Geography

Geography is a branch of academic study broadly concerned with the Earth. Geographers can be roughly divided into those concerned with physical earth processes (physical geography), such as erosion and sedimentation, and those who are more concerned with human activities (human geography).

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    Fine-scale estimates of the prevalence of HIV in adults across sub-Saharan Africa reveal substantial within-country variation and local differences in both the direction and rate of change in the prevalence of HIV between 2000 and 2017.

    • Laura Dwyer-Lindgren
    • , Michael A. Cork
    • , Amber Sligar
    • , Krista M. Steuben
    • , Kate F. Wilson
    • , Naomi R. Provost
    • , Benjamin K. Mayala
    • , John D. VanderHeide
    • , Michael L. Collison
    • , Jason B. Hall
    • , Molly H. Biehl
    • , Austin Carter
    • , Tahvi Frank
    • , Dirk Douwes-Schultz
    • , Roy Burstein
    • , Daniel C. Casey
    • , Aniruddha Deshpande
    • , Lucas Earl
    • , Charbel El Bcheraoui
    • , Tamer H. Farag
    • , Nathaniel J. Henry
    • , Damaris Kinyoki
    • , Laurie B. Marczak
    • , Molly R. Nixon
    • , Aaron Osgood-Zimmerman
    • , David Pigott
    • , Robert C. Reiner Jr
    • , Jennifer M. Ross
    • , Lauren E. Schaeffer
    • , David L. Smith
    • , Nicole Davis Weaver
    • , Kirsten E. Wiens
    • , Jeffrey W. Eaton
    • , Jessica E. Justman
    • , Alex Opio
    • , Benn Sartorius
    • , Frank Tanser
    • , Njeri Wabiri
    • , Peter Piot
    • , Christopher J. L. Murray
    •  & Simon I. Hay
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    This Perspective describes how statistical physics helps understand some of the key aspects of cities: their spatial structure and social organization, the distribution of their population, urban mobility and how some critical factors vary with population.

    • Marc Barthelemy
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    While regional and planetary biodiversity is suffering from numerous crises, conservation movements have struggled with how to respond. At this inflection point for conservation, over 9,000 conservationists are surveyed to analyse their views and how these are predicted by their characteristics.

    • Chris Sandbrook
    • , Janet A. Fisher
    • , George Holmes
    • , Rogelio Luque-Lora
    •  & Aidan Keane
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    Data from a cohort of US and UK adolescents reveal that genetic and neighbourhood risks for early pregnancy and educational attainment are correlated, but find a weak or no correlation between risks for obesity or schizophrenia.

    • Daniel W. Belsky
    • , Avshalom Caspi
    • , Louise Arseneault
    • , David L. Corcoran
    • , Benjamin W. Domingue
    • , Kathleen Mullan Harris
    • , Renate M. Houts
    • , Jonathan S. Mill
    • , Terrie E. Moffitt
    • , Joseph Prinz
    • , Karen Sugden
    • , Jasmin Wertz
    • , Benjamin Williams
    •  & Candice L. Odgers

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