Search for dissertations about: "drought"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 100 swedish dissertations containing the word drought.

  1. 1. Culture and Capacity : Drought and Gender Differentiated Vulnerability of Rural Poor in Nicaragua, 1970-2010

    Author : Lisa Segnestam; Ronny Pettersson; Yvonne Svanström; Malin Beckman; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Nicaragua; Gender; Vulnerability; Adaptive capacity; Drought; Economic History; ekonomisk historia;

    Abstract : This dissertation interprets gender-differentiated vulnerability to drought within a rural community located in the dry zone, la zona seca, of Nicaragua, a region that has been identified by the government and NGO sector as suffering from prolonged and, since the 1970s, more frequent droughts.  A combination of gender, capitals, and vulnerability demonstrates the value in using a multidimensional perspective to look at the socioeconomic and cultural contexts that form the capacity individuals have had to reduce their long-term vulnerability to drought in Nicaragua. READ MORE

  2. 2. Drought, Death and the Sun in Ugarit and Ancient Israel : A Philological and Comparative Study

    Author : Ola Wikander; Bibelvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Bible; Old Testament; Ugarit; Baal Cycle; Aqhat; Kirta; drought; sun; Shapshu; Shapsh; Shapash; Mot; death; 1 Kings 17-18; Jeremiah 14; Malachi 3; Psalm 84; Psalm 102; Job 28:4;

    Abstract : The sun and its heat are two of the most universal symbols known to humanity, yet their supposed meanings vary greatly. The sun can be thought of as a giver of life, but its hot and scorching rays can also be associated with drought and the powers of destruction. READ MORE

  3. 3. Stelar Performance Under Drought : Regulation of Developmental Robustness and Plasticity of the Arabidopsis Root Xylem

    Author : Prashanth Ramachandran; Annelie Carlsbecker; Ari Pekka Mähönen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HD-ZIP III TFs; miR165; Xylem; ABA; VND; plasticity; water deficit; Biologi med inriktning mot fysiologisk botanik; Biology with specialization in Physiological Botany;

    Abstract : Plants have evolved genetic mechanisms to sense, modulate and modify developmental programs in response to the changing environment. This brings forth challenges in stably generating tissue patterns while simultaneously allowing amenability. READ MORE

  4. 4. Soil microbial diversity in agriculture : Responses to land-use and extreme weather events

    Author : Katja Kozjek; Biodiversitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; agriculture; drought; soil microbial communities; taxonomic diversity; functional diversity;

    Abstract : Land-use intensification of agricultural soils and increased occurrence and intensity of extreme weather events like drought periods are two of the main threats responsible for soil biodiversity declines. These changes in soil biodiversity can alter ecosystem functions performed especially by soil microbial communities that could further contribute to those threats. READ MORE

  5. 5. Addressing water scarcity in the Bolivian Altiplano for sustainable water management

    Author : Claudia Canedo Rosso; Avdelningen för Teknisk vattenresurslära; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Hydrology; Climatology; climate modes; Drought; Water balance; ENSO; Soil moisture; crop yield; Remote sensing; Bolivian highlands; arid and semiarid regions; Climate anomaly;

    Abstract : Water scarcity is a consequence of complex interactions between water access and water use. In fact, the time period over which precipitation deficit accumulates is a determing factor for the occurrence of drought. Drought induces crop production losses and far-reaching societal effects. In the South American Altiplano, drought is a major hazard. READ MORE