Environmental Change and its Implications for Population Migration / Edition 1

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Overview

This volume provides an ample overview of state-of-the-art understanding of the multi-dimensional phenomenon of migration, in the characterisation of migration drivers, in environmental and agro-economic case studies and modelling issues as well as socio-political analyses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402028687
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 3/24/2005
  • Series: Advances in Global Change Research Series , #20
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface : synthesis report of the Wengen-2001 international workshop on environmental change and its implications for population migrations
Issues relating to environmental change and population migrations : a climatologist's perspective 1
Innovation as an alternative to migration? : exemplary results from a multiple-agent programming model applied to Chile 25
Human capital and induced and forced migration 47
Environmentally induced population movements : their complex sources and consequences : a critical review 69
Migration induced legal pluralism in land tenure : implications for environmental change 101
Semi-arid Northeast Brazil : integrated modeling of regional development and global change impacts 119
Population movements, environmental change and social conflicts in the Brazilian Amazon 145
Migration patterns, land use and climate change 165
Population growth, migration and urbanisation : environmental consequences in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal 177
Considering migration and its effects on coastal ecosystems 201
Desertification and migration : a political ecology of environmental migration in West Africa 231
Values, migration, and environment : an essay on driving forces behind human decisions and their consequences 247
Environmental-economic interaction and forces of migration : a case study of three counties in Northern China 267
Aspects of urban/rural population migration in the Carpathian basin using satellite imagery 289
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