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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Geography of Malnutrition
by Beal, Ty, Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2018, 116; 10749691
Abstract (Summary)

Geography is interdisciplinary in nature and malnutrition is ubiquitous globally. Geographical approaches allow for a comprehensive understanding of the relationships between biological, social, and environmental factors associated with nutrition. Nutritional geography is a nutrition-focused subfield of health and medical geography, in which researchers are interested in the variations in how nutrition manifests itself and the interactions between food system processes, human nutrition and disease, and social and environmental conditions. In three separate studies, I collaborated with researchers from various fields and used quantitative and qualitative methods to examine diverse issues of malnutrition from the perspective of a geographer.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hijmans, Robert J.
Commitee: Engle-Stone, Reina, Quinn, James F.
School: University of California, Davis
Department: Geography
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 79/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Geography, Nutrition
Keywords: Child stunting, Food supply, Malnutrition, Micronutrients, Nutrition transition, Nutritional geography
Publication Number: 10749691
ISBN: 978-0-355-97266-5
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