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.
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.
In seeking to understand how future societies will be affected by climate change, the authors propose that the concept of demographic metabolism and the associated methods of multi-dimensional population projections provide an effective analytical toolbox to forecast important aspects of societal change that affect adaptive capacity.
Lutz, W. and R. Muttarak. 2017. Forecasting societies' adaptive capacities through a demographic metabolism model. Nature Climate Change 7(3): 177-184.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3222
To explore how those in regional Australian coastal communities have coped with repeated natural disasters, focussing on the experience of independent-living older adults, the study used an exploratory, mixed-method, and phenomenological approach, an array of non-probability snowballing techniques to seek participation from residents aged 65 years or more, and from emergency services officers, disaster managers, and community health care providers located in regional communities affected by Cyclone Larry (2006) and Cyclone Yasi (2011).
Sandra, A. 2017. Ageing in remote and cyclone-prone communities: geography, policy, and disaster relief. Geographical Research, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-5871.12228DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-5871.12228
In this study we quantify changes in spatial and temporal (1993 and 2009) patterns of human pressure and ecological state across the entire global network of Natural World Heritage Sites (NWHS) and their surrounding landscapes using two newly available globally consistent data sets that assess changes in human pressure (Human Footprint) and forest loss (Global Forest Watch).
Allan, J. R., O. Venter, S. Maxwell, B. Bertzky, K. Jones, Y. Shi and J. E. M. Watson. 2017. Recent increases in human pressure and forest loss threaten many Natural World Heritage Sites. Biological Conservation 206: 47-55.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.12.011
This site provides a variety projections (1990-2050) for Texas, including county population projections, city population projections, regional population projections, regional municipal water demand projections, manufacturing water demand projections, steam electric water demand projections, mining water demand projections, livestock water demand projections, and irrigation water demand projections. Projections are available in Excel.
Population & Water Demand Projections. Texas Water Development Board
Results form this study show that when strengthening climate risk management practices or designing adaptation interventions, gender should be taken into account as it can influence risk-taking and decision-making.
Lebel, L., P. Lebel and B. Lebel. 2017. Gender and the management of climate-related risks in Northern Thailand. International Social Science Journal, DOI: 10.1111/issj.12090DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/issj.12090
To investigate the relationship between climate shocks and migration between rural and urban areas within Mexico, individual records from the 2000 and 2010 Mexican censuses (n = 683,518) were combined with high-resolution climate data from Terra Populus that are linked to census data at the municipality level (n = 2321). Then climate shocks were measured as monthly deviation from a 30-year (1961–1990) long-term climate normal period, and uncover important nonlinearities using quadratic and cubic specifications.
Nawrotzki, R. J., J. DeWaard, M. Bakhtsiyarava and J. T. Ha. 2017. Climate shocks and rural-urban migration in Mexico: exploring nonlinearities and thresholds. Climatic Change 140(2): 243-258.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-016-1849-0
The paper seeks to discuss trends of urban expansion and population growth with their social and environmental implications in the city of Teresina, the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Piauí over the last four decades (1974–2014).
Espindola, G. M. d., E. L. N. d. C. Carneiro and A. C. Façanha. 2017. Four decades of urban sprawl and population growth in Teresina, Brazil. Applied Geography 79: 73-83.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.12.018
The study examines the effects of climate variability on marriage using longitudinal individual-level demographic data from the Historical Sample of the Netherlands (HSN) and climate and economic data from 1871 to 1937.
Jennings, J. A. and C. L. Gray. 2017. Climate and marriage in the Netherlands, 1871–1937. Population and Environment 38(3): 242-260.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-016-0266-7