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Julie Brugger and Michael Crimmins

into New Mexico, and you say that, and they say: “Oh yeah! Do you know [name]?” And I say: “Oh yeah, I used to work with him.” And then everything’s cool. And you’re obviously much more likely to get an unvarnished, unguarded response [3]. The extent to which local clientele trust the CES to be an honest broker is reflected in this Specialist’s account of his role in a public land dispute: There was going to be a land exchange between [a federal agency and a railroad company], and it was going to

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James B. Elsner, Emily Ryan, and Georgianna Strode

because of the large number of individual properties and inconsistent tools for measurement. The dataset used in this study was developed to provide a consistent method for measuring property values across Florida. The source information is from the 2014 Florida Department of Revenue cadastral database. Property values are determined by each county’s local property appraiser. Property values are aggregated to the U.S. national grid 1-km grid cells. Records include assessed property value, land value

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Calum G. Turvey and Megan K. Mclaurin

. Appl. , doi:10.1002/met.303 , in press . Li, J. , Lewis J. , Rowland J. , Tappan G. , and Tieszen L. L. , 2002 : Evaluation of land performance in Senegal using multi-temporal NDVI and rainfall series . J. Arid Environ. , 59 , 463 – 480 . Mahul, O. , and Skees J. , 2007 : Managing agricultural risk at the country level: The case of index-based livestock insurance in Mongolia. Policy Research Working Paper 4325, The World Bank, 37 pp . Makaudze, E. M. , and Miranda M. J

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Todd A. Crane, Carla Roncoli, Joel Paz, Norman Breuer, Kenneth Broad, Keith T. Ingram, and Gerrit Hoogenboom

of the research. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed, and analyzed thematically using NVivo software (QSR International). Most interviewees are middle-aged men, as is typical of most farm operators in southern Georgia. There was only one female interviewee, who had established an organic produce operation on family land as a second career. The vast majority of farmers interviewed were over 40 yr old, though the sample included three farmers in their 20s, who were from farming families and

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Daniel Tobin, Rama Radhakrishna, Allison Chatrchyan, and Shorna B. Allred

variable according to Agresti (2007) ] were analyzed using logistic regression models. Of the 17 priority items, 11 met this criterion (number of respondents ranking item in their top five >130 cases). Of the 11 models run, 5 of them were significant (those that were not significant were securing funding for applied research, developing decision support tools and websites, conducting cost–benefit analyses, providing training to land managers, developing new models and seasonal forecasts, developing

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Ainka A. Granderson

and nuts, and planting and harvesting of crops. For example, the traditional planting calendar is no longer strictly followed because of shifts in rainfall and temperature regimes. Consequently, villagers felt disoriented and were questioning the value of kastom save. b. Local resource use and management The allocation and use of land and marine resources is also a reflection of kastom save and shapes villagers’ capacity to adapt to climatic and wider environmental changes. Villagers in Tongoa

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Avital Li and James Ford

por el Congreso Local del Distrito de Urracá). Permanent settlement in Playitas began in the 1970s, as families established households and plots concentrated around the Calovébora, which is marked in blue in Fig. 1 , but the land had been in use by many of these same families for agricultural purposes for many years prior. Today, there are approximately 22 households, some of which are in multihome compounds that are home to more than one nuclear family, in the neighborhood, with a population of

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Samuel Tang and Suraje Dessai

, decision makers preferred simply to borrow from heavily digested summary reports that were less complex (e.g., 67% used the land projections and only 19% used the spatial coherent projections). This tendency was also demonstrated through analysis of the adaptation reports. For example, Manchester Airports Group (2011) believed the inclusion of certain specific variables of temperature and precipitation data, such as relative humidity and cloud amount, would have introduced unnecessary complexity for

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Fiona Paumgarten, Bruno Locatelli, and Ed T. F. Witkowski

most households display some level of dependence on land-based livelihoods and natural resources. Willingness to participate in the research was another influencing factor. Households in both sites engage in arable agriculture, animal husbandry, and the use and sale of nontimber forest products (NTFPs). Arable agriculture is more prevalent in the wet site. According to respondents, there are constraints to these land-based livelihoods including seasonality, climate hazards, pests and diseases

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A. Bonazzi, A. L. Dobbin, J. K. Turner, P. S. Wilson, C. Mitas, and E. Bellone

simulations to train statistical models of tropical cyclone intensity over land . Mon. Wea. Rev. , 138 , 2058 – 2073 . Cook, N. , 2011 : Comments on “Plotting Positions in Extreme Value Analysis.” J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. , 50 , 255 – 266 . Darling, R. W. R. , 1991 : Estimating probabilities of hurricane wind speeds using a large-scale empirical model . J. Climate , 4 , 1035 – 1046 . Delworth, T. L. , and Mann M. E. , 2000 : Observed and simulated multidecadal variability in the

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