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Trust ecology and the resilience of natural resource management institutions
(The Resilience Alliance, 2015)
The resilience of natural resource management (NRM) institutions are largely contingent on the capacities of the people and organizations within those institutions to learn, innovate, and adapt, both individually and ...
Modeling wet headwater stream networks across multiple flow conditions in the Appalachian Highlands
Despite the advancement of remote sensing and geospatial technology in recent decades, maps of headwater streams continue to have high uncertainty and fail to adequately characterize temporary streams that expand and ...
Pollen Evidence of the Prehistoric Presence of Cattail (Typha: Typhaceae) in Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica
(Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, 2006)
Mobile phone use is associated with higher smallholder agricultural productivity in Tanzania, East Africa
Mobile phone use is increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa, spurring a growing focus on mobile phones as tools to increase agricultural yields and incomes on smallholder farms. However, the research to date on this topic is ...
Mountain plant communities: Uncertain sentinels?
Mountain plant communities are thought to be sensitive to climate change and, thus, able to reveal its effects sooner than others. The status as sentinels of two plant communities are reviewed. Alpine treeline ecotones and ...
Urbanization and Income Inequality in Post-Reform China: A Causal Analysis Based on Time Series Data
This paper investigates the potential causal relationship(s) between China’s urbanization and income inequality since the start of the economic reform. Based on the economic theory of urbanization and income distribution, ...
The Status of Diurnal Raptor Populations on La Gonâve, Haiti
La Gonâve, Haiti, is the largest Hispaniolan satellite island, yet it is rarely visited by birders. We searched for diurnal raptors on La Gonâve for seven days between 9 May and 1 June 2012. We observed American Kestrels ...
A geospatial analysis of multi-hazard risk in Dharan, Nepal
Natural hazard risk assessment generally focuses on a single hazard type, such as earthquakes, landslides, or floods. This emphasis tends to consider physical processes in isolation. However, most locations are simultaneously ...
Conservation and Unscripted Development: Proximity to park associated with development and financial diversity
(The Resilience Alliance, 2014)
Decades of research on the social dynamics of biodiversity conservation has shown that parks and protected areas have added hardship to rural communities throughout much of the developing world. Nonetheless, some recent ...
Mobile phones and women's empowerment in Maasai communities: How men shape women's social relations and access to phones
Mobile phones have been heralded by many as promising new tools to empower women throughout the Global South. However, some have asserted that new information and communication technologies (ICTs) may serve to amplify ...