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Role Of Dignity In Rural Natural Resource Governance, Tora Johnson Dec 2015

Role Of Dignity In Rural Natural Resource Governance, Tora Johnson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Dignity is “an internal state of peace that comes with the recognition and acceptance of the value and vulnerability of all living things” (Hicks, 2011, p. 1). Dignity is a crucial element in effective governance arrangements. This study applies dignity theory, and related theories of natural resource governance and environmental communication, to understand and overcome barriers to effective governance of common pool resources in rural communities. Chapter 1 reviews relevant literature on natural resource governance and develops a theoretical framework for dignity. Chapter 2 applies dignity theory to a contentious comprehensive planning process in a small Maine town in order ...


Indigenous Tourism And Social Entrepreneurship In The Bolivian Amazon: Lessons From San Miguel Del Bala, Bernardo Peredo, Samuel Wurzelmann Dec 2015

Indigenous Tourism And Social Entrepreneurship In The Bolivian Amazon: Lessons From San Miguel Del Bala, Bernardo Peredo, Samuel Wurzelmann

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

Abstract

The impact of community-based ecotourism is contingent upon the community’s involvement in the development and management of activities, as well as their access to and the comprehensiveness of benefits. The ecotourism business owned by the Tacana Indigenous community of San Miguel in the Bolivian Amazon provides a model as to how Indigenous communities can harness social entrepreneurship to address economic, social, and environmental challenges. This article reviews the origins and development of this business, and draws on participant observation research, interviews, surveys, and economic analysis to illustrate the lessons learned and challenges faced. The findings are presented to ...


Spatial Analysis Of Distributions And Habitat Conditions Of Fallopia Japonica (Japanese Knotweed) Invasive Species Applying Unmanned Helicopter Remote Sensing, Jiazhen Zhang Dec 2015

Spatial Analysis Of Distributions And Habitat Conditions Of Fallopia Japonica (Japanese Knotweed) Invasive Species Applying Unmanned Helicopter Remote Sensing, Jiazhen Zhang

Great Lakes Center Masters Theses

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Fallopia japonica (Japanese knotweed) is a perennial herbaceous plant that is native to East Asia. It is considered as one of the worst invasive species worldwide because of its serious impact on biological diversity and human activities (Lowe et al., 2001). Once established, Japanese knotweed forms dense stands that shade and crowd out native plant species. The objectives of this research were to verify and confirm the distribution of Japanese knotweed as published online by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) – iMap and to identify the geographic areas of spreading and the local habitat conditions. In this ...


Wildlife In U.S. Cities: Managing Unwanted Animals, John Hadidian Nov 2015

Wildlife In U.S. Cities: Managing Unwanted Animals, John Hadidian

CONSERVATION

Conflicts between people and wild animals in cities are undoubtedly as old as urban living itself. In the United States it is only of late, however, that many of the species now found in cities have come to live there. The increasing kind and number of human-wildlife conflicts in urbanizing environments makes it a priority that effective and humane means of conflict resolution be found. The urban public wants conflicts with wildlife resolved humanely, but needs to know what the alternative management approaches are, and what ethical standards should guide their use. This paper examines contemporary urban wildlife control in ...


Geography: A Career Without Borders Nov 2015

Geography: A Career Without Borders

DePaul Magazine

What do mosquito abatement, education policy, retail site location and public transportation have in common? Although it might not seem obvious, these disparate pursuits all involve the work of geographers. This article looks at the wide variety of occupations open to geographers, who manipulate and map big data, use geographic information systems for municipal functions and pest removal, analyze transportation and job siting, pursue human and environmental sustainability practices, and teach. The article also includes a brief summary of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.


Using Future Benefits To Set Conservation Priorities For Wetlands, Samuel B. Merrill Oct 2015

Using Future Benefits To Set Conservation Priorities For Wetlands, Samuel B. Merrill

Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics

In an era of rising sea levels, costal land managers including land trust representatives, municipal planners, and others contributing to decisions about whether to develop or protect coastal parcels do not have viable means of evaluating future values on wetlands that will be created when sea levels rise. This project develops and tests a software modeling approach to help address this issue, in combination with a novel, expert-opinion driven benefit-cost framework. The beta test used three parcels in Scarborough, Maine: Hampton Circle, Maine Audubon, and Pine Point. It used a group of experts to 1) allocate initial values to these ...


Promoting Predators And Compassionate Conservation, Arian D. Wallach, Marc Bekoff, Michael Paul Nelson, David Ramp Oct 2015

Promoting Predators And Compassionate Conservation, Arian D. Wallach, Marc Bekoff, Michael Paul Nelson, David Ramp

CONSERVATION

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Mahogany Intertwined: Enviromateriality Between Mexico, Fiji, And The Gibson Les Paul, Jose E. Martinez-Reyes Sep 2015

Mahogany Intertwined: Enviromateriality Between Mexico, Fiji, And The Gibson Les Paul, Jose E. Martinez-Reyes

Jose E. Martinez-Reyes

This article builds a theory of enviromateriality through a global ethnography that engages both the material culture and materiality of a tree species, Honduran mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), and the global political ecology of forest conservation. The author seeks to understand what Adorno calls the ‘constellation’ between people and mahogany by tracing human–nature relations through the global commodity chain focusing on one particular artefact, the Gibson Les Paul, an iconic solid wood electric guitar made primarily of mahogany grown in Mexico and Fiji. Enviromateriality considers three phases in which to examine the material and materiality in a variety of processes ...


Measuring Community Flood Awareness And Preparedness In The Maitland Area And Lower Hunter Valley, Nsw, Neil Dufty, Amanda Hyde, David Webber, Ingrid Berthold, Elise Armstrong Sep 2015

Measuring Community Flood Awareness And Preparedness In The Maitland Area And Lower Hunter Valley, Nsw, Neil Dufty, Amanda Hyde, David Webber, Ingrid Berthold, Elise Armstrong

Neil Dufty

The Hunter River of NSW has a long history of flooding. February 2015 was the sixtieth anniversary of the 1955 Hunter Region flood, the largest flood in the region’s recorded history. In conjunction with the commemoration, the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and the Hunter Local Land Services commissioned consultants Molino Stewart to extend previous social research in Maitland by surveying participants about the status of their own flood awareness and preparedness. The 2015 study and previous social research found that in Maitland flood-prone communities there appears to be a relatively low perception of personal flood risk. On ...


Lip Poem, Alistair Noon Sep 2015

Lip Poem, Alistair Noon

The Goose

Poetry by Alistair Noon; Notes on the Text by Camilla Nelson.


Countersong: Rising Or Falling, Jonathan Skinner Sep 2015

Countersong: Rising Or Falling, Jonathan Skinner

The Goose

A recording, analysis and poetic translation of countersong between two Hermit thrushes (Catharus guttatis) recorded in the mountains of Northern New Mexico (United States) on 19 July 2015.


Poetry Editorial: Audioecopoetics, Camilla Nelson Sep 2015

Poetry Editorial: Audioecopoetics, Camilla Nelson

The Goose

Poetry Editorial by Camilla Nelson


Heirloom: A Piper's Orchard Abecadarian, Shin Yu Pai Sep 2015

Heirloom: A Piper's Orchard Abecadarian, Shin Yu Pai

The Goose

Poetry by Shin Yu Pai


From Away With The Birds, Hanna Tuulikki Sep 2015

From Away With The Birds, Hanna Tuulikki

The Goose

Poetry by Hanna Tuulikki


Mornlings, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett Dr Sep 2015

Mornlings, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett Dr

The Goose

Poetry by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett


Canine Haiku: Yellow Ball, Julie Andreyev, Tom (Canine) Sep 2015

Canine Haiku: Yellow Ball, Julie Andreyev, Tom (Canine)

The Goose

Poetry by Julie Andreyev and Tom.


Dŵr, Rhys G. Trimble Mr Sep 2015

Dŵr, Rhys G. Trimble Mr

The Goose

Poetry by Rhys Trimble


The White City, Steven Hitchins Sep 2015

The White City, Steven Hitchins

The Goose

Audio guide to The White City, a participatory sensing expedition through the streets of Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd.


Andscape: Marta Á Góðafoss, A Rawlings, Marta Guðrún Jóhannesdóttir Sep 2015

Andscape: Marta Á Góðafoss, A Rawlings, Marta Guðrún Jóhannesdóttir

The Goose

Poetry by a rawlings and Marta Guðrún Jóhannesdóttir


Petrocan, Madelaine C. Longman Ms, Sep 2015

Petrocan, Madelaine C. Longman Ms,

The Goose

Poetry by Madelaine Longman


Editor's Notebook, Lisa Szabo-Jones, Paul Huebener Sep 2015

Editor's Notebook, Lisa Szabo-Jones, Paul Huebener

The Goose

Editorial introduction to The Goose Volume 14, Issue 1 (2015).


L’Écocritique Québécoise Et Franco-Canadienne : Une Communauté À Bâtir, Mariève Isabel Sep 2015

L’Écocritique Québécoise Et Franco-Canadienne : Une Communauté À Bâtir, Mariève Isabel

The Goose

Éditorial de la directrice du contenu francophone


Brushfire, Ariel Gordon Aug 2015

Brushfire, Ariel Gordon

The Goose

“Brushfire” concerns itself with how people use urban forests, from indecent exposure to poaching to teenage drinking party-bonfires that get out of control. Though it could be construed as a manifesto on walking-in-the-woods, it also touches on some of the conflicts inherent in urban/nature experiences.


A Companion To Australian Aboriginal Literature Edited By Belinda Wheeler, Jose-Carlos Redondo-Olmedilla Aug 2015

A Companion To Australian Aboriginal Literature Edited By Belinda Wheeler, Jose-Carlos Redondo-Olmedilla

The Goose

José-Carlos Redondo-Olmedilla reviews A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literature, edited by Belinda Wheeler.


Transportation And Sanitation Drivers Of Land Use/Land Cover Change: Loss Of The Jamaica Bay Wetlands, Margaret Joy Cytryn Aug 2015

Transportation And Sanitation Drivers Of Land Use/Land Cover Change: Loss Of The Jamaica Bay Wetlands, Margaret Joy Cytryn

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis presents an analysis (1830-2014) of the historical events of land use/land cover change in the Jamaica Bay estuary, identification of the agents of change, and a perspective on the potential drivers of transportation and sanitation in land use/land cover change.


Merging: Contemplations On Farming & Ecology From Horseback By Soren Bondrup-Nielsen, Anna Banks Aug 2015

Merging: Contemplations On Farming & Ecology From Horseback By Soren Bondrup-Nielsen, Anna Banks

The Goose

Anna Banks reviews Merging: Contemplations on Farming & Ecology from Horseback, by Soren Bondrup-Nielsen.


Critical Collaborations: Indigeneity, Diaspora, And Ecology In Canadian Literary Studies Edited By Smaro Kamboureli And Christl Verduyn, Chad Weidner Aug 2015

Critical Collaborations: Indigeneity, Diaspora, And Ecology In Canadian Literary Studies Edited By Smaro Kamboureli And Christl Verduyn, Chad Weidner

The Goose

Chad Weidner reviews Critical Collaborations: Indigeneity, Diaspora, and Ecology in Canadian Literary Studies edited by Smaro Kamboureli and Christl Verduyn.


Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, And Film Edited By Alexa Weik Von Mossner, Ted Geier Aug 2015

Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, And Film Edited By Alexa Weik Von Mossner, Ted Geier

The Goose

Ted Geier reviews Completely Affecting: The Cinematics of Environmental Concern and Real Change, edited by Alexa Weik von Mossner.


The Stag Head Spoke By Erina Harris, Joel Deshaye Aug 2015

The Stag Head Spoke By Erina Harris, Joel Deshaye

The Goose

Joel Deshaye reviews Erina Harris's book of poetry entitled The Stag Head Spoke.


Green Documentary: Environmental Documentary In The 21st Century By Helen Hughes, David M. Lawrence Aug 2015

Green Documentary: Environmental Documentary In The 21st Century By Helen Hughes, David M. Lawrence

The Goose

David M. Lawrence reviews Green Documentary: Environmental Documentary in the 21st Century by Helen Hughes.