Articles

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Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 201, 15 February 2015, Pages 187-195

Advancing SDG 15, this article examines the relationships between leaf area index and five climate variables.
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Geoderma, Volumes 167–168, November 2011, Pages 178-187

Plant diversity was shown to influence the N cycle, but plant diversity effects on other nutrients remain unclear. Advancing SDG 15, this article tested whether plant species richness or the presence/absence of particular functional plant groups influences P partitioning among differently extractable pools in soil, P concentrations in soil solution, and exploitation of P resources (i.e. the proportion of total bioavailable P in plants and soil that was stored in aboveground biomass) by the plant community in a 5-year biodiversity experiment in grassland.
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Applied Soil Ecology, Volume 15, Issue 1, August 2000, Pages 3-11

Advancing SDGs 2 and 15, this article explored the quality and health of soil resources as an assessment of the sustainability of agricultural practices.
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Forest Policy and Economics, December 2014, Pages 23 - 33

Reducing emissions from deforestation requires policy change. This paper investigates how governance systems and their discursive practices are affecting policies aimed at reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries: it highlights the challenges to the advancement of SDG 15.1 to ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, in line with obligations under international agreements by promoting conservation, restoration and sustainable use of these ecosystems and their services.
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Environmental Modelling & Software, December 2014, Pages 327 - 350

Agricultural systems models worldwide are increasingly being used to explore options and solutions for food security, climate change adaptation, and mitigation and carbon trading problem domains. Improvements to the Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator (APSIM) can contribute to advancing SDG 15 and minimising the adverse environmental effects of food production.
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Journal of Aging Studies, Volume 31, December 2014, Pages 45-53

Thus far, little is known about what older people want to improve in their long-term care facility. Nine topics were found important in improving the lives of older residents. The significance of the social dimension of care has been highlighted in this study. Seemingly small changes can make a big difference in the lives of residents, addressing SDG 3.
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The Lancet Global Health, Volume 2, Issue 11, November 2014, Pages e645 - e653

A third of the 2.5 billion people worldwide without access to improved sanitation live in India, as do two-thirds of the 1 billion practising open defecation and a quarter of the 1.5 million who die annually from diarrhoeal diseases. This study looked at the effectiveness of a rural sanitation intervention in India, providing insight into how to reach SDG 6.2 to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and ending open defecation whilst paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.
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World Development, November 2014, Pages 92 - 101

For economic development to succeed in Africa in the next 50 years, African agriculture will have to change beyond recognition. Production will have to increased alongside labour productivity, requiring a vast reduction in the proportion of the population engaged in agriculture and a large move out of rural areas.These changes directly contribute to the advancement of SDG 2 and 15 to increase food production in order to minimise hunger, with the help of sustainable methods of doing so to maintain functioning ecosystems.
Mortality Rate Ratios for seniors age 65 and older (MRR65+) by New York City Community District (n=59). The MRR65+ compares mortality rates during very hot days (maximum heat index=100 °F+) to all May through September days, 1997–2006.
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Health & Place, Volume 30, November 2014, Pages 45-60

The health impacts of exposure to summertime heat are a significant problem in New York City (NYC) and for many cities and are expected to increase with a warming climate. This article explores the connections between health in Goal 3 and climate change in Goal 13.
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 8, October 2014, Pages 15–22

Increasing smallscale agriculture is a must for sub-Saharan Africa. This intensification provides a component for producing more food to support the growing population in this area and means reaching SDG target 2.3 to increase incomes of food producers, in particular women, indigenous people and family farmers.

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