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Spatial assessment of the distribution and potential of bioenergy resources in Kazakhstan (2018)
Journal Article
Koshim, A., Karatayev, M., Clarke, M. L., & Nock, W. (2018). Spatial assessment of the distribution and potential of bioenergy resources in Kazakhstan. Advances in Geosciences, 45, (217-225). doi:10.5194/adgeo-45-217-2018. ISSN 1680-7340

Kazakhstan is naturally rich in fossil fuels and its economy is strongly linked to oil and gas exports. Significant coal reserves have led to an energy mix that is dominated by aging and polluting thermal power plants. Yet Kazakhstan comprises mainly... Read More

The water-energy-food nexus in Kazakhstan: challenges and opportunities (2017)
Journal Article
Karatayev, M., Rivotti, P., Sobral Mourão, Z., Konadu, D. D., Shah, N., & Clarke, M. (in press). The water-energy-food nexus in Kazakhstan: challenges and opportunities. Energy Procedia, 125, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.08.064. ISSN 1876-6102

The concept of the water, energy, food nexus is extremely relevant to Kazakhstan as the country faces population growth, economic progress and environmental challenges such as water scarcity, desertification, and climate change. Furthermore, poor sec... Read More

A review of current energy systems and green energy potential in Kazakhstan (2016)
Journal Article
Karatayev, M., & Clarke, M. L. (2016). A review of current energy systems and green energy potential in Kazakhstan. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 55, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.10.078. ISSN 1364-0321

Kazakhstan is rich in natural resources including coal, oil, natural gas and uranium and has significant renewable potential from wind, solar, hydro-power and biomass. In spite of this, the country is currently dependent upon fossil fuels for power g... Read More

Phosphorus recovery as struvite from farm, municipal and industrial waste: feedstock suitability, methods and pre-treatments (2016)
Journal Article
Kataki, S., West, H. M., Clarke, M. L., & Baruah, D. C. (2016). Phosphorus recovery as struvite from farm, municipal and industrial waste: feedstock suitability, methods and pre-treatments. Waste Management, 49, doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2016.01.003. ISSN 0956-053X

Global population growth requires intensification of agriculture, for which a sustainable supply of phosphorus (P) is essential. Since natural P reserves are diminishing, recovering P from wastes and residues is an increasingly attractive prospect, p... Read More

‘This restless enemy of all fertility’: exploring paradigms of coastal dune management in Western Europe over the last 700 years (2015)
Journal Article
Clarke, M. L., & Rendell, H. M. (2015). ‘This restless enemy of all fertility’: exploring paradigms of coastal dune management in Western Europe over the last 700 years. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 40(3), doi:10.1111/tran.12067. ISSN 0020-2754

Drifting sand has inundated settlements and damaged agricultural land along the coasts of Western Europe for the last 700 years. The need to control sand migration has been an important driver of the management of coastal sand dunes and here we analy... Read More

Biochar-mediated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from soil amended with anaerobic digestates (2015)
Journal Article
Martin, S. L., Clarke, M. L., Othman, M., Ramsden, S. J., & West, H. M. (2015). Biochar-mediated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from soil amended with anaerobic digestates. Biomass and Bioenergy, 79, doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.04.030. ISSN 0961-9534

This investigation examines nitrous oxide (N2O) fluxes from soil with simultaneous amendments of anaerobic digestates and biochar. The main source of anthropogenic emissions of N2O is agriculture and in particular, manure and slurry application to fi... Read More

Current energy resources in Kazakhstan and the future potential of renewables: a review (2014)
Journal Article
Karatayev, M., & Clarke, M. L. (2014). Current energy resources in Kazakhstan and the future potential of renewables: a review. Energy Procedia, 59, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.10.354. ISSN 1876-6102

Kazakhstan is rich in natural resources including coal, oil, natural gas and uranium and has significant renewable potential from wind, solar, hydro and biomass. In spite of this, the country is currently dependent upon fossil fuels for power generat... Read More