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physics as applied to biological problems

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While his overt focus is the role of nitrogen in the human world, Gorman has used the nitrogen cycle as a means of exploring human interaction with the biophysical environment over millennia.
In this paper we use the term environmental migrant to describe individuals or communities of people that must move or choose to move from a location as the result of changes in their biophysical environment. Migration resulting from immediate changes to the biophysical environment due to an acute event such as a natural disaster, or from long-term changes that cannot be directly rectified or mitigated by policy interventions are circumstances that would be classified as "environmental migration" in this context.
What is there fore landforms and land use pattern analysis could be an appreciable action strategy to slow down the adverse effects of land use change on biophysical environments and further to increase the productivity of available resources on judicious basis.
It is through the discourses exchanged in, of, and about the biophysical environment that such non-authored objects and spaces ultimately accrue a textual quality.
biophysical environment, notably through drailles or drove roads.
These additional two dimensions seemed important in light of local versus global debates as well as the different scale of environmental issues, and criticisms of environmental education focusing too narrowly on the biophysical environment and paying too little attention to socio-cultural, economic and political factors.
Due to the pressures of population and our technology the biophysical environment is being degraded, sometimes permanently.
Geographers and ecologists will recognize the important role of the biophysical environment in influencing the course of history.
Agriculture is a system of processes that take place within a threefold environmental framework, biophysical environment, socio-political environment, and economic and technological environment.
Thus, all the four major aspects of the environment are intertwined, an action that may appear to be political may have an impact on both the social, economic and biophysical environment. For example, the Rhodesian land tenure system (Johnson 2000:124) wherein Blacks were crammed in the over-populated rural areas, this led to over cultivation of the land, and to erosion since most people ended up cutting trees to clear the little space that was available for agriculture, and at the end, there was poverty, an economic consequence of a political decision that was taken for economic reasons--to cushion White Rhodesians.
producing a citizenry that is knowledgeable concerning the biophysical environment and its associated problems, aware of how to help solve these problems, and motivated to work toward their solution (Stapp 1969)."
To survive such biophysical environment, the Karimojong are mainly nomadic or transhumant, with livestock their most important economic and social asset.
We expect that the biophysical environment and outside influences (immigration, regionalization, and globalization) shape local culture.
In a similar vein, the two authors insist on defining their use of another concept in the title: "commune" refers to a group of people who share "resources, meals, child-rearing, social life, living space, political ideology, decision-making and world-view," whilst also interacting in a communal spirit "with the social and biophysical environment" (3).
Aside from the protection of the biophysical environment, the management programme also assists in the upliftment of the social environment.