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Origin and Development of Agriculture in New Guinea, Island Melanesia and Polynesia  

Tim Denham

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Aug 2018
Early agricultural and arboricultural practices in the Pacific are based on vegetative principles, namely, the asexual propagation and transplantation of plants. A vegetative orientation ... More

History of Agriculture in the United States  

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

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Aug 2018
Agriculture is at the very center suof the human enterprise; its trappings are in evidence all around, yet the agricultural past is an exceptionally distant place from modern America. ... More

An Image Reconnaissance: Agricultural Patterns and Related Environmental Impacts Viewed From Space  

Richard W. Hazlett and Joshua Peck

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Aug 2018
Satellite reconnaissance of the Earth’s surface provides critical information about the state of human interaction with the natural environment. The strongest impact is agricultural, ... More

Use of Property Values and Location Decisions for Environmental Valuation  

Lala Ma

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Jul 2018
The economics literature has developed various methods to recover the values for environmental commodities. Two such methods related to revealed preference are property value hedonic ... More

Framing Complexity in Environmental and Human Health  

Hans Keune and Timo Assmuth

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Jul 2018
Framing and dealing with complexity are crucially important in environment and human health science, policy, and practice. Complexity is a key feature of most environment and human health ... More

CAFOs: Farm Animals and Industrialized Livestock Production  

James M. MacDonald

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Jul 2018
Industrialized livestock production can be characterized by five key attributes: confinement feeding of animals, separation of feed and livestock production, specialization, large size, ... More

Socio-Technical Transitions to Sustainability  

Frank W. Geels

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Jun 2018
Addressing persistent environmental problems such as climate change or biodiversity loss requires shifts to new kinds of energy, mobility, housing, and agro-food systems. These shifts are ... More

The Economics of Watershed Management  

Brent M. Haddad

Watersheds are physical regions from which all arriving water flows to a single exit point. The shared hydrology means that other biophysical systems are linked, typically with ... More

Economics of Invasive Species  

Mark Eiswerth, Chad Lawley, and Michael H. Taylor

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Jun 2018
Introductions of non-native invasive species can harm ecosystems, heighten the risk of native species extinctions and population reductions, and lead to substantial economic damages on a ... More

Biodiversity Generation and Loss  

T.H. Oliver

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Jun 2018
Human activities in the Anthropocene are influencing the twin processes of biodiversity generation and loss in complex ways that threaten the maintenance of biodiversity levels that ... More

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