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dc.contributor.authorRhoades, Robert E.en
dc.contributor.authorZapata Ríos, X.en
dc.contributor.authorAragundy Ochoa, J.en
dc.coverage.spatialAndesen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:31:50Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:31:50Zen
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier2945en
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-520-25305-6en
dc.identifier.other2945_Mama_Cotacachi.pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/67639en
dc.description.abstractThrough the lens of the complete loss of the glacier on Mount Cotacachi in northern Ecuador, this book chapter explores the human and environment interface between the impacts of global warming and the people living in the Andes Mountains. Using a transdisciplinary approach, the researchers analyze photographic records and sketches back to the late eighteen hundreds, oral histories of the local people, and scientific monitoring of changes in water level in local lakes and rivers. The responses of the local people were particularly fascinating. While the agricultural producers described conditions of global warming as reflected by lighter rainfall, fewer streams, and the upward movement of crop cultivation into higher altitudes, the stories of local cultures overwhelmingly enforce the notion of Cotachi's glacier as a permanent white blanket of snow. Based on this, the research makes suggestions and promises opportunities for further exploration of glacial health and prominence in Andean culture.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherBerkeley, CA: University of California Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofIn: Orlove, B., E. Wiegandt and B.H. Luckman (eds.). Darkening Peaks: Glacier Retreat, Science, and Society, 216-225en
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dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectWatershed managementen
dc.subjectIndigenous communityen
dc.subjectWater managementen
dc.subjectAndesen
dc.subjectGlacier retreaten
dc.subjectLocal perceptionsen
dc.subjectEcosystemen
dc.titleMama Cotacachi: History, local perceptions, and social impacts of climate change and glacier retreat in the Ecuadorian Andesen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2007 by Robert E. Rhoades, Xavier Zapata Ríos and Jenny Aragundy Ochoaen
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.description.notesBA-2 (SANREM-Andes Research)en
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten


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