Arid Lands Newsletter

May-June 2003,
Issue No. 53

Using geospatial technologies to develop participatory tools
for natural resources management

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Katherine Waser, Editor
Office of Arid Lands Studies
The University of Arizona

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Editor's note:
Linking geospatial technologies with social science: A powerful tool for development?

The Livestock Early Warning System (LEWS): Blending technology and the human dimension to support grazing decisions
by Jerry Stuth, Jay Angerer, Robert Kaitho, Kristen Zander, Abdi Jama, Clint Heath, Jim Bucher, Wayne Hamilton, Richard Conner, and David Inbody

Participatory geospatial research and development: Interactive access to spatially dynamic time-series satellite imagery for natural resources management
by Barron Orr, Laura Baker, Anne Thwaits, and Chris Baker

Linking community participation to geospatial technologies
by Trevor Harris and Daniel Weiner

Intra-governmental communication and the applications of GIS to improve wastelands in India
by Wolfgang Hoeschele

Participatory GIS-based natural resources management: Experience from a country of the South
by Rami Zurayk

Briefly noted:
Selected resources of interest
Selected news of interest

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The next theme that will be considered by the ALN is Drylands fire ecology past, present and future. The complexity and importance of this theme is such that the editor anticipates devoting two issues to it. Topics to be considered in each respective issue include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

Proposals for papers, comments, suggestions for possible authors, suggestions for resources (web, paper, CD-ROM etc.) to be included, etc. in either of these issues, are welcome. Please send your suggestions to Katherine Waser, Editor, Arid Lands Newsletter.

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