Category Archives: Yearbook of the APCG

#LookItUP: Climate Change and Natural Disasters in UHP Journals

 

upweekiconThis is Part 6 in a series of University of Hawai`i Press blog posts celebrating University Press Week and highlighting scholarship published by UH Press journals in the past year. Read our introductory blog post here. Our hope is that this series will shed new light on how UH Press “sells the facts,” so to speak, and the value our 24 journals bring to our very existence. Links to each journal and article are provided below.*


Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Asian Perspectives: The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the PacificVolume 56, Number 2, 201700_AP_c1-4_blog
Article:
“The Search for Tsunami Evidence in the Geological and Archaeological Records, With a Focus on Japan” by Gina L. Barnes

Context: Archeologist Gina L. Barnes takes a look at tsunami sites through the lens of disaster preparedness: “tsunami damage seldom leads to collapse of a society or civilization, though the socio-economic status of the affected society is crucial to the nature of human response […] Disaster archaeology, including tsunami archaeology, is thus a timely and welcome approach to understanding the situation of the world today.”

 

Pacific Science: A Quarterly Devoted to the Biological and Physical Sciences of the Pacific RegionVolume 71, Number 4, October 2017Pacific Science 71:4 cover image
Article: “Estimating Cost-Effectiveness of Hawaiian Dry Forest Restoration Using Spatial Changes in Water Yield and Landscape Flammability under Climate Change” by Christopher A. Wada, Leah L. Bremer, Kimberly Burnett, Clay Trauernicht, Thomas Giambelluca, Lisa Mandle, Elliott Parsons, Charlotte Weil, Natalie Kurashima, and Tamara Ticktin

Context: This study joins dozens of Pacific Science research articles that show the effects of climate change, and it appears with seven open-access articles that focus on the challenges facing native forest restoration in Hawai’i and the Pacific region. (And while we’re “selling the facts,” we should mention Pacific Science also published a peer-reviewed biological fact in the past year: the discovery of a new species of Stylasterid in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands.)

Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast GeographersVolume 79, 2017APCG Yearbook 79 cover
Article:
“Institutional Obstacles to Beaver Recolonization and Potential Climate Change Adaptation in Oregon, USA” by Jeff Baldwin

Context: As streams dry up due to climate change, beaver are being displaced from their natural habitats. This study critically examines five institutional blockages to beaver recolonization in Oregon through multiple interviews, policies, and publications.

 

The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island AffairsVolume 29, Number 2, 2017
Section: “Year in Review: International Issues and Events” by Nic Maclellan

00_29.2 cover 1Context: Nic Maclellan reflects on the U.S.’s political influence on the Pacific region, especially as it relates to environmental regulation: “Debates over climate action, West Papua, fisheries, and trade continued as a feature of regional affairs in 2016, often dividing Pacific governments and their international partners. The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president in November set the stage for these divisions to continue, given Trump’s statements during the election campaign on climate change and America’s new directions in foreign policy.” This introduction is followed by more reports from the field, including Fiji, Papua, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. Also appearing in this issue: “Climate Change and the Imagining of Migration: Emerging Discourses on Kiribati’s Land Purchase in Fiji” by Elfriede Hermann and Wolfgang Kempf.

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Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, vol. 79 (2017)

Mural in Los Angeles

From “Painting a Place: A Spatiothematic Analysis of Murals in East Los Angeles” by Zia Salim in this issue: The side of a tire shop is adorned with a mural representing various Mesoamerican elements, including a jaguar, a volcano, a pyramid, and farmers. Painting the Importance of Life, Raul Gonzalez and Joseph Montalvo, 2000.

The 2017 Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers presents a wide range of geographic studies, plus notes from the field, media reviews, and APCG award winners. Some articles of note:


Find the full text of the issue at Project MUSE


APCG Yearbook 79 coverAbout the Journal

Founded in 1935, the APCG has a rich history of promoting geographical education and research. Its Yearbook includes abstracts of papers from its annual meetings, a selection of full-length peer-reviewed articles, and book reviews.

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Available for members of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers.

 

Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, 78

From “Scale and Its Histories” by Chris Lukinbeal in this issue. Landscape with Saint Jerome, by Joachim Patinir.

The Yearbook presents a diverse collection of articles this year, including the following scholarly works, plus book reviews, field notes and others.
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Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, 77

Chinese-Mexican restaurant, Mexicali, 2011. Photo by authors Scott Warren, Wan Yu and Donna Ruiz in the issue article, "La Chinesca: The Chinese Landscape of the Mexico U.S. Borderlands."

Chinese-Mexican restaurant, Mexicali, 2011. Photo by authors Scott Warren, Wan Yu and Donna Ruiz in the issue article, “La Chinesca: The Chinese Landscape of the Mexico U.S. Borderlands.”

The Yearbook presents a diverse collection of articles this year, including submissions highlighting the geography of our region plus an exploration of desertification in China. Editor Jim Craine details this year’s issue:
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Complete archive for the Yearbook of the APCG now available in Project Muse

The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers and the University of Hawai’i Press are pleased to announce the complete archive of the journal is now available in Project Muse.

Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers: Vol. 1 (1935) – Vol. 76 (2014)

Founded in 1935, the APCG has a rich history of promoting geographical education and research. Its Yearbook includes abstracts of papers from its annual meetings, a selection of full-length peer-reviewed articles, and book reviews. Since 1952 the APCG has also been the Pacific Coast Regional Division (including Hawai‘i) of the Association of American Geographers. Individual subscription is by membership in the APCG.

The Yearbook has been published annually except for the years 1944-46; indexes appear in volumes 27, 35, 40, 49, 54, and 66.

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Yearbook of the APCG, vol. 76 (2014)

Editorial Notes, 9

Contributor Biographies, 11

The Geographer’s Eyes and Feet
Michael Schmandt, 13

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Yearbook of the APCG, vol. 75 (2013)

Editorial Notes, 9

Contributor Biographies, 12

Presidential Address: Study Abroad: Geography Does It Better
James R. Keese, 15

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