Caribbean Region - Science topic
Caribbean Region is the area that lies between continental North and South America and comprises the Caribbean Sea, the West Indies, and the adjacent mainland regions of southern Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and Venezuela.
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In the fall of 2005, the Amazon River suddenly dried up (photo attached). At the same time, a little to the north, in the Caribbean, the number of tropical cyclones increased abnormally (the graph is attached). In addition, the formation of tropical cyclones continued until January 2006, see cyclones Delta and Zeta (map attached). It happened in one geographic region. I think these anomalies may have a common cause. I analyzed the gravitational field, which can form an anomaly of high atmospheric pressure in the region. Maybe there are other ideas? In 2010, the drought in the Amazon was not accompanied by an anomaly of tropical cyclogenesis.
In the current energy context, which would be the best energy alternatives for Latin America and the Caribbean in the future? I very much appreciate your participation in this discussion.
I would like to know the current data of following region
1. Central Asia
2. Latin America and the Caribbean
3. Central and Eastern Europe
4. North America and Western
5. Sub-saharan Africa
6. East Asia and the Pacific
7. South and West Asia
As part of a project on (the postcolonial aspects of) the prediction of juvenile crime in the Caribbean, we are writing about the occurrence of silence in ethnography. We are interested in how the ethnographer's own stance and manners during fieldwork hamper the voice of participants, as well as in the postcolonial dimensions of this process. We noticed for instance that in our own study at a juvenile detention centre in Willemstad (Curacao), our own conceptions of childhood (and the way we asked questions about it) stood in the way of the young detainees to speak their mind.
Who has suggestions that can help us out with (more general) literature on the production of silences in ethnography? They would help a lot, thank you.
Radboud University, the Netherlands
In some European countries, in Africa, in Latin America and even in the Caribbean, individual sanitation by dry litter toilets is practiced by some communities. The residues from these toilets are then composted and used in agriculture.
The most countries that have sustained a peg for at least five years are very small open economies ( Caribbean countries, Barbados, Antigua, Bahrain), often highly specialized in tourism or fiscal havens. Explain why fixed exchange rates are particularly advantageous for these countries.
The Southeastern region of the United States of America, including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and the Caribbean archipelagos are being devastated by a higher number of hurricanes than ever before--Why? Are these stronger and more frequent wind and rain storms evidence of (1) global warming; or (2) climate change?
How could Latin America overcome its structural crises (political, economic, social)? What are its main obstacles?
The economics of Latin America and the Caribbean in the XX century is one key to understanding the problem, but not the only,
Secondly, the political systems in Latin America and the Caribbean plagued of populism, militarism, technocracy and its influence on democracy, guerrillas and dictatorships.
Finally, globalization, and the spread of social models of consumption that have led to the degradation of ecosystems.
What are the most pressing problems for the continent? What are the recipes or those that should be avoided?
This course has a comparative focus, although it is not the only or maybe even most compelling thing about it. So we will be taking a comparative look at US and Caribbean black families in regard to the following:
-The 'origins' debate: Africa or slavery? Classical US and Caribbean studies
-Slavery and 'the' enslaved African/black family in the Americas
-Examining key issues in black family studies: myth of black matriarchy and the 'missing/absent father;' the 'dysfunctional black family' etc
-The black family and state (colonial/racial) policies: population, segregation, welfare etc
-Case studies of black families: rural/peasant, urban working class, professional/suburban middle-class, queer/LGBTQ etc etc
Isn't it amazing that the one region on the world where water is far more abundant than land and livelihoods are highly dependent on the ocean and its resources, that aquaculture has attracted the least research and funding?
With the current issues affecting the globe, it is high time the Caribbean region be given the necessary funding for aquaculture research and development.
This would create employment opportunities for thousands of people and reduce the region's dependency on foreign imports.
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Many of the predicted effects of climate change have serious consequences for water security and the overall development of the Caribbean and pose significant threats to human health and well-being and the productivity of key economic sectors. The science, research and engineering communities are beginning to link climate forecasting with water security to understand the extent and nature of the risks these changes pose to regional economies, societies and environments. With climate change prolonging drought periods in the Caribbean, should member states be required to establish a State of the Water Monitoring Networks, with the requirement that the networks focus on condition monitoring quantitative and chemical status of groundwater?
The map of Africa and Caribbean had a slow transmission and low fatality rate as of 18/3/2020
,could the weather be deterrent to their transmission .Are there other viruses with these patterns? Kindly send link of all related article ,newpaper publication and national report to this link. .
I have been looking for information about pelagic Sargassum arrivals on the beaches and coasts of the Mexican Caribbean in order to evaluate the potential design of a small plant generation of biogas throught Anaerobic Digestion.
Specifically I've been looking for these characteristics:
- Available quantity of feedstock per year; per day and receiving frequency.
- Quality of the feedstock in terms of TS, VS, gas yield, N content (TKN), S content, etc. as well as their potential variations.
- Suggested HRT, OLR, and temperature of digestion.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
I have a presence dataset that is composed of satellite tracking data, in-person observations, and verified citizen-science sightings.
The presence points span across the entire Caribbean, but are generally restricted to areas close to the shore, leaving big gaps between clusters of sightings.
Because of this, using a simple random selection of pseudoabsences within the whole study area results in many pseudo absences being located in areas vastly different from the presence points, hence affecting the evaluation of the importance of environmental variables and the perceived accuracy of the models.
I am looking to restrict the area in which pseudo-absences can be selected to be in a circle around presence points, but I can't figure out the best way to determine the radius of these circles.
Thanks in advance for any help!
I would like to find a validated food frequency questionnaire tailored for the Caribbean to be able to better assess Caribbean diets.
A very interesting new way to focus Multiple Sclerosis treatment: repairing myelina. I was informed by a Cuban article (Cuba is having one the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in population in Caribbean islands).
Currently seeking research participants to take part in a semi structured interview, speaking about their experiences on PPP projects in the Caribbean. Participants identity will be hidden.
I am conducting an ethnoarchaeological research near Cartagena, Colombia on the Caribbean coast. Fishermen are collecting the gastropod Melongena melongena. Some of the specimens don´t present single or double rows of spines. Are these differences related to the environment? Are these differences related to a new specie?
I need the reference: Maldonado Capriles, J. (1990). Systematic catalogue of the Reduviidae of the world (Insecta: Heteroptera). Caribbean Journal of Science.
I am currently evaluating data (baseline measurements) of participants, who originate from all over the world (mainly Dutch though). The aim is to identify differences between “ethnicities”. In the study I work in, definitions were previously made such as ethnicity is defined as country of origin of parents.
After long search and comparison of several articles with each other, I could identify groups which are more often used in research. To my research the following applies the most at the moment: The largest group is Dutch, the second largest from the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) and thereafter Europeans/North America.
Now, I have about 100 participants remaining who are from other countries e.g. China, Brazil, Caribbean islands, and most of them actually have mixed ethnicities (e.g. one parent is Dutch and the other from Brazil or Morocco and again, there are many more combinations). Within this, participants with the same or similar background are very small in group size (e.g. 2 - 8 people), so it is not possible to treat them as separate groups. And obviously I cannot just treat all remaining ones as one group. In that case, is it "better" to exclude them from the analysis?
I am not an expert in social sciences and I am aware that this questions does not have one straight forward answer, but at this point I don’t know how to continue anymore.
Maybe there are helpful resources that I did not come across yet about this topic?
I’d appreciate any comments, ideas, suggestions!
African tulip trees can be found in many countries throughout Central and South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. They are primarily invasive in the South Pacific. Known for their bright, trumpet-shaped flowers, these fast-growing trees can quickly spread in agricultural areas, forest plantations, and natural ecosystems. It was largely intentionally introduced in the 1900s as a street and household ornamental tree.
The studies carried out by different scholars show that, in both Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), innovation processes, in their scientific and technological context, are ineffective. Therefore, it is difficult to create an appropriate environment for the development of new and better products and services in such a way that the whole helps the social and economic growth of these countries (de la Torre, 2014; Lederman et.al. 2014, CAF, 2013, World Bank, 2014). Despite some scholars describe the problem as systemic, is Wicked Problem (Rittel, 1973) an adequate framework to formulate these difficulties?
I am thinking of my thesis topic as follows:
A proposal for the implementation of CSR in company strategy in developing countries (The Caribbean)
Could you help in narrowing or structuring this research topic?
I am interested in promoting environmental education efforts for the K-12 context in the Caribbean. If anyone is aware of valid work being done in this area i.e. exiting research papers, projects, or names of researchers, please share.
I'm trying to find some info on the site effects or geotechnical zonation of some caribbean countries. I tried to find something in the Caribbean Uniform Building Code, but it only offers the value of Z of the table 2.305.1 associated to the seismicity of the region
UTT Ibis Ensemble had a mission to expand the Caribbean tome of art music. We have commissioned works in the past that include the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago and now have instituted an annual Call for Compositions encouraging local, regional and international composers to write works for mixed ensemble and steel pan. We are also keen to include works that already exist and know of a few, but would be delighted to hear from anyone if they have suggestions!
Currently, I am trying to determine the population genetic structure of two species of nudibranchs from the Caribbean. Previous research has been done with tradicional molecular methods and this is our fist attempt using NGS. So, I would like know if there is a good services provider in order to get the RAD-seq data for our project. DNA extraction is the only step that we're going to carry out in our lab.
Since 2011, caribbean and west-agrican coasts are experiencing huge - and problematic - arrivals of seaweeds (Sargassum spp.).
Changes of atmospheric and oceanic circulation are observed in the altlantic ocean, such as modifications of the main streams and increases of sea surface temperature, of upwellings, of sedimentary contributions of major rivers (amazon, congo) or of sands brought by the winds from the sahara, etc.
Has anyone have an schematic or a synthetic explanation on how the atlantic is changing and why theses changes are impacting sargassum blooms and arrivals on caribbean and african coasts ?
This is a matter of cultural cross-fertilization: how far can it be effectuated? What are the new hybrid creations forged in Britain and accepted by mainstream British culture?
What are the perceptions of teachers' and principals' about the implementation of Teacher Leadership in schools in the Caribbean? There is a dearth of information about Teacher Leadership in the Caribbean. Teacher Leadership is well developed in Canada, the USA and Australia. In the UK there is some research, however teacher leadership has been slow to be implemented. In Jamaica there was some consideration about teacher leadership, however there is little information about teacher leadership. I am currently undertaking extensive research about teacher leadership for a doctoral thesis. I am interested in any information about teacher leadership in the Caribbean.
This is a interesting and important project. One of my students is curently working on giant clams in the Western Indian Ocean and Red Sea. I think it would be interesting to to cooperate and to exchange e.g. COI sequences for a joint analysis.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
I am doing a study on the Ecologically Critical Area (ECA)s of Bangladesh to understand how the current governance regime for the ECAs are functioning on the ground.
I have returned from a field trip from an ECA, the St. Martin's island, Cox's Bazar, in the second week of this month. I was in the Island on the 4th, 5th and 6th January 17 and in Teknaf peninsula on the 7th and 8th January 2017. During my visit I have interviewed several residents and visited extensively. I have also recorded many photographs and video images which shall become a part of my research.
During my visit it became apparent to me that the Saint Martin's Island is on the verge of a major ecological catastrophe. The water, health and sanitation, biodiversity and poverty and discrimination are some of the major problems that is accelerating this catastrophe.
I would be thankful if you could kindly share with me, or indicate a source of, the following:
The governance regime for ECAs in Bangladesh
the updated Saint Martins ECA notifications and related laws
any other law, data and information that may be relevant to my research on the Ecologically critical area.
Any publication on Saint Martin's Island or generally on Ecologically Critical Area that you can share.
I am writing about the Millennium Development Goals in the Caribbean. Are there articles on this matter. I am interested Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Maarten, Suriname, Barbados, Trinidad.
Does anyone have information regarding the establishment of a French Naval Base on Martinique in 1784?
Should member states of CARICOM seek bilateral arrangements and fully embrace EPA, or should the regionalism spirit continue to embrace CSME that seems to have stalled?
Dendrogyra cylindrus is a coral species not very common in Caribbean reefs that might become endangered. Coral populations have been shown to fluctuate in abundance through the passage of geological time.