Title：Environmental Migration: The Implications of Climate Change, Demographic Dynamics, Globalization, and Geopolitics
Chair: Xiangrong Wang
Dr. & Professor， Fudan University, China
Time: 13:30, pm, Oct.13th, 2017
Venue: Rm.3029, Building of Environmental Sciences, New Jiangwan Campus, Fudan University
One direct impact of climate change is human migration. Environment-related migration has significant impacts on the well-being of migrants and has reciprocal effects on landscape structure and ecosystem services. The dynamics is even stronger in rural drylands as they face forces from multiple directions: climate change and subsequent changes in landscape structure and ecosystem services, out-migration of the young and subsequent remittances and brain drain, rapid population growth and demographic structure changes, globalization, and government interventions and geopolitics. This presentation includes two parts. One is about the ecological migration in rural drylands of Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and China within the coupled human and natural system framework. The other is about amenity-driven rural migration in the U.S.