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Sustainability ; 13(23), 2021.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2080476

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International esteem for Galapagos' natural wonders and the democratization of travel have contributed to a 300% increase in annual tourist entries to the archipelago from 2000 (68,989) to 2018 (275,817). The attendant spike in tourism-related anthropogenic impact coupled with deficient infrastructure development has put the archipelago's natural capital and carrying capacity at risk. The complex nature of Galapagos' food insecurity is linked to the archipelago's geographic isolation, its diminishing agricultural workforce, international tourists' demand for recognizable food, and a lack of investment in sustainable and innovative agricultural futures. Food security is key to the long-term well-being of Galapaguenos, who sustain Galapagos' tourism industry. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the vulnerability of human systems in Galapagos, especially the fragility of Galapagos' ecotourism dependency. Galapaguenos' struggle to endure the tourism sector's slow rebound following the 2020 travel restrictions points to an urgent need to implement food security measures as an indispensable component of the archipelago's long-term sustainability plan. This article presents ethnographic data to discuss the tourism sector's impact on local food systems, Galapaguenos' right to food sovereignty, efforts to increase agricultural production, and why strengthening institutional partnerships is vital to Galapagos' food self-sufficiency.

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Review of International Studies ; : 22, 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1799619

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Cosmopolitanism claims to be the most just and inclusive of mainstream approaches to the ethics and practice of world order, given its commitment to human interconnection, peace, equality, diversity, and rights, and its concern with the many globalised pathologies that entrench injustice and vulnerability across borders. Yet it has largely remained oblivious to the agency, power, and value of non-human life on a turbulent and active Earth. Without rejecting its commitments to justice for human beings, the article challenges its humanism as both morally and politically inadequate to the situation of the Anthropocene, exemplified by the simultaneous crises of climate change, mass extinction, and the COVID-19 pandemic. In answer, the article develops new grounds and principles for an interspecies cosmopolitanism, exploring how we can reimagine its ontological foundations by creating new grounding images of subjectivity, existential unity, institutional organisation, and ordering purpose. These, in turn, can support political and institutional projects to secure the rights of ecosystems and people to flourish and persist through an increasingly chaotic epoch of human dominance and multispecies vulnerability across the Anthropocene Earth.

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J Psychiatr Res ; 146: 228-233, 2022 02.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1500096

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INTRODUCTION: The psychological wellbeing of healthcare workers has been impacted by the high levels of stress many have experienced during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This study aimed to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a brief online course focused on introducing evidence-based skills that could increase resilience and decreases emotional distress in healthcare workers during the pandemic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Employees of a large healthcare system completed a mental health survey at baseline, and then one month and two months after some employees participated in an online resilience-enhancement course consisting of three 12-19 min videos focused on mindfulness, mentalization, and self-compassion. RESULTS: A total of 554 participants completed the baseline survey, endorsing moderate to high levels of emotional distress. Of those who completed all three assessments and participated in the course (n = 38), significant improvements in resilience and reductions in emotional distress were found one and two months later, in comparison to those who did not participate in the course (n = 110). DISCUSSION: These findings suggest that a brief, online intervention can improve the mental health of healthcare workers during a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic.


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COVID-19 , Internet-Based Intervention , Resilience, Psychological , Health Personnel , Humans , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2
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Contraception ; 104(4):454-454, 2021.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-1397259
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Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology ; 80(6):587-587, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1321165
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SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal ; 130(5):35-44, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1271037

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This study investigates the user experience in cloud-based environments. As a result of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)restrictions, we were not able to execute the experiments as initially planned and hence this study is being presented as a pilot experiment that can be used as a prototype in future research. The aim of these experiments is to find a metric that can be used in estimating the performance of remote desktop systems. This study mainly focuses on latency, within and across networks, as the primary factor in the remote-desktop user experience. © 2002 Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Inc.

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