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Author Sutton, P.C.; Anderson, S.J.; Elvidge, C.D.; Tuttle, B.T.; Ghosh, T.
Title Paving the planet: impervious surface as proxy measure of the human ecological footprint Type Journal Article
Year 2009 Publication Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment Abbreviated Journal (down) Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment
Volume 33 Issue 4 Pages 510-527
Keywords Remote Sensing
Abstract Fundamental questions regarding the human-environment-sustainability problematic remain contested. What are the relative roles of population, consumption, and technology with respect to sustainability? How can sustainability be measured? Numerous metrics have been developed to address these controversial questions including ideas of carrying capacity, environmental sustainability indices, and ecological footprints. This work explores the question: is pavement a proxy measure of human impact on the environment? We explore and evaluate the use of satellite derived density grids of constructed area (aka ‘pavement’ or ‘impervious surface’) in the calculation of national and subnational ‘ecological footprints’. We generated a global constructed area density grid for the 2000—2001 period using satellite observed nighttime lights and a population count grid from the US Department of Energy. Satellite data inputs to the population product include MODIS landcover, SRTM topography and high-resolution imagery. Calibration of the global constructed area density product was derived from high-resolution aerial photographs. We demonstrate that a satellite derived constructed area per person index can serve as a proxy measure of ecological footprints at both the national and subnational level. This relatively simple and globally uniform measure of human impact on the environment correlates strongly with other more difficult to obtain measures.
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Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2441
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Author Verra, D.M.; Sajdak, B.S.; Merriman, D.K.; Hicks, D.
Title Diurnal rodents as pertinent animal models of human retinal physiology and pathology Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication Progress in Retinal and eye Research Abbreviated Journal (down) Prog Retin Eye Res
Volume in press Issue Pages 100776
Keywords Animals; Vision
Abstract This presentation will survey the retinal architecture, advantages, and limitations of several lesser-known rodent species that provide a useful diurnal complement to rats and mice. These diurnal rodents also possess unusually cone-rich photoreceptor mosaics that facilitate the study of cone cells and pathways. Species to be presented include principally the Sudanian Unstriped Grass Rat and Nile Rat (Arvicanthis spp.), the Fat Sand Rat (Psammomys obesus), the degu (Octodon degus) and the 13-lined ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus). The retina and optic nerve in several of these species demonstrate unusual resilience in the face of neuronal injury, itself an interesting phenomenon with potential translational value.
Address Department of Neurobiology of Rhythms, Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Integratives (INCI), CNRS UPR 3212, Strasbourg, France. Electronic address: photoreceptor67@hotmail.com
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Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2676
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Author Zielinska-Dabkowska, K.
Title Case study of “Walk”: a video installation integrated into the facade of a store in Zurich/CH Type Journal Article
Year 2016 Publication Professional Lighting Design Abbreviated Journal (down) Prof Lighting Des
Volume Issue 101 Pages 52-58
Keywords Lighting; planning; commentary
Abstract With the rapid development of solid state lighting technology and the availability of LED light sources, coupled with the benefits they offer such as energy efficiency, long lifespan and the fact that they can be controlled and programmed, we are now finding LEDs being more widely used for animated advertising. In spite of the pace at which SSL is developing, or perhaps because of this, there is a distinct lack of evaluation guidelines or recommendations for professional designers. It is therefore essential that more research is carried out on this issue on an international scale, and that experts in the field get their heads together in order to formulate some basic guidelines that can be applied in practice.
Address Faculty of Architecture & Design, Hochschule Wismar, Wismar, Germany; k.zielinska-dabkowska(at)hs-wismar.de
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Author Bissonnette, T.H.
Title Modification of Mammalian Sexual Cycles; Reactions of Ferrets (Putorius vulgaris) of Both Sexes to Electric Light Added After Dark in November and December Type Journal Article
Year 1932 Publication Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Abbreviated Journal (down) Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Volume 110 Issue 767 Pages 322-336
Keywords Animals
Abstract Studies by Rowan (1930 and preceding papers) and Bissonnette (1931, a, b, 1932, a, b, and preceding papers) and Bissonnette and Wadlund (1931) have shown that in juncos, canaries, crows and starlings, at least, among birds, the sexual cycle is conditioned to a great degree by daily light ration. Sexual activity in both males and females can be modified at will by altering the daily light ration with controlled electric lighting from ordinary incandescent bulbs. Gonad changes, controllable in this way, are closely correlated with migrations in juncos and crows, as demonstrated by Rowan (1930, and preceding papers), who, however, maintains that it is the added periods of muscular exercise, rather than the light, as such, that condition these changes, in spite of the fact that it is always the added light he uses, rather than exercise, to get his effects. Bissonnette disagrees, and holds it is the light that is the major factor in conditioning the changes in sexual cycles. It has been found, also, that intensity and colour, or wave-length, as well as daily period of light are factors in conditioning sexual activity in starlings, and the method of increase of light also plays a part (Bissonnette, 1931, b, 1932 ; Bissonnette and Wadlund, 1931).
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Author Rayleigh, L.
Title A Photoelectric Method of Measuring the Light of the Night Sky with Studies of the Course of Variation through the Night Type Journal Article
Year 1929 Publication Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences Abbreviated Journal (down) Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Volume 124 Issue 794 Pages 395-408
Keywords Instrumentation; Night Sky Brightness
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Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2396
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