Search for dissertations about: "Madagascar"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 20 swedish dissertations containing the word Madagascar.

  1. 1. The performance of tradition : An ethnography of Hira Gasy popular theatre in Madagascar

    Author : Ingela Edkvist; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Ethnology; Etnologi; Ethnology; Etnologi; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology; Madagascar; anthropology; anthropology and theatre; performance; Hira Gasy;

    Abstract : This study deals with the popular theatre performance of Hira Gasy, and its actors andaudiences in the central highland regions of Imerina and northern Betsileo in Madagascar. The Hira Gasy has developed from a court to a rural performance during the last two centuries, a period influenced by first the British and then by the French presence in the country. READ MORE

  2. 2. Mahilaka : An archaeological investigation of an early town in northwestern Madagascar

    Author : Chantal Radimilahy; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Archaeology; Madagascar; urbanism; environment; resource availability; spatial analysis; Arkeologi; Archaeology subjects; Arkeologiämnen; arkeologi; Archaeology;

    Abstract : In 1988, at the beginning of the 'Urban Origins in Eastern Africa' research project, it was thought that no towns existed in Madagascar prior to the 17th century. This thesis shows that Madagascar did in fact support an urban population with a wide range of local and regional contacts from the end of the first millennium AD. READ MORE

  3. 3. Evolution of the Biodiversity Hotspot of Madagascar from the Eye of Diving Beetles : Phylogeny, colonization and speciation

    Author : Rasa Bukontaite; Johannes Bergsten; Ingi Agnarsson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Dytiscidae; diving beetles; Biogeography; Phylogeny; Dating; phylogenetic informativeness; colonization; speciation; microendemism; Madagascar; systematisk zoologi; Systematic Zoology;

    Abstract : Dytiscidae, contains numerous endemic and non-endemic species on Madagascar. Their evolutionary history is largely unknown on the island. Herein, I use analyses to infer phylogenetic relationship among groups of diving beetles, with a focus on the subfamily Dytiscinae and endemic species in two other groups of Dytiscidae. READ MORE

  4. 4. Management Practices for Dealing with Uncertainty and Change : Social-Ecological Systems in Tanzania and Madagascar

    Author : Maria Tengö; Thomas Elmqvist; Monica Hammer; Carl Folke; Kamaljit Bawa; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; resilience; ecosystem services; local ecological knowledge; traditional ecological knowledge; ecosystem management; agroecosystems; dry tropical forest; social institutions; forest regeneration; sacred forests; taboos; community conservation; Southern Madagascar; Androy; Iraqw; management practices; habitat loss; small reserves; human-dominated ecosystems; social-ecological systems; Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi;

    Abstract : The development of human societies rests on functioning ecosystems. This thesis builds on integrated theories of linked social-ecological systems and complex adaptive systems to increase the understanding of how to strengthen the capacity of ecosystems to generate services that sustain human well-being. READ MORE

  5. 5. Climbing the Trichoptera Tree : Investigations of Branches and Leaves

    Author : Tobias Malm; Kjell Arne Johanson; Wolfram Mey; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Trichoptera; Leptoceridae; Symphitoneuria; Gracilipsodes; Triplectides; morphology; DNA; systematics; phylogeny; New Caledonia; Madagascar; new species; new genus; Systematics and phylogenetics; Systematik och fylogeni; Systematic Zoology; zoologisk systematik och evolutionsforskning;

    Abstract : The Trichoptera (caddisflies) is the largest of the primary aquatic insect orders, currently including more than 13,500 species. With more than 100 species new to science described annually, the known caddisfly diversity is rapidly increasing. In the first four papers of this Thesis, a total of 22 species new to science are described. READ MORE