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Elspeth Oppermann, Yolande Strengers, Cecily Maller, Lauren Rickards, and Matt Brearley

coproductive relationship of bodies and environment, including with heat ( Oppermann and Brearley 2018 ; Oppermann and Walker 2018 ; de Vet 2017 ). How practices are performed, we argue, shapes the extent to which heat is generated, absorbed, or lost at the bodily level, as well as how it is experienced, noticed, and attended to. This paper explores the practices of heat-exposed outdoor workers in northern Australia’s monsoon tropics: a hot region in a hot continent, getting hotter. Many Australian

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Michael Robert Nkuba, Raban Chanda, Gagoitseope Mmopelwa, Margaret Najjingo Mangheni, David Lesolle, and Edward Kato

cessation of rains. The migration of birds in the tropics (both palaearctic and African migrants) is more influenced by rainfall seasonality than temperature, and this is an indirect driver of resource availability ( Grant et al. 2000 ; Pearce-Higgins et al. 2014 ). 2) Plants Tree phenology is influenced by climate seasonality. Some trees flower during the cessation while others flower during the onset of rains. Tree phenology may provide climate information for rain-fed agriculture for decision

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Eliza de Vet

. Quotes are used in the following sections as exemplars of these wider trends. 3. Darwin weather-relations a. Experiences and perceptions of weather I think the weather plays a significant part of living in Darwin. With its location in the Wet–Dry tropics we witness every year the cycle of drenching rains and then months-long “drought.” I’d say the positive aspects of Darwin's weather outweigh the negative, a ratio of 70:30. Like many things, we can’t have the glory and wonder without the pain; the

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Sami Bensassi, Preeya Mohan, and Eric Strobl


This paper investigates the impact of hurricanes in the Caribbean on sugar prices in Britain between 1815 and 1841. The authors expect the news of hurricanes arriving at British harbors to drive up sugar prices mainly because the market anticipated that the supply of sugar from the Caribbean colonies would drop dramatically in the near future. The econometric results suggest a significant rise in prices due to hurricanes. Moreover this study finds that the lag between the hurricane strike and its transmission into sugar prices on the London market decreased over the sample period. This latter result might be explained by the technological innovations marking this era, where technological progress in transport reduced the time required for information to cross the Atlantic, making markets more reactive to the news of supply shocks.

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Katherine Foxhall

1. Introduction In 1863, a young emigrant wrote a diary during a voyage from Liverpool as he sailed to join his brother on a government contract building a breakwater in New South Wales. James Espie White entitled the third chapter “Tropics” and recorded exactly when the ship’s crew calculated they crossed the northern Tropic of Cancer: “Thursday 2 nd October at 6pm” ( White 1863 ). He described his first tropical impressions in verse: The slumb’ring sea lies still unstirred by the

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Meena Sehgal and Sujit Ghosh

and about 35°–40°C at the upper end. Malaria and dengue fever are among the most important vectorborne diseases in the tropics and subtropics ( Githeko et al. 2000 ). Against this backdrop, the study team wanted to find out whether meteorological data can help to predict occurrence of malaria. With the inherent variability in physical characteristics within Indian states, can we predict areas of high risk based on climate variables? The inherent purpose was to develop knowledge that would help to

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L. Bruce Railsback

major region. Regions of the opposite pattern, with summer precipitation but drier cool seasons, are most pronounced in the tropics, where migration of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) southward and northward brings monsoonal rain in summer, in some places in great abundance, but leaves those regions dry in winter ( Chang 1987 ). Additionally, regions in which summer rainfall dominates (but winter precipitation is not unusual) extend poleward from the subtropics into the northernmost parts

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Victoria Reyes-García, Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, Maximilien Guèze, and Sandrine Gallois

increasingly unpredictable weather in the Arctic undermines access to important subsistence resources, with deep implications in food security (e.g., Ford et al. 2006 ; Brinkman et al. 2016 ; Rosol et al. 2016 ). Considering that environmental income, or the diversity of goods provided freely from noncultivated ecosystems, makes up to 28% of the total income of rural households in the tropics ( Angelsen et al. 2014 ), analyzing the association between ethnoclimatological knowledge and decision-making in

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Adebayo Oluwole Eludoyin, Augustina Olichikwu Nevo, Peter Adeolu Abuloye, Oyenike Mary Eludoyin, and Olusegun Olufemi Awotoye

.1002/joc.3817 Erenstein , O. , 2003 : Smallholder conservation farming in the tropics and sub-tropics: A guide to the development and dissemination of mulching with crop residues and cover crops . Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. , 100 , 17 – 37 , doi: 10.1016/S0167-8809(03)00150-6 . 10.1016/S0167-8809(03)00150-6 FAO , 1996 : The state of food security in the world. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 62 pp. Giller , K. E. , E. Witter , M. Corbeels , and P. Tittonell , 2009

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Msafiri Yusuph Mkonda, Xinhua He, and Emma Sandell Festin

precipitation in the tropics ( Paavola 2008 ; Ericksen et al. 2011 ; Rowhani et al. 2011 ; IPCC 2012 , 2014 ; Mwongera et al. 2014 ). To secure a reliable and sustainable food source for farmers in developing countries, more tangible and accessible climate information is required in order to improve their resilience through the impacts of climate change (CC; Ahmed et al. 2011 ; Ayanlade et al. 2017 ). The underlying reason for improving farmers’ resilience in the area is that most farming in the sub

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