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All Early Papers from Landscape Ecology 1987 – 1997 January 21, 2010

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Geography.
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All papers published in Landscape Ecology from its origin in 1987 through 1997 are now available for free downloading as PDF files. This includes all 156 articles published prior to the journal being acquired by Kluwer Academic Publishers (KAP). The journal Landscape Ecology was established in 1987, marking the beginning of new growth and synergy within the field. The journal particularly linked the emerging North American strain of landscape ecology with the more established European traditions. The early years of the journal contained many key papers that have helped form the development of landscape ecology in many sub-areas.

Soilscapes January 30, 2009

Posted by Darren in Archaeology, Environmental management, Geography, Life sciences.
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soil2The National Soil Resources Institute is offering free access to “Soilscapes”, a 1:250,000 soil dataset covering England and Wales. It provides an excellent basis for understanding many of the environmental conditions affecting any site in England or Wales and the reports are useful for geographers, geologists, archaeologists, environmental scientists, biologists, ecologists and more.

The Habitable Planet: a systems approach to environmental science August 6, 2008

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Geography, Life sciences.
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The Habitable Planet is a multimedia course for high school teachers and adult learners interested in studying environmental science. The Web site provides access to course content and activities developed by leading scientists and researchers in the field.

Countryside quality counts : tracking change in the English landscape May 29, 2008

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Geography.
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The Countryside Quality Counts project (CQC) assesses how the countryside is responding to climate change and other environmental impacts in England. The website provides information about the project, results of the research including headline indicator maps, and related publications which can be downloaded as PDF files. CQC is sponsored by Natural England, in partnership with DEFRA and English Heritage.

Planet Earth January 25, 2008

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Geography, Life sciences.
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Planet Earth is a free quarterly magazine published by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) which is “aimed at non-specialists with an interest in the sciences of the environment”. The current issue is available in full text online, and details are given of how to subscribe (free). Although the magazine is environmental in outlook, it contains many articles relevent to geographers such as the impact of climate change, air pollution, and other spatially related topics impacting on societies and their use of the environment.

Biology Browser January 23, 2008

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Life sciences.
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Biology Browser is a site containing links to free resources provided by BIOSIS (produced by Thompson Scientific), including the Nomenclature Glossary for Zoology, the Zoological Record Thesaurus, and more. There are also links to other high-quality free resources in the biological sciences.

Agriculture for Development November 8, 2007

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Geography.
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The theme of the World Bank’s World Development Report  2008 is Agriculture for Development.  The report includes focused sections on biofuels, agribusiness, genetically modified organisms for the poor, and climate change and environmental issues.

Engage in research – interactive resource for bioscience October 12, 2007

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Life sciences.
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Engage is designed to help science undergraduate students with advice and assistance on the most important aspects of scientific research.  It includes information on research in general, statistical analyses, worked examples and help sheets. There are numerous links to external sites offering a vast experience in the practice and results of scientific research.

Intute Environment Gateway August 10, 2007

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Geography, Life sciences.
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The Intute Environment Gateway provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet. It contains over 3,000 records which describe lecture notes, journals, government publications, non-profit organisation sites, and other websites under headings such as : Agriculture and the Environment, Biodiversity and Conservation, Climate and Environment, Energy and Resources, Environmental Economics, Environmental Law and Legislation, Environmental Management, Environmental Policy, Landscapes and Landscape Architecture, Pollution Science, and Waste Management.

Environment web resources August 9, 2007

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Geography, Life sciences.
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Environment web resources provides a comprehensive list of environmental resources available on the World Wide Web. It is divided into 27 sub-sections that include: organisations; climate and climate change; environmental management; environmental law; rural and urban planning and policy. Each link has a short description of the resource and an indication of the country of origin. (more…)

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