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Reduced rainfall drives biomass limitation of long‐term fire activity in Australia’s subtropical sclerophyll forests (2019)
Journal Article
Mariani, M., Tibby, J., Barr, C., Moss, P., Marshall, J. C., & McGregor, G. B. (2019). Reduced rainfall drives biomass limitation of long‐term fire activity in Australia’s subtropical sclerophyll forests. Journal of Biogeography, doi:10.1111/jbi.13628

Aim To understand the long‐term drivers of biomass burning in the sclerophyll‐dominated forests of Australia. Location Swallow Lagoon, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia. Time period Last ca. 8 kyr. Major taxa studied Eucalyptus se... Read More

Achieving urban flood resilience in an uncertain future (2019)
Journal Article
Fenner, R., O’Donnell, E., Ahilan, S., Dawson, D., Kapetas, L., Krivtsov, V., …Vercruysse, K. (2019). Achieving urban flood resilience in an uncertain future. Water, 11(5), doi:10.3390/w11051082

Preliminary results of the UK Urban Flood Resilience research consortium are presented and discussed, with the work being conducted against a background of future uncertainties with respect to changing climate and increasing urbanization. Adopting a... Read More

Market mapping for improved cookstoves: barriers and opportunities in East Africa (2019)
Journal Article
Stevens, L., Santangelo, E., Muzee, K., Clifford, M., & Jewitt, S. (in press). Market mapping for improved cookstoves: barriers and opportunities in East Africa. Development in Practice,

The East African region has been a hub for the development and marketing of improved cookstoves from the 1980s. However, there are differences in the rates of uptake of stoves between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. To investigate, we use a participatory... Read More

Effects of mussels on nutrient cycling and bioseston in two contrasting tropical freshwater habitats (2019)
Journal Article
Zieritz, A., Najwa Binti Mahadzir, F., Ning, C. W., & Mcgowan, S. (2019). Effects of mussels on nutrient cycling and bioseston in two contrasting tropical freshwater habitats. Hydrobiologia, doi:10.1007/s10750-019-3937-4

Freshwater mussels (Unionida) can strongly affect nutrient cycling in temperate ecosystems but data from the tropics is lacking. We quantified the effects of mussel filtration, excretion and biodeposition on nutrient and photosynthetic pigment concen... Read More

Slow violence and toxic geographies: ‘Out of sight’ to whom? (2019)
Journal Article
Davies, T. (2019). Slow violence and toxic geographies: ‘Out of sight’ to whom?. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, doi:10.1177/2399654419841063

Toxic pollution is a form of violence. This article explores the gradual brutalities that communities surrounded by petrochemical infrastructure endure over time. Contributing to political geographies of violence and environmental justice, this paper... Read More

The stream evolution triangle: integrating geology, hydrology, and biology (2019)
Journal Article
Castro, J. M., & Thorne, C. R. (in press). The stream evolution triangle: integrating geology, hydrology, and biology. River Research and Applications,

The foundations of river restoration science rest comfortably in the fields of geology, hydrology, and engineering, and yet, the impetus for many, if not most, stream restoration projects is biological recovery. Although Lane's stream balance equatio... Read More

sPlot : a new tool for global vegetation analyses (2019)
Journal Article
Bruelheide, H., Dengler, J., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Purschke, O., Hennekens, S. M., Chytrý, M., …and other 116 authors, . (2019). sPlot : a new tool for global vegetation analyses. Journal of Vegetation Science, 30(2), 161-186. doi:10.1111/jvs.12710

Questions: Vegetation-plot records provide information on presence and cover or abundance of plants co-occurring in the same community. Vegetation-plot data are spread across research groups, environmental agencies and biodiversity research centers,... Read More

Making science public: challenges and opportunities (2019)
Report
Raman, S., Nerlich, B., Cartelet, C., de Saille, S., Hadley Kershaw, E., Hartley, S., …Tsouvalis, J. (2019). Making science public: challenges and opportunities. Leverhulme Trust

This Programme investigated the relationship between science, politics and publics in the aftermath of an influential 2000 UK House of Lords Science and Society report. We conceptualised top-down initiatives promising greater transparency around the... Read More

A 6,000-year record of environmental change from the eastern Pacific margin of central Mexico (2018)
Journal Article
Davies, S. J., Metcalfe, S. E., Aston, B. J., Byrne, A. R., Champagne, M. R., Jones, M. D., …Noren, A. (2018). A 6,000-year record of environmental change from the eastern Pacific margin of central Mexico. Quaternary Science Reviews, 202, 211-224. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.11.008

The transition from the mid- to late-Holocene in MesoAmerica saw increasing complexity in spatial patterns of change. Records from the western part of the region are sparse, with lacustrine sequences affected by long term anthropogenic disturbance or... Read More

Global-scale proxy system modeling of oxygen isotopes in lacustrine carbonates: 2 new insights from isotope-enabled-model proxy-data comparison (2018)
Journal Article
Jones, M. D., & Dee, S. G. (2018). Global-scale proxy system modeling of oxygen isotopes in lacustrine carbonates: 2 new insights from isotope-enabled-model proxy-data comparison. Quaternary Science Reviews, 202, 19-29. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.09.009

Proxy System Modelling (PSM) is now recognised as a crucial step in comparing climate model output with proxy records of past environmental change. PSMs filter the climate signal from the model, or from meteorological data, based on the physical, che... Read More

Compositional response of Amazon forests to climate change (2018)
Journal Article
Esquivel-Muelbert, A., Baker, T. R., Dexter, K. G., Lewis, S. L., Brienen, R., Feldpausch, T. R., …van der Heijden, G. (2019). Compositional response of Amazon forests to climate change. Global Change Biology, 25(1), 39-56. doi:10.1111/gcb.14413

Most of the planet’s diversity is concentrated in the tropics, which includes many regions undergoing rapid climate change. Yet, while climate-induced biodiversity changes are widely documented elsewhere, few studies have addressed this issue for low... Read More

Models of upland species’ distributions are improved by accounting for geodiversity (2018)
Journal Article
Bailey, J. J., Boyd, D. S., & Field, R. (2018). Models of upland species’ distributions are improved by accounting for geodiversity. Landscape Ecology, 33(12), 2071-2087. doi:10.1007/s10980-018-0723-z

Context: Recent research suggests that novel geodiversity data on landforms, hydrology and surface materials can improve biodiversity models at the landscape scale by quantifying abiotic variability more effectively than commonly used measures of spa... Read More

Fungible space: competition and volatility in the global logistics network (2018)
Journal Article
Danyluk, M. (2019). Fungible space: competition and volatility in the global logistics network. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 43(1), 94-111. doi:10.1111/1468-2427.12675

This article examines an emerging form of interspatial competition premised on attracting cargo traffic and value‐added logistics activities. Against the backdrop of economic globalization and the revolution in logistics, place‐based actors are incre... Read More

Subjects of truth: resisting governmentality in Foucault’s 1980s (2018)
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LEGG, S. (2019). Subjects of truth: resisting governmentality in Foucault’s 1980s. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 37(1), 27-45 . doi:10.1177/0263775818801957

Responding to ongoing concerns that Michel Foucault’s influential governmentality analytics fail to enable the study of “resistance”, this paper analyses his last two lecture courses on “parrhesia” (risky and courageous speech). While Foucault resist... Read More

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