Using high-frequency demographic surveillance data, a discrete time event history approach, and a range of sociodemographic and contextual controls, the study measures the extent to which temperature, precipitation, and flooding can predict temporary migration.
Call, M. A., C. Gray, M. Yunus and M. Emch. 2017. Disruption, not displacement: Environmental variability and temporary migration in Bangladesh. Global Environmental Change 46(Supplement C): 157-165.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.08.008
Using primary survey data collected from 392 rural households from a district in western Bihar in India, results show that although most of the surveyed households had low incomes migrant households had higher overall incomes than non-migrant households, mainly because of the effects of remittances.
Choithani, C. 2017. Understanding the linkages between migration and household food security in India. Geographical Research 55(2): 192-205.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-5871.12223
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
Course Syllabus. This course focuses on the relationship between human population and the environment. Students will learn about diverse populations, recent dynamics of world population, their effects on the global environmental systems, and reciprocal effects of environment on population growth and spatial distribution. In order to understand the current patterns of population growth, students will study the history of human populations and how characteristics of humans led to increased abundance of resources and high population growth. The course will also include case studies of human groups/societies that thrived or disappeared when faced with specific environmental conditions. Future changes in population and environmental conditions will be also studied so students will be able to understand and work with the idea of global, sustainable human society.
SOC 4312.Population and Environment. Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, texas Tech University
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
To analyse the importance of alternative practices surrounding land, labour, governance, and ritual found in the region, the study used the concept of comunalidad, created by Indigenous intellectuals in Oaxaca, Mexico. The results show that while Indigenous villages are profoundly affected by different forms of migration, migration itself is not necessarily a “death knell” for Indigenous peasants.
Robson, J., D. Klooster, H. Worthen and J. Hernández-Díaz. 2017. Migration and agrarian transformation in Indigenous Mexico. Journal of Agrarian Change, doi: 10.1111/joac.12224DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joac.12224
The paper report that more than 60 percent of the population of Nepal falls in the moderate to high vulnerability categories with the lack of adaptive capacity as the biggest cause of population vulnerability to climate change in Nepal.
Mainali, J. and N. G. Pricope. 2017. High-resolution spatial assessment of population vulnerability to climate change in Nepal. Applied Geography 82: 66-82.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.03.008
Drawing on interviews and ethnographic field work with women in 2 local development organizations in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México undertaken over 8 weeks in 2014 and 2015, this paper explores how place-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation interact with processes and ideas operating at national and global scales.
Lookabaugh, L. 2017. Talking About the Weather in Chiapas, Mexico: Rural Women's Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation. The Latin Americanist 61(1): 61-80.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tla.12101
The role of environmental perceptions in migration decision-making: evidence from both migrants and non-migrants in five developing countries
This paper examines migration decision-making and individual perceptions of different types of environmental change (sudden vs. gradual environmental events) with a focus on five developing countries: Vietnam, Cambodia, Uganda, Nicaragua, and Peru.
Koubi, V., G. Spilker, L. Schaffer and T. Böhmelt. 2016. The role of environmental perceptions in migration decision-making: evidence from both migrants and non-migrants in five developing countries. Population and Environment 38(2): 134-163.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-016-0258-7
Household migration as a livelihood adaptation in response to a natural disaster: Nicaragua and Hurricane Mitch
Using data drawn from the Nicaragua Living Standards and Measurement Study Survey, this study examines international livelihood migrations from Nicaragua in the years surrounding the rapid-onset Hurricane Mitch event of 1998.
Loebach, P. 2016. Household migration as a livelihood adaptation in response to a natural disaster: Nicaragua and Hurricane Mitch. Population and Environment 38(2): 185-206.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-016-0256-9