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Volcanism and Historical Ecology on the Willaumez Peninsula, Papua New Guinea.

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Title: Volcanism and Historical Ecology on the Willaumez Peninsula, Papua New Guinea.
Authors: Torrence, Robin
Neall, Vince
Boyd, W.E.
LC Subject Headings: Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Oct 2009
Publisher: Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Torrence R, Neall V, Boyd W E. Volcanism and Historical Ecology on the Willaumez Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. Pac Sci 63(4): 507-536.
Series/Report no.: vol. 63, no. 4
Abstract: The role of natural disasters has been largely overlooked in studies of South Pacific historical ecology. To highlight the importance of rapid-onset natural hazards, we focus on the contributions of volcanism in shaping landscape histories. Results of long-term research in the Willaumez Peninsula on New Britain in Papua New Guinea illustrate the wide range and complexity of potential relationships between volcanic activity and human responses. Despite frequent severe volcanic impacts, human groups have responded creatively to these challenges and over time may have developed particular strategies that coped with the demands of repeated refuging and recolonization.
Description: v. ill. 23 cm.
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Pages/Duration: 30 p.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22775
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science, Volume 63, Number 4, 2009



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