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Globally widespread and increasing violations of environmental flow envelopes (2022)
Journal Article
Virkki, V., Alanärä, E., Porkka, M., Ahopelto, L., Gleeson, T., Mohan, C., …Kummu, M. (2022). Globally widespread and increasing violations of environmental flow envelopes. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26(12), 3315-3336. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3315-2022

Human actions and climate change have drastically altered river flows across the world, resulting in adverse effects on riverine ecosystems. Environmental flows (EFs) have emerged as a prominent tool for safeguarding the riverine ecosystems, but at t... Read More about Globally widespread and increasing violations of environmental flow envelopes.

The timing of unprecedented hydrological drought under climate change (2022)
Journal Article
Gerten, D., Boulange, J. E. S., Satoh, Y., Yoshimura, K., Pokhrel, Y., Kim, H., …Oki, T. (2022). The timing of unprecedented hydrological drought under climate change. Nature Communications, 13, Article 3287. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-30729-2

Droughts that exceed the magnitudes of historical variation ranges could occur increasingly frequently under future climate conditions. However, the time of the emergence of unprecedented drought conditions under climate change has rarely been examin... Read More about The timing of unprecedented hydrological drought under climate change.

The Environmental Risk Transition and Changing Health in Low and Middle Income Countries (2022)
Journal Article
Jewitt, S., & Smallman-Raynor, M. (in press). The Environmental Risk Transition and Changing Health in Low and Middle Income Countries. Geography Review Magazine,

Many low and middle income countries continue to experience a transition in the major causes of illness and death as they develop economically. Particularly rapid transitions have been witnessed in some countries of South and Southeast Asia and, to a... Read More about The Environmental Risk Transition and Changing Health in Low and Middle Income Countries.

Not quite cooking on gas: Understanding biogas plant failure and abandonment in Northern Tanzania (2022)
Journal Article
Hewitt, J., Holden, M., Robinson, B., Jewitt, S., & Clifford, M. (2022). Not quite cooking on gas: Understanding biogas plant failure and abandonment in Northern Tanzania. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 165, Article 112600. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2022.112600

The potential for biogas to fulfil an integral role in promoting sustainable energy solutions, particularly in the Global South, is evident, and especially pertinent in the Sustainable Development Goal era. Internationally, multiple initiatives drive... Read More about Not quite cooking on gas: Understanding biogas plant failure and abandonment in Northern Tanzania.

Agriculture 4.0: Bioinformationalism and Postdigital Hybrid Assemblages (2022)
Book Chapter
Price, C. (2022). Agriculture 4.0: Bioinformationalism and Postdigital Hybrid Assemblages. In Bioinformational Philosophy and Postdigital Knowledge Ecologies (113-131). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95006-4_7

Agriculture is undergoing a new technology revolution with new technologies viewed as being needed for sustainable and resilient food systems. These technologies include robotics, sensors, Big Data, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machin... Read More about Agriculture 4.0: Bioinformationalism and Postdigital Hybrid Assemblages.

Disruption of cultural burning promotes shrub encroachment and unprecedented wildfires (2022)
Journal Article
Mariani, M., Connor, S. E., Theuerkauf, M., Herbert, A., Kuneš, P., Bowman, D., …Briles, C. (2022). Disruption of cultural burning promotes shrub encroachment and unprecedented wildfires. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 20(5), 292-300. https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.2395

Recent catastrophic fires in Australia and North America have raised broad-scale questions about how the cessation of Indigenous burning practices has impacted fuel accumulation and structure. For sustainable coexistence with fire, a better understan... Read More about Disruption of cultural burning promotes shrub encroachment and unprecedented wildfires.

Spatial Growth Rate of Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Lineages in England, September 2020–December 2021 (2022)
Working Paper
The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium, Smallman-Raynor, M., & Cliff, A. D. Spatial Growth Rate of Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Lineages in England, September 2020–December 2021

This paper uses a robust method of spatial epidemiological analysis to assess the spatial growth rate of multiple lineages of SARS-CoV-2 in the local authority areas of England, September 2020-December 2021. Using the genomic surveillance records of... Read More about Spatial Growth Rate of Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Lineages in England, September 2020–December 2021.

Effects of seasonality on access to improved water in Benue State, Nigeria (2021)
Journal Article
Aondoakaa, S. C., & Jewitt, S. (2022). Effects of seasonality on access to improved water in Benue State, Nigeria. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 194(1), Article 40. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-021-09454-8

Many people switch sources of drinking water and sanitation between seasons, yet such shifts are not reflected in the reporting of access to improved water and sanitation services by the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP). Drawing on quantitative and q... Read More about Effects of seasonality on access to improved water in Benue State, Nigeria.

TIME to Change: Rethinking Humanitarian Energy Access (2021)
Journal Article
Robinson, B., Clifford, M., & Jewitt, S. (2022). TIME to Change: Rethinking Humanitarian Energy Access. Energy Research and Social Science, 86, Article 102453. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2021.102453

Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7-universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services by 2030-represents a considerable challenge. Currently, 40% of the global population do not have access to sustainable energy sources, and in... Read More about TIME to Change: Rethinking Humanitarian Energy Access.

Cooking for communities, children and cows: lessons learned from institutional cookstoves in Nepal (2021)
Journal Article
Robinson, B. L., Clifford, M. J., Hewitt, J., & Jewitt, S. (2022). Cooking for communities, children and cows: lessons learned from institutional cookstoves in Nepal. Energy for Sustainable Development, 66, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2021.10.012

Despite a long history of Improved Cookstove (ICS) interventions by Non-Governmental Organizations, International Development partners and the Government of Nepal, the majority of rural Nepalese people cook on a traditional open fire for their large-... Read More about Cooking for communities, children and cows: lessons learned from institutional cookstoves in Nepal.

The Online Genetically Modified Food Debate: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Genetically Modified Animals (2021)
Journal Article
Price, C. (2021). The Online Genetically Modified Food Debate: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Genetically Modified Animals. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 14(2), 24-40. https://doi.org/10.31165/nk.2021.142.641

The aim of this article is to investigate the sociotechnical imaginaries present in UK online news articles and below the line comments in connection with genetically modified animals. This article attempts to provide an answer through a qualitative... Read More about The Online Genetically Modified Food Debate: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Genetically Modified Animals.

Genetic Food Futures: Increasing participation with the Genetically Modified Organism Consortium (2021)
Journal Article
Price, C. (2021). Genetic Food Futures: Increasing participation with the Genetically Modified Organism Consortium. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 9(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v9i1.572

The aim of this article is to offer an answer to the question: How can we improve public engagement in the genetically modified organisms debate? It will describe the models of Public Understanding of Science and Public Engagement with Science. Publi... Read More about Genetic Food Futures: Increasing participation with the Genetically Modified Organism Consortium.

Catastrophic Bushfires, Indigenous Fire Knowledge and Reframing Science in Southeast Australia. (2021)
Journal Article
Michael-Shawn Fletcher, Anthony Romano, Simon Connor, Michela Mariani, & Yoshi Maezumi, S. (2021). Catastrophic Bushfires, Indigenous Fire Knowledge and Reframing Science in Southeast Australia. Fire, 4(3), Article 61. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire4030061

The catastrophic 2019/2020 Black Summer bushfires were the worst fire season in the recorded history of Southeast Australia. These bushfires were one of several recent global conflagrations across landscapes that are homelands of Indigenous peoples,... Read More about Catastrophic Bushfires, Indigenous Fire Knowledge and Reframing Science in Southeast Australia..

Which Biomass Stove(s) Capable of Reducing Household Air Pollution Are Available to the Poorest Communities Globally? (2021)
Journal Article
Stanistreet, D., Phillip, E., Kumar, N., Anderson de Cuevas, R., Davis, M., Langevin, J., …Clifford, M. (2021). Which Biomass Stove(s) Capable of Reducing Household Air Pollution Are Available to the Poorest Communities Globally?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(17), Article 9226. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179226

Globally, household and ambient air pollution (HAAP) leads to approximately seven million premature deaths per year. One of the main sources of household air pollution (HAP) is the traditional stove. So-called improved cookstoves (ICS) do not reduce... Read More about Which Biomass Stove(s) Capable of Reducing Household Air Pollution Are Available to the Poorest Communities Globally?.

No-till alley cropping using leguminous trees biomass: a farmer- and eco-friendly sustainable alternative to shifting cultivation in the Amazonian periphery? (2021)
Journal Article
de Moura, E. G., Mooney, S. J., Campos, L. S., Bastos, K. D. O., Aguiar, A. C., & Jewitt, S. (2022). No-till alley cropping using leguminous trees biomass: a farmer- and eco-friendly sustainable alternative to shifting cultivation in the Amazonian periphery?. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 24(5), 7195-7212. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-021-01744-y

Agricultural growth is essential for both alleviating poverty and feeding the population of the Brazilian Amazonian periphery, where slash-and-burn agriculture continues to support the livelihoods of between 3.5 and 4 million people. We developed a n... Read More about No-till alley cropping using leguminous trees biomass: a farmer- and eco-friendly sustainable alternative to shifting cultivation in the Amazonian periphery?.

TIME to Change: An Evaluation of Practical Action Nepal’s Results Based Finance Program (2021)
Journal Article
Robinson, B. L., Clifford, M. J., & Jewitt, S. (2021). TIME to Change: An Evaluation of Practical Action Nepal’s Results Based Finance Program. Energies, 14(10), Article 2891. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14102891

Set against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7, and the need to increase biomass Improved Cookstove (ICS) adoption and sustained use across the globe, this paper presents an evaluation of Practical Action Nepal’s (PAN) Results Based Fi... Read More about TIME to Change: An Evaluation of Practical Action Nepal’s Results Based Finance Program.

Understanding the current market enablers for Nepal’s biomass cookstove industry (2021)
Journal Article
Robinson, B. L., Jewitt, S., Clifford, M. J., & Hewitt, J. (2022). Understanding the current market enablers for Nepal’s biomass cookstove industry. Development in Practice, 32(1), 52-68. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2021.1893659

This paper applies the market map tool to the Nepalese biomass cookstove market highlighting existing weaknesses in government policy, cookstove market chains and providing a framework for cookstove interventions that better address the social, econo... Read More about Understanding the current market enablers for Nepal’s biomass cookstove industry.

Uncertainty of simulated groundwater recharge at different global warming levels: A global-scale multi-model ensemble study (2021)
Journal Article
Reinecke, R., Müller Schmied, H., Trautmann, T., Seaby Andersen, L., Burek, P., Flörke, M., …Döll, P. (2021). Uncertainty of simulated groundwater recharge at different global warming levels: A global-scale multi-model ensemble study. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 25(2), 787-810. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-787-2021

Billions of people rely on groundwater as being an accessible source of drinking water and for irrigation, especially in times of drought. Its importance will likely increase with a changing climate. It is still unclear, however, how climate change w... Read More about Uncertainty of simulated groundwater recharge at different global warming levels: A global-scale multi-model ensemble study.

Seasonality in Faecal Contamination of Drinking Water Sources in the Jirapa and Kassena-Nankana Municipalities of Ghana (2020)
Journal Article
Dongzagla, A., Jewitt, S., & O'Hara, S. (2021). Seasonality in Faecal Contamination of Drinking Water Sources in the Jirapa and Kassena-Nankana Municipalities of Ghana. Science of the Total Environment, 752, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141846

This paper examines seasonal variations in faecal contamination of drinking water sources in the Jirapa and Kassena-Nankana Municipalities of Ghana. Data collection involved a survey of 568 households, testing of faecal coliform concentrations in dri... Read More about Seasonality in Faecal Contamination of Drinking Water Sources in the Jirapa and Kassena-Nankana Municipalities of Ghana.

“We cannot stop cooking”: Stove stacking, seasonality and the risky practices of household cookstove transitions in Nigeria (2019)
Journal Article
Jewitt, S., Atagher, P., & Clifford, M. (2020). “We cannot stop cooking”: Stove stacking, seasonality and the risky practices of household cookstove transitions in Nigeria. Energy Research and Social Science, 61, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.101340

Drawing on qualitative data from three contrasting sites in Benue state, Nigeria, this paper explores how and why cooking system use and priorities vary over time and space as well as the influence of household air pollution (HAP)-related health risk... Read More about “We cannot stop cooking”: Stove stacking, seasonality and the risky practices of household cookstove transitions in Nigeria.