The Value Of Farmland: Mapping Assessor Data To Understand Land Use Change, 2019 Utah State University
The Value Of Farmland: Mapping Assessor Data To Understand Land Use Change, Lyndi Perry
All Graduate Theses and Dissertations
Ideas developed by regional economists have potential applications within the urban planning field. One potential application is toward conserving farmland, and within this thesis this topic is examined for the study area of Utah County, Utah. Using assessor data, a land value map is created and further used to develop a regional economic model and spatial models that were analyzed for patterns of land use change.
Findings show that representing land value as continuous surface maps is a useful approach. The maps reveal that Utah County has densified as its population increased while farmland loss still occurred in agriculturally-important areas ...
Lightning Talk: Re/Mapping The Archives: Repository Content For The Digital Humanities And Cartographer, 2019 San Diego State University
Lightning Talk: Re/Mapping The Archives: Repository Content For The Digital Humanities And Cartographer, Michael R. Howser
Digital Initiatives Symposium
The print map, once seen as a unique and preservation worthy collection treated uniquely as a collection housed within a separate library or library space, has seen a precipitous decline in usage since Google Maps and other online tools emerged on the scene starting in 2005. With many print map collections experiencing declines in researcher requests per year, this inevitable decline of print map usage underscores the difficulty in discovering maps via the library catalog, search engines, and/or via finding aids. As collection space is pinned against demands for student space, print map collections are targets for capturing additional ...
Connecting Pixels To People: Management Agents And Social-Ecological Determinants Of Changes To Street Tree Distributions, 2019 University of South Florida
Connecting Pixels To People: Management Agents And Social-Ecological Determinants Of Changes To Street Tree Distributions, Shawn Landry
Street trees are an important component of the urban forest that can provide direct and indirect benefits to social and ecological sustainability in cities. Temporal and spatial interactions between human and non-human management agents determine the distribution and health of street tree populations in urban areas. This dissertation seeks to enhance our understanding of the spatial patterns and processes affecting street trees by investigating the agents and social-ecological determinants of changes to street tree distributions in urban residential neighborhoods. The research was guided by three primary questions: (1) Are recent changes to the spatial distribution of street trees influenced by ...
Disneyfication And Education, 2019 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Disneyfication And Education, Reagan A Yessler
EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement
Disneyfication in theater means the increase in popularity of Disney plays and the resulting reshaping of modern plays to more resemble those of Walt Disney, in order to gain viewership. In most cases, this means a shift to a musical format featuring upbeat ballads and gaudy but family-friendly costumes. While many theatre elitists frown upon such trends, this project shows how Disneyfication fosters renewed interest and enjoyment in theatre across age groups. A case study of the Knox and Sevier County school systems in Tennessee examines patterns of interest and enjoyment in the nation’s most popular plays via snowball ...
Mapping Populations At Greater Risk Of Malaria Due To Hydroelectric Dams In Ethiopia: A Case Study Of The Gilgel Gibe Iii Hydroelectric Dam, Abigail Smith
Malaria is a communicable disease that is spread by female mosquitos of the Anopheles genus. It is acutely prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa, where 90% of malaria deaths occur each year. One Sub-Saharan African country historically impacted by malaria is Ethiopia. In the past twenty years, malaria prevalence has been significantly decreased throughout Sub-Saharan Africa; yet, anthropogenic environmental changes are changing the landscape of malaria. Scholarly literature has cited a positive relationship between hydroelectric dams and malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Ethiopia is currently expanding their hydroelectric infrastructure. The Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric dam is located on the Omo River in ...
Gis Analysis Of Human Excreta Management In Slum Areas And Its Impacts On The Environment -Viwandani, Nairobi Kenya, 2019 University of North Alabama
Gis Analysis Of Human Excreta Management In Slum Areas And Its Impacts On The Environment -Viwandani, Nairobi Kenya, Stephen Osero, Jian Chen
Informal settlement in many developing countries in the world are overwhelmed by lack of essential infrastructure, scarce and strained resources, which causes significant public health problems. Nairobi, the largest city in Kenya, has several informal settlements, which lack systems for managing human excreta. Managing effectively of human excreta remains elusive in the highly populated informal settlement. Inadequate urban sanitation excessively impacts the social determinants of slum population health. This impacts on health range from food contamination, malnutrition, and chronic diseases like typhoid and cholera. In this research, we closely examined the human waste management problem in the Viwandani informal settlement ...
Youth Visitor Dynamics In Pacific Coast National Parks, 2019 University of North Alabama
Youth Visitor Dynamics In Pacific Coast National Parks, John Crowell, Michael Pretes
Recent media reports have suggested that members of the Millennial Generation (born 1981- 1997) and Generation Z (born after 1997) are less inclined to visit national parks, compared to older generations. We used three methods to examine the validity of these media statements: Qualtrics-based social media surveys (on Facebook and Instagram), face to face semi-structured interviews with park rangers at four Pacific coast national parks—Redwood, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, and Olympic—and on-site visitor counts at park visitor centers and on trails. We compared these observations with the limited historical data on visitor ages available from the National Park ...
China’S Rise And The World’S Response: How Is Chinese Expansion Portrayed In Media?, 2019 University of North Alabama
China’S Rise And The World’S Response: How Is Chinese Expansion Portrayed In Media?, Chase Womack
This study examines China’s expansion in the Pacific Ocean, especially in the South China Sea, and how this expansion is portrayed in local media. China’s interventions in the Spratly and Paracel islands have the potential to cause regional and global disruption. What impact will China’s continuing expansion have on global power relations? Using a content analysis of various broadcast, print, and online news sources, I will identify how the populations of these states have reacted to Chinese expansion. Does non-Chinese media reporting suggest that China’s expansion an issue of concern? Or is this issue largely ignored ...
Analyzing The Rate Of Reconstruction And The Socioeconomic/ Cultural Regions In Post-Katrina New Orleans, 2019 University of North Alabama
Analyzing The Rate Of Reconstruction And The Socioeconomic/ Cultural Regions In Post-Katrina New Orleans, Adrienne Swindle, Lisa Keys-Mathews
Following the 2005 environmental disaster event of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the surrounding cities of the Gulf Coast were forced to implement plans of recovery and reconstruction within their communities. Hurricane Katrina is known as one of the deadliest natural disaster events to occur in the United States. This research intends to show the relationship between cultural, economic and ethnic groups and the rate at which communities rebuild following a natural disaster. Do ethnic, economic, and cultural characteristics impact the rate at which a neighborhood redevelops following a natural disaster event? New Orleans provides a community with preexisting racial ...
Understanding Small Town Sprawl Using Gis, 2019 University of North Alabama
Understanding Small Town Sprawl Using Gis, Priscilla Lema
Unmitigated effects of sprawl in many small rural towns have been documented. The common thread in the literature identifies the negative externalities of sprawl, especially the consumptive and inefficient nature of land use. Some of the most commonly cited sprawl mitigation strategies include revitalization of downtowns, investing in public transportation, and infill development among others. However, little attention has been given to repurposing of brownfields into usable space as a sprawl mitigation strategy. This study examines, first, how analytical GIS tools can help in the assessment of small town sprawl; and second, to identify city space designated as brownfields for ...
Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors And Disparities Between The United States Mainland Compared To Puerto Rico, Guam, And United States Virgin Islands (I. E., United States Territories), 2019 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors And Disparities Between The United States Mainland Compared To Puerto Rico, Guam, And United States Virgin Islands (I. E., United States Territories), Wendell C. Taylor, Dena Shugart, Raheem J. Paxton
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice
Background: No studies have compared the lifestyle behaviors between Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U. S. Virgin Islands to that of the United States mainland. Documenting and addressing health disparities between these geographically and culturally distinct areas are important public health objectives. Differences in health status between and among the United States mainland and territories merit systematic and careful analyses. Methods: Four key healthy lifestyle characteristics include tobacco use, body mass index, physical activity, and fruit/vegetable consumption. Data from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (N=420,481) were used to examine United States mainland and territorial differences ...
Genome-Wide Snp Profiling Of Worldwide Goat Populations Reveals Strong Partitioning Of Diversity And Highlights Post-Domestication Migration Routes, 2019 Università Cattolica del S. Cuore
Genome-Wide Snp Profiling Of Worldwide Goat Populations Reveals Strong Partitioning Of Diversity And Highlights Post-Domestication Migration Routes, Licia Colli, Marco Milanesi, Andrea Talenti, Francesca Bertolini, Minhui Chen, Alessandra Crisà, Kevin Gerard Daly, Marcello Del Corvo, Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Johannes A. Lenstra, Benjamin D. Rosen, Elia Vajana, Gennaro Catillo, Stéphane Joost, Ezequiel Luis Nicolazzi, Estelle Rochat, Max F. Rothschild, Bertrand Servin, Tad S. Sonstegard, Roberto Steri, Curtis P. Van Tassell, Paolo Ajmone‑Marsan, Paola Crepaldi, Alessandra Stella
Background: Goat populations that are characterized within the AdaptMap project cover a large part of the worldwide distribution of this species and provide the opportunity to assess their diversity at a global scale. We analysed genome-wide 50 K single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data from 144 populations to describe the global patterns of molecular variation, compare them to those observed in other livestock species, and identify the drivers that led to the current distribution of goats.
Results: A high degree of genetic variability exists among the goat populations studied. Our results highlight a strong partitioning of molecular diversity between and within ...
Patterns Of Homozygosity In Insular And Continental Goat Breeds, 2019 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Patterns Of Homozygosity In Insular And Continental Goat Breeds, Taina F. Cardoso, Marcel Amills, Francesca Bertolini, Max Rothschild, Gabriele Marras, Geert Boink, Jordi Jordana, Juan Capote, Sean Carolan, Jón H. Hallsson, Juha Kantanen, Agueda Pons, Johannes A. Lenstra
Background: Genetic isolation of breeds may result in a significant loss of diversity and have consequences on health and performance. In this study, we examined the effect of geographic isolation on caprine genetic diversity patterns by genotyping 480 individuals from 25 European and African breeds with the Goat SNP50 BeadChip and comparing patterns of homozygosity of insular and nearby continental breeds.
Results: Among the breeds analysed, number and total length of ROH varied considerably and depending on breeds, ROH could cover a substantial fraction of the genome (up to 1.6 Gb in Icelandic goats). When compared with their continental ...
Using Gis In Archaeology For The Don Carlos Site, 2019 Lincoln University, Jefferson City Missouri
Using Gis In Archaeology For The Don Carlos Site, Jeremy Morin
Show Your Stripes Research and Creative Showcase
The project I would like to present is the GIS project I did for Dr. Boston on the Don Carlos archaeology site in Moniteau County, Missouri. The presentation would consist of a few aerial photos of the site, as well as a plat map from the 1930s, and a topographic map from around the mid-1980s; all of which have a GIS’d outline of individual parts of the site. I will then explain the items used to map the entire site, as well as some of the items that were discovered, why they are of important to the site and ...
Vietnam's Natural Hazards - 1999 Flood, 2019 Kansas State University
Vietnam's Natural Hazards - 1999 Flood, Vu H. Vo
Kansas State University Undergraduate Research Conference
Vietnam is one of the countries most affected by natural hazards such as flood. For instance, during the 1990s to the early 2000s, the country experienced numerous floods, particularly in its central and southern regions. Located in Southeast Asia, bordered by China in the north, Laos and Cambodia in the west, and the South China Sea in the east, the country has 2,860 small and large rivers with a total flow of about 867 billion cubic meters per year. The central region of Vietnam is narrow, mountainous, and close to the coastline. Many rivers pass through the region, which ...
Can The Use Of A Specific Species Influence Habitat Conservation? Case Study Of The Ethnobotany Of The Palm Iriartea Deltoidea And Conservation In Northwestern Ecuador, 2019 Florida Atlantic University
Can The Use Of A Specific Species Influence Habitat Conservation? Case Study Of The Ethnobotany Of The Palm Iriartea Deltoidea And Conservation In Northwestern Ecuador, Maria Fadiman
Journal of Latin American Geography
This study explores the concept of conservation through plant use, through the palm, Iriartea deltoidea, (Arecaceae) in the rainforests of Ecuador. The study area is in the Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve, one of the hotspots of biodiversity. Mestizos and Afro-Ecuadorians live in and around the reserve, and this paper looks at how these groups utilize the palm, mostly for construction, and how the palm’s importance relates to conservation. Particular attention here focuses on the concept of perceptions and actions in relation to protection of a valued resource. Since I. deltoidea is central for these people and intact forests provide the ...
Jlag International Editorial Board 2019-2021, 2019 Louisiana State University
Jlag International Editorial Board 2019-2021
Journal of Latin American Geography
No abstract provided.
Letter From The Editor, 2019 Christopher Newport University
Letter From The Editor, Johnny Finn
Journal of Latin American Geography
No abstract provided.
Politics Of Marx As Non-Sectarian Revolutionary Class Politics: An Interpretation In The Context Of The 20th And 21st Centuries, Raju Das
Class, Race and Corporate Power
This article is condensed from three chapters of my Marxist Class Theory for a Skeptical World (Haymarket, 2018) and from a longer article based on these chapters. It is based on a talk on Marx’s politics’ delivered at ‘A Bicentenary Conference: Karl Marx at 200’ at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario. Canada. I am thankful to the participants at this conference for their comments.
Put simply, Marx’s politics is about class struggle for state power to build socialism, a society of popular democracy, by overthrowing capitalism. In this short article, I will explore different aspects of this single ...
Identification Of Poverty Areas Through Satellite Imagery In Buraydah City In Al Qassim Region Of Saudi Arabia, 2019 Murray State University
Identification Of Poverty Areas Through Satellite Imagery In Buraydah City In Al Qassim Region Of Saudi Arabia, Amal A. Alfawzan
No abstract provided.