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Exploring the role of study abroad in decolonising geography curricula (2024)
Journal Article
Clare, N., & Keenan, L. (in press). Exploring the role of study abroad in decolonising geography curricula. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2024.2338118

Studying abroad has the potential to contribute to wider processes of curriculum decolonisation. More often than not, however, it can actually serve to recolonise and reproduce multiscalar forms of privilege, with the majority of programs seeing stud... Read More about Exploring the role of study abroad in decolonising geography curricula.

Who were the Early Globalisers? The Historical Geographies of India in Interwar London (2024)
Journal Article
Legg, S. (2024). Who were the Early Globalisers? The Historical Geographies of India in Interwar London. Geography Review Magazine, 37(4), 37-39

This article explores globalisation’s historical geographies, using the example of visiting Indians in 1930s London to decolonise our presumptions about who helped craft the globe.

Communal Geographies: An Introduction (2023)
Journal Article
Gupta, C., & Legg, S. (2023). Communal Geographies: An Introduction. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 46(6), 1168-1183. https://doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2024.2303215

This paper introduces a special section comprising eight papers that delve into complex geographies of communal identities in modern South Asia. It situates these papers at a significant intersection of spatial histories and historical geographies of... Read More about Communal Geographies: An Introduction.

Understanding the functioning of urban climate finance through topologies of reach (2023)
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Grafe, F. J., Forino, G., Fraser, A., Hilbrandt, H., & Morris, J. H. (2023). Understanding the functioning of urban climate finance through topologies of reach. City, https://doi.org/10.1080/13604813.2023.2284383

Urban climate action is increasingly understood through the lens of finance: through financial agendas, interests, and practical tools which enable ‘bankable’ or profitable interventions. While the literature is rife with criticism of the normative f... Read More about Understanding the functioning of urban climate finance through topologies of reach.

Identifying the controls on nitrate and metabolic state within the Red River delta (Vietnam) with the use of stable isotopes (2023)
Journal Article
Smith, A. C., Leng, M. J., McGowan, S., Panizzo, V. N., Ngo, T. T. T., Luu, T. N. M., …Trinh, A. D. (2024). Identifying the controls on nitrate and metabolic state within the Red River delta (Vietnam) with the use of stable isotopes. Journal of Hydrology, 628, Article 130467. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2023.130467

In many places around the world, anthropogenic activities have resulted in nitrate (NO3−) pollution and changes in the metabolic state of aquatic ecosystems. Here we combined stable isotope and physico-chemical monitoring to assess the sources of NO3... Read More about Identifying the controls on nitrate and metabolic state within the Red River delta (Vietnam) with the use of stable isotopes.

Spotlight - How people of colour experience and engage with climate change in Britain (2023)
Report
Ogunbode, C., Anim, N., Kidwell, J., Sawas, A., & Solanki, S. (2023). Spotlight - How people of colour experience and engage with climate change in Britain. University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham

Climate change is a globally devastating phenomenon. Our response must therefore be a globally inclusive and creative transformation. Around the world, people of colour are disproportionately affected by climate change. Some of the most devastating e... Read More about Spotlight - How people of colour experience and engage with climate change in Britain.

Rights Lab, University of Nottingham, Response to the UK International Development White Paper: Call for Evidence (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) (2023)
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Jackson, B., Bosatta, L., & Schwarz, K. (2023). Rights Lab, University of Nottingham, Response to the UK International Development White Paper: Call for Evidence (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office). Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (UK)

Submission to the UK Government call for evidence (led by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) International Development White Paper, September 2023. Response to questions submitted by the Rights Lab, University of Nottingham. Responses... Read More about Rights Lab, University of Nottingham, Response to the UK International Development White Paper: Call for Evidence (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office).

(Mis)managing Macroprudential Expectations: How Central Banks Govern Financial and Climate Tail Risks (2023)
Book
Morris, J. H., & Collins, H. (2023). (Mis)managing Macroprudential Expectations: How Central Banks Govern Financial and Climate Tail Risks. Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800887596

Using a range of calculative devices, (Mis)managing Macroprudential Expectations explores the methods used by central banks to predict and govern the tail risks that could impact financial stability. Through an in-depth case study, the book utilises... Read More about (Mis)managing Macroprudential Expectations: How Central Banks Govern Financial and Climate Tail Risks.

Analysing the distribution of strictly protected areas toward the EU2030 target (2023)
Journal Article
Cazzolla Gatti, R., Zannini, P., Piovesan, G., Alessi, N., Basset, A., Beierkuhnlein, C., …Chiarucci, A. (2023). Analysing the distribution of strictly protected areas toward the EU2030 target. Biodiversity and Conservation, 32, 3157–3174. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-023-02644-5

Protecting global biodiversity is one of the most urgent tasks for the coming decades. Area-based conservation is a pillar for preserving ecosystems and species. Strictly protected areas specifically preserve biodiversity and ecosystem processes. The... Read More about Analysing the distribution of strictly protected areas toward the EU2030 target.

The role of refuges in biological invasions: A systematic review (2023)
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Boon, J. S., Keith, S. A., Exton, D. A., & Field, R. (2023). The role of refuges in biological invasions: A systematic review. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 32(8), 1244-1271. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13701

Aim Ecological refuges buffer organisms against stressors and mediate a range of species interactions. However, their role in the context of biological invasions has yet to be synthesized, despite the increasing prevalence and impact of non-native s... Read More about The role of refuges in biological invasions: A systematic review.

Effect of Canal Bank Engineering Disturbance on Plant Communities: Analysis of Taxonomic and Functional Beta Diversity (2023)
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Pugh, B. E., & Field, R. (2023). Effect of Canal Bank Engineering Disturbance on Plant Communities: Analysis of Taxonomic and Functional Beta Diversity. Land, 12(5), Article 1090. https://doi.org/10.3390/land12051090

We aimed to determine how patterns of functional and taxonomic dissimilarities and their components differ between disturbed and undisturbed plant communities. Taxonomic (species) and functional (trait) diversity are key aspects of biodiversity, and... Read More about Effect of Canal Bank Engineering Disturbance on Plant Communities: Analysis of Taxonomic and Functional Beta Diversity.

Carceral and colonial domesticities: Subaltern case geographies of a Delhi rescue home (2023)
Journal Article
Legg, S. (2023). Carceral and colonial domesticities: Subaltern case geographies of a Delhi rescue home. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 41(6), 960–977. https://doi.org/10.1177/02637758231174453

This article explores a relatively rare archival account of female subjectivity, experience, mobility, and voice within a carceral institution in late-colonial Delhi. The capital’s “Rescue Home” was created to house women and girls removed from the c... Read More about Carceral and colonial domesticities: Subaltern case geographies of a Delhi rescue home.

A house is not a home: housing disadvantage, homelessness, and modern slavery (2023)
Journal Article
Clare, N., Iafrati, S., Reeson, C., Wright, N., Gray, C., & Baptiste, H. (2023). A house is not a home: housing disadvantage, homelessness, and modern slavery. Journal of the British Academy, 11, 83-93. https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/011.083

This commentary focuses on the underexplored links between housing disadvantage, homelessness, and modern slavery. Despite significant anecdotal evidence, there is a pressing need for proper theorisation of the connections between housing situation a... Read More about A house is not a home: housing disadvantage, homelessness, and modern slavery.

Understanding trait diversity: the role of geodiversity (2023)
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Vernham, G., Bailey, J. J., Chase, J. M., Hjort, J., Field, R., & Schrodt, F. (2023). Understanding trait diversity: the role of geodiversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 38(8), 736-748. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2023.02.010

Geodiversity – the abiotic heterogeneity of Earth's (sub)surface – is gaining recognition for its ecological links to biodiversity. However, theoretical and conceptual knowledge of geodiversity–trait diversity relationships is currently lacking and c... Read More about Understanding trait diversity: the role of geodiversity.

Traits of dominant plant species drive normalized difference vegetation index in grasslands globally (2023)
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Engel, T., Bruelheide, H., Hoss, D., Sabatini, F. M., Altman, J., Arfin-Khan, M. A., …Pillar, V. (2023). Traits of dominant plant species drive normalized difference vegetation index in grasslands globally. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 32(5), 695-706. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13644

Aim: Theoretical, experimental and observational studies have shown that biodiversity–ecosystem functioning (BEF) relationships are influenced by functional community structure through two mutually non-exclusive mechanisms: (1) the dominance effect (... Read More about Traits of dominant plant species drive normalized difference vegetation index in grasslands globally.

Links to rare climates do not translate into distinct traits for island endemics (2023)
Journal Article
Cutts, V., Hanz, D. M., Barajas-Barbosa, M. P., Schrodt, F., Steinbauer, M. J., Beierkuhnlein, C., …Algar, A. C. (2023). Links to rare climates do not translate into distinct traits for island endemics. Ecology Letters, 26(4), 504-515. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.14169

Current models of island biogeography treat endemic and non-endemic species as if they were functionally equivalent, focussing primarily on species richness. Thus, the functional composition of island biotas in relation to island biogeographical vari... Read More about Links to rare climates do not translate into distinct traits for island endemics.

Round Table Conference Geographies: Constituting Colonial India in Interwar London (2023)
Book
Legg, S. (2023). Round Table Conference Geographies: Constituting Colonial India in Interwar London. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009215329

Round Table Conference Geographies explores a major international conference in 1930s London which determined India's constitutional future in the British Empire. Pre-dating the decolonising conferences of the 1950s–60s, the Round Table Conference la... Read More about Round Table Conference Geographies: Constituting Colonial India in Interwar London.

The Cartography of Kallihirua?: Reassessing Indigenous Mapmaking and Arctic Encounters (2022)
Journal Article
Martin, P. R. (2022). The Cartography of Kallihirua?: Reassessing Indigenous Mapmaking and Arctic Encounters. Cartographica, 57(3), 239-255. https://doi.org/10.3138/cart-2021-0012

This article examines a cartographic encounter that took place in 1850 between Kallihirua, a member of Inughuit community of Northern Greenland, and members of the British Admiralty. Drawing on recent literatures that critically assess histories of i... Read More about The Cartography of Kallihirua?: Reassessing Indigenous Mapmaking and Arctic Encounters.

Global patterns of vascular plant alpha diversity (2022)
Journal Article
Sabatini, F. M., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Jandt, U., Chytrý, M., Field, R., Kessler, M., …Bruelheide, H. (2022). Global patterns of vascular plant alpha diversity. Nature Communications, 13(1), Article 4683. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-32063-z

Global patterns of regional (gamma) plant diversity are relatively well known, but whether these patterns hold for local communities, and the dependence on spatial grain, remain controversial. Using data on 170,272 georeferenced local plant assemblag... Read More about Global patterns of vascular plant alpha diversity.