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Assessing the Conservation status of Neotropical Dry forests using Geographic Information Systems and Optical Remote SensingDownload
Planet Earth is undergoing a rapid rate of ecosystem conversion and degradation and one of the major challenges of current environmental science is to contribute to the management and conservation of biodiversity through the development of tools for assessing environmental change. The main goal...
Designing an incentive program to reduce on-farm deforestation in the East Usambara Mountains, TanzaniaDownload
This thesis is a set of two papers on the design of a ‘payment for ecosystem services’ (PES) program for the reduction of on-farm deforestation in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. The forests of this area are internationally recognized as one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems;...
For decades now, there have been grave warnings about the alarming rates of tree and shrub destruction in the tropics. These warnings stressed the disastrous consequences of deforestation and predicted imminent fuelwood deficits across the African continent. However, the reality has been somewhat...
Reimaging Resource Constraints and Affordances: Smallholder, Environment and State Dynamics in Wello, EthiopiaDownload
In this dissertation, I explore and analyze smallholders’ perceptual and cultural understandings of environmental opportunities and constraints regarding land, soil, rain and trees in mixed-crop-livestock agriculture among rural communities of Wärräbabbo in Wello, northeast Ethiopia. Also, I...
disPOSSESSION is a body of work that explores the accumulation of wealth of few and the displacement of many with a focus on the expansion of soy and beef production, ensuing environmental, social, and economic consequences, as well as connected indigenous land rights and peasant food sovereignty...