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Research Theme: Human Dimensions

Here is an atmospheric-level view of all the Human Dimensions
research and happenings at INSTAAR.

Research that addresses the effects of humans on the environment through their actions, behavior, beliefs, and use of land and resources; and how people are affected by the environment: health, natural hazards and disasters, and resources. Archaeological research is included in this category.

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Chabbi, A., Lehmann, J., Ciais, P., Henry Loescher, Cotrufo, M. F., Don, A., Mike SanClements, Schipper, L., Six, J., Smith, P., Rumpel, C. 2017: Aligning agriculture and climate policy. Nature Climate Change, 7(5): 307-309. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3286

Quay, P., Sonnerup, R., David Munro, Sweeney, C. 2017: Anthropogenic CO2 accumulation and uptake rates in the Pacific Ocean based on changes in the C-13/C-12 of dissolved inorganic carbon. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 31(1): 59-80. DOI: 10.1002/2016GB005460

van der Kaars, S., Gifford H. Miller, Turney, C. S. M., Cook, E. J., Nuernberg, D., Schoenfeld, J., Kershaw, A. P., Scott J. Lehman 2017: Humans rather than climate the primary cause of Pleistocene megafaunal extinction in Australia. Nature Communications, 8: article 14142. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14142

Jason EvansDetlev Helmig 2017: Investigation of the influence of transport from oil and natural gas regions on elevated ozone levels in the northern Colorado Front Range. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 67(2): 196-211. DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2016.1226989

Gheysari, M., Sadeghi, S.-H., Henry Loescher, Amiri, S., Zareian, M. J., Majidi, M. M., Asgarinia, P., Payero, J. O. 2017: Comparison of deficit irrigation management strategies on root, plant growth and biomass productivity of silage maize. Agricultural Water Management, 182: 126-138. DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2016.12.014

Powers, W. R., Guthrie, R. D., John F. Hoffecker 2017: Dry Creek: Archaeology and paleoecology of a Late Pleistocene Alaskan hunting camp. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 330 pgs. ISBN 978-1-62349-538-1

Mickey Glantz 2017: El Niño ready nations and disaster risk reduction (DRR): Executive summary. Consortium for Capacity Building, 94 pp.

Tania Schoennagel, Balch, J. K., Brenkert-Smith, H., Dennisond, P. E., Harvey, B. J., Krawchuk, M. A., Mietkiewicz, N., Morgan, P., Moritz, M. A., Rasker, R., Turner, M. G., Whitlock, C. 2017: Adapt to more wildfire in western North American forests as climate changes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(18): 4582-4590. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1617464114

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