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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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Les marées vertes

Green tides

Forty keys to understanding plants


A. Ménesguen

Edition 2018

What do the Brittany beaches, the Venice lagoon and the Qingdao Chinese coast have in common? All three made the headlines due to the impressive “green tides” caused by the summer accumulation of macroalgae. What is causing this sudden disruption? And is there a solution? This little book responds without being complacent or alarmist, well away from debates that all too often hide reality.


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Étonnants envahisseurs

Astonishing invaders

These species from elsewhere


V. Albouy

Edition 2017

Asian hornet, slipper limpet, zebra mussel, Colorado beetle, Dutch elm disease, Siberian chipmunk, Japanese knotweed, rose-ringed parakeet, primrose willow, African sacred ibis, coypu, etc. What are these exotic invasive species? How did they arrive among us and what happens when they are here? Do we know whether these invasive species can also constitute resources for other species and even be beneficial to human activities? In the style of a captivating survey using many examples, this book provides access to all the scientific explanations on these invasion phenomena.


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La pêche à pied

Fishing from the shore

History and techniques


G. Deschamps

Edition 2016

Fishing from the shore has always been part of maritime culture but the history of its practices and the evolution of its various techniques have not been widely disseminated. This book aims to remedy that deficit. The author explains how man, down through the ages, has engaged in what used to be a subsistence activity and today is a leisure sport. This journey through time shows the creative genius of man and the countless methods he has devised to exploit available resources.


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Campagnes contemporaines

Contemporary countryside

What economic and environmental transformations?


S. Blancard, C. Détang-Dessendre, N. Renahy

Edition 2016

The notion of countryside and rural areas is ambivalent: does the term "rural" refer to agricultural areas, a serene atmosphere or city suburbs?

This book delves into the different facets of rural and suburban areas. Their dynamics are part and parcel of contemporary economic and social issues, both in terms of demographics and lifestyles, economic activities and public policy: the important role played by towns, land management and environmental issues and the institutional organisation of territories.

The upheavals affecting the countryside are the same as those facing the rest of France, but have their own particular effect.


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Conseil privé en agriculture

Private Consulting In Agriculture

Players, Practices And Market


C. Compagnone, F. Goulet, P. Labarthe

Edition 2015

Private agricultural advisors have become key players. Based on survey work, this book analyses the strategies and practices of these private operators in different social and geographic contexts. It compares the reestablishment of the consulting sector in France to that of other European countries.


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Comment reconcilier agriculture et littoral ?

How Can Agriculture and Coast be Reconciled?

Towards an Agroecology of Regions


C. Gascuel, L. Ruiz, F. Vertès

Edition 2015

The link between green tides, nitrogen flows and agriculture has been established, but which agroecological transitions suit the region and how do we embark on them with the stakeholders in question? To respond, the players rely on the results of the research programme ACASSYA "Support agroecological changes in livestock systems in coastal catchment areas".


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Sociology of Arable Crops

Sociology of Arable Crops

At the Heart of the Agricultural Industrial Model


F. Goulet, A. de Raymond

Edition 2014

Arable crops have for many years constituted a laboratory for preparing an industrial model in agriculture. From a sociology perspective, this work studies the contemporary transformations of arable crops and shows how they still constitute, in a context of globalisation of agricultural markets, a hotbed of heterogeneous innovations, as productive as they are marketable or political, and also the preferred target of criticism of high-intensity agriculture. Arable crops, as a practice and as political topic, thus constitute a driving force for the current transformations in agriculture.


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Repenser l'économie rurale

Rethinking the Rural Economy


P. Jeanneaux , P. Perrier-Cornet

Edition 2014

This book reflects on the foundations of the rural economy by incorporating the societal components of rural life (changes in rural employment, inhabitants, services, needs, environment, etc.). It also deals with territorial dynamics of the environment, the role of institutions and governance in rural areas. A panorama of reflections on changes in rural areas in France and abroad


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Near-urban Farmland

Near-urban Farmland

Land Governance Under Construction


N. Bertrand

Edition 2013

This book suggests pointers for analysing the current transformations in public land use to protect farm- and near-urban land. What provisions and experiences in public land use are emerging at regional scale? Are innovative modes of governance becoming mandatory? Taken from multi-disciplinary research into land governance arrangements for near-urban farmland, it illustrates changes in land issues: overrunning of sectoral approaches, diversity of courses of actions, broadening of forms of regulation and coordination between players.


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