Browsing by Subject "EASTERN HIMALAYA"

Sort by: Order: Results:

Now showing items 1-2 of 2
  • Hanspach, Jan; Haider, Lisbeth Jamila; Oteros-Rozas, Elisa; Olafsson, Anton Stahl; Gulsrud, Natalie M.; Raymond, Christopher M.; Torralba, Mario; Martin-Lopez, Berta; Bieling, Claudia; Garcia-Martin, Maria; Albert, Christian; Beery, Thomas H.; Fagerholm, Nora; Diaz-Reviriego, Isabel; Drews-Shambroom, Annika; Plieninger, Tobias (2020)
    Current sustainability challenges demand approaches that acknowledge a plurality of human-nature interactions and worldviews, for which biocultural approaches are considered appropriate and timely. This systematic review analyses the application of biocultural approaches to sustainability in scientific journal articles published between 1990 and 2018 through a mixed methods approach combining qualitative content analysis and quantitative multivariate methods. The study identifies seven distinct biocultural lenses, that is, different ways of understanding and applying biocultural approaches, which to different degrees consider the key aspects of sustainability science-inter- and transdisciplinarity, social justice and normativity. The review suggests that biocultural approaches in sustainability science need to move from describing how nature and culture are co-produced to co-producing knowledge for sustainability solutions, and in so doing, better account for questions of power, gender and transformations, which has been largely neglected thus far. A free Plain Language Summary can be found within the Supporting Information of this article. A free Plain Language Summary can be found within the Supporting Information of this article.
  • Landry, Kyle R.; Coutand, Isabelle; Whipp, David M.; Grujic, Djordje; Hourigan, Jeremy K. (2016)
    Apatite fission track and zircon (U-Th)/He data are reported for 34 bedrock samples distributed between the foothills and the topographic crest of the Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya. The pattern of observed cooling ages does not correlate with topography, rainfall distribution, and the deeply incised high-relief Tista window, indicating that tectonic processes are mainly responsible for their spatial distribution. Inversion of this thermochronometric data set using 3-D thermokinematic modeling constrained by independent geological and geophysical observations was performed to evaluate the contribution of slip partitioning, duplex development, and relief growth on the evolution of the thermal structure of the Himalaya during the last 12Ma. Models involving significant relief growth do not show a substantial influence of topography evolution on the cooling age distribution, while models involving duplex growth demonstrate that tectonic processes exert a dominant influence on their distribution. In concert with equivalent studies in Bhutan, central Nepal, and NW India, our results attest that the lateral variation of the geometry and kinematics of the Himalayan basal decollement locally associated with duplex formation exert a leading influence on lateral variations of middle to upper crustal long-term exhumation rates documented along the strike of the Himalaya.