The Resource Exploring the relationships between livelihood dimensions and socio-ecological resilience in the Bolivian altiplano, by Nathan Jensen, (electronic resource)

Exploring the relationships between livelihood dimensions and socio-ecological resilience in the Bolivian altiplano, by Nathan Jensen, (electronic resource)

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Exploring the relationships between livelihood dimensions and socio-ecological resilience in the Bolivian altiplano
Title
Exploring the relationships between livelihood dimensions and socio-ecological resilience in the Bolivian altiplano
Statement of responsibility
by Nathan Jensen
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Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Households in the Bolivian Altiplano construct their livelihood strategies in a system marked by changing climate and volatile social systems. The strategies that they choose must work to decrease the household's vulnerability to shocks, such as drought and frost, and increase its ability to adapt to longer term changes, for instance the affects of globalization. Their strategies may also influence the resilience of their community and environment, either increasing or decreasing the likelihood of catastrophe. This research uses canonical correlation analysis to analyze survey data collected from 330 rural households in two regions of the Bolivian Altiplano. It examines the impact that dominant livelihood strategies have on the resilience of the household and its socio-ecological environment. The analysis shows that access to land and lifecycle are two household characteristics most highly associated with resilience, that diversification into labor markets often works towards increasing resilience, and that many households use livestock as an insurance mechanism. The results suggest that policies that work towards increasing crop yields and livestock loss in the face of climate change could effectively target the households that are most vulnerable. Programs that include transfer payments to older households for providing services, such as increasing ecosystem resilience by placing land in fallow, could reduce the impact of lifecycle that impacts many households across both regions
Cataloging source
MUU
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1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jensen, Nathan
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation year
2010.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Valdivia, Corinne B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fallow lands
  • Fallow lands
  • Resilience (Ecology)
  • Resilience (Ecology)
  • Agricultural diversification
  • Agricultural diversification
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
Target audience
specialized
Label
Exploring the relationships between livelihood dimensions and socio-ecological resilience in the Bolivian altiplano, by Nathan Jensen, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 13, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Corinne Valdivia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
691227918
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)691227918
Label
Exploring the relationships between livelihood dimensions and socio-ecological resilience in the Bolivian altiplano, by Nathan Jensen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 13, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Corinne Valdivia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
691227918
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)691227918

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