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Brain Size, Cranial Morphology, Climate, and Time Machines [and Comments and Reply]
Relations between body size and brain size indicate that human populations under severe cold stress obtain large volumes more from rounder cranial shape than from differentiation by total body size.
Public ocean literacy in the United States
Toward a Model for Fisheries Social Impact Assessment
- R. Pollnac, Susan Abbott-Jamieson, Courtland L. Smith, M. Miller, Patricia M. Clay, B. Oles
- Political Science
This paper presents a model for Fisheries Social Impact Assessment (SIA) that lays the groundwork for development of fisheries-focused, quantitative social assessments with a clear conceptual model.…
A formal framework for scenario development in support of environmental decision-making
Influences on residential yard care and water quality: Tualatin watershed, Oregon
The Tualatin is the first watershed in Oregon to implement the Total Maximum Daily Load provisions of the Clean Water Act to deal with nonpoint source pollution. Local officials cite residential yard…
Modeling biocomplexity - actors, landscapes and alternative futures
Guest Editorial, part of a Special Feature on Pathways to Resilient Salmon Ecosystems Reconnecting Social and Ecological Resilience in Salmon Ecosystems
- D. Bottom, K. Jones, C. Simenstad, Courtland L. Smith
- Environmental Science, Economics
- 22 January 2009
Fishery management programs designed to control Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) for optimum production have failed to prevent widespread fish population decline and have caused greater uncertainty…
Policy Research Using Agent-Based Modeling to Assess Future Impacts of Urban Expansion into Farmlands and Forests
Understanding of the potential alternative futures for a social-ecological system is developed by way of successive simulations that test variations in the types and numbers of policies and suggests policies that constrain urban growth and create incentives for farming and forest enterprises to preserve and enhance habitat can protect ecosystem resilience and services.
Resource Scarcity and Inequality in the Distribution of Catch
- Courtland L. Smith
- 1 August 1990
A simple model shows how increases in the number of fishermen and improvements in technical efficiency contribute to the creation of a distributional pattern in which a very few fishermen are very successful, whereas most other fishermen take increasingly smaller shares of the resource.
A Comprehensive Approach for Habitat Restoration in the Columbia Basin
The Columbia Basin once supported a diversity of native fishes and large runs of anadromous salmonids that sustained substantial fisheries and cultural values. Extensive land conversion, watershed…