FPESA Research Paper Assessment: As Developing Country Households Get Smaller, Individual Fuelwood Use Rises—But Population Total Use May Fall

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[columns] [span8] Kyle W. Knight and Eugene A. Rosa, “Household Dynamics and Fuelwood Consumption in Developing Countries: A Cross-national Analysis,” Population and Environment, vol. 33, no. 4 (June 2012), pp. 365–78, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-011-0151-3. This paper was collaboratively assessed. A study of … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: “Carbon Legacies” and the Link Between Childbearing and Climate Change

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[columns] [span8] Project Director’s note: On August 18, National Public Radio ran a segment on the efforts of bioethical philosopher Travis Rieder to justify the concept of “population engineering” to head off catastrophic climate change. Rieder and two co-authors of … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: Land Scarcity in Africa May Raise Unmet Demand for Family Planning

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[columns] [span8] Derek D. Headey and T.S. Jayne, “Adaptation to Land Constraints: Is Africa Different?” Food Policy, vol. 48 (October 2014), pp. 18–33, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2014.05.005. An empirical examination of how rural African households respond to constraints on cropland found that rural … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: Population Growth May Not Drive Deforestation in Eastern Ecuador, Yet Still Be Unsustainable

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[columns] [span8] Anders Henrik Sirén, “Population Growth and Land Use Intensification in a Subsistence-based Indigenous Community in the Amazon,” Human Ecology, vol. 35, no. 6 (December 2007), pp. 669–80, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-006-9089-y. This paper was collaboratively assessed. Population growth in Sarayaku, a … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: Population Growth, Urbanization “Dwarf Likely Impacts of Climate Change” on Groundwater in Africa

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[columns] [span8] Richard C. Carter and Alison Parker, “Climate Change, Population Trends and Groundwater in Africa,” Hydrological Sciences Journal, vol. 54, no. 4 (2009), pp. 676–89, https://doi.org/10.1623/hysj.54.4.676. While the effects of climate change on African groundwater are likely to be … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: Fertility Decline Spurs Per Capita Consumption Increase

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[columns] [span8] Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason, “Fertility, Human Capital, and Economic Growth over the Demographic Transition,” European Journal of Population, vol. 26, no. 2 (19 June 2010), pp. 159–82, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10680-009-9186-x. Fertility decline and accompanying population aging are unlikely to … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: Human Population Growth Threatens Animal Species

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[columns] [span8] Jeffrey McKee, Erica Chambers, and Julie Guseman, “Human Population Density and Growth Validated as Extinction Threats to Mammal and Bird Species,” Human Ecology, vol. 41, iss. 5 (October 2013), pp. 773–78. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-013-9586-8. This paper was collaboratively assessed. … Continued

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