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A user-generated data based approach to enhancing location prediction of financial services in sub-Saharan Africa.

Appl Geogr 2019 Apr;105:25-36

Spatial Development International, Seattle, USA.

The recent increase in user-generated content and social media adoption in developing countries offers an unprecedented opportunity to better understand the accessibility and spatial distribution of financial services in sub-Saharan Africa. Financial inclusion has been identified as a priority by multiple agencies in the region and on-the-ground efforts are currently underway to identify previously unknown financial access points in numerous developing African countries. Existing techniques for estimating the location of these access points rely on spatial analysis of often outdated or unsuitable publicly available datasets such as population density, road networks, etc. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2019.02.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6472520PMC

An Exploration of the Spatiotemporal and Demographic Patterns of Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in West Africa Using Open Access Data Sources.

Appl Geogr 2018 Jan 6;90:272-281. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

University of Idaho, Department of Statistical Science, 875 Perimeter Drive MS1104, Moscow, Idaho 83844-1104, USA.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of exploratory analytical techniques using publically available data in informing interventions in case of infectious diseases outbreaks. More exactly spatiotemporal and multivariate methods were used to characterize the dynamics of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa, and propose plausible relationships with demographic/social risk factors. The analysis showed that there was significant spatial, temporal, and spatiotemporal dependence in the evolution of the disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.10.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6138046PMC
January 2018
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Modeling the Influence of Social Ties and Transportation Choice on Access to Oral Healthcare for Older Adults.

Appl Geogr 2018 Jul 26;96:66-76. Epub 2018 May 26.

Department of Geography, The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14261, USA.

The current U.S. demographic shift toward an older population and the importance of intervening before conditions become severe warrant a concerted effort to ease the burden of access to healthcare for older adults. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.05.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6039129PMC
July 2018
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Identifying populations and areas at greatest risk of household food insecurity in England.

Appl Geogr 2018 Feb 5;91:21-31. Epub 2018 Jan 5.

Despite the increasing recognition of household food insecurity as a policy issue, there is currently no routine measurement of food insecurity in the UK. There is nothing to suggest that Government will address this in the near future for all parts of the UK. In which case, policy makers and campaigners might instead seek out consistent and robust measures of the population-level factors which are known to contribute to food insecurity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.12.022DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6003598PMC
February 2018

Modeling Accessibility of Screening and Treatment Facilities for Older Adults using Transportation Networks.

Appl Geogr 2018 Apr 28;93:64-75. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

Department of Geography, The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14261, USA.

Increased lifespans and population growth have resulted in an older U.S. society that must reckon with the complex oral health needs that arise as adults age. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.02.013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5856470PMC
April 2018
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Looking through a different lens: Examining the inequality-mortality association in U.S. counties using spatial panel models.

Appl Geogr 2017 Sep 18;86:139-151. Epub 2017 Jul 18.

Department of Sociology, Center for Social and Demographic Analysis, University at Albany, State University of New York, 351 AS, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222.

Two areas still need further examination in the ecological study of inequality and mortality. First, the evidence for the relationship between income inequality and mortality remains inconclusive, particularly when the analytic unit is small (e.g. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.07.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5602573PMC
September 2017
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How to allocate limited healthcare resources: Lessons from the introduction of antiretroviral therapy in rural Mozambique.

Appl Geogr 2017 Jan 25;78:45-54. Epub 2016 Nov 25.

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, 130 De Soto Street, A614 Crabtree, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, United States, (412) 624-2475.

Proper allocation of limited healthcare resources is a challenging task for policymakers in developing countries. Allocation of and access to these resources typically varies based on how need is defined, thus determining how individuals access and acquire healthcare. Using the introduction of antiretroviral therapy in southern Mozambique as an example, we examine alternative definitions of need for rural populations and how they might impact the allocation of this vital health service. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.11.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5458634PMC
January 2017
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Leveraging geotagged Twitter data to examine neighborhood happiness, diet, and physical activity.

Appl Geogr 2016 08 1;73:77-88. Epub 2016 Jul 1.

School of Computing, University of Utah.

Objectives: Using publicly available, geotagged Twitter data, we created neighborhood indicators for happiness, food and physical activity for three large counties: Salt Lake, San Francisco and New York.

Methods: We utilize 2.8 million tweets collected between February-August 2015 in our analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.06.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5438210PMC
August 2016
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Environmental Inequality and Pollution Advantage among Immigrants in the United States.

Appl Geogr 2017 Apr 3;81:60-69. Epub 2017 Mar 3.

University of Minnesota & Minnesota Population Center, 225 19th Avenue South, 50 Willey Hall, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.

Environmental inequality scholarship has paid little attention to the disproportional exposure of immigrants in the United States (U.S.) to unfavorable environmental conditions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.02.013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5419039PMC
April 2017
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Mapping Resource Selection Functions in Wildlife Studies: Concerns and Recommendations.

Appl Geogr 2016 Nov 28;76:173-183. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

Spatial Epidemiology and Ecology Research Laboratory, Department of Geography, 3141 Turlington Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.

Predicting the spatial distribution of animals is an important and widely used tool with applications in wildlife management, conservation, and population health. Wildlife telemetry technology coupled with the availability of spatial data and GIS software have facilitated advancements in species distribution modeling. There are also challenges related to these advancements including the accurate and appropriate implementation of species distribution modeling methodology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.09.025DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5992917PMC
November 2016
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Scale effects in food environment research: Implications from assessing socioeconomic dimensions of supermarket accessibility in an eight-county region of South Carolina.

Appl Geogr 2016 Mar;68:20-27

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Choice of neighborhood scale affects associations between environmental attributes and health-related outcomes. This phenomenon, a part of the modifiable areal unit problem, has been described fully in geography but not as it relates to food environment research. Using two administrative-based geographic boundaries (census tracts and block groups), supermarket geographic measures (density, cumulative opportunity and distance to nearest) were created to examine differences by scale and associations between three common U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.01.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4807632PMC
March 2016
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Mapping eastern equine encephalitis virus risk for white-tailed deer in Michigan.

Appl Geogr 2015 Oct;64:66-73

College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620, USA.

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a mosquito-borne viral disease that is often fatal to humans and horses. Some species including white-tailed deer and passerine birds can survive infection with the EEE virus (EEEV) and develop antibodies that can be detected using laboratory techniques. In this way, collected serum samples from free ranging white-tailed deer can be used to monitor the presence of the virus in ecosystems. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.09.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4610038PMC
October 2015
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GEOGRAPHICALLY-WEIGHTED REGRESSION ANALYSIS OF PERCENTAGE OF LATE-STAGE PROSTATE CANCER DIAGNOSIS IN FLORIDA.

Appl Geogr 2015 Aug;62:191-200

Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL, USA.

This study assessed spatial context and the local impacts of putative factors on the proportion of prostate cancer diagnosed at late-stages in Florida during the period 2001-2007. A logistic regression was performed aspatially and by geographically-weighted regression (GWR) at the nodes of a 5 km spacing grid overlaid over Florida and using all the cancer cases within a radius of 125 km of each node. Variables associated significantly with high percentages of late-stage prostate cancer included having comorbidities, smoking, being Black and living in census tracts with farmhouses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.04.018DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4527353PMC
August 2015
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Multilevel built environment features and individual odds of overweight and obesity in Utah.

Appl Geogr 2015 Jun;60:197-203

Department of Geography & Anthropology, Louisiana State University, USA ; School of Urban and Environmental Studies, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming, Yunnan 650221, China.

Based on the data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 2007, 2009 and 2011 in Utah, this research uses multilevel modeling (MLM) to examine the associations between neighborhood built environments and individual odds of overweight and obesity after controlling for individual risk factors. The BRFSS data include information on 21,961 individuals geocoded to zip code areas. Individual variables include BMI (body mass index) and socio-demographic attributes such as age, gender, race, marital status, education attainment, employment status, and whether an individual smokes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.10.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4523305PMC

Linking pesticides and human health: a geographic information system (GIS) and Landsat remote sensing method to estimate agricultural pesticide exposure.

Appl Geogr 2015 Aug 18;62:171-181. Epub 2015 May 18.

Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 De Soto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA.

Accurate pesticide exposure estimation is integral to epidemiologic studies elucidating the role of pesticides in human health. Humans can be exposed to pesticides via residential proximity to agricultural pesticide applications (drift). We present an improved geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing method, the Landsat method, to estimate agricultural pesticide exposure through matching pesticide applications to crops classified from temporally concurrent Landsat satellite remote sensing images in California. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.04.009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5580968PMC
August 2015
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Sensing the public's reaction to crime news using the 'Links Correspondence Method'.

Appl Geogr 2014 Aug;52:57-66

Department of Geoinformatics, Z GIS University of Salzburg, Schillerstr. 30, 5020 Salzburg, Austria.

Public media such as TV or newspapers, paired with crime statistics from the authority, raise awareness of crimes within society. However, in today's digital society, other sources rapidly gain importance as well. The Internet and social networks act heavily as information distribution platforms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.04.016DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4375793PMC

Patterns and causes of uncertainty in the American Community Survey.

Appl Geogr 2014 Jan;46:147-157

Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, USA.

In 2010 the American Community Survey (ACS) replaced the long form of the United States decennial census. The ACS is now the principal source of high-resolution geographic information about the U.S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.11.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4232960PMC
January 2014
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A random forest approach for predicting the presence of intermediate host . presence in relation to landscape characteristics in western China.

Appl Geogr 2014 Dec;55:176-183

School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester. M5 4WT, UK. , ,

Understanding distribution patterns of hosts implicated in the transmission of zoonotic disease remains a key goal of parasitology. Here, random forests are employed to model spatial patterns of the presence of the plateau pika (.) small mammal intermediate host for the parasitic tapeworm which is responsible for a significant burden of human zoonoses in western China. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.09.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4223806PMC
December 2014
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Livability for all? Conceptual limits and practical implications.

Appl Geogr 2014 May;49:18-23

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA ; Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

Livability has risen, alongside sustainability, as a guiding principle for planning and policy. Promoted as the more tangible of the two concepts, livability shapes public perception and infrastructure investments in cities, as well as competition among cities for the attention of the public, investment communities, and potentially fickle and mobile human capital. This paper takes stock of the current discourse on livability, identifies two central elements that have yet to shape the assessments of livability and policies to promote it, and explores strategies for research and practice to transform the livability concept, and with it the places in which the lives and livelihoods of people unfold. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.09.018DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4203665PMC

Spatial conservation planning framework for assessing conservation opportunities in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.

Appl Geogr 2014 Sep;53:369-376

Department of Geography, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

Historic rates of habitat change and growing exploitation of natural resources threaten avian biodiversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, a global biodiversity hotspot. We implemented a twostage framework for conservation planning in the Atlantic Forest. First, we used ecological niche modeling to predict the distributions of 23 endemic bird species using 19 climatic metrics and 12 spectral and radar remote sensing metrics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.06.013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5308085PMC
September 2014
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Modelling spatial patterns of urban growth in Africa.

Appl Geogr 2013 Oct;44:23-32

Biological Control and Spatial Ecology, Université Libre de Bruxelles CP 160/12, Av. F.D. Roosevelt 50, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium ; Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (F.R.S-FNRS), Rue d'Egmont 5, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.

The population of Africa is predicted to double over the next 40 years, driving exceptionally high urban expansion rates that will induce significant socio-economic, environmental and health changes. In order to prepare for these changes, it is important to better understand urban growth dynamics in Africa and better predict the spatial pattern of rural-urban conversions. Previous work on urban expansion has been carried out at the city level or at the global level with a relatively coarse 5-10 km resolution. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.07.009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4139116PMC
October 2013

Changing crops in response to climate: virtual Nang Rong, Thailand in an agent based simulation.

Appl Geogr 2014 Sep;53:202-212

Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA ; Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

The effects of extended climatic variability on agricultural land use were explored for the type of system found in villages of northeastern Thailand. An agent based model developed for the Nang Rong district was used to simulate land allotted to jasmine rice, heavy rice, cassava, and sugar cane. The land use choices in the model depended on likely economic outcomes, but included elements of bounded rationality in dependence on household demography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.06.010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4105306PMC
September 2014
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Participatory Risk Mapping of Malaria Vector Exposure in Northern South America using Environmental and Population Data.

Appl Geogr 2014 Mar;48:1-7

Department of Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL USA.

Malaria elimination remains a major public health challenge in many tropical regions, including large areas of northern South America. In this study, we present a new high spatial resolution (90 × 90 m) risk map for Colombia and surrounding areas based on environmental and human population data. The map was created through a participatory multi-criteria decision analysis in which expert opinion was solicited to determine key environmental and population risk factors, different fuzzy functions to standardize risk factor inputs, and variable factor weights to combine risk factors in a geographic information system. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.01.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4066217PMC

A risk index model for predicting eastern equine encephalitis virus transmission to horses in Florida.

Appl Geogr 2014 Mar;48:79-86

Department of Global Health, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620.

A GIS-based risk index model was developed to quantify EEEV transmission risk to horses in the State of Florida. EEEV is a highly pathogenic arbovirus that is endemic along the east coast of the United States, and it is generally fatal to both horses and humans. The model evaluates EEEV transmission risk at individual raster cells in map on a continuous scale of 0 to 1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.01.012DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3993996PMC
March 2014
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Variation in low food access areas due to data source inaccuracies.

Appl Geogr 2013 Dec;45

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA ; Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.

Several spatial measures of community food access identifying so called "food deserts" have been developed based on geospatial information and commercially-available, secondary data listings of food retail outlets. It is not known how data inaccuracies influence the designation of Census tracts as areas of low access. This study replicated the U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.08.014DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3869099PMC
December 2013
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Spatial sensitivity of grassland yields to weather variations in Austria and its implications for the future.

Appl Geogr 2013 Dec;45:332-341

University of Salzburg, Hellbrunner Straße 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria.

Agricultural production fulfills economic, ecological and structural functions. Despite technological advances, agricultural production remains sensitive to climate variations. In central Europe, climate change is predicted to bring more rainfall in winter, less rainfall in summer, and increased drought risk among other effects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.08.010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4375831PMC
December 2013

Design of an Agent-Based Model to Examine Population-Environment Interactions in Nang Rong District, Thailand.

Appl Geogr 2013 May;39

Department of Geography & Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

The design of an Agent-Based Model (ABM) is described that integrates Social and Land Use Modules to examine population-environment interactions in a former agricultural frontier in Northeastern Thailand. The ABM is used to assess household income and wealth derived from agricultural production of lowland, rain-fed paddy rice and upland field crops in Nang Rong District as well as remittances returned to the household from family migrants who are engaged in off-farm employment in urban destinations. The ABM is supported by a longitudinal social survey of nearly 10,000 households, a deep satellite image time-series of land use change trajectories, multi-thematic social and ecological data organized within a GIS, and a suite of software modules that integrate data derived from an agricultural cropping system model (DSSAT - Decision Support for Agrotechnology Transfer) and a land suitability model (MAXENT - Maximum Entropy), in addition to multi-dimensional demographic survey data of individuals and households. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2012.12.010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3838637PMC
May 2013
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Population-Adjusted Street Connectivity, Urbanicity and Risk of Obesity in the U.S.

Appl Geogr 2013 Jul;41:1-14

Department of Geography & Anthropology, Louisiana State University ; School of Urban and Environmental Studies, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming, Yunnan 650221, China.

Street connectivity, defined as the number of (3-way or more) intersections per area unit, is an important index of built environments as a proxy for walkability in a neighborhood. This paper examines its geographic variations across the rural-urban continuum (urbanicity), major racial-ethnic groups and various poverty levels. The population-adjusted street connectivity index is proposed as a better measure than the regular index for a large area such as county due to likely concentration of population in limited space within the large area. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.03.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3647703PMC
July 2013
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Vivid valleys, pallid peaks? Hypsometric variations and rural-urban land change in the Central Peruvian Andes.

Authors:
Andreas Haller

Appl Geogr 2012 Nov;35(1-2):439-447

Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52f, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.

What happens to the land cover within the hinterland's altitudinal belts while Central Andean cities are undergoing globalization and urban restructuring? What conclusions can be drawn about changes in human land use? By incorporating a regional altitudinal zonation model, direct field observations and GIS analyses of remotely sensed long term data, the present study examines these questions using the example of Huancayo Metropolitano - an emerging Peruvian mountain city of 420,000 inhabitants, situated at 3260 m asl in the Mantaro Valley. The study's results indicate that rapid urban growth during the late 1980s and early 1990s was followed by the agricultural intensification and peri-urban condominization at the valley floor () - since the beginning of Peru's neoliberal era. Moreover, regarding the adjoining steep slopes () and subsequent grassland ecosystems (), the research output presents land cover change trajectories that clearly show an expansion of human land use, such as reforestation for wood production and range burning for livestock grazing, even at high altitudes - despite rural-urban migration trends and contrary to several results of extra-Andean studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2012.09.009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3617625PMC
November 2012
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Spatially and Temporally Varying Associations between Temporary Outmigration and Natural Resource Availability in Resource-Dependent Rural Communities in South Africa: A Modeling Framework.

Appl Geogr 2012 May 28;34:559-568. Epub 2012 Mar 28.

Department of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA.

Migration-environment models tend to be aspatial within chosen study regions, although associations between temporary outmigration and environmental explanatory variables likely vary across the study space. This research extends current approaches by developing migration models considering spatial non-stationarity and temporal variation - through examination of the migration-environment association at nested geographic scales (i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2012.02.009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3448370PMC

Constructing Geographic Areas for Cancer Data Analysis: A Case Study on Late-stage Breast Cancer Risk in Illinois.

Appl Geogr 2012 Nov 15;35(1-2):1-11. Epub 2012 Jun 15.

Fred B. Kniffen Professor, Department of Geography & Anthropology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2012.04.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3379893PMC
November 2012
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Tsetse Fly Control in Kenya's Spatially and Temporally Dynamic Control Reservoirs: A Cost Analysis.

Appl Geogr 2012 May 7;34:189-204. Epub 2011 Dec 7.

Department of Geography, Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, Michigan State University, 218 Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, United States of America.

Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) and animal African trypanosomiasis (AAT) are significant health concerns throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. Funding for tsetse fly control operations has decreased since the 1970s, which has in turn limited the success of campaigns to control the disease vector. To maximize the effectiveness of the limited financial resources available for tsetse control, this study develops and analyzes spatially and temporally dynamic tsetse distribution maps of Glossina subgenus Morsitans populations in Kenya from January 2002 to December 2010, produced using the Tsetse Ecological Distribution Model. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.11.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3347470PMC
May 2012
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Geographic influences on sexual and reproductive health service utilization in rural Mozambique.

Appl Geogr 2012 Mar 10;32(2):601-607. Epub 2011 Aug 10.

GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA.

The HIV/AIDS epidemic remains a major public health issue across the globe, and it is of particular concern in sub-Saharan Africa. Utilization of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services can significantly impact HIV prevention, transmission, and treatment. SRH service utilization may be determined by individual characteristics, such as education and economic status, but also by the location and accessibility of health care facilities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.07.009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3324281PMC

Growing Up and Cleaning Up: The Environmental Kuznets Curve Redux.

Appl Geogr 2012 Jan;32(1):29-39

Center for Integrative Environmental Research University of Maryland College Park, MD, USA.

Borrowing from the Kuznets curve literature, researchers have coined the term "environmental Kuznets curve" or EKC to characterize the relationship between pollution levels and income: pollution levels will increase with income but some threshold of income will eventually be reached, beyond which pollution levels will decrease. The link between the original Kuznets curve, which posited a similar relationship between income and inequality, and its pollution-concerned offspring lies primarily with the shape of both curves (an upside-down U) and the central role played by income change. Although the EKC literature has burgeoned over the past several years, few concrete conclusions have been drawn, the main themes of the literature have remained constant, and no consensus has been reached regarding the existence of an environmental Kuznets curve. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2010.10.014DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4158735PMC
January 2012

Land Use Change on Household Farms in the Ecuadorian Amazon: Design and Implementation of an Agent-Based Model.

Appl Geogr 2011 Jan;31(1):210-222

Dept. of Geography, University of Iowa, USA.

This paper describes the design and implementation of an Agent-Based Model (ABM) used to simulate land use change on household farms in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon (NEA). The ABM simulates decision-making processes at the household level that is examined through a longitudinal, socio-economic and demographic survey that was conducted in 1990 and 1999. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used to establish spatial relationships between farms and their environment, while classified Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery is used to set initial land use/land cover conditions for the spatial simulation, assess from-to land use/land cover change patterns, and describe trajectories of land use change at the farm and landscape levels. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2010.04.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3891209PMC
January 2011
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Mapping Urban Risk: Flood Hazards, Race, & Environmental Justice In New York"

Appl Geogr 2009 Jan;29(1):111-124

Corresponding Author, Associate Professor, Urban Environmental Geography, Director of GISc Program and Urban GISc Lab, Department of Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences, Lehman College, City University of New York, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx, NY 10468, (718) 960-8574 (tel), (718) 960-8584,

This paper demonstrates the importance of disaggregating population data aggregated by census tracts or other units, for more realistic population distribution/location. A newly-developed mapping method, the Cadastral-based Expert Dasymetric System (CEDS), calculates population in hyper-heterogeneous urban areas better than traditional mapping techniques. A case study estimating population potentially impacted by flood hazard in New York City compares the impacted population determined by CEDS with that derived by centroid-containment method and filtered areal weighting interpolation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2008.08.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2680302PMC
January 2009

Estimation of megacity growth: simple rules versus complex phenomena.

Appl Geogr 1998 Jan;18(1):69-81

"The growth of large urban aggregates (megacities) is analogous to the development of self-organized structures known in physics. Using empirical data about changes in the built-up areas of different cities as input, the self-organizing model employed here suggests that megacities evolve towards a hierarchical form of spatial organization, and provides estimates of the size of subclusters that compose the urban aggregate.. Read More

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January 1998

Immigration--mismatches in labour, housing and space: the effects of immigration of several nationalities with regard to the Netherlands.

Authors:
S Musterd P Muus

Appl Geogr 1995 Jul;15(3):279-96

"In the Netherlands, the sharp recent increase of the number of refugee immigrants (asylum seekers) runs parallel to increased numbers of immigrants of other types. Therefore, at least five types of immigrants should still be distinguished (labour migrants, migrants from former colonies, from EU countries, from other rich countries, and asylum seekers). Their spatial orientation in the Netherlands (urban, suburban, rural), by choice or by constraint, is the main focus of this study. Read More

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Return migration on the policy agenda in Sweden.

Authors:
A T Altamirano

Appl Geogr 1995 Jul;15(3):267-78

"Explicit policies on return migration are of rather recent date in most European countries, including Sweden. During the last few years a number of new policy initiatives have been taken in this field. The purpose of this paper is to examine how official Swedish policies on return migration have changed during the last 20 years. Read More

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The British who are not British and the immigration policies that are not: the case of Hong Kong.

Appl Geogr 1995 Jul;15(3):245-65

"While 'closed-door' immigration policies are adopted by most countries, 'exceptionalist' legislation is often made to permit entry of special immigrant groups. An example is the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1990, which was passed in the run-up to the change in sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997. Britain's increasingly restrictive immigration policies prior to 1990 [have] resulted in the majority of Hong Kong citizens having British nationality (as British Dependent Territories citizens) but without the right of abode in the U. Read More

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July 1995
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The continuing ethnic-origins dimension of Australian immigration policy.

Authors:
H Jones

Appl Geogr 1995 Jul;15(3):233-44

"Although Australia dismantled its ethnically discriminatory, immigrant-selection policy in the early 1970s, ethnicity remains--implicitly and unofficially--a significant consideration in its immigration policies and practices. The paper outlines the traditional ¿White Australia' policy before describing the operation and impact of the new selection policies and the associated official commitment to multiculturalism. The causes, regional pattern and acceptability of the modern Asianization of immigration are then assessed. Read More

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July 1995
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Singapore in the 1990s. Can population policies reverse the demographic transition?

Authors:
E Graham

Appl Geogr 1995 Jul;15(3):219-32

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Ideology and data analysis in African population policies. The case of Kenya.

Authors:
W T Gould

Appl Geogr 1995 Jul;15(3):203-18

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Demography, destiny and population policies.

Appl Geogr 1995 Jul;15(3):197-202

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The population factor in public service provision in Nigeria.

Authors:
S I Okafor

Appl Geogr 1989 Apr;9(2):123-33

"This paper is concerned with ascertaining the impact of population on the spatial pattern of public service provision in Nigeria... Read More

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Population pressure and land resource depletion in southeastern Nigeria.

Authors:
F C Okafor

Appl Geogr 1987 Jul;7(3):243-56

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July 1987
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The economic value of children: a case study from rural India.

Appl Geogr 1985 Oct;5(4):273-95

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October 1985

Forecasting metropolitan and urban subregional population changes and their resource use implications: methodology and example--Sydney, Australia.

Authors:
I H Burnley

Appl Geogr 1983 Oct;3(4):277-301

This paper is concerned with the methodology of forecasting population change and structures of large cities and their major subregions. "The model isolates quantifiable base populations and their growth, and international, inter-state and city-hinterland migration streams and the national increase attributable to each, and intra-urban mobility, as components of growth and change." The model is applied to data for Sydney, Australia, and its applicability to other urban systems is considered. Read More

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October 1983

Migration planning: the case for Tunisia.

Authors:
A Findlay

Appl Geogr 1982 Jul;2(3):221-30

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July 1982
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