Écologie appliquée

Application of ecology principles to real-world issues.
Keywords: agro-ecosystem management, biodiversity conservation, habitat management, protected areas management, restoration ecology, carbon gap.

Projected expansion of cropland and pasture, 2000-2010 25 June 2007 The map is a regional (Neotropics) raster data layer with a resolution of 5 arc-minutes. The mapgives an indication of areas at risk of conversion to agriculture in parts of South America. Wassenaar et. al. (2006) identified the areas at highest risk of conversion to pasture and croplands, using a model that explicitly incorporates dimensions such as location, suitability and various factors affecting relative economic values of land uses. The map identifies deforestation hotspot areas (at risk of conversion to pasture and cropland). The data sources are from FAO. [more]
Highly degraded croplands with soil carbon sequestration potential and high poverty rates 25 June 2007 The map is a regional (South and Southeast Asia) raster data layer with a resolution of 5 arc-minutes. It shows locations in agricultural production in South and Southeast Asia that are highly degraded as well as highly degraded areas that also have a medium to high soil potential for carbon sequestration. The map is based on the Assessment of the Human Induced Soil Degradation in South and South East Asia conducted between 1994-1997 by the International Soil Reference and Information Center (ISRIC), and the dataset of soil carbon gap and high (over 40%) prevalence of stunting amongst children under five dataset(s) FAO. The data sources are from FAO and ISRIC. [more]
Croplands with high rates of human-induced erosion 25 June 2007 The map is a regional (South and Southeast Asia ) raster data layer with a resolution of 5 arc-minutes. It shows croplands in South and Southeast Asia with high levels of sheet erosion. This provides an indication of potential off-site impacts in the form of siltation and sedimentation in waterways. The map is based on the Assessment of the Human Induced Soil Degradation in South and South East Asia conducted between 1994-1997 by the International Soil Reference and Information Center (ISRIC) and FAO. The data sources are from FAO and ISRIC. [more]
Projected expansion of cropland and pasture to lands poorly suited to rainfed agriculture, 2000-2010 25 June 2007 The map is a regional (Neotropics) raster data layer with a resolution of 5 arc-minutes. It gives an indication of areas of low agricultural suitability at risk of conversion to agriculture in parts of South America. Wassenaar et. al. (2006) identified the areas at highest risk of conversion to pasture and croplands, using a model that explicitly incorporates dimensions such as location, suitability and various factors affecting relative economic values of land uses. The map identifies deforestation hotspot areas (at risk of conversion to pasture and cropland) to lands poorly suited to rainfed agriculture. The data sources are from FAO. [more]
Biodiversity hotspots in areas poorly suited to rainfed agriculture with high poverty rates 25 June 2007 The map is a global raster datalayer with a resolution of 5 arc-minutes. It shows areas of biodiversity hotspots on croplands poorly suited to rainfed agriculture which also have high poverty rates. Poverty rates areas are mapped using the datasets on stunting amongst children under five dataset (FAO). The stunting indicator is based on an estimate of the distribution of chronic undernutrition at national and sub-national levels using stunting in growth among children under five years of age. Areas with over 40 percent prevalence of stunting amongst children under the age of five are shown. The data sources are from FAO. [more]
Potential to sequester additional carbon in soils on cropland 25 June 2007 The map is a global raster datalayer with a resolution of 5 arc-minutes. It provides a preliminary perspective on where cropping systems could be changed to achieve substantial soil carbon sequestration. It highlights the intersection of locations with medium-to-high soil carbon sequestration potential and croplands, as identified by the GLC2000 global land cover database. The data sources are from FAO and GLC2000 database. [more]
Biodiversity hotspots on croplands poorly suited to rainfed agriculture 25 June 2007 The map is a global raster datalayer with a resolution of 5 arc-minutes. It overlays information about areas considered biodiversity "hotspots", with information on suitability for agriculture and on current land use patterns. Biodiversity hotspot maps are generated by Conservation International. Conservation International 2005. [more]
Suitability of Soil conditions for Soil Carbon Sequestration 12 January 2000 Suitability of Soil conditions for Soil Carbon Sequestration derived from the raster version of the FAO/UNESCO soil map of the world (wdsmwgr). [more]
 Suitability of Soil and Climate conditions for Soil Carbon Sequestration 12 January 2000 Suitability of Soil + climate + Length of Growing period conditions for Soil Carbon Sequestration derived from the raster version of the FAO/UNESCO soil map of the world (wdsmwgr). [more]

dernière mise à jour:  mardi 17 mars 2009