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Matière à débattre et décider

Matière à débattre et décider

The Matière à débattre et décider collection is intended for decision makers (communities, businesses, associations and public authorities), project managers and any citizen seeking to form an opinion in total liberty on topical, sometimes provocative subjects. It includes books designed to provide them with elements for debate and reflection. Collective, predictive or synthetic expert accounts, these works are written by specialists, in clear language with concrete, quantified and frequently international examples. This coolection icludes the publication of the ancient coolection Expertises collectives.



La conscience des animaux

La conscience des animaux


P. Le Neindre, R. Larrère, M. Dunier, P. Prunet

Edition 2018

Les animaux peuvent-ils éprouver des émotions ? Ont-ils une histoire de vie ? L’Inra s’est saisi de ces questions en réalisant une expertise scientifique collective sur la conscience animale. Cette expertise multidisciplinaire analysant un vaste corpus d’études  comportementales, cognitives et neurobiologiques, tend à montrer l’existence de contenus élaborés de conscience chez les animaux.


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Land Use and Food Security in 2050: a Narrow Road

Land Use and Food Security in 2050: a Narrow Road

Agrimonde-Terra


M. De Lattre-Gasquet, O. Mora, C. Le Mouël

Edition 2018

The Agrimonde-Terra foresight proposes five exploratory scenarios of land use and food security in 2050. They point out a diversity of pathways of change and highlight the fact that we are entering a period of great uncertainty and instability. Agrimonde-Terra’s scenarios also suggest that ensuring world and regional food and nutrition security in a context of climate change is a difficult, long and narrow path.


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Eutrophication

Eutrophication

Appearances, causes, consequences and predictability


Y. Souchon, C. Gascuel, F. Moatar, A. Ménesguen, G. Pinay, M. Le Moal, A. Levain , C. Etrillard, A. Pannard , P. Souchu

Edition 2018

Eutrophication affects many lakes, reservoirs, rivers and coastal areas in France and throughout the world. It has a major disruptive effect on aquatic ecosystems and an impact on assets and associated services, human health and economic activities. This book sets out the available scientific knowledge on this phenomenon. It identifies existing levers for action and the national and international provisions introduced to monitor and combat eutrophication.


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Impacts des sons anthropiques sur la faune marine

Impacts des sons anthropiques sur la faune marine


L. Chauvaud, S. Chauvaud, A. Jolivet

Edition 2018

La question de l’impact des sons anthropiques sur la faune marine se révèle un enjeu écologique et économique majeur pour les années à venir. Cet ouvrage présente les fondamentaux de l’acoustique sous-marine ainsi que les effets des sons sur la faune marine. Une place particulière est donnée aux premiers retours d’expérience de production d’énergies marines renouvelables en Europe.


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Restaurer les milieux et prévenir les inondations grâce au génie végétal

Restaurer les milieux et prévenir les inondations grâce au génie végétal


F. Rey

Edition 2018

Les politiques publiques en France et en Europe imposent aux décideurs d’envisager une gestion intégrée des milieux et des territoires qui conjugue plusieurs bénéfices. Cet ouvrage apporte des solutions innovantes de génie végétal pour concilier restauration des milieux et prévention des inondations.


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Bio economy challenges and implementation: the european research organisations perspective

Bioeconomy challenges and implementation: the European research organisations’ perspective


E. Valceschini, P. Bergeret , U. Svedin

Edition 2018

This book focuses on opportunities and challenges in implementing a bioeconomy strategy from a research and education perspective. It draws on contributions presented during the 30th EURAGRI annual conference held in Tartu (Estonia) in September 2016, as well as on other workshops organised as part of EURAGRI.

 

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Emergence of infectious diseases

Emergence of infectious diseases

Risks and issues for societies


S. Morand, M. Figuié, F. Keck , C. Gilbert , N. Brender , F. Roger , P. Zylberman

Edition 2018

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian flu, Ebola virus and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are increasingly attracting the attention of scientists, risk managers, the media and the general public. Specialists analyse the ecological, social, institutional and political dynamics associated with emerging infectious diseases. They discuss the challenges as well as the opportunities taken up by the stakeholders who must tackle these diseases.


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La dépendance alimentaire de l’Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient à l’horizon 2050

Food dependency in North Africa and soon, the Middle East 2050


B. Schmitt, C. Le Mouël

Edition 2017

North Africa and the Middle East are marked by their growing dependency on agricultural imports. This dependency is said to rise globally and reach extreme levels, particularly under increased climate change. This publication examines the future of the agricultural and food systems in these regions circa 2050, using various scenarios arising out of demand for food supply.


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Agriculture et alimentation durables

Sustainable agriculture and food

Three issues affecting the cereals sector


J. Abécassis, A. Fardet, G. Charmet , S. Bonny , F. Forget , V. Lullien-Pellerin

Edition 2017

This book explores three major issues concerning cereals for human consumption, particularly wheat: protein content, health quality of crops and grain products and nutritional value. Strategies are offered to reconcile the various quality requirements and overcome the contradictions regarding better sustainability.


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Le recyclage des résidus organiques

Recycling organic waste

A look at an agro-ecological practice


J. Paillat, S. Houot, H. Jarousseau, H. Saint-Macary

Edition 2016

The recycling of organic waste can be considered an agro-ecological practice which enhances soil fertility, reduces environmental impacts and promotes a circular economy. This book gives readers insight into the bio-geochemical processes involved in recycling organic waste and the products derived therefrom. It offers solutions for various social, economic and cultural contexts, North and South.


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