skip to main content

Title: Large spatial variation and stagnation of cropland gross primary production increases the challenges of sustainable grain production and food security in China
Award ID(s):
Author(s) / Creator(s):
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Science of The Total Environment
Page Range / eLocation ID:
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
More Like this
  1. null (Ed.)
  2. This report draws upon political ecology and nature–society geography to examine the production network–nature nexus. Indebted to these approaches, a growing number of production network and value chain studies are expanding well beyond the field’s traditional remit of environmental governance. This work centers the institutional arrangements of firms, laboratories, workers, and regulations that organize and combine extensive and intensive strategies to appropriate nature’s value. ‘Nature’ is neither input nor output here; rather, it is metabolized in and through the functional coordination of these spatially distributed activities. I explore these themes in recent studies of resource extraction and frontier-making, chemical geographies of biocides, and the material-cum-geographical claims of ethical supply chains. Expanding and deepening the dialogue between conjunctural analyses of states, labor, and supply chains, on the one hand, and how socionatures condition these arrangements, on the other, is both analytically and politically necessary. I offer this, my final report, as a modest contribution to this endeavor.

    more » « less
  3. null (Ed.)
  4. This paper investigates the homophony/polysemy between a morphological agentive marker and a contrastive focus marker in Sümi, a Tibeto-Burman language of Northeast India. Both are realized by a phrasal suffix -no that attaches to grammatical subjects, but the interpretation of the suffix varies by clause type. The present study examines whether transitive and intransitive subjects in contrastive focus receive any special prosodic marking that is recognizable to native listeners. The study has implications for understanding the development of agentive/focus marking in Sümi, as well as other languages of the Himalayas, and in New Guinea and Australia where similar homophony/polysemy between agentive and focus markers has been found. 
    more » « less