Observations of Environmental Change in Cuba

Observations of Environmental Change in Cuba LISA DAVIS University of Alabama DAVID M. BROMMER University of Alabama ENRIQUE RODRIQUEZ-LOECHES DIEZ-ARGÜELLES Institute of Tropical Geography/Cuban Society of Geography introduction Analysis of global processes of change at the regional scale is vitally important to not only better predict and prepare for change occurring at the regional scale but also to better understand the drivers of change, as they tend to be spatially and temporally complex. The importance of regional analyses to questions of globalization, development, and environmental change in the Caribbean and the Southeastern United States has been recognized (Torres ), as have the importance of connecting regional scale changes occurring in the Southeastern United States to global and transnational processes (Lecce and Alderman ). Comparative geography, as a means of analysis, is a useful way to explore the economic, social, cultural, and environmental trajectories of two locations that share certain historical and physical commonalities. Through comparative analysis diverging and converging paths of socio-cultural and environmental change can be identified and new insight gained concerning the impacts of ongoing change, as well as future directions of change. Moseley () exemplisoutheastern geographer, 49(1) 2009: pp. 84­93 fied the comparative geographic technique in his comparison of Sub-Saharan Africa http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southeastern Geographer University of North Carolina Press

Observations of Environmental Change in Cuba

Southeastern Geographer, Volume 49 (1) – Mar 5, 2009

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Copyright © 2009 Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers
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LISA DAVIS University of Alabama DAVID M. BROMMER University of Alabama ENRIQUE RODRIQUEZ-LOECHES DIEZ-ARGÜELLES Institute of Tropical Geography/Cuban Society of Geography introduction Analysis of global processes of change at the regional scale is vitally important to not only better predict and prepare for change occurring at the regional scale but also to better understand the drivers of change, as they tend to be spatially and temporally complex. The importance of regional analyses to questions of globalization, development, and environmental change in the Caribbean and the Southeastern United States has been recognized (Torres ), as have the importance of connecting regional scale changes occurring in the Southeastern United States to global and transnational processes (Lecce and Alderman ). Comparative geography, as a means of analysis, is a useful way to explore the economic, social, cultural, and environmental trajectories of two locations that share certain historical and physical commonalities. Through comparative analysis diverging and converging paths of socio-cultural and environmental change can be identified and new insight gained concerning the impacts of ongoing change, as well as future directions of change. Moseley () exemplisoutheastern geographer, 49(1) 2009: pp. 84­93 fied the comparative geographic technique in his comparison of Sub-Saharan Africa

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Southeastern GeographerUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 5, 2009

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