Search for dissertations about: "land-use history"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 52 swedish dissertations containing the words land-use history.

  1. 1. Histories of reindeer husbandry resilience land use and social networks of reindeer husbandry in Swedish Sápmi 1740-1920

    Author : Isabelle Brännlund; Per Axelsson; Tom Ericsson; Bruce Forbes; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; History; Sápmi; reindeer husbandry; resilience; adaptive capacity; livelihood diversity; taxation land; place-attachment; social organization; historia; History;

    Abstract : Against a background of ongoing and predicted climatic and environmental change facing humans on a global level, this thesis combines historical perspectives with theories of social resilience in a study of reindeer husbandry in Swedish Sápmi, from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. The thesis includes four individual studies that examine the topic from different angles, connected together by reoccurring elements of social resilience. READ MORE

  2. 2. Wells of Experience A pastoral land-use history of Omaheke, Namibia

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Afrikansk och jämförande arkeologi

    Author : Karl-Johan Lindholm; Paul J. J. Sinclair; Thomas Elmqvist; [2006]
    Keywords : Archaeology; Namibia; Kalahari; Omaheke; archaeology; wells; land-use history; pastoralism; Arkeologi;

    Abstract : The conventional view on the Kalahari in southern Africa expresses that the area is unsuitable for livestock herding. For this reason, it is argued that livestock herders avoided the Kalahari in the past and were only able to establish themselves in the later half of the twentieth century, when deep-reaching boreholes were introduced in the area. READ MORE

  3. 3. Storied lines using historical documentation to characterize archaeological connectivity

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Gísli Pálsson; Philip I. Buckland; Carl Knappett; Sören Sindbæk; [2019]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; archaeology; iceland; history; 18th century; network analysis; postgis; cidoc-crm; assemblage theory; archaeoinformatics; network;

    Abstract : As the title suggests, this thesis applies historical documentation as a connective tissue to link together the main conceptual classes in Iceland’s largest SMR, Ísleif. These are the roughly 6000 historic farmsteads used as a classification scheme in Johnsen’s 1847 land census Jarðatal Johnsens. This thesis has three main components. READ MORE

  4. 4. Land Use Change in Space and Time : implications for plant species conservation in semi-natural grasslands

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Botaniska institutionen

    Author : Regina Lindborg; Ove Eriksson; Johan Ehrlén; Thomas Elmqvist; Markus Fischer; [2004]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; diversity; management; restoration; landscape; history; Population viability analysis; seed-sowing; Primula farinosa; Campanula rotundifolia; grazing; fragmentation; extinction risk; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi;

    Abstract : Land use change has during the last century altered the traditional rural landscape in Sweden, resulting in a major decline in species diversity. Traditional small-scale farming, with a remarkably high small-scale species richness, has changed in favour of rationalized agriculture, and many semi-natural grasslands, i.e. READ MORE

  5. 5. Development constrained – Essays on land as a factor in nineteenth-century industrialization and trade

    University dissertation from Gothenburg : Gothenburg Universtity

    Author : Dimitrios Theodoridis; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2018]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economic development; industrialization; 19th-century; land; ecological footprint; land productivity; colonies; coal; slave trade; trade; ghost acres; empire; sustainability;

    Abstract : This dissertation consists of an introductory chapter, four research essays and one essay that describes the collected dataset. The first essay examines how the balance of land embodied in British trade developed during the nineteenth century and provides the first all encompassing accounts on this topic. READ MORE