Edition 2013, Volume 4

ARTICLES IN THIS EDITION
The Nani Swamp, located in the northwestern part of Suriname in district Nickerie, is the major irrigation source for about 25,000 hectares rice polders within that area. Managing the swamp sustainably has therefore always been a great challenge and is one of the highest priorities of this district. Evapotranspiration, which is an important part of...
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The purpose of this research is to develop hydrologically correct digital elevation models DEMs for three large river basins in Suriname using ArcGIS ArcMap. The Kabalebo, the Upper Suriname and Tapanahony River basins in Suriname are used as study areas. Visual methods are used to select the best DEM that can be used for hydrological modeling purp...
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Use of a screening tool for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in children in Suriname

I. van der Kooij | E. Verlinden | T. Graafsma | F. Boer | C. de Jonge | S. de Kruijf | R. Lindauer
The use of validated instruments on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD concerning children in Suriname is scarce. Worldwide, the Children’s Revised Impact of Event Scale CRIES-13 is one of the most used instruments to screen for PTSD in children. Current study investigated the use of this tool in Suriname. In three group homes in Paramaribo and a ...
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A young male employee of Surgold Mining Company died within a few hours of being stung on the hand by a “yellow bee”. Since the gold mining company involved cannot risk other employees facing the same situation in the future and to ensure safety for all company employees, a field study was carried out to make an assessment and identify the possi...
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The concern about the development of crime in Suriname is frequently highlighted in the news. In order to understand crime the inducement has to be researched. Within sociology there are many causal theories about criminal behavior. The applicability of amongst others Sutherland’s Differential Association Theory, Tarde's Theory of Imitation, Hirsch...
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The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is increasing in many parts of the world including various Third World countries. Higher prevalence has been demonstrated in several ethnic groups including the descendants of Asia and Africa. This may also hold true for Suriname suggesting a high prevalence of diabetes mellitus here, but this remains to be deter...
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The Color Foundation was established in 1997 in Suriname. It furthers activities on biological and social aspects of skin color with the aim to improve relations between people worldwide. On April 12, 2013, the Color Foundation organized a workshop on ‘Skin color, skin bleaching, and society’ at the Institute for Graduate Studies and Research of th...
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In the past few years as a result of increased explorations for oil, numerous reports have been written about environmental impacts. In all of these, the West Indian Manatee species occurring in Suriname was incorrectly identified and because of this, incorrectly classified as Vulnerable. In this brief I address the correct classification and show ...
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The impact of our energy systems on the climate mandates an energy system transition. In this paper a combination of existing concepts and approaches to take on such transitions is discussed. This combination starts with first defining the unit of analysis, after which actors in the socio-technical energy system are charted through literature resea...
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De wijdverspreide voorstelling van de natuur als een verzameling dieren - en dan liefst exotische hogere dieren zoals tijgers, olifanten, giraffes, chimpansees en krokodillen – tegen een statische groene achtergrond van planten is een ernstige misvatting van de complexiteit en dynamiek van de plantenbiodiversiteit. Dit, omdat planten alle functies ...
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