agriculture

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agricultural

"Environmental Disturbance Triggering Infestations of Gorse, Rabbits, and Thistles in Southern New Zealand: 1850 to 1980"

The authors use ecological theory to understand the spread, establishment, and dominance of three introduced organisms in New Zealand after episodes of natural and artificial environmental disturbance create opportunities for them to thrive.

"Balancing Conservation and Livelihoods: A Study of Forest-dependent Communities in the Philippines"

The authors investigate how land cover, land use, and protected area management affects communities around a forest reserve in the Philippines. They conclude that incorporating local livelihoods into forest conservation strategies results in a measure of sustainability and positively impacts the socioeconomic well-being of communities near the protected area.

Out of the Mountains: Changing Landscapes in Rural China

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Zhen Wang’s photo essay explores in detail how nearly 40 years of urbanization and rapid economic development have transformed the past, present, and future of the Yi population and of China’s rural and cultural landscapes.

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