3829 Global Telecoupling of Remote Places

Friday, February 18, 2011: 2:30 PM
140B (Washington Convention Center )
Jianguo (Jack) Liu , Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Telecouplings are increasingly common and have extended to the world’s most remote areas, such as Wolong Nature Reserve for panda conservation in the high mountains of southwest China. Over the past several decades, the coupled human and natural system in Wolong has been profoundly transformed through tourism, migration, outside markets, panda loans, technology diffusion, and government policies. The telecouplings between Wolong and the world are influenced by many factors and vary across space and time.