Environmental Change and its Implications for Population Migration

  • Jon D. Unruh
  • Maarten S. Krol
  • Nurit Kliot

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Urs Luterbacher
    Pages 165-175
  3. Sara Curran, Tundi Agardy
    Pages 201-229
  4. Hong Yang, Xiubin Li, Yili Zhang, Alexander B. J. Zehnder
    Pages 267-288
  5. Judit Bartholy, Rita Pongracz, Zoltan Barcza, Zsuzsanna Dezso
    Pages 289-313
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 314-314

About this book


Environmental change in general, and climatic change in particular, are likely to impact significantly upon resources such as water and soils, transforming present day landscapes and their ecological characteristics. As a consequence, disruptions of socio-economic activities in sensitive regions of the globe can be expected in coming decades. Agriculture is at particular risk, especially in areas where prolonged droughts, sea level rise, enhanced natural hazards, or extreme meteorological events such as floods or mudslides threaten marginal existence. Disruptions and risks may have large effects on population migration. Conversely, large-scale movements of people, goods or capital may also disrupt local environments and further contribute to social problems.

This volume provides an ample overview of state-of-the-art understanding of the multi-dimensional phenomenon of migration, in the characterisation of migration drivers, in environmental and agro-economic case studies and modelling issues as well as socio-political analyses.


Environmental science Geography Global change Population migration Synthesis: geosciences / social sciences capital climate climate change development ecology ecosystem environment environmental change environmental science geography migration population research soil water

Editors and affiliations

  • Jon D. Unruh
    • 1
  • Maarten S. Krol
    • 2
  • Nurit Kliot
    • 3
  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.University of TwenteNetherlands
  3. 3.University of HaifaIsrael

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