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State-of-the-art global models underestimate impacts from climate extremes (2019)
Journal Article
Schewe, J., Gosling, S. N., Reyer, C., Zhao, F., Ciais, P., Elliott, J., …Warszawski, L. (2019). State-of-the-art global models underestimate impacts from climate extremes. Nature Communications, 10, 1-14. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08745-6

Global impact models represent process-level understanding of how natural and human systems may be affected by climate change. Their projections are used in integrated assessments of climate change. Here we test, for the first time, systematically ac... Read More

Super-resolution land cover mapping by deep learning (2019)
Journal Article
Ling, F., & Foody, G. M. (2019). Super-resolution land cover mapping by deep learning. Remote Sensing Letters, 10(6), 598-606. doi:10.1080/2150704x.2019.1587196

Super-resolution mapping (SRM) is a technique to estimate a fine spatial resolution land cover map from coarse spatial resolution fractional proportion images. SRM is often based explicitly on the use of a spatial pattern model that represents the la... Read More

Interventions on children’s and adolescents’ physical activity and sedentary behaviour: protocol for a systematic review from a sex/gender perspective (2019)
Journal Article
Demetriou, Y., Vondung, C., Bucksch, J., Schlund, A., Schulze, C., Knapp, G., …Reimers, A. K. (2019). Interventions on children’s and adolescents’ physical activity and sedentary behaviour: protocol for a systematic review from a sex/gender perspective. Systematic Reviews, 8(1), doi:10.1186/s13643-019-0963-2

Background Low levels of physical activity (PA) and high levels of sedentary behaviour (SB) have been observed in young people. Both behaviours are detrimental for health with patterns tending to continue into adulthood. There is sustained value i... Read More

Optimal endmember-based super-resolution land cover mapping (2019)
Journal Article
Li, X., Li, X., Foody, G., Yang, X., Zhang, Y., Du, Y., & Ling, F. (2019). Optimal endmember-based super-resolution land cover mapping. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, doi:10.1109/lgrs.2019.2894805

Super-resolution mapping (SRM) aims to determine the spatial distribution of the land cover classes contained in the area represented by mixed pixels to obtain a more appropriate and accurate map at a finer spatial resolution than the input remotely... Read More

A genealogy of military geographies: complicities, entanglements and legacies (2019)
Journal Article
Forsyth, I. (2019). A genealogy of military geographies: complicities, entanglements and legacies. Geography Compass, doi:10.1111/gec3.12422

This paper argues that historical geography is particularly well positioned to make insightful contributions to military geographies and critical military studies more broadly because of its commitment to critically exploring the genealogies and cons... Read More

Religion and social values for sustainability (2019)
Journal Article
Ives, C. D., & Kidwell, J. (2019). Religion and social values for sustainability. Sustainability Science, doi:10.1007/s11625-019-00657-0

Discourse on social values as they relate to environmental and sustainability issues has almost exclusively been conducted in a secular intellectual context. However, with a renewed emphasis on culture as defining and shaping links between people and... Read More

20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia (2019)
Journal Article
Jones, M., Abu-Jaber, N., AlShdaifat, A., Baird, D., Cook, B. I., Cuthbert, M. O., …Weeks, L. (2019). 20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 6(2), doi:10.1002/wat2.1330

The Fertile Crescent, its hilly flanks and surrounding drylands has been a critical region for studying how climate has influenced societal change, and this review focuses on the region over the last 20,000 years. The complex social, economic and env... Read More

Effect of lianas on forest-level tree carbon accumulation does not differ between seasons: results from a liana removal experiment in Panama (2019)
Journal Article
van der Heijden, G. M., Powers, J. S., & Schnitzer, S. A. (2019). Effect of lianas on forest-level tree carbon accumulation does not differ between seasons: results from a liana removal experiment in Panama. Journal of Ecology, doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13155

1. Lianas are prevalent in Neotropical forests, where liana-tree competition can be intense, resulting in reduced tree growth and survival. The ability of lianas to grow relative to trees during the dry season suggests that liana-tree competition is... Read More

A pre-partitioned city? Anti-colonial and communal mohallas in interwar Delhi (2019)
Journal Article
Legg, S. (2019). A pre-partitioned city? Anti-colonial and communal mohallas in interwar Delhi. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies,

This paper explores the mohallas of Delhi, sub-communities within the city, and asks whether Delhi was pre-partitioning before August 1947. It suggests that the mohalla was a site of political mobilisation that was systematically used by Congress fro... Read More

Spaces before partition: an Introduction (2019)
Journal Article
Legg, S., & Gould, W. (2019). Spaces before partition: an Introduction. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, doi:10.1080/00856401.2019.1554489

This introduction frames a selection of papers that encourage a richer spatial understanding of the years before the partition of India. The papers respond to two types of question. One type is spatial (at what scale to do we approach partition? Thro... Read More

Exploring the value of machine learning for weighted multi-model combination of an ensemble of global hydrological models (2019)
Journal Article
Zaherpour, J., Mount, N., Gosling, S., Dankers, R., Eisner, S., Gerten, D., …Wada, Y. (2019). Exploring the value of machine learning for weighted multi-model combination of an ensemble of global hydrological models. Environmental Modelling and Software, 114, 112-128. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.01.003

This study presents a novel application of machine learning to deliver optimised, multi-model combinations (MMCs) of Global Hydrological Model (GHM) simulations. We exemplify the approach using runoff simulations from five GHMs across 40 large global... Read More

Taming disruption?: pervasive data analytics, uncertainty and policy intervention in disruptive technology and its geographic spread (2019)
Journal Article
Brackin, R., Jackson, M. J., Leyshon, A., & Morley, J. G. (2019). Taming disruption?: pervasive data analytics, uncertainty and policy intervention in disruptive technology and its geographic spread. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 8(1), doi:10.3390/ijgi8010034

The topic of technology development and its disruptive effects has been the subject of much debate over the last 20 years with numerous theories at both macro and micro scales offering potential models of technology progression and disruption. This p... Read More

A view from above: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provide a new tool for assessing liana infestation in tropical forest canopies (2019)
Journal Article
Waite, C. E., van der Heijden, G. M. F., Field, R., & Boyd, D. S. (2019). A view from above: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provide a new tool for assessing liana infestation in tropical forest canopies. Journal of Applied Ecology, doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13318

1. Tropical forests store and sequester large quantities of carbon, mitigating climate change. Lianas (woody vines) are important tropical forest components, most conspicuous in the canopy. Lianas reduce forest carbon uptake and their recent incre... Read More

‘I like the “outernet” stuff:’ girls’ perspectives on physical activity and their environments (2018)
Journal Article
Coen, S. E., Mitchell, C. A., Tillmann, S., & Gilliland, J. A. (2018). ‘I like the “outernet” stuff:’ girls’ perspectives on physical activity and their environments. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 1-19. doi:10.1080/2159676x.2018.1561500

Physical activity in Canada mirrors the gender gap observed globally, with boys more likely than girls to meet recommended guidelines. While a growing body of research has examined the relationships between environmental factors and children’s physic... Read More

Diatom evidence of 20th century ecosystem change in Lake Baikal, Siberia (2018)
Journal Article
Roberts, S., Swann, G., McGowan, S., Panizzo, V., Vologina, E., Sturm, M., & Mackay, A. (2018). Diatom evidence of 20th century ecosystem change in Lake Baikal, Siberia. PLoS ONE, 13(12),

Lake Baikal has been experiencing limnological changes from recent atmospheric warming since the 1950s, with rising lake water temperatures, reduced ice cover duration and reduced lake surface-water mixing due to stronger thermal stratification. This... Read More

Spatial-temporal super-resolution land cover mapping with a local spatial-temporal dependence model (2018)
Journal Article
Li, X., Ling, F., Foody, G. M., Ge, Y., Zhang, Y., Wang, L., …Du, Y. (in press). Spatial-temporal super-resolution land cover mapping with a local spatial-temporal dependence model. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,

The mixed pixel problem is common in remote sensing. A soft classification can generate land cover class fraction images that illustrate the areal proportions of the various land cover classes within pixels. The spatial distribution of land cover cla... Read More

Sylva: 'To slowly trace the forest's shady scene' (2018)
Exhibition / Performance
Watkins, C. Sylva: 'To slowly trace the forest's shady scene'. 14 December 2018 - 7 April 2019. (Unpublished)

The ways that people interact with trees and woods have varied dramatically through time and from place to place. Today many are concerned about the loss of woodland and might agree with Lord Byron’s Childe Harold in relishing the forest where ‘mort... Read More

Rediscovering the power of physical relief models: Mayson’s Ordnance Model of the Lake District (2018)
Journal Article
Priestnall, G. (in press). Rediscovering the power of physical relief models: Mayson’s Ordnance Model of the Lake District. Cartographica,

Mayson’s Ordnance model of the Lake District, commissioned by Henry and Thomas Mayson from sculptor Raffaelle Monti in 1875 was based upon early maps from Ordnance Survey, the government mapping agency for Great Britain. It was displayed in the town... Read More