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OBJECTIVES The aim of this population-based study was to investigate associations between recreational values of the close natural environment and neighbourhood satisfaction, physical activity, obesity and wellbeing. METHODS Data from a large public health survey distributed as a mailed questionnaire in suburban and rural areas of southern Sweden were(More)
Unitat d’Ecofisiologia i Canvi Global – CSIC-CEAB-CREAF, CREAF (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Catalunya, Spain, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires, C1417DSE, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Department of Forest Environment and Resources, University of Tuscia, 01100 Viterbo,(More)
BACKGROUND Large spatial, seasonal and annual variability of major drivers of the carbon cycle (precipitation, temperature, fire regime and nutrient availability) are common in the Sahel region. This causes large variability in net ecosystem exchange and in vegetation productivity, the subsistence basis for a major part of the rural population in Sahel.(More)
BACKGROUND Results from studies of road traffic noise and hypertension are heterogeneous with respect to effect size, effects among males and females and with respect to effects across age groups. Our objective was to further explore these associations. METHODS The study used cross-sectional public health survey data from southern Sweden, including 24,238(More)
The Kyoto Protocol opens new possibilities for using the biosphere as a carbon sink. Using agro-ecosystems as carbon sinks may be the most appropriate practice from both environmental and socioeconomic points of view. Degraded agro-ecosystems in Africa might benefit significantly from the improved land management that would be part of a carbon sequestration(More)
The Dahra field site in Senegal, West Africa, was established in 2002 to monitor ecosystem properties of semiarid savanna grassland and their responses to climatic and environmental change. This article describes the environment and the ecosystem properties of the site using a unique set of in situ data. The studied variables include hydroclimatic(More)
Evaluation of satellite based indices for primary production estimates in a sparse savanna in the Sudan M. Sjöström, J. Ardö, L. Eklundh, B. A. El-Tahir, H. A. M. El-Khidir, P. Pilesjö, and J. Seaquist Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis, Lund, Sweden Agricultural Research Corporation, El Obeid, Sudan Received: 25 June 2008 – Accepted: 1(More)
L. Merbold, J. Ardö, A. Arneth, R. J. Scholes, Y. Nouvellon, A. de Grandcourt, S. Archibald, J. M. Bonnefond, N. Boulain, C. Bruemmer, N. Brueggemann, B. Cappelaere, E. Ceschia, H. A. M. El-Khidir, B. A. El-Tahir, U. Falk, J. Lloyd, L. Kergoat, V. Le Dantec, E. Mougin, M. Muchinda, M. M. Mukelabai, D. Ramier, O. Roupsard, F. Timouk, E. M. Veenendaal, and W.(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined to what degree annoyance ratings to noise, air pollution and other common environmental factors in the home environment could be considered to mirror personality disposition in terms of habitual anxiety level and, when appropriate, objectively modeled noise and nitrogen emission (NOx). METHODS A trait anxiety scale was introduced in(More)
Chemical control of desert locust (DL) is carried out over large areas of land, covering a range of different landscapes and ecosystems. There are no real restrictions for spraying in or close to environmentally sensitive areas and awareness of sensitivity is not always obvious to the people involved in control. However, concern about environmental issues(More)