What’s New? is the periodic newsletter of the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN), containing pertinent and up to date information to facilitate research and advance knowledge of population environment relationships. All issues of What’s New are archived on the PERN website, and relevant parts of this news bulletin are cross-posted under PERN’s Conference Calendar and Jobs/Funding Opportunities.
PERN’s members have the opportunity to provide input and feedback to two UN-related initiatives on Sustainable Development. The UN High-level Political Forum is calling individual scientist and research institutions to contribute briefs highlighting issues, research findings or solutions, to be incorporated in the Global Sustainable Development Report 2015, currently underway. Also, the IUSSP is inviting its members to read and comment on its statement “Defining and successfully accomplishing the Data revolution – The Perspective of Demographers”, which was sent to the UN Secretary General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. Further details are provided below.
Stay tuned! PERN will be launching its redesigned Web site in January.
Climate, Migration & Health: Connections through Natural Disasters and Displacement, 9-10 April 2015, University of Colorado Population Center, Boulder, Colorado, USA
With support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, the Institute of Behavioral Science and University of Colorado Population Center are hosting the 1st annual workshop on Climate, Migration and Health. This year's sub-theme is natural disasters and displacement. The two-day workshop, held in Boulder, Colorado, will bring together 10 researchers and 2 policy communicators to showcase innovative research on natural disasters, displacement and health, as well as to identify gaps and develop collaborations. The objective is to bring together researchers on migration-climate and climate-health to consider the under-studied three-way connection between migration-climate-health. Researchers from social and natural sciences are encouraged to apply. Funds are available for partial reimbursement for domestic travel and lodging. Applicants must be post-PhD and we aim for an interdisciplinary mix of junior and senior scholars. To be considered for this workshop, please send a CV and a complete paper, working draft, or an extended abstract (including data description, methods, and preliminary results) by 9 January 2015. Decisions will be made by 23 January 2015. Please address questions to Lori.Hunter@colorado.edu. Please submit papers to Cheryl.Graham@colorado.edu.
36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE), 11-15 May 2015, Berlin, Germany
This 36th Symposium will represent a major event in the long series of internationally recognized ISRSE meetings. The overall theme of the symposium is the use of Earth Observation systems and related Remote Sensing techniques for understanding and managing the Earth environment and resources. ISRSE-36 takes place at a significant moment: The process to define the UN global development agenda post 2015 with its Sustainability Development Goals will be finalized in 2015. The Future Earth initiative has been created as a global platform to deliver solution-orientated research for sustainability. For more information, see http://www.isrse36.org/.
Call for Abstracts: “Environmental Migration in West Africa”, 12TH IMISCOE Conference Rights, Democracy and Migration, 25-27 June 2015, Geneva
The West African region is one of the most dynamic sites in which to examine environmental migration. From the Sahel to its coasts, it is facing the many manifestations of climate change, including sea level rise, soil salinization, floods, drought, desertification, intensifying winds and heat waves (IPCC 2014; DARA 2013). Moreover, the consequences of climate change are only one part of current processes of environmental degradation that affect the region (Tacoli 2011). While vulnerability differs within the region and within populations, mobility offers not only a survival strategy but also an adaptive response to environmental transformation in West Africa, building on a long history of internal and international mobility patterns. One of the specificities of West Africa is its high rate of intraregional migration, facilitated since 1975 by the porosity of borders within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in addition to a plethora of factors that, along with natural disasters and environmental degradation, include socio-economic disparities, political conflicts, conflicts over land, and generalized violence. Additionally, conflicts over access to land are accentuated by large-scale land acquisitions that can further compromise food security whilst also affecting mobility patterns. With the threat of extreme climate change (+4C or even +6C) by 2100, environmental transformations will only compound the existing economic, demographic, political and social migration pressures, leaving populations increasingly vulnerable to the erosion of their lands and livelihoods and at risk for both sudden and slow-onset climatic events. In order to grasp both the continuities throughout the region as well as its diversity, this panel seeks scholars working throughout francophone and anglophone West Africa on various aspects of environmental migration from both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Priority will be given to unpublished papers as a publication is an intended output of the panel. Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to Caroline.Zickgraf@ulg.ac.be and Sara.Vigil@ulg.ac.be by 9 January 2015.
Human Migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention, 28 June – 1 July 2015, Durham University, UK
Human migration and the environment are two of the most pressing issues of our times. But what is stake when these two phenomena are articulated as a singular relation? By asking this and many other questions, this conference provides a multidisciplinary forum for scholars, policymakers, practitioners and artists to chart out the next generation of research on human migration and the environment. The aim of the conference is to expand the debate on human migration and the environment beyond its current configuration as a problem of causation, law and policy towards a more pluralist debate that acknowledges the multidimensional nature of environmental change and migration. The conference subthemes – ‘futures’, ‘politics’ and ‘invention’ – will consider issues of knowledge, power and innovation the context of human migration and environmental change. The conference should appeal to social scientists, humanities and legal scholars as well as to scientists committed to working with and within the social sciences, humanities and law. For more information, see http://dogweb.dur.ac.uk/costconference/.
Call for Papers, International Conference on Population Geographies 2015: The Spatial Dimensions of Population, 30 June - 3 July 2015, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
The call for papers the 8th International Conference on Population Geographies is now open. The Conference will be held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia from 30 June to 3 July 2015. The ICPG is one of the foremost international gatherings of population geographers and spatial demographers. The Conference provides a unique opportunity for population scholars to engage with colleagues from around the world, share their research, explore innovative ideas and new developments, and contribute to the discipline. The meeting has a particular focus on the spatial dimension of population processes, dynamics and impacts. Reflecting this focus, the 2015 Conference theme is: The Spatial Dimensions of Population. Abstracts for papers and posters should be around 250 words and include the title, authors, affiliations, and contact email, and be sent to icpg2015 @uq.edu.au. Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2015.The conference organizers welcome offers of papers on any aspect of population geography or spatial demography, as well as proposals to organize sessions. Essential details of the conference including themed sessions, conference location, accommodation, and travel are available on the conference website at: http://www.icpg2015.org.
Our Common Future Under Climate Change, 7-10 July 2015, Paris, France
The International Scientific Conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” will take place at UNESCO (Paris) in July 2015. This four-day conference will be the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21), which will be hosted by France in December 2015 (“Paris Climat 2015”). Building on the results of IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5), the Conference will address key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change. It will offer an opportunity to discuss solutions for both mitigation and adaptation issues. The Conference will also welcome Side Events organized by different stakeholders. The conference is organized under the umbrella of ICSU, Future Earth, UNESCO and major French research institutions, with the support of the French Government. For more information, see http://www.commonfuture-paris2015.org/.
Call for Paper Submission: Global Land Project (GLP) Newsletter “Co-design and co-production of knowledge in land system science”
For the next issue of GLP News, to be released in April 2015, the GLP is looking for original contributions in form of short articles, meant to contribute to the diffusion of experiences in co-design and co-production of knowledge in land systems science, to a wide public. Contributions should have a maximal length of 1,500 words and include up to two illustrations, using the available template at the end of the webpage. They must be written in English (British or American), in a style easily accessible to policymakers and the wide public. Submission template and more detailed information can be found at: http://www.globallandproject.org/home/call_papers.php. Deadline for contribution extended: 8 January 2015. A follow-up workshop on co-design and co-production of knowledge in land systems science will take place in Brazil in May or June 2015. Exact date and location of the workshop will be released soon. For more information please contact: fabiano.scarpa@ inpe.br or sebastien.boillat@ inpe.br.
IUSSP statement and recommendations - Demography and the Post-2015 Data Revolution
IUSSP members are invited to read and comment on recommendations sent to the UN Secretary General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. The IUSSP Statement: “Defining and successfully accomplishing the Data Revolution – The perspective of Demographers” is available at http://iussp.org/sites/all/modules/contrib/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=543&qid=466791. For a printer-friendly PDF version of the statement and recommendations, see http://iussp.org/sites/all/modules/contrib/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=540&qid=466791. The IUSSP convened a meeting of 22 prominent demographers in Paris 9-10 October 2014 to discuss how demographers, and demographic skills, could contribute to a data revolution. The call for a data revolution emerged in 2013 from a United Nations High Level Panel established to provide advice on the global development agenda beyond 2015. The HLP’s report called for a new international initiative to improve the quality of statistics and information available to citizens. Given demographers' specific expertise in analyzing population data, the IUSSP was called upon to mobilize the global community of demographers and population scientists to contribute to this revolution. As part of this mobilization, IUSSP members are invited to contribute comments on the statement and recommendations that emerged from the IUSSP meeting, which were sent to the UN Secretary General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. For more information on the data revolution, please go to the background document prepared for the meeting at http://iussp.org/sites/all/modules/contrib/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=541&qid=466791.
Call for contributions to the UN Global Sustainable Development Report 2015
Governments established the UN High- level Political Forum (HLPF) with the mandate to provide political guidance on sustainable development. They decided that the forum should strengthen the science-policy interface by examining documentation, bringing together diverse information and assessments, including in the form of a Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), building on existing assessments, and enhancing evidence-based decision-making at all levels. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs prepared a Prototype Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) in 2014, which drew up on inputs from a range of stakeholders, including the UN system and members of scientific communities across the world. The preparations for the next Global Sustainable Development Report, to be submitted to the third session of the HLPF in June 2015, are now underway. The present call aims to provide individual scientists and research institutions a unique opportunity to highlight issues, research findings or solutions –in the form of briefs -that they would like to bring to the attention of policy makers. One chapter of the Report will be dedicated to these contributions. The brief (including supporting documents) should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org in .doc or .docx format, using email subject GSDR 2015 Science Briefs – [title of the brief]. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2014.
For more information, see http://iussp.org/sites/default/files/Call%20for%20briefs%20final_GSDR.pdf.
Call for papers: International conference on “Is inequality increasing again? What population science can tell us”, 2-3 July 2015, Paris, France
The French iPOPs (Individuals, Population, Societies) project is organizing its international conference on 2nd and 3rd July 2015 at Université Paris Ouest, Nanterre La Défense, on the resurgence of inequality. If you are a population scientist working on this topic and if you wish to present a paper at the conference, please follow the instructions in the call for papers and send your proposal to email@example.com by 27 February 2015 at the latest. For more information, see http://www.ipops.fr/fichier/rte/appel_a_communications_ang.pdf.
The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program is once again accepting proposals from developing country researchers interested in collaborating with counterparts who are funded by selected U.S. Government-supported agencies. PEER is an international grants program intended to bring researchers funded by U.S. federal science agencies together with scientists and engineers in 88 developing countries to address global development challenges. Through catalyzing collaborative research and strategic partnerships and leveraging existing U.S. investments in research, PEER is designed to elevate the use of science and technology in addressing local and global development challenges in USAID-presence countries.
Applications are accepted from scientists working in partnership with colleagues currently funded by one of the following U.S. federal science agencies: the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Smithsonian Institution.
In this cycle of the program, PEER is continuing its usual open call for applications in any field of research that will have development impact. Pre-proposals for application-oriented projects that will lead to development-related policy or programmatic change may be submitted by applicants based in any of the listed PEER eligible countries. General technical areas for the open call include, but are not limited to, climate change, biodiversity, agriculture, energy, and disaster mitigation.
In addition, PEER invites pre-proposals from applicants in the following specific/additional countries or regions or working on the following topical areas, for which USAID missions and offices have allocated special funds to foster science and development goals: Global: water resource management; Global: climate change adaptation in the Maldive Islands; Central and South Central Asia: transboundary water research; SERVIR priority countries: environmental management and climate change resilience; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) priority countries: urban sanitation; Brazil: biodiversity in the Brazilian Amazon; India: forestry and climate change; Indonesia: multiple sectors; Kenya: wildlife conservation and combating poaching and trafficking.
Regardless of the country or topic, all applicants must have a partner with active funding from one of the U.S. Government-supported agencies listed above. PEER is implemented by the National Academy of Sciences on behalf of USAID, and potential applicants or partners with questions are invited to contact the program’s staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-proposal submission deadline of 9 January 2015 11:59 P.M. (U.S. Eastern Standard Time). For more information, see http://www.nationalacademies.org/peer.
Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) Program, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
The BIARI program will take place at Brown from 6-20 June 2015, bringing together “early career scholars and practitioners from around the world to engage with pressing global issues and initiate new collaborations.” Several PSTC Associates and alumni play key roles in BIARI, which is run by the Watson Institute. Associate Professor of Anthropology Daniel Smith and PSTC Alumna Bianca Dahl, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, will co-convene the Institute, “Population and Development: New Approaches to Enduring Global Problems.” PSTC Associate and Professor of Economics Glenn Loury will co-convene “Ethnicity, Conflict, and Inequality in Global Perspective.” PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology and International Studies Patrick Heller will co-convene “Governance and Development in the Age of Globalization.” A fourth Institute will also be offered: “Humanitarian Response and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Increasing Effectiveness and Accountability in the Age of Complex Emergencies.” The BIARI will begin application review on 17 December 2014 and close review on 28 January 2015. For more information, see http://www.brown.edu/academics/population-studies/news/2014-12/biari-accepting-applications-2015.
Future Earth Secretariat Global Hub Directors
The Future Earth Secretariat is seeking five Global Hub Directors for its globally distributed headquarters in Boulder (USA), Montreal (Canada), Paris (France), Stockholm (Sweden) and Tokyo (Japan). The application deadline is variable across hub locations: Paris (France): 16 January 2015; Montreal (Canada): 30 January 2015; Stockholm (Sweden): 30 January 2015; Boulder (USA): 15 February 2015; Tokyo (Japan): Expected to be announced in early 2015. Future Earth is the global research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world. Future Earth Global Hub Directors will engage the world’s leading experts in sustainability and environmental research from a trans-disciplinary perspective. Directors will engage various stakeholders in strategic dialogues with these research communities to both understand and find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, based on the best available knowledge. Directors will ensure that Future Earth integrates this knowledge, based on research performed with integrity from different disciplines in a process of collaboration and co-design. For more information, see http://www.futureearth.org/vacancy-future-earth-global-hub-directors.
Assistant Professor, Human Geography/Environmental Anthropology, Central College, Pella, Iowa, USA
Central College is looking for a full time, tenure line assistant professor in human geography/anthropology. The position will be housed in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, so the capacity to offer courses in support of those programs, such as Environmental Anthropology, is valued. Areas of interest additionally include but are not limited to health, food policies, sustainability, or urban/regional planning. Successful candidates should be committed to undergraduate teaching and have an understanding of and appreciation for the liberal arts environment. Additionally, candidates will be expected to contribute to program development and assessment, advising and mentoring of students, and engaging in scholarship and service that contributes to the institution and profession. For more information, contact Anya Butt (ButtA @central.edu).
Assistant Professor, Environmental Justice, Food, Environmental/Energy Policy, Michigan Tech, Houghton, Michigan, USA
The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an Assistant Professor to join an interdisciplinary social sciences faculty. The department seeks a scholar specializing in environmental justice, industrial communities/deindustrialization, health, food systems, or gender. Candidates should be prepared to teach one or more courses that articulate with the undergraduate majors in Anthropology or Social Science. Applicants should also demonstrate how their research and teaching interests strengthen one of our graduate programs (MS and PhD) in either Industrial Heritage and Archaeology or Environmental and Energy Policy. A Ph.D. in Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, or a related interdisciplinary field is required by August 15, 2015. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong research record and agenda, as well as high potential for securing external funding. The candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester, including one general education course each calendar year. Teaching experience is strongly preferred. The department seeks candidates who can work effectively and collegially in an interdisciplinary university setting with a professionally diverse faculty. Applications will be reviewed starting 15 January 2015. Full consideration will be given to applications received by that date. Interested candidates should complete the online application at http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/2349 and upload required materials including: (1) a letter of interest, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) research statement, and (4) names and contact information for three to five references. Letters of reference will be requested for candidates making the short list. Please direct inquiries to Richelle Winkler at email@example.com.
Postdoc Position, Population Studies & Training Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
The Population Studies & Training Center (PSTC) has an opening for a one or two-year postdoctoral position starting as early as 1 July 2015. Candidates for PSTC Postdoctoral position must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, economics, sociology, demography, or a related social science discipline. Please visit the PSTC website for the full job description at http://www.pstc.brown.edu/jobs.htm. Screening of applications will begin 15 January 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration submit materials by 31 January 2015. Applicants should go online to http://apply.interfolio.com/27171 and provide an up-to-date CV, examples of written work, and a cover letter of application with the following information: research interests and plans, 1 or 2 anticipated faculty mentor(s), and future employment goals. In addition, have three letters of recommendation sent to: Susan Silveira, Population Studies & Training Center, Box 1836, Brown University, 68 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912. Or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postdoctoral Position, Spatial Analysis, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Brown University announces a likely opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate that may be of interest to social demographers and human geographers. The starting date is flexible, but could be as early as June 1, 2015. The initial appointment will be for a one-year term that may be renewed for a second year. Candidates with a Ph.D. in hand are preferred, but those near completion of their dissertation may be considered. Screening of applications will begin 6 January 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration please submit materials by 20 January 2015. To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/27778. On-line applications need to include: a) cover letter describing expertise related to the position; b) curriculum vitae; c) relevant manuscripts; and d) names and addresses of three references who can be asked to write on behalf of the applicant.
LITERATURE/NEW ADDITIONS TO PERN DATABASE - DETAILS:
Population and Environment Collection - new items:
Aguilera-Benavente, F., A. Botequilha-Leitão, et al. 2014. Detecting multi-scale urban growth patterns and processes in the Algarve region (Southern Portugal). Applied Geography 53(0): 234-245.
Alston, M., K. Whittenbury, et al. 2014. Are climate challenges reinforcing child and forced marriage and dowry as adaptation strategies in the context of Bangladesh? Women's Studies International Forum 47, Part A(0): 137-144.
Carretero, S., F. Braga, et al. 2014. Temporal analysis of the changes in the sand-dune barrier in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, and their relationship with the water resources. Applied Geography 54(0): 169-181.
Dadvand, P., J. Wright, et al. 2014. Inequality, green spaces, and pregnant women: Roles of ethnicity and individual and neighbourhood socioeconomic status. Environment International 71(0): 101-108.
Demuzere, M., K. Orru, et al. 2014. Mitigating and adapting to climate change: Multi-functional and multi-scale assessment of green urban infrastructure. Journal of Environmental Management 146(0): 107-115.
Devlin, C. and C. S. Hendrix. 2014. Trends and triggers redux: Climate change, rainfall, and interstate conflict. Political Geography 43(0): 27-39.
Doick, K. J., A. Peace, et al. 2014. The role of one large greenspace in mitigating London's nocturnal urban heat island. Science of the Total Environment 493(0): 662-671.
Fussell, E., L. M. Hunter, et al. 2014. Measuring the environmental dimensions of human migration: The demographer's toolkit. Global Environmental Change 28(0): 182-191.
Milman, A. and Y. Arsano. 2014. Climate adaptation and development: Contradictions for human security in Gambella, Ethiopia. Global Environmental Change 29(0): 349-359.
Mistry, J., C. Tschirhart, et al. 2014. Our common future? Cross-scalar scenario analysis for social–ecological sustainability of the Guiana Shield, South America. Environmental Science & Policy 44(0): 126-148.
Navoni, J. A., D. De Pietri, et al. 2014. Human health risk assessment with spatial analysis: Study of a population chronically exposed to arsenic through drinking water from Argentina. Science of the Total Environment 499(0): 166-174.
Ottelin, J., J. Heinonen, et al. 2014. Greenhouse gas emissions from flying can offset the gain from reduced driving in dense urban areas. Journal of Transport Geography 41(0): 1-9.
Otto, S. and F. G. Kaiser. 2014. Ecological behavior across the lifespan: Why environmentalism increases as people grow older. Journal of Environmental Psychology 40(0): 331-338.
Pandey, B. and K. C. Seto. 2015. Urbanization and agricultural land loss in India: Comparing satellite estimates with census data. Journal of Environmental Management 148(0): 53-66.
Pouzols, F. M., T. Toivonen, et al. 2014. Global protected area expansion is compromised by projected land-use and parochialism. Nature, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature14032
Ramachandra, T. V., A. H. Bharath, et al. 2015. Monitoring urbanization and its implications in a mega city from space: Spatiotemporal patterns and its indicators. Journal of Environmental Management 148(0): 67-81.
Roth, D. and M. Winnubst. 2014. Moving out or living on a mound? Jointly planning a Dutch flood adaptation project. Land Use Policy 41(0): 233-245.
Saphores, J.-D. M. and H. Nixon. 2014. How effective are current household recycling policies? Results from a national survey of U.S. households. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 92(0): 1-10.
Sarigiannis, D. Α., S. P. Karakitsios, et al. 2014. Total exposure to airborne particulate matter in cities: The effect of biomass combustion. Science of the Total Environment 493(0): 795-805.
Serrao-Neumann, S., G. Schuch, et al. 2014. One human settlement: A transdisciplinary approach to climate change adaptation research. Futures, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2014.08.011.
Shen, L. and X. Guo. 2014. Spatial quantification and pattern analysis of urban sustainability based on a subjectively weighted indicator model: A case study in the city of Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Applied Geography 53(0): 117-127.
Shinn, J. E., B. King, et al. 2014. Variable adaptations: Micro-politics of environmental displacement in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Geoforum 57(0): 21-29.
Smith Jr, W. J., Z. Liu, et al. 2014. Climate change perception, observation and policy support in rural Nevada: A comparative analysis of Native Americans, non-native ranchers and farmers and mainstream America. Environmental Science & Policy 42(0): 101-122.
Snorek, J., F. G. Renaud, et al. 2014. Divergent adaptation to climate variability: A case study of pastoral and agricultural societies in Niger. Global Environmental Change 29(0): 371-386.
Sun, D., J. Bai, et al. 2014. Impact of government subsidies on household biogas use in rural China. Energy Policy 73(0): 748-756.
Tadesse, G., E. Zavaleta, et al. 2014. Policy and demographic factors shape deforestation patterns and socio-ecological processes in southwest Ethiopian coffee agroecosystems. Applied Geography 54(0): 149-159.
Thiede, B. C. 2014. Rainfall Shocks and Within-Community Wealth Inequality: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia. World Development 64(0): 181-193.
Thomas, F., C. E. Sabel, et al. 2014. Extended impacts of climate change on health and wellbeing. Environmental Science & Policy 44(0): 271-278.
Trincsi, K., T.-T.-H. Pham, et al. 2014. Mapping mountain diversity: Ethnic minorities and land use land cover change in Vietnam's borderlands. Land Use Policy 41(0): 484-497.
Uddin, S. M. N., Z. Li, et al. 2014. Exposure to WASH-borne hazards: A scoping study on peri-urban Ger areas in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Habitat International 44(0): 403-411.
Varis, O., M. Kummu, et al. 2014. China's stressed waters: Societal and environmental vulnerability in China's internal and transboundary river systems. Applied Geography 53(0): 105-116.
Walters, V. and J. C. Gaillard. 2014. Disaster risk at the margins: Homelessness, vulnerability and hazards. Habitat International 44(0): 211-219.
There were 4 new items added to the database:
Caldas, M., R. Walker, et al. 2007. Theorizing Land Cover and Land Use Change: The Peasant Economy of Amazonian Deforestation. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 97(1): 86-110.
Thiede, B. and D. Brown. 2013. Hurricane Katrina: Who Stayed and Why? Population Research and Policy Review 32(6): 803-824.
Webclass Population Studies. 2014. Demography Department of the University of Groningen (the Netherlands).
Wheeler, W. 2014. Symposium on Environmental Change and Migration: State of the Evidence. Symposium Report. World Bank, Washington DC.
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