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.
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.
The primary focus of this course is introducing the user to the methods used by demographers to analyse population data, and the sources of this data and the methods used to collect this data.
IUSSP Distance Learning: Population Analysis for Policies & Programmes
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The purpose of the lab is to support research in the area of coupled natural-human systems through the development and use of spatial models. (From homepage)
Human-Environment Modeling and Analysis Laboratory. Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University.
Le Laboratoire aborde les interrelations entre les dynamiques sociales, environnementales et de développement, à la fois dans ses activités de recherche, de formation à la recherche, d’expertise et de valorisation scientifiques.
Laboratoire Population-Environnement (LPE)