Search for dissertations about: "East Africa"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 102 swedish dissertations containing the words East Africa.

  1. 1. Humans and Seagrasses in East Africa A social-ecological systems approach

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Institutionen för systemekologi

    Author : Maricela de la Torre-Castro; Stockholms universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : seagrasses; social-ecological systems; institutions; seaweed farming; artisanal fisheries; common-pool resources; natural resource management; Zanzibar; Tanzania; East Africa; Western Indian Ocean;

    Abstract : The present study is one of the first attempts to analyze the societal importance of seagrasses (marine flowering plants) from a Natural Resource Management perspective, using a social-ecological systems (SES) approach. The interdisciplinary study takes place in East Africa (Western Indian Ocean, WIO) and includes in-depth studies in Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar, Tanzania. READ MORE

  2. 2. Life expectancy in Africa : A cross-national study

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköpings universitet

    Author : Kwame Gbesemete; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [1993]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Africa; life expectaocy; cross-national; environmental; behavioural and cultnral; demographic; socio-economic; medical and external factors; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : This thesis seeks to investigate the factors underlying the differences in life expectaocy in 28 low and middle-income African countries. The thesis is divided into two parts. READ MORE

  3. 3. Population genetic history and patterns of admixture Examples from northeastern and southern Africa

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Nina Hollfelder; Uppsala universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; population structure; genetic admixture; genomic variation; Africa; population genomics; lactase persistence; sex-biased admixture; human evolutionary genetics; Biology with specialization in Evolutionary Organismal Biology; Biologi med inriktning mot evolutionär organismbiologi;

    Abstract : The origin of humans lies in Africa, as has been shown by archaeology, paleontology and genetics. Here, we can find the largest genetic diversity and the deepest split among human populations. African genetic diversity has been shaped by a long and complex history. READ MORE

  4. 4. Aspects of carnivoran evolution in Africa

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Zoologiska institutionen

    Author : Reihaneh Dehghani; Stockholms universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Carnivora; Evolution; Africa; Viverridae; Herpestidae; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Organism biology Systematics and phylogenetics; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Organismbiologi Systematik och fylogeni; Systematic Zoology; systematisk zoologi;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns the evolution of African small carnivorans, with emphasis on East African Viverridae and Herpestidae (Carnivora, Mammalia). Viverridae and Herpestidae are two Old World feliform (belonging to the cat branch) carnivoran families with a confusing, and sometimes even misleading, taxonomic and systematic history, in addition to a scarce fossil record. READ MORE

  5. 5. Interconnections Glass beads and trade in southern and eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean - 7th to 16th centuries AD

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

    Author : Marilee Wood; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; glass trade beads; glass analysis; LA-ICP-MS; 7th to 16th century Indian Ocean trade; southern Africa; East Africa; Mapungubwe; K2; Schroda; Chibuene; Hlamba Mlonga; Sibudu Cave; Kaole Ruins; Mahilaka.; Arkeologi; Archaeology;

    Abstract : Glass beads comprise the most frequently found evidence of trade between southern Africa and the greater Indian Oceanbetween the 7th and 16th centuries AD.  In this thesis beads recovered from southern African archaeological sites are organized into series, based on morphology and chemical composition determined by LA-ICP-MS analysis. READ MORE