the regional agroecological economic system from the...

Author(s) : Wu Xue; Yang YaLiu; Liu CongHu; Xu GuoWei; Guo YuXia; Liu Fan; Wang Yuan

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.15 ref.44

5. Integrating urban agriculture and stormwater management in a circular economy to enhance ecosystem services: connecting the dots.

Due to the rapid urbanization in the context of the conventional linear economy, the vulnerability of the urban ecosystem to climate change has increased. As a result, connecting urban ecosystem services of different urban land uses is imperative for urban sustainability and resilience. In...

Author(s) : Deksissa, T.; Trobman, H.; Zendehdel, K.; Azam, H.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.15 ref.101

6. Wellness tourism - new challenges and opportunities for tourism in Salou.

Following a long history of using various strategies and policies for diversification and seasonal adjustment in the face of the challenges of achieving economic, social, and environmental sustainability, sun and beach destinations should also consider targeting the wellness tourism market as a...

Author(s) : Andreu, M. G. N. lo; Font-Barnet, A.; Roca, M. E.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.15 ref.39

7. Research on the sustainable operation of low-carbon tourism supply chain under sudden crisis prediction.

This paper integrates a low-carbon tourism supply chain consisting of a low-carbon tourist attraction (LTA) providing a low-carbon service and an online travel agency (OTA) responsible for big data marketing. Consumers may also encounter sudden crisis events that occur in the tourist attraction...

Author(s) : Zhang Lu; Ma DeQing; Hu JinSong

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.15 ref.55

8. A synthetic indicator for sustainability standards of water resources in agriculture.

The aim of this work is to evaluate the sustainability of water management for agriculture in a specific territory through the creation of a synthetic index resulting from the aggregation of multiple indices (environmental, economic, and social). The resulting synthetic index can be used to set...

Author(s) : Picone, C.; Henke, R.; Ruberto, M.; Calligaris, E.; Zucaro, R.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.15 ref.34

9. Perceived value and its predictive relationship with satisfaction and loyalty in ecotourism: a study in the Posets-Maladeta Natural Park in Spain.

Ecotourism involves visiting natural areas to carry out environmentally friendly activities, contributing to environmental care. The present study aims to: (i) establish the dimensions of the perceived value in ecotourism applied to a natural park, (ii) analyze the dimensions of perceived value...

Author(s) : Carrascosa-López, C.; Carvache-Franco, M.; Carvache-Franco, W.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.14 ref.52

10. Land and sea coordination: revisiting integrated coastal management in the context of community interests.

At present, the ecological environment and resources of the global coastal zones are facing great pressures. Climate change leads to sea level rise, environmental change, stressful population increases and changes in demographics, all of which affect existing coastal management systems. Therefore,...

Author(s) : Yuan Wei; Chang YenChiang

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.15 ref.51

11. Developing farm-level social indicators for agri-environment schemes: a focus on the agents of change.

Most monitoring and evaluation programmes for agri-environment schemes focus on understanding the environmental outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of these schemes. Evaluation of the social dimensions of agri-environment schemes, particularly the socio-cultural factors that might influence the...

Author(s) : Mills, J.; Chiswell, H.; Gaskell, P.; Courtney, P.; Brockett, B.; Cusworth, G.; Lobley, M.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.14 ref.97

12. Assessment of regional fisheries management organizations efforts toward the precautionary approach and science-based stock management and compliance measures.

The sustainable management of the ocean as a global food source has been prominent in recent debates due to the disproportionate rate of human consumption, depletion of fish stocks and shortcomings in conservation efforts. Criticisms from various sectors on the effectiveness of Regional Fisheries...

Author(s) : Ogawa, M.; Reyes, J. A. L.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.15 ref.78

13. The rising and heterogeneous demand for urban green space by Chinese urban residents: evidence from Beijing.

Studies using Hedonic housing price model to discuss residents' demand for urban green space (UGS) demonstrate the importance that residents place on UGS. While much of the empirical findings have focused on residents' willingness to pay, more attention needs to be paid on its temporal change and...

Author(s) : Zhang YingJie; Zhang TianZheng; Zeng YingXiang; Yu Chang; Zheng SiQi

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Cleaner Production 2021 Vol.313

14. Renewable energy in agriculture: farmers willingness-to-pay for a photovoltaic electric farm tractor.

The European Union has fixed the 2020 renewable energy targets on 20% of energy obtained by renewable energy, and it posed limitation to the biofuel production by agriculture. Photovoltaic electricity may represent a clean method for generating electricity for agriculture. This paper focuses on a...

Author(s) : Lombardi, G. V.; Berni, R.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Cleaner Production 2021 Vol.313

15. A system dynamics approach to comparative analysis of biomass supply chain coordination strategies.

Biomass is an abundant energy source, particularly in Canada, as an alternative or primary source for electricity generation. However, low economy of scale could cause a loss of efficiency for bioenergy adoption in small remote communities. In this sense, coordination among the players could...

Author(s) : Khoddami, S.; Mafakheri, F.; Zeng Yong

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Energies 2021 Vol.14 No.10 ref.44

16. The capitalization effect and its consequence of agricultural support policies - based on the evidence of 800 villages in China.

The theoretical and empirical results of the capitalization effect of agricultural support policies on land rental price remain inconclusive. Based on the survey of Chinese Household Income Projects in 2007 and 2008, this paper adopts the panel data of 800 villages in 11 provinces in China to...

Author(s) : Lin WenSheng; Chen RongYuan

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.14 ref.30

17. Payments for nutrient uptake in the blue bioeconomy - when to be careful and when to go for it.

Harvesting of marine biomass for various applications may generate ecosystem services that currently lack a market price. One of these is nutrient uptake, which could counteract eutrophication. Market-based instruments (MBIs) such as cap & trade, compensatory mitigation, and payment for...

Author(s) : Hasselström, L.; Gröndahl, F.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Marine Pollution Bulletin 2021 Vol.167 ref.many

18. Transportation inefficiencies in the cocoa value chains in Ivory Coast: is sustainability possible?

The purpose of this investigation is to examine transportation inefficiencies and the sustainability of cocoa value chains in Ivory Coast. Problems addressed include unidentified major actors, types of transportation and how it is measured, and lastly, improving efficiency in transportation with...

Author(s) : Human, S.; Fromm, I.

Publisher : Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria

Journal article : Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 2021 Vol.13 No.1 pp.51-59 ref.14

19. Synthesizing multiple ecosystem service assessments for urban planning: a review of approaches, and recommendations.

While ecosystem service (ES) assessments become a more and more important source of knowledge, there is a need for synthesis approaches that make the results usable to support decisions. Effective synthesis approaches can reduce the information burden produced by multiple ES assessments and help...

Author(s) : Cortinovis, C.; Geneletti, D.; Hedlund, K.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Landscape and Urban Planning 2021 Vol.214 ref.many

20. Wetlands in Ethiopia: lessons from 20 years of research, policy and practice.

Throughout sub-Saharan Africa wetlands provide ecosystem services that are critical to the development needs of many people. Local wetland use, however, is often at odds with broader national policy goals in which narratives of conservation and protection dominate, hence a recurring challenge is...

Author(s) : Dixon, A.; Wood, A.; Hailu, A.

Publisher : Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands

Journal article : Wetlands 2021 Vol.41 No.2 ref.many

21. A threefold empirical analysis of the relationship between regional income inequality and water equity using tapio decoupling model, WPAT equation, and the local dissimilarity index: evidence from Bulgaria.

This study utilizes a threefold empirical analysis in order to examine the relationship between income and water equity in Bulgaria, the fastest shrinking country in the world in terms of population, and the most unequal member of the EU in terms of regional income distribution. First, in line with ...

Author(s) : Tasbasi, A.

Publisher : Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany

Journal article : Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2021 Vol.28 No.4 pp.4352-4365 ref.20

22. Tourists want to be spooked, not schooled: sustaining indigenous tourism in the bastimentos island national marine park, Bocas del Toro, Panama.

This article explores the intersection between Indigenous peoples, protected areas, and tourism through focus group interviews with Ngöbe settlements in Bahía Honda, Bocas del Toro, Panama. The aim was to co-construct context-specific knowledge related to their experiences with the imposition of a...

Author(s) : Mach, L.; Vahradian, D.

Publisher : Routledge, Abingdon, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ecotourism 2021 Vol.20 No.2 pp.130-144 ref.42

23. Millennials' predisposition toward ecotourism: the influence of universalism value, horizontal collectivism and user generated content.

This research effort empirically tests three factors hypothesized to affect Indonesian millennials' predisposition to engage in ecotourism experiences, namely universalism value, horizontal collectivism and user generated content (UGC). Indonesia is generally considered a collectivist (as opposed...

Author(s) : Kaihatu, T. S.; Spence, M. T.; Kasim, A.; Satrya, I. D. G.; Budidharmanto, L. P.

Publisher : Routledge, Abingdon, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ecotourism 2021 Vol.20 No.2 pp.145-164 ref.73

24. Public understanding of wildlife tourism: defining terms, harms, and benefits.

An online survey of the American public (n = 500) was used to explore perceptions of the effects of tourism on wildlife and definitions of key tourism terms. Results show that the public's assessment of the impacts of tourism are relatively nuanced and reflective of trade-offs discussed in the...

Author(s) : Macdonald, C.; Wester, J.

Publisher : Routledge, Abingdon, UK

Journal article : Journal of Ecotourism 2021 Vol.20 No.2 pp.198-209 ref.40

25. Nature's contribution to people as a framework for examining socioecological systems: the case of pastoral systems.

The Nature's Contribution to People (NCP) framework builds on the Ecosystem Services (ES) concept and aims to incorporate social sciences more inclusively into economic and ecological aspects of ES. Given the emphasis of NCP around social issues, it is our hypothesis that NCP framework is well...

Author(s) : Dean, G.; Rivera-Ferre, M. G.; Rosas-Casals, M.; Lopez-I-Gelats, F.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Ecosystem Services 2021 Vol.49