Hyper-extractive counties in the U.S.: a coupled-systems approach

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dc.contributor.author Aistrup, Joseph A.
dc.contributor.author Kulcsar, Laszlo
dc.contributor.author Mauslein, Jacob A.
dc.contributor.author Beach, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Steward, David R.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-17T20:01:53Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-17T20:01:53Z
dc.date.issued 2014-03-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17231
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we advance a theoretical framework for defining hyper-extractive coupled-systems in the United States. Our purpose is to extend a model constructed for an agricultural system in Southwest Kansas into a general theory that can be used to successfully classify counties across the U.S. that depend on the extraction of natural resources. We begin with developing the theoretical foundations for the hyper-extractive coupled-system. We then fit this theory within the existing literature regarding the classification of rural counties. Finally, drawing on a coupled human–natural systems theoretical framework (Liu et al., 2007), we develop a new spatially based empirical measure of rural context that captures the complex, multidimensional interactions between humans and their natural environments. GIS hot spot and factor analytic techniques are used to empirically identify existing coupled-systems, linking contiguous counties in the rural U.S. based on 35 indicators of land use, employment patterns, demographics, physiography, and climate. In addition to identifying three different types of hyper-extractive counties across the U.S., our approach reveals a number of other coupled-systems based on agriculture and ranching, mining, manufacturing, scenic amenities, and forestry and fishing. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0143622812001038 en_US
dc.subject Coupled human-natural systems en_US
dc.subject Social ecological systems en_US
dc.subject Rural U.S. counties en_US
dc.subject Land and resource use en_US
dc.subject Rural economies en_US
dc.subject Hot spot analysis en_US
dc.subject Demography en_US
dc.title Hyper-extractive counties in the U.S.: a coupled-systems approach en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2012.09.010 en_US
dc.citation.epage 100 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Applied Geography en_US
dc.citation.spage 88 en_US
dc.citation.volume 37 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kulcsar en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid steward en_US

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