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Biodiversity-rich ecoregions in Africa need protection

In the past, protected areas often have been set aside without regard to the biodiversity within their boundaries. As a result, many protected areas have little significance in terms of biodiversity, and conversely, many areas of habitat with significant biodiversity lack protection. This study seeks to identify relationships between land cover, human population, and protected areas by analyzing comprehensive and consistent spatial data sets of 1-km resolution to answer the following questions: (1) Are African ecoregions with significant biodiversity adequately protected? (2) Is biodiversity within Africa threatened by human population pressure and land use? (from Introduction)

Singh, A., Ramachandran, B., Fosnight, G., Chenoweth, S. and Crawford, T. Biodiversity-rich ecoregions in Africa need protection. United Nations Environment Programme, Global Resource Information Database.

Monograph

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE)

At the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), we examine the connections between natural resources, technology, policy, human health, security, and changes in the global environment. Our staff and students conduct cutting-edge research on these critical problems, and disseminate that knowledge through innovative teaching and outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (from website)

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE). University of Wisconsin-Madison


Agrodiversity as a means of sustaining small scale dryland farming systems in Tanzania

Dryland farming systems in Africa are often characterised as being extremely degraded, vulnerable to external forces, and low in productive output. Global biodiversity loss in areas of land use is a well-attested phenomenon. Ecologists, in particular, are alarmed at how natural biological diversity is being replaced by relative biological uniformity, especially under the pressure of population growth (Cincotta and Engelman, 2000). However, there is good evidence that natural biological diversity may be giving way to another diversity, equally valuable and of greater immediate significance to society, which in this paper is called 'agrodiversity'. (from text)

Kaihura, F. B. S., Stocking, M. A. and Murnaghan, N. Agrodiversity as a means of sustaining small scale dryland farming systems in Tanzania. United Nations University.

Working Paper

Syllabus: ESP802 - Human Systems and the Environment

Course Syllabus. The course explore linkages between natural and human systems,but focus primarily on human drivers of environmental and natural resource change and the social responses that such changes precipitate, including individual action, social movements,policy, legal and institutional responses. (from course description)

Kaplowitz, M. and R. Walker. ESP802: Human Systems and the Environment. Michigan State University.

Educational Resource

Demography, town and countryside management , and sustainable development

This report characterizes the demographic profile of Belgium and seeks ways to integrate demographic insights into planning for sustainability in the context of Belgium

Eggerickx, T., Capron, C., Hermia, J., Oris, M., Poulain, M. and Van Der Straten, E. Demography, town and countryside management, and sustainable development. Research contract n° HL/DD/018.

Report

Population-Environment Dynamics: Toward Building a Theory, Monographs of student papers. Seminar: 1992-1998

This page links to eighty-four papers written by students of the course. Each year's seminar was organized around themes.

Drake, William D.; Arlinghaus, Sandra L. Population-Environment Dynamics: Toward Building a Theory, Monographs of student papers. Seminar: 1992-1998. School of Natural Resources and Environment NRE 545, Cross-listed as School of Public Health EIH 575, The University of Michigan.

Conference Paper

The World's Water: Information on the World's Freshwater Resources

A site dedicated to providing up-to-date water information, data, and web connections to organizations, institutions, and individuals working on a wide range of global freshwater problems and solutions.

The World's Water: Information on the World's Freshwater Resources

Research Program or Institution

Syllabus: Environmental Studies 112: World Population, Policies, and the Environment

Class Syllabus. History of global population growth, with emphasis on developing nations. Its socioeconomic effects on a society and factors behind migration. Different views of Malthus, Marx, Boserup, and others and governmental policies to check rapid population growth are also discussed. (From course description)

Kundu, Manny. 2009. Environmental Studies 112: World Population, Policies, and the Environment. University of California, Santa Barbara.

Educational Resource

South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that seeks to bring together analysts from the different countries in South Asia to address its development-environment problems. SANDEE's mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions in South Asia to undertake research on the inter-linkages among economic development, poverty, and environmental change and to disseminate practical information that can be applied to development policies. SANDEE's current activities include: A small research grants program that focuses on three areas: Poverty and natural resource management, Economics of pollution management and health, and Sharing of regional and global resources; Training in environment and natural resource economics and the use of policy instruments; Peer networking and inter-country learning through biannual meetings; and, Information dissemination through publications and newsletters.

South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

Web Portal

Population Growth

The page provides information on the issues of population growth and its impact on the Chesapeake Bay Basin.

Population Growth

Research Program or Institution

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