Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/555543
Title:
Methodologies for Investigating Cultivar Dispersal
Author:
Jardini, Michael Anthony
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Cultivar dispersal is related to food choice by the scale of the event: food choice occurs at an individual level, while dispersal occurs at a societal level. Dispersal is investigated by using data from the FAO, specifically the FAOSTAT tool and the GAEZ database, and literature review. A number of methodologies are tested in order to determine the best method for investigating dispersal; methodologies include visal comparison, normalization and statistical analysis of production and consumption values, measures of crop suitability, and investigation of botanical origin. Quantitative analysis is found to be satisfying, while qualitative analyses are found to require more data and investigation. Cultivars are found to be either dispersed globally or localized, with few cultivars in between.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Geography
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleMethodologies for Investigating Cultivar Dispersalen_US
dc.creatorJardini, Michael Anthonyen
dc.contributor.authorJardini, Michael Anthonyen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractCultivar dispersal is related to food choice by the scale of the event: food choice occurs at an individual level, while dispersal occurs at a societal level. Dispersal is investigated by using data from the FAO, specifically the FAOSTAT tool and the GAEZ database, and literature review. A number of methodologies are tested in order to determine the best method for investigating dispersal; methodologies include visal comparison, normalization and statistical analysis of production and consumption values, measures of crop suitability, and investigation of botanical origin. Quantitative analysis is found to be satisfying, while qualitative analyses are found to require more data and investigation. Cultivars are found to be either dispersed globally or localized, with few cultivars in between.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
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