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An assessment that brings together data about the past, current, and future condition of ecosystems, the impact of humans on the ecosystems, and the effects of environmental change on ...

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

... assessment ( IA ) An interdisciplinary process which combines, explains, and communicates knowledge from a range of disciplines in order wholly to weigh up an entire chain of causes and effects. Van Amstel (2005) Env. Sci. 2, 2–3 uses an integrated assessment model to evaluate six methane emission reduction strategies on future air temperature. For a second example, see Mendonça et al. in M. van Asselt et al., eds ( 2001...

Integrated Assessment

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005

... Assessment An assessment may be defined as a collection of knowledge on related topics prepared by a group of interested parties. A parliamentary debate, this encyclopedia, and the scientific assessments by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are all examples of assessments. For an assessment to be integrated , the interactions between its various elements need to be specified explicitly. This necessitates the coordination of assumptions underlying each element of the assessment. This emphasis on coherent narratives is a hallmark of...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... assessment An assessment that brings together data about the past, current, and future condition of ecosystems , the impact of humans on the ecosystems, and the effects of environmental change on humans. This form of analysis is regularly carried out to predict the likely impact of environmental change (such as global warming ) and to evaluate policy responses to it. See also environmental assessment...

integrated exposure assessment

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... exposure assessment An estimate of the total exposure of a person or population to a particular toxic chemical , through all media, over a given period of...

integrated assessment

integrated assessment  

An assessment that brings together data about the past, current, and future condition of ecosystems, the impact of humans on the ecosystems, and the effects of environmental change on humans. This ...
integrated exposure assessment

integrated exposure assessment  

An estimate of the total exposure of a person or population to a particular toxic chemical, through all media, over a given period of time.
Population Levels and Trends

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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4,124 words
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Oxford University Press

...harvests of 1621–2; the crisis of 1645–8 was caused by plague ; and the third great crisis, which lasted for much of the 1690s, was again caused by seriously deficient harvests. Scotland experienced no similar crises during the 18th century, as the economy became more integrated, harvests did not fail for more than one year at a time, and measures to provide famine relief became more efficient. Scottish experience mirrors that of England until the potato blight of 1836–7 and 1845–6 caused high mortalities in the western Highlands and Islands...

Poverty

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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6,179 words
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Oxford University Press

...presuppose a past age in which the poor were less dependent and corrupt. Many who borrowed Malthus's concept of population surplus wavered between his analysis of the vigorous, reproductive body and an older tradition concerning human corruption. Nor was population theory fully integrated with the powerful rhetoric of manly virtue and domestic order. Malthus himself gave qualified praise to pleasure in love; but how were the joys of familial affection to be reconciled with warnings against early and imprudent marriage? The most significant resolution, which...

Regional Assessment

Regional Assessment  

Regional assessment is the process of making integrated interdisciplinary research available to decision-makers in response to global environmental change at regional levels. It is a systematic ...
risk analysis models

risk analysis models  

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Any of a number of integrated risk assessment models aimed at quantifying risks and exposures (cf. RAROC 2020; Risk Metrics).
integrated vector management

integrated vector management  

(IVM)A set of evidence-based, decision-making procedures for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of sustainable combinations of vector control measures with a measurable impact on transmission ...
Faculty of General Dental Practice

Faculty of General Dental Practice  

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) is the academic home for general dental practitioners (GDPs) and dental care professionals (DCPs) in the UK. Part of the Royal College of Surgeons of ...
Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis  

Policy analysis is the use of methods from the physical, biological, and social sciences, philosophy, mathematics, and the humanities to predict and evaluate the consequences of alternative policies. ...
equality scheme

equality scheme  

Is a set of provisions to ensure that an organization is moving towards ensuring equality of opportunity. It includes the following elements: (a) a statement of the functions and policies that are ...
Climate Impacts

Climate Impacts  

The accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to fossil fuel combustion, land use change, and other anthropogenic activities may have begun to change the global climate system (Houghton ...
Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters  

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This policy strategy is a shared programme of change to improve outcomes for all children and young people. It takes forward the UK government's ‘vision of radical reform’ for children, young people, ...
education in Northern Ireland

education in Northern Ireland  

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The education system of Northern Ireland is separate and distinct from that of England and has an extremely complex structure, involving nine non‐departmental public bodies. These bodies operate ...
clinical governance

clinical governance  

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(guv-er-năns)a system for making local health services responsive to patients and aiming to reduce variations in clinical practice, thus improving national standards. It consists of audit, continuing ...
scenario

scenario  

A description of how a situation might develop, based on a particular set of assumptions and factors, which is used to evaluate available options and select ways of dealing with uncertainty. See also ...
surprise

surprise  

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N.An unexpected event that causes a party to be put at some disadvantage in litigation. Many of the rules of pretrial procedure in the Civil Procedure Rules are designed to prevent surprise. For ...

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