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Herders and hazards: covariate dzud risk and the cost of risk management strategies in a Mongolian subdistrict

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Studies of mobile pastoralist livelihoods have shown that a variety of sociotechnical practices have been developed to achieve reliable outputs from livestock in variable arid and semi-arid environments. This paper builds upon the concept of pastoralists as high-reliability seekers rather than risk-averse and makes a case for understanding Mongolian herders as well adapted to livestock production in highly variable climatic conditions within a certain threshold of risk and uncertainty. This s...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s11069-017-3128-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE; Geography
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9911-4996
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Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Natural Hazards Journal website
Publication date:
2017-12-13
Acceptance date:
2017-11-15
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EISSN:
1573-0840
ISSN:
0921-030X
Pubs id:
pubs:840537
URN:
uri:18fd8543-3731-4ae8-b0cb-c94ca5124fdf
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uuid:18fd8543-3731-4ae8-b0cb-c94ca5124fdf
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pubs:840537

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