Preface.- 1. Issues relating to environmental change and population migrations. A climatologist's perspective.- 2. Innovation as an alternative to migration? Exemplary results from a multiple-agent programming model applied to Chile.- 3. Human capital and induced and forced migration.- 4. Environmentally induced population movements: their complex sources and consequences.- 5. Migration induced legal pluralism in land tenure. Implications for environmental change.- 6. Semi-arid northeast Brazil: integrated modelling of regional development and global change impacts.- 7. Population movements, environmental change and social conflicts in the Brazilian Amazon.- 8. Migration patterns, land use and climate change.- 9. Population growth, migration and urbanization, environmental consequences in Kathmandu valley, Nepal.- 10. Considering migration and its effects on coastal ecosystems.- 11. Desertification and migration: a political ecology of environmental migration in west Africa.- 12. Values, migration and environment: an essay on driving forces behind human decisions and their consequences.- 13. Environmental - economic interaction and forces of migration: a case study of three counties in northern China.- 14. Aspects of urban / rural population migration in the Carpathian Basin using satellite imagery
This volume provides an ample overview of state-of-the-art understanding of the multi-dimensional phenomenon of migration, in the characterisation of migration drivers, in environmental and agro-economic case studies and modelling issues as well as socio-political analyses. The analysis is geared to the consequences of climatic change, and the effects on soil, water and extreme weather that will drive populations to migrate.
An overview of the multi-dimensional phenomenon of migration, in the characterisation of migration drivers, in environmental and agro-economic case studies