Following the massive expansion of rubber plantations in China, considerable research has been conducted on the impact of these landscape changes. The general consensus is that there have been negative impacts on the environment and positive impacts on local economies. However, since rubber prices dropped after 2011, the economic benefit to the local people is challenged and the impact on the local people and communities remains unclear.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJanuary, 2020China
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJanuary, 2019Nepal
Outmigration has become a key livelihood strategy for an increasing number of rural households, which in turn has a profound effect on land management. Studies to date have mainly focused on migrant households, and there is limited literature on the differences in land management practices of migrant and nonmigrant households. This article drew on a current study to explore how outmigration affects land management practices in the context of rapidly changing rural communities and economics in the middle hills of Nepal.
News6 January 2020Western AfricaTogo
News4 January 2020Colombia
Cerca de 500 personas tuvieron que huir hacia el casco urbano del municipio, debido a enfrentamientos entre grupos delincuenciales al servicio de narcos.
Las víctimas tenían sus hogares en la vereda Brisas de Amburgo, donde los violentos sembraron temor y amenazas.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJuly, 2019Southern Africa
Understanding how individuals, communities, and populations vary in their vulnerability requires defining and identifying vulnerability with respect to a condition, and then developing robust methods to reliably measure vulnerability. In this study, we illustrate how a conceptual model translated via simulation can guide the real-world implementation of data collection and measurement of a model system. We present a generalizable statistical framework that specifies linkages among interacting social and biophysical components in complex landscapes to examine vulnerability.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJune, 2018Kenya, Eastern Africa
Rangelands throughout sub-Saharan Africa are currently undergoing two major pressures: climate change (through altered rainfall and seasonality patterns) and habitat fragmentation (brought by land use change driven by land demand for agriculture and conservation). Here we explore these dimensions, investigating the impact of land use change decisions, by pastoralists in southern Kenya rangelands, on human well-being and animal densities using an agent-based model.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2019France, Global
Date: 3 janvier 2019
Par: Marie Astier
Les sols sont vivants, indispensables à la vie, et presque non renouvelables. Ils sont pourtant assaillis par l’étalement urbain et des pratiques agricoles désastreuses. Sans oublier l’intrusion croissante de sociétés foncières spéculatives. Un rapport parlementaire alerte sur cette situation et appelle à une grande loi foncière.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJuly, 2013Peru
Estimating deforested areas and deforestation rates have become key steps for quantifying environmental services of tropical rain forests, particularly as linked to programs such as Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD). In Southeastern Peru, reliable estimates of land-cover change (LCC) are important for monitoring changes in the landscape due to agricultural expansion, pasture creation and other socio-economic influences triggered by the Inter-Oceanic Highway (IOH).
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2017
Recently, the call to combine land change science (LCS) and political ecology (PE) in the study of human-environment interactions has been widely discussed by scientists from both subfields of geography. In this paper, we use a hybrid ecology framework to examine the effects of conservation policies on the environment and the livelihood of the people of the Korup National Park (KNP). Using techniques in both PE and LCS, our results show that conservation policies, politics, and population are the primary drivers of environmental change in the KNP.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2015
Fire is a naturally occurring process of most terrestrial ecosystems as well as a tool for changing land use. Since the beginning of history humans have used fire as a mechanism for creating areas suitable for agriculture and settlement. As fires threaten human dominated landscapes, fire risk itself has become a driver of landscape change, impacting landscapes through land use regulations and fire management. Land use changes also influence fire ignition frequency and fuel loads and hence alters fire regimes.
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