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Article: Evaluating the effectiveness of agricultural adaptation to climate change in preindustrial society

TitleEvaluating the effectiveness of agricultural adaptation to climate change in preindustrial society
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Issue Date2015
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/RAGE
Citation
Asian Geographer, 2015, v. 32 n. 2, p. 85-98 How to Cite?
AbstractThe effectiveness of agricultural adaptation determines the vulnerability of this sector to climate change, particularly during the preindustrial era. However, this effectiveness has rarely been quantitatively evaluated, specifically at a large spatial and long-term scale. The present study covers this case of preindustrial society in AD 1500–1800. Given the absence of technological innovations in this time frame, agricultural production was chiefly augmented by cultivating more land (land input) and increasing labor input per land unit (labor input). Accordingly, these two methods are quantitatively examined. Statistical results show that within the study scale, land input is a more effective approach of mitigating climatic impact than labor input. Nonetheless, these observations collectively improve Boserup's theory from the perspective of a large spatial and long-term scale.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214717
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dc.contributor.authorPei, Q-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, D-
dc.contributor.authorLee, F-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T11:52:36Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-21T11:52:36Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationAsian Geographer, 2015, v. 32 n. 2, p. 85-98-
dc.identifier.issn1022-5706-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214717-
dc.description.abstractThe effectiveness of agricultural adaptation determines the vulnerability of this sector to climate change, particularly during the preindustrial era. However, this effectiveness has rarely been quantitatively evaluated, specifically at a large spatial and long-term scale. The present study covers this case of preindustrial society in AD 1500–1800. Given the absence of technological innovations in this time frame, agricultural production was chiefly augmented by cultivating more land (land input) and increasing labor input per land unit (labor input). Accordingly, these two methods are quantitatively examined. Statistical results show that within the study scale, land input is a more effective approach of mitigating climatic impact than labor input. Nonetheless, these observations collectively improve Boserup's theory from the perspective of a large spatial and long-term scale.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/RAGE-
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Geographer-
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Asian Geographer on 20 Apr 2015, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10225706.2015.1034735-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleEvaluating the effectiveness of agricultural adaptation to climate change in preindustrial society-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailPei, Q: peiqing@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailZhang, D: zhangd@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLee, F: harrylee@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityZhang, D=rp00649-
dc.identifier.authorityLee, F=rp00646-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10225706.2015.1034735-
dc.identifier.hkuros250073-
dc.identifier.volume32-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage85-
dc.identifier.epage98-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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