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This interdisciplinary volume provides a comprehensive and rich analysis of the century-long socio-ecological transformation of Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Major globalised processes of agricultural intensification, biodiversity conservation efforts, and natural-resource extraction have simultaneously manifested themselves in this one location.

These processes have roots in the colonial period and have intensified in the past decades, after the establishment of the cut-flower industry and the geothermal-energy industry. The chapters in this volume exemplify the multiple, intertwined socio-environmental crises that consequently have played out in Naivasha in the past and the present, and that continue to shape its future.
This series publishes monographs on African social issues. The studies from various social scientific perspectives, are original works, and essential for scholars of African Studies. Africa is getting an increasing amount of interest from the academic world: the continent is developing at a rapid pace. To understand the changes and to learn more about the social history of Africa, the new series will shed light on the problems and possibilities of the continent from Senegal to Somalia and from Niger to South Africa. Titles will be published with local publishers as much as possible.
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The European Forest Institute (EFI) conducts forest research, compiles forest information and organises meetings on a European scale in order to promote the conservation and sustainable management of forests in Europe. EFI's mission is to promote, conduct and co-operate in research of forests, forestry and forest products at the pan-European level; and to make the results of the research known to all interested parties, notably in the areas of policy formulation and implementation.

European Forest Institute Research Reports are reports of final results of EFI projects. These reports are peer-reviewed by three external reviewers chosen by EFI's Scientific Advisory Board:
Prof. Dr Frits Mohren, The Netherlands, Chairman
Prof. E.P. Farrell, Ireland
Dr Eeva Hellström, Finland
Dr David Humphreys, United Kingdom
Ass. Prof. Dr Elena G. Kulikova, Russian Federation
Prof. Dr Jari Kuuluvainen, Finland
Prof. Davide Pettenella, Italy
Prof. Dr Hubert Sterba, Austria
Prof. Göran Ståhl, Sweden
Ass. Prof. Dr Margarida Tomé, Portugal

Information on Research Reports volume 1 to 7 can be found at EFI’s website:
Information on Research Reports volume 8 and higher can be obtained from Brill and EFI.