Lin Cassidy

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HIV infection is associated with substantial psychological and social morbidity, although there is a dearth of studies of women with the infection. In recent years, developed countries have reported an increase in the prevalence of HIV infection in women, a fact that makes it all the more important to address the study of their psychological and social(More)
Characterising hydroperiod and vegetation for flood-pulsed wetlands is a critical first step towards understanding their ecology. In large, data-poor wetlands such as Botswana’s Okavango Delta, quantifying hydrology and ecology presents great logistic and financial challenges, yet relationships between hydrology and floodplain ecology are essential inputs(More)
This research examines the integration and potential uses of linkages between climate dynamics, savanna vegetation and landscape level processes within a highly vulnerable region, both in terms of climate variability and social systems. We explore the combined applications of two time-series methodologies: (1) climate signals detected in tree ring growth,(More)
This paper documents the methodology developed to identify burned areas accurately, and to quantify the spatial extent of the areas burned, in the wetlands of Botswana’s Okavango panhandle in 2001. Physical identification of burned areas in marshy wetlands is extremely difficult. Burned areas are short-lived, limiting opportunities for ground-based(More)
The wetlands of the Okavango Delta provide an abundance of resources to rural households, such as thatching grass and reeds for building, grazing for livestock, and fish for food, as well as income-generating activities through the Okavango’s wilderness-based tourism industry, such as jobs and curio production. Every year fires burn extensively in and(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper reports on the cross sectional data from the longitudinal study examining the impact of genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection on quality of life. In particular the report sought to study the relation between recurrence of genital HSV and coping style, mood, personality, and quality of life, among other factors. SETTING AND(More)
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