Centre for World Environmental History


Botanical and Meteorological History of The Indian Ocean World

ISLANDED By Sujit Sivasunderam  - A review by Radhika Coomaraswamy

Nash, D.J., Pribyl. K., Klein, J., Neukom, R., Endfield, G.H., Adamson, G.C.D. & Kniveton, D.R. (2015)
Seasonal rainfall variability in southeast Africa during the nineteenth century reconstructed from documentary sources [PDF 2.72MB]
Climatic Change DOI 10.1007/s10584-015-1550-8.

Nash, D.J., Pribyl. K., Klein, J., Endfield, G.H., Kniveton, D.R. & Adamson, G.C.D. (2015)
Tropical cyclone activity over Madagascar during the late nineteenth century [PDF 5.39MB]
International Journal of Climatology 35: 3249-3261.

Mark Elvin
Linking late-imperial and early modern population dynamics in the lower Yangzi Valley: An analysis of Xiaoji Township.
Pp. 469-500. In Philip Kreager, et al. eds., Population in the Human Sciences. Concepts, Models, Evidence* (Oxford University Press, Oxford: 2015).

Rice, Sugar, and Livestock in Java, 1820-1940: Geertz’s Agricultural Involution 50 Years On, in Francesca Bray, Peter A. Coclanis, Edda L. Fields-Black, and Dagmar Schäfer (eds), Rice: Global Networks and New Histories. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp. 56-83.

Greg Bankoff, Uwe Lübken, and Jordan Sand (eds), Flammable Cities. Urban Conflagration and the Making of the Modern World. Madison, Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2012, in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land-, en Volkenkunde 171 (2015), pp. 563-5.

Timothy P. Barnard (ed.), Nature Contained: Environmental Histories of Singapore. Singapore: NUS Press, 2014, in Environmental History 20 (2015).

Anton Lucas and Carol Warren (eds), Land for the People: The State and Agrarian Conflict in Indonesia. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2013, in Agricultural History 89, 2 (Spring 2015), pp. 317-9.

History of Science in South Asia

R. Ponnuchamy, A. Pragasam, S. Aravajy and K. Anupama
Less-known flowering plants in the neighbourhood of Puducherry, South-eastern India [PDF 655.82KB]

Raja Ponnuchamy, Vincent Bonhomme, Srinivasan Prasad, Lipi Das, Prakash Patel, Ce´ dric Gaucherel, Arunachalam Pragasam, Krishnamurthy Anupama
Honey Pollen: Using Melissopalynology to Understand Foraging Preferences of Bees in Tropical South India [PDF 481.70KB]

Krishnamurthy Anupama, Srinivasan Prasad, C. Sudhakar Reddy
Vegetation, land cover and land use changes of the last 200 years in the Eastern Ghats (southern India) inferred from pollen analysis of sediments from a rain-fed tank and remote sensing [PDF 4.82MB]

Ezra D. Rashkow
Resistance to Hunting in Pre-independence India: Religious environmentalism, ecological nationalism or cultural conservation? [PDF 371.55KB] 
Modern Asian Studies (2014): 1-32.

Ezra D. Rashkow
Idealizing Inhabited Wilderness: A Revision to the History of Indigenous Peoples and National Parks [PDF 167.63KB] 
History Compass 12, no. 10 (2014): 818-832.