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Scenarios are possible future states of the world that represent alternative plausible conditions under different assumptions. Often, scenarios are developed in a context relevant to stakeholders involved in their applications since the evaluation of scenario outcomes and implications can enhance decision-making activities. This paper reviews the(More)
Synopsis Scenario analysis is a process of evaluating possible future events through the consideration of alternative plausible (though not equally likely) outcomes (scenarios). The analysis is designed to enable improved decision-making and assessment through a more rigorous evaluation of possible outcomes and their implications. For environmental impact(More)
We propose a conceptual framework that leads to an abstract characterization for the exact solvability of Calabi-Yau varieties in terms of abelian varieties with complex multiplication. The abelian manifolds are derived from the cohomology of the Calabi-Yau manifold, and the conformal field theoretic quantities of the underlying string emerge from the(More)
Achieving a sustainable relationship between human societies and the natural environment poses a serious challenge in the 21 st century. The problem spans multiple locations and multiple scales. Farmers must choose between their own livelihood and killing a species whose numbers are rapidly diminishing. Rural communities attempt to balance expanding(More)
Modified reciprocal transplant experiments were conducted with the annual plant species Impatiens eapensis and L pallida to partition the influence of environment on fitness into two components; that of (1) conspecific neighbours occupying each transplant site, and (2) the abiotic and biotic features of each site exclusive of the conspecific neighbours. In(More)
BACKGROUND Research has shown network social capital associated with a range of health behaviours and conditions. Little is known about what social capital inequalities in health represent, and which social factors contribute to such inequalities. METHODS Data come from the Montreal Neighbourhood Networks and Healthy Aging Study (n=2707). A position(More)
Analyses of traditional CVM survey questions may be biased by the respondent's unfamiliarity with the instrument, the good, or both. We use the minimum contributing set public goods mechanism in the experimental laboratory as a tool to expose subjects to the means of provision prior to field survey efforts. We examine public goods provision under two(More)
BACKGROUND Cross-sectional research suggests social capital has negative consequences for problem drinking behaviors. Previous studies have suggested psychosocial resources, including perceived control, may buffer this association. Little research has examined whether such relationships persist longitudinally. METHODS Random effects models examined(More)
The present investigation replicates Jackson and McGill's study (1996) and extends it by considering the effects of respondents' own height, weight, and body mass on perceptions of attractiveness. Results, although generally supportive of those found by Jackson and McGill, point to the influence of respondents' own physical characteristics in the process of(More)
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