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MODIS imagery from NASA showing a clear view of the southern Western Ghats as well as fires across the Indian peninsula in January 31st 2003 (Link).

The purpose of this page of information is to bild up a series of links and resources for use as case studies in the DP SL/HL Geography course. This is an ongoing endeavor as I work to find more links and resources online. The links are organized around broad thmemes found in both Geography and Environmental Systems and Socities.

BIODIVERSITY & ECOLOGY

ECOLOGY, RESTORATION & SUCCESSION
  • Funk, McKenzie. “Mountain Transformed: Thirty years after the blast, Mount St. Helens is reborn again.” National Geographic. May 2010. Print & Web. 19 March 2013.
  • McMillan, Stuart. Type III: What does the Mount St. Helens ecosystem have in common with the human industrial system? Web. 19 March 2013.
  • "Where the Wild Things are in Yellowstone Park." Arc News. Winter 2011-12. Print & Web.

ECONOMIC INTERACTION & FLOWS

ENERGY
  • A Crude Awakening- the Oil Crash. Film from 2006 looking at the world's addiciton to oil. Official website and Youtube.
  • Duffield, Caroline. "Nigeria:World Oil Polluition Capital." BBC News. 15 June 2010. Web. 15 March 2013.
  • Miller, Peter. "Saving Energy: It Starts At Home." National Geographic. March 2009. Print & Web. 18 March 2013.
  • O'Neil, Tom. "Nigeria: Curse of the Black Gold." National Geographic. Feburary 2007.Print & Web. 15 March 2013.
  • USA AID. South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration: Sri Lanka Energy Profile. Web. 1 November 2013.

FOOD RESOURCES
  • Bourne, Joel Jr.“The Global Food Crisis: The End of Plenty.” National Geographic. June 2009. Print & Web.
  • Stix, Gary. “A Question of Sustenance.” Scientific American. September 2007. 54-58. Print & Web.

MIGRATION
  • Dai, Tony Gareth Davey and Louise Higgins. "Rural-urban migration in China." Geography Review. May 2006.Print.
  • Fahim, Kareem. "Immigrant maids flee lives of abuse in Kuwait." New York Times. 1 August 2010. Web. 23 November 2011.
  • Migration Globalization & Poverty. A useful portal of case studies from the Development Research Center at Susses University.
  • Migration Information Source. Another useful portal for news articles and case studies about Migration.
  • "Migration, Remittances and Diaspora." Topics in Development. The World Bank. Web Portal. 21 November 2013.
  • Parfit, Michael. "The Millennium Series: Human Migration." National Geographic Magazine. October 1998. Web & Print.
  • PeopleMoveIn: An interactive site showing the movement of people across the planet.
  • Tanner, Arno. "Finland's Balancing Act: The Labor Market, Humanitarian Relief, and Immigrant Integration." Migration Information Source. Web. 01 Nov. 2011.


POPULATION & DEVELOPMENT
  • "7 Billion." National Geographic. 31 October 2011. Web Video. 5 November 2011.
  • "7 Billion People and Counting: In-Depth Reports." Scientific American. Web. 28 Oct. 2011.
  • "Bangladesh & Development: The Path Through The Fields." The Economist. 3 November 2012. Web. 12 March 2013.
  • Belt, Don. "Bangladesh: The Coming Storm." National Geographic magazine. March 2011. 60-85. Print & Web.
  • Cohen, Joel. "Human Population Grows Up." Scientific American.September 2005. Print & Web.
  • Gallagher, Mike. "BBC News - Population Control: Is It a Tool of the Rich?" BBC - Homepage. Web. 30 Oct. 2011.
  • Gorney, Cynthia. "Brazil's Girl Power." National Geographic magazine. September 2011. Print & Web.
  • Kolbert, Elizabeth. "Enter the Anthropocene- the age of Man." National Geographic magazine. March 2011. 60-85. Print & Web.
  • LaFraniere, Sharon. “As China Ages, Birth Rate Policy May Prove Difficult to Reverse.” New York Times. 6, April 2011. Web.
  • Kunzig, Robert. "Population 7 Billion." National Geographic magazine. January 2011.Print & Web.
  • Sullivan, Colin. "Cities Will Feel Brunt as Global Population Passes 7 Billion: Scientific American." Scientific American. Web. 21 Oct. 2011.

SINHARAJA
  • Kotagama, Sarath and Eben Goodale. “The composition and spatial organisation of mixed species flocks in a Sri Lankan rainforest.” Forktail. 2004. 63-70. Web & Print.

TOURISM AS A DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
  • Maldives: For the last 40 years the Maldives has targeted tourism as a key industry to promote economic growth. It offers a fascinating case study for students looking to understand the idea that tourism can uplift countires out of poverty.
  • Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka has and is using the tourism sector of its economy as a development strategy. Several government documents track trends in tourism numbers and the official approach of the government to this important service sector that has been enabled by the globalized world. The neighboring islands of the Maldives are also an excellent example of governments targeting tourism to raise revenue and encourage development.
  • World etc.

TRADE, AID & DEBT
  • Bek, David and Tony Binns. "Putting ethics on the table: Part 1 Consumption." Geography Review. November 2007. Print & Web. (see PDF)
  • Bek, David and Tony Binns. "Putting ethics on the table: Part 2 Production." Geography Review. February 2008. Print & Web. (see PDF)
  • Chambers, Andrew. "Not so fair trade." The Guardian. 19 December 2009. Web. 11 March 2013.
  • Ghosh, Jayati. "India Will Shed Few Tears over the End of UK Aid." The Guardian. 07 June 2013. Web. 06 Mar. 2013.
  • Trenchard, Tommy "Sierra Leone's Farmers Enjoy Fruit of Market Reforms." The Guardian. 02 Dec. 2013. Web. 06 Mar. 2013.

URBAN ENVIRONMENTS
  • Ahmed, Bayes. "Landcover Change Prediction of Dhaka City.: Geospatial World. 2011. Web.
  • BBC. The Changing Face of London: The London Docklands.Online VIDEO.
  • Bergen, Mark. "India's Trickiest Urban Planning Obstacle? Gandhi's Legacy." Atlantic Monthly. 15 August 2015. Web.
  • Liu, Coco. “China's City of the Future Rises on a Wasteland.” Scientific American. September 28, 2011. Web & Print.
  • World Bank. “Historical Assessment of Spatial Growth of the Metropolitan Areas of Delhi, Mumbai and Dhaka.” Earth Observation for Development. Web. 22 October 2013.

WATER
  • Kalair, Nasrullah. "Water Conflicts and Hydroelectrcity in South Asia: The Indus Water Treaty." Global Research.Ca Web.
  • Mekong River: Case Study in Water Managment. Mekong Citizen. (see movies attached to site).

WESTERN GHATS AS A BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT