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A major hydrobiological change in Dasht-e Arjan Wetland (SW Iran) during the late glacial-early Holocene transition revealed by subfossil chironomids (2019)
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Aubert, C., Djamali, M., Jones, M., Lahijani, H., Marriner, N., Naderi-Beni, A., …Gandouin, E. (2019). A major hydrobiological change in Dasht-e Arjan Wetland (SW Iran) during the late glacial-early Holocene transition revealed by subfossil chironomids. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 56(8), 848-856. doi:10.1139/cjes-2018-0256

The late glacial-early Holocene transition is a key period in the Earth’s history. However, although this transition is well studied in Europe, it is not well constrained in the Middle East and palaeohydrological records with robust chronologies rema... Read More

Transitions in diatom assemblages and pigments through dry and wet season conditions in the Red River, Hanoi (Vietnam) (2019)
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Thi, T. D., Nguyen, H. Y., Le, T. P. Q., Kien, N. T., Tran, T. T. H., Le, . N. D., …Mcgowan, S. (2019). Transitions in diatom assemblages and pigments through dry and wet season conditions in the Red River, Hanoi (Vietnam). Plant Ecology and Evolution, 152(2), 163-177. doi:10.5091/plecevo.2019.1627

Background and aims – Biomonitoring is an important tool for assessing river water quality, but is not routinely applied in tropical rivers. Marked hydrological changes can occur between wet and dry season conditions in the tropics. Thus, a prerequis... Read More

Coupled climate and subarctic Pacific nutrient upwelling over the last 850,000 years (2019)
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Worne, S., Kender, S., Swann, G. E., Leng, M. J., & Ravelo, A. C. (2019). Coupled climate and subarctic Pacific nutrient upwelling over the last 850,000 years. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 522, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2019.06.028

High latitude deep water upwelling has the potential to control global climate over glacial timescales through the biological pump and ocean-atmosphere CO2 exchange. However, there is currently a lack of continuous long nutrient upwelling records wit... Read More

The impact of biological bedforms on near-bed and subsurface flow: a laboratory evaluated numerical study of flow in the vicinity of pits and mounds (2019)
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Han, X., Fang, H., Johnson, M., & Rice, S. (2019). The impact of biological bedforms on near-bed and subsurface flow: a laboratory evaluated numerical study of flow in the vicinity of pits and mounds. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, doi:10.1029/2019JF005000

The complex surface topography of river substrates controls near-bed hydraulics and drives the exchange of subsurface and surface flow. In rivers, the topographic structures that are studied are usually formed by the flow but, it is known that many a... Read More

Theresienstadt: a Geographical Picture of Transports, Demography and Communicable Disease in a Jewish Camp-Ghetto, 1941-45 (2019)
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Smallman-Raynor, M. R., & Cliff, A. D. (in press). Theresienstadt: a Geographical Picture of Transports, Demography and Communicable Disease in a Jewish Camp-Ghetto, 1941-45. Social Science History,

The Nazi ghetto system was one of the principal vehicles for the persecution of Jewish and other peoples in German-occupied Europe in World War II. Transport and confinement – twin pillars of the ghetto system – were intrinsically geographical matter... Read More

Checking the Sea: Geographies of Authority on the East Norfolk Coast, 1790-1932 (2019)
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Matless, D. (in press). Checking the Sea: Geographies of Authority on the East Norfolk Coast, 1790-1932. Rural History,

This paper examines coastal defence in east Norfolk between the late-eighteenth and early-twentieth centuries. From 1802 until 1932 sea defence between Happisburgh and Winterton was the responsibility of the Commissioners of Sewers for the Eastern Hu... Read More

Measuring River Wetted Width from Remotely Sensed Imagery at the Subpixel Scale with a Deep Convolutional Neural Network (2019)
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Ling, F., Boyd, D., Ge, Y., Foody, G. M., Li, X., Wang, L., …Du, Y. (2019). Measuring River Wetted Width from Remotely Sensed Imagery at the Subpixel Scale with a Deep Convolutional Neural Network. Water Resources Research, 55(7), 5631-5649. doi:10.1029/2018wr024136

River wetted width (RWW) is an important variable in the study of river hydrological and biogeochemical processes. Presently, RWW is often measured from remotely sensed imagery and the accuracy of RWW estimation is typically low when coarse spatial r... Read More

Challenges and opportunities for biogeography-What can we still learn from von Humboldt? (2019)
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Schrodt, F., Santos, M. J., Bailey, J. J., & Field, R. (2019). Challenges and opportunities for biogeography-What can we still learn from von Humboldt?. Journal of Biogeography, doi:10.1111/jbi.13616

Alexander von Humboldt was arguably the most influential scientist of his day. Although his fame has since lessened relative to some of his contemporaries, we argue that his influence remains strong-mainly because his approach to science inspired oth... Read More

Leaf economics and plant hydraulics drive leaf/wood area ratios (2019)
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Mencuccini, M., Rosas, T., Rowland, L., Choat, B., Cornelissen, H., Jansen, S., …Martínez-Vilalta, J. (2019). Leaf economics and plant hydraulics drive leaf/wood area ratios. New Phytologist, doi:10.1111/nph.15998

Biomass and area ratios between leaves, stems and roots regulate many physiological and ecological processes. The Huber value Hv (sapwood area/leaf area ratio) is central to plant water balance and drought responses. However, its coordination with ke... Read More

The World's Tallest Tropical Tree in Three Dimensions (2019)
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Shenkin, A., Chandler, C. J., Boyd, D. S., Jackson, T., Disney, M., Majalap, N., …Malhi, Y. (2019). The World's Tallest Tropical Tree in Three Dimensions. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 2, 1-5. doi:10.3389/ffgc.2019.00032

Here we report the recent discovery of the world's tallest tropical tree (Shorea faguetiana), possibly the world's tallest angiosperm (flowering plant), located in the rainforests of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. In addition, we provide a novel three-dime... Read More

NGO perspectives on the social and ethical dimensions of plant genome-editing (2019)
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Helliwell, R., Hartley, S., & Pearce, W. (2019). NGO perspectives on the social and ethical dimensions of plant genome-editing. Agriculture and Human Values, doi:10.1007/s10460-019-09956-9

Plant genome editing has the potential to become another chapter in the intractable debate that has dogged agricultural biotechnology. In 2016, 107 Nobel Laureates accused Greenpeace of emotional and dogmatic campaigning against agricultural biotechn... Read More

Punching above their weight: the ecological and social benefits of pop‐up parks (2019)
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Mata, L., Garrard, G. E., Fidler, F., Ives, C. D., Maller, C., Wilson, J., …Bekessy, S. A. (2019). Punching above their weight: the ecological and social benefits of pop‐up parks. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 17(6), 341-347. doi:10.1002/fee.2060

Current global enthusiasm for urban greening and bringing nature back into cities is unprecedented. Evidence of the socioecological benefits of large, permanent greenspaces is mounting, but the collective potential for pop‐up parks (PUPs) – small, te... Read More

The zoogeomorphology of case-building caddisfly: quantifying sediment use (2019)
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Mason, R. J., Rice, S. P., Wood, P. J., & Johnson, M. F. (2019). The zoogeomorphology of case-building caddisfly: quantifying sediment use. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, doi:10.1002/esp.4670

Caddisfly (Trichoptera) larvae are an abundant and widespread aquatic insect group characterised by the construction of silk structures, including nets and cases. Case‐building caddisfly have the potential to modify the sorting and mobility of sand a... Read More

Comparing the behavioural thermoregulation response to heat stress by Atlantic salmon parr ( Salmo salar ) in two rivers (2019)
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Corey, E., Linnansaari, T., Dugdale, S. J., Bergeron, N., Gendron, J., Lapointe, M., & Cunjak, R. A. (2019). Comparing the behavioural thermoregulation response to heat stress by Atlantic salmon parr ( Salmo salar ) in two rivers. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, doi:10.1111/eff.12487

Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and magnitude of extreme thermal events in rivers. The Little Southwest Miramichi River (LSWM) and the Ouelle River (OR) are two Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) rivers located in eastern Canada, wher... Read More

Casting a black Gandhi: Martin Luther King Jr, American pacifists and the global dynamics of race (2019)
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Hodder, J. (2019). Casting a black Gandhi: Martin Luther King Jr, American pacifists and the global dynamics of race. Journal of American Studies, doi:10.1017/S0021875819000033

Martin Luther King Jr. is widely read through his association with Gandhi’s ideas and practice. Whilst it is important to neither overstate nor ignore this influence, the paper retraces the work undertaken behind-the-scenes to script this relationshi... Read More