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Mapping Technology in Wilderness Search and Rescue
Wilderness or wildland search and rescue (WiSAR) managers and planners create and use maps to plan searches, collaborate on strategy, decide where to distribute resources, and communicate tasks to searchers in the field. ...
Soil Microbial Respiration and Carbon Turnover under Perennial and Annual Biofuel Crops in two Agricultural Soils
Bioenergy crops have the potential to provide a low carbon-intensive alternative to fossil fuels. More than a century of agricultural research has shown that conventional cropping systems can reduce soil organic matter ...
Point Object Extraction From Scanned Topographic Maps
The fundamental research problem this thesis addresses is how to extract point objects automatically from scanned topographic maps. Map objects include natural objects such as rivers and lakes as well as artificial objects ...
Buffer zones in the Peruvian Amazon bring conservation benefits despite ambiguous rules and uncertain authority
Many geographers have tested whether protected areas save forest, but they usually focus on parks and reserves, management units that have internationally recognized standing and familiar objectives. Buffer zones have ...
(Un) Fixing Biodiversity: Nature, State, and the Techno-politics of Offsetting in the United Kingdom
In this thesis I examine the United Kingdom's biodiversity offsetting program. Offsetting is a new form of "market-based" conservation and an attempt by environmentalists and bureaucrats to "sell nature to save it". Critics ...
The Certainty of Change: Flood, Drought, and the Genre of Environmental Prophecy in California's Central Valley, 1987-2015
Disaster studies, a field that gained prominence in the 1970s in response to growing research on environmental hazards, has now become a robust nexus for geographers, anthropologists, historians, and cultural critics. In ...