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Graduate dissertations (completed)

Badingqiuying, MA Environmental Management 2008 _____________
Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines
Effect of elimination of plateau pikas on the alpine meadow grassland ecosystem of Santu nomadic community

Irene Breivik, MA 2007 – irenebreivik @gmail.com
Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway)
The Political Ecology of Grassland Conservation in Qinghai Province, China: Discourse, Policies and the Herders

Ciren Yangzong, Master of Philosophy in Indigenous Studies, 2006 – [email@email.com]
Master Program in Indigenous Studies, University of Tromsø (Norway)
The Household Responsibility Contract System and the Question of Grassland Protection: A case study from the Chang Tang, northwest Tibet Autonomous Region
Download thesis at http://www.ub.uit.no/munin/handle/10037/291

Marc Foggin, PhD 2000 – foggin @plateauperspectives.org
Department of Biology, Arizona State University (USA)
Biodiversity Protection and the Search for Sustainability in Tibetan Plateau Grasslands (Qinghai, China)
View dissertation at http://www.plateauperspectives.org/foggin2000/

Goodall, Sarah K, PhD 2007 _______________________
Geographical and Environmental Studies, University of Adelaide (Australia)
From plateau pastures to urban fringe: sedentarisation of nomadic pastoralists in Ladakh, north-west India
Abstract at http://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/handle/2440/46332

Karl Ryavek, Phd 2002 ________________
Department of Geography, University of Minnesota
Land Use Change in Central Tibet, ca. 1830-2000
Abstract at http://www.case.edu/affil/tibet/moreCenterInfo/tsin/tsin2002dec.html

Skjervold, Marius & Johnsrud, Anders Bille
The Balance between Yaks and Pastures and its Implications for the Local Nomadic Families: A case study from Long Deng Township, Sichuan Province, China
[MA Thesis, Agricultural University of Norway, Dec. 2003.]

Gaby Scheidegger, MSc 2008 – gscheidegger @gmx.net
European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)
Children with Disabilities in Tibetan Villages: The Families’ Experiences and the Influences on Their Daily Lives and Occupations

Simo Tolvanen, MSc 2001 – simo.tolvanen @kauhajoki.fi
Department of Ecology and Systematics, University of Helsinki (Finland)
The vegetation of the Qinghai Lake area of the Tibetan Plateau and the effects of nomadic pastoralists’ livestock grazing on it
Download thesis at http://www2.kauhajoki.fi/kotisivu/simo.tolvanen/SimonGRADU1.pdf

Wendezhuoma,MS 2008 – wende.wanda @gmail.com
This paper is drawn from a thesis titiled: “Impacts of the Ecological Migration Project (EMP) on grassland ecosystem: The case of Ca chog village, Mtso sngon Province, PRC” submitted in 2008 to College of Arts and Sciences, Miriam College, the Philippines, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Environmental Studies.

Graduate research in progress

Beimatsho, PhD candidate – beimatsho28 @hotmail.com
School of Science, Charles Sturt University (Australia)
Transforming Economics, Changing Tibetan Yak Herders – Ethnography from Naqchu

Charlene Chi, PhD candidate – crc2129 @columbia.edu
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University (USA)
Desertification impacts on rural poverty in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau

Fu Ping, PhD candidate ______________
Stockholm University and Purdue University
The history of glaciation on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau

He Jifang, PhD candidate – jhe @hawaii.edu
Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii at Mānoa (USA)
The closest place to the sun – a land of medicine: A medical anthropological study of Tibetan medicine/

Jakob Heyman, PhD candidate – jakob.heyman@natgeo.su.se
Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University (Sweden)
Paleoglaciology of the northeastern Tibetan Plateau
For more detail, see http://people.su.se/~jahe5887/research.htm/p
Other publications: http://people.su.se/~jahe5887/publications.htm

Hogan, Brigitte W. PhD candidate ___________________
School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University (USA)
Effect of plateau pika (
Ochotona curzoniae) disturbance on an alpine meadow ecosystem

Liu Qunxiu, thesis on Tibetan foxes…

Miriam Pearce, MEnvMgt candidate – mimjoy@cotse.net
Master of Environmental Management, University of Tasmania (Australia)
[Topic still to be determined]