Case 5. Migration & climate change: The case of South American cities & forests

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Feb 17, 2016
Socio-Environmental Immersion Program

The case study exercise allows participants to apply the theories, methods, and lenses presented in the Socio-Environmental Immersion Program workshop lectures to a common case that they get to know over the course of the five workshops.

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The case

Warn, E. and Adomo, S.B. 2014. “The impact of climate change: Migration and cities in South America.” International Organization for Migration Bulletin 63(2).

Ecology readings

Feeley, K.J. and Rehm, E.M. 2012. “Amazon’s vulnerability to climate change heightened by deforestation and man-made dispersal barriers.” Global Change Biology 18(12): 3606–3614.

Parry, L., Peres, C.A., Day, B., and Amaral, S. 2010. “Rural-urban migration brings conservation threats and opportunities to Amazonian watersheds.” Conservation Letters 3:251–259.

Economics readings

Feng, S., Krueger, A.B., and Oppenheimer, M. 2010. “Linkages among climate change, crop yields and Mexico-US cross-border migration.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(32):14257–14262.

Marchiori, L., Maystadt, J-F., and Schumacher, I. 2013. “Is environmentally-inducted variability a driver of migration? A macroeconomic perspective.” IPAG Business School Working Paper Series No. 017.

Lilleor, H.B., and Van den Broeck, K. 2011. “Economic drivers of migration and climate change in LDCs.” Global Environmental Change 21S: S70–S81.

Sociology readings

Hecht, S. B., Yang, A. L., Sijapati Basnett, B., Padoch, C., and Peluso, N. L. 2015. “People in motion, forests in transition: Trends in migration, urbanization, and remittances and their effects on tropical forests” CIFOR Occasional Paper No. 142. Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research.

Hunter, L. M., Luna, J. K., and Norton, R. M. 2015. “Environmental dimensions of migration.” Annual Review of Sociology 41:377–397.

Anthropology readings

Szabo, S., Brondizio, E., Hetrick, S., Matthews, Z., Renaud, F.G., Nicholls, R.J., Sebesvari, Z., da Costa, S., Dearing, J.A., Foufoula-Georgiou, E., Tejedor, A., and Tessler, Z. 2016. "Population dynamics in the context of environmental vulnerability: Comparison of the Mekong, Ganges-Brahmaputra and Amazon delta regions." ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Paper 74.


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