Search for dissertations about: "highlands"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 46 swedish dissertations containing the word highlands.

  1. 1. Kinh Settlers in Viet Nam’s Northern Highlands Natural Resources Management in a Cultural Context

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Mats Lundberg; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Viet Nam; northern mountains; highlands; wet rice agriculture; upland agriculture; shifting cultivation; natural resources use; local knowledge; culture; ethnicity; Naturresurser; Vietnam; etniska grupper; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Water in nature and society; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vatten i natur och samhälle;

    Abstract : This study deals with the Kinh (or Viet) majority people who have migrated from the lowland Red River Delta to the mountainous areas of northern Viet Nam, and their adjustment to a new social and physical environment. Its aim is to analyse the social and cultural consequences for these migrants when settling in communities populated with people who belong to the national ethnic minorities (the Tày, the Giay and the Ngan peoples). READ MORE

  2. 2. Landslide scars in the Kenyan highlands Physical and chemical topsoil changes and landslide susceptibility assessment under tropical conditions

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University

    Author : Anna Wahlstrand; Stockholms universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Physical Geography; naturgeografi;

    Abstract : Farmers living in the Kenyan highlands are exposed to the risk of being affected by landslides and they are vulnerable because of lack of resources. Vulnerability can be reduced by increasing knowledge and awareness of the risk. This thesis aims to increase knowledge of landslide-related problems. READ MORE

  3. 3. Landslides in the central Kenyan highlands : Risks and actors

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University

    Author : Michaela Nylund; Stockholms universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Physical Geography; naturgeografi;

    Abstract : Measures taken to prevent and mitigate landslides are often based on geotechnical solutions. However, to understand local effects of landslides, people’s perception, knowledge and experiences are important, as this influence the level of vulnerability, and the efficacy of adaptive and mitigating measures. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mass Movements in East African Highlands : Processes, Effects and Scar Recovery

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Lars-Ove Westerberg; Stockholms universitet.; [1999]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Geography; Physical Geography; geografi med naturgeografisk inriktning;

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  5. 5. Cerebral malaria in children in the highlands of Kenya : Aspects of pathogenesis and clinical presentation

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Fabian Esamai; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2002]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Background: Malaria affects over 300 million persons in the world each year with a mortality of close to 2 million. In developing countries malaria has been endemic in the lowlands for centuries with no occurrence in the highlands above 2000 metres above sea level. READ MORE