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close this bookRegions at risk: Comparisons of Threatened Environments (UNU, 1995, 588 pages)
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close this folder1. Critical environmental regions: concepts, distinctions, and issues
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View the documentPrevious studies
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View the documentRegions and the regional approach
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close this folder2. Amazonia
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close this folder3. The Aral Sea basin
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close this folder4. The Nepal middle mountains
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close this folder5. The Ukambani region of Kenya
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close this folder6. The Ilano Estacado of the American southern high plains
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close this folder7. The basin of Mexico
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close this folder8. The North Sea
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close this folder9. The Ordos plateau of China
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close this folder10. The eastern Sundaland region of south-east Asia
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close this folder11. Comparisons and conclusions
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View the document12. Contributors
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12. Contributors

Adrián Guillermo Aguilar
Senior researcher, Institute of Geography, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Paulo de T. Alvim
President of Fundação Pau-Brasil, Ilheus, Brazil

Julie Argent
Served as research assistant to Professor Timothy O'Riordan, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Patricia Benjamin
Graduate student in geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA; currently conducting dissertation research in Tanzania

Harold Brookfield
Professor emeritus, Department of Human Geography, Research School of Pacific Studies, the Australian National University, Canberra

Elizabeth Brooks
Is completing a Ph.D. in geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA

Yvonne Byron Research assistant to Harold Brookfield, Research School of Pacific Studies, the Australian National University, Canberra

Alex Diang'a
Research associate, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Nairobi, Kenya

Kirstin Dow
Ph.D. candidate, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA; currently an associate for JK Research Associates

Jacque Emel
Assistant professor, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA

Exequiel Ezcurra
Senior researcher, Centro de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM); currently head of the planning directorate at Mexico's Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL)

Italo C. Falesi
Soil scientist, Brazilian Agricultural Research System for Eastern Amazonia, Belém, Eastern Amazonia

Teresa García
Is completing a Master's degree in ecology, Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Nikita F. Glazovsky
Deputy director of the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

N. S. Jodha
Heads the Mountain Farming Systems Division, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal

Hong Jiang
Ph.D. candidate, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA

Jeanne X. Kasperson
Research associate professor and research librarian, George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA, and senior research associate, World Hunger Program, Brown University, Providence, Rl, USA

Roger E. Kasperson
Professor of government and geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA; currently university provost

Marisa Mazari Hiriart
Associate researcher, Centro de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM)

William B. Meyer
Research assistant professor, George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA

Professor Timothy O'Riordan
Associate director, Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Irene Pisanty
Associate professor, Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Lesley Potter
Senior lecturer in geography, Department of Geography, University of Adelaide, Australia

Dianne Rocheleau
Assistant professor, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA

Emanuel Adilson S. Serrão
Scientific director, Brazilian Agricultural Research System for Eastern Amazonia, Belém, Eastern Amazonia

Nigel J. H. Smith
Professor of geography, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

B. L. Turner II
Professor of geography and director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA

Fenghui Wang
Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Peiyuan Zhang
Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Du Zheng
Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing