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Title:Special issue: resilience and collapse on African savannahs: causes and consequences of environmental change in East Africa
Editors:Bollig, MichaelISNI
Anderson, David M.
Year:2016
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Studies (ISSN 1753-1063)
Volume:10
Issue:1
Pages:1-227
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:ecosystems
environmental history
natural resource management
pastoralists
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjea20/10/1
Abstract:The scholarly papers gathered together in this special issue, covering disciplines from the natural as well as the social sciences, are dedicated to the study of climate-human-ecosystem interactions, examining historical as well as present evidence to consider the relationship between resilience and collapse over the past 200 years. The focus of this volume is on a single location in East Africa, the Baringo-Bogoria basin, centred in Kenya's northern Rift Valley and its surrounding highlands. Contributions: Introduction: resilience and collapse: histories, ecologies, conflicts and identities in the Baringo-Bogoria basin, Kenya (David M. Anderson & Michael Bollig); Adaptive cycles in the savannah: pastoral specialization and diversification in northern Kenya (Michael Bollig); The beginning of time? Evidence for catastrophic drought in Baringo in the early nineteenth century (David M. Anderson); Landscape, time and cultural resilience: a brief history of agriculture in Pokot and Marakwet, Kenya (Matthew I. J. Davies & Henrietta L. Moore); Changes in landscape vegetation, forage plant composition and herding structure in the pastoralist livelihoods of East Pokot, Kenya (Hauke-Peter Vehrs); Land-use changes and the invasion dynamics of shrubs in Baringo (Mathias Becker, Miguel Alvarez, Gereon Heller, Paul Leparmarai, Damaris Maina, Itambo Malombe, Michael Bollig & Hauke Vehrs); Agricultural change at the margins: adaptation and intensification in a Kenyan dryland (Clemens Greiner & Innocent Mwaka); Comparative nutritional indicators as markers for resilience: the impacts of low-intensity violence among three pastoralist communities of northern Kenya (Ivy L. Pike, Bilinda Straight, Charles Hilton & Matthias Österle); 'Dust people': Samburu perspectives on disaster, identity, and landscape (Bilinda Straight, Paul Lane, Charles Hilton & Musa Letua); A victory in theory, loss in practice: struggles for political representation in the Lake Baringo-Bogoria Basin, Kenya (Peter D. Little); What's in a name? The politics of naming ethnic groups in Kenya's Cherangany Hills (Gabrielle Lynch). [ASC Leiden abstract].
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