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- Lazrus, Heather
- Human ecology 2016 v.44 no.5 pp. 595-605
- aquifers; climate; drought; drying; people; risk perception; surveys; water management; Oklahoma
- ... Recent hydrological studies of the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer in south central Oklahoma indicate the need for sustainable management of the amount of water extracted, especially in a drying climate. This study draws on the Cultural Theory of Risk to diagnose how cultural worldviews inform drought risk perceptions, which in turn guide water management preferences and ignite conflict or inspire cooper ...
- Brottem, Leif V.
- Human ecology 2016 v.44 no.5 pp. 547-563
- climate; ecology; farmers; land cover; livelihood; livestock; politics; Western Africa
- ... The debate concerning resource conflict, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), has become a polarized “dialogue of the deaf” between modelers who argue for a robust relationship between climate anomalies and conflict and scholars who are skeptical of this assertion. Most skeptical scholars, arguing for the primary importance of economic and political factors, have largely eschewed quantitative ...