Using a two-period (2004 and 2010) longitudinal dataset for the 113 key environmental protection cities of China constructed based on multiple data sources, this study links the existing literature on population–environment and urbanization–environment interactions by empirically assessing the relationship between rural–urban migration and urban air conditions in China.
Qin, H. and T. F. Liao. 2016. The association between rural–urban migration flows and urban air quality in China. Regional Environmental Change 16(5): 1375-1387.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-015-0865-3
The paper examines the effect of climate variability on human migration in South America, by quantifying human migration responses to climate variability using over 21 million observations of adults aged 15–40 from 25 censuses conducted in eight South American countries.
Thiede, B., C. Gray and V. Mueller. 2016. Climate variability and inter-provincial migration in South America, 1970–2011. Global Environmental Change 41: 228-240.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.10.005
The paper discusses the builds on recent momentum in the development and implementation of transdisciplinary collaborations that simultaneously consider human, nonhuman, and environmental health and the nonlinear relationships between them.
Galvani, A. P., C. T. Bauch, M. Anand, B. H. Singer and S. A. Levin. 2016. Human–environment interactions in population and ecosystem health. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(51): 14502-14506.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1618138113
The article introduces a new, publically available data extraction system Terra Populus (TerraPop), which was designed to facilitate population–environment studies. The use of TerraPop was showcased by exploring variations in the climate–migration association in Burkina Faso and Senegal based on differences in the local food security context.
Nawrotzki, R. J., A. M. Schlak and T. A. Kugler. 2016. Climate, migration, and the local food security context: introducing Terra Populus. Population and Environment 38(2): 164-184.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-016-0260-0
(Un) natural disaster: vulnerability, long-distance displacement, and the extended geography of neighborhood distress and attainment after Katrina
The study investigates a sample of vulnerable families displaced by Katrina, seven hundred low-income, mostly minority mothers in community college in New Orleans before Katrina were tracked across the country a year and a half later, compared to their neighborhoods before Katrina and the neighborhoods of those who returned or stayed behind.
Graif, C. 2016. (Un)natural disaster: vulnerability, long-distance displacement, and the extended geography of neighborhood distress and attainment after Katrina. Population and Environment 37(3): 288-318.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-015-0243-6
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
Using the 2015 meeting of the Population Association of America program, the author discussed the possible reason why demographers are reluctant to address population and environmental issues.
McDonald, Peter. 2016. Engagement of demographers in environmental issues from a historical perspective. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13): 15–17DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s15
The author lsited her arguments as to why population scientists should get involved in the climate change studies.
Gage, Anastasia J. 2016. The next best time for demographers to contribute to climate change research. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2015 (13): 19–22DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/populationyearbook2015s19
The article draws on fieldwork data collected between 2005 and 2013 from the Juaboso District, located in the heart of Ghana’s current cocoa frontier in the Western Region, this article aims to examine how immigration and frontier dynamics in the region are contributing to livelihood transitions and small town development, and how this process is gradually becoming delinked from the production of cocoa.
Knudsen, M. H. and J. Agergaard. 2015. Ghana's cocoa frontier in trnsistion: the role of migration and livelihood diversification. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography 97(4): 325-342.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geob.12084
The DHS Program provides a standard set of spatially modeled map surfaces for recent population-based survey. Each modeled surfaces is produced using standardized geostatistical methods, publically available DHS data, and a standardized set of covariates across countries. Each map package contains a mean estimate surface, an uncertainty surface, and corresponding information on the model creation process and validation.
Spatial Data Repository, The Demographic and Health Surveys Program. Modeled Surfaces. ICF International. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Available from spatialdata.dhsprogram.com