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From autonomous to autonomist geographies (2022)
Journal Article
Gray, N., & Clare, N. (2022). From autonomous to autonomist geographies. Progress in Human Geography, https://doi.org/10.1177/03091325221114347

Autonomist Marxist ideas and concepts are resurgent and, with their latent spatiality, are well placed to contribute to radical geographical debates. In particular, the methodology of ‘class composition’ analysis provides a rigorous, materialist crit... Read More about From autonomous to autonomist geographies.

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.

Climatic and biogeographical drivers of functional diversity in the flora of the Canary Islands (2022)
Journal Article
Hanz, D. M., Cutts, V., Barajas-Barbosa, M. P., Algar, A. C., Beierkuhnlein, C., Fernández-Palacios, J. M., …Davies, J. (2022). Climatic and biogeographical drivers of functional diversity in the flora of the Canary Islands. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 31(7), 1313-1331. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13507

Aim: Functional traits can help us to elucidate biogeographical and ecological processes driving assemblage structure. We analysed the functional diversity of plant species of different evolutionary origins across an island archipelago, along environ... Read More about Climatic and biogeographical drivers of functional diversity in the flora of the Canary Islands.

An Assessment of Geophysical Survey Techniques for Characterising the Subsurface Around Glacier Margins, and Recommendations for Future Applications (2022)
Journal Article
Watts, H., Booth, A. D., Reinardy, B. T. I., Killingbeck, S. F., Jansson, P., Clark, R. A., …Nesje, A. (2022). An Assessment of Geophysical Survey Techniques for Characterising the Subsurface Around Glacier Margins, and Recommendations for Future Applications. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10, Article 734682. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2022.734682

Geophysical surveys provide an efficient and non-invasive means of studying subsurface conditions in numerous sedimentary settings. In this study, we explore the application of three geophysical methods to a proglacial environment, namely ground pene... Read More about An Assessment of Geophysical Survey Techniques for Characterising the Subsurface Around Glacier Margins, and Recommendations for Future Applications.

Geodiversity and biodiversity on a volcanic island: The role of scattered phonolites for plant diversity and performance (2022)
Journal Article
Kienle, D., Walentowitz, A., Sungur, L., Chiarucci, A., Irl, S. D., Jentsch, A., …Beierkuhnlein, C. (2022). Geodiversity and biodiversity on a volcanic island: The role of scattered phonolites for plant diversity and performance. Biogeosciences, 19(6), 1691-1703. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-1691-2022

Oceanic islands are cradles of endemism, contributing substantially to global biodiversity. A similarity in magmatic origin translates into high global comparability of substrates of volcanic islands on the oceanic crust with, however, slightly chemi... Read More about Geodiversity and biodiversity on a volcanic island: The role of scattered phonolites for plant diversity and performance.

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.

High species turnover and low intraspecific trait variation in endemic and non‐endemic plant species assemblages on an oceanic island (2022)
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Hanz, D. M., Beloiu, M., Wipfler, R., Beierkuhnlein, C., Field, R., Jentsch, A., …Irl, S. D. H. (2022). High species turnover and low intraspecific trait variation in endemic and non‐endemic plant species assemblages on an oceanic island. Journal of Vegetation Science, 33(1), Article e13120. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.13120

Questions Both species turnover and intraspecific trait variation can affect plant assemblage dynamics along environmental gradients. Here, we asked how community assemblage patterns in relation to species turnover and intraspecific variation differ... Read More about High species turnover and low intraspecific trait variation in endemic and non‐endemic plant species assemblages on an oceanic island.

Making (remote) sense of lianas (2022)
Journal Article
van der Heijden, G. M. F., Proctor, A. D., Calders, K., Chandler, C., Field, R., Foody, G. M., …Boyd, D. S. (2022). Making (remote) sense of lianas. Journal of Ecology, 110(3), 498-513. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13844

Lianas (woody vines) are abundant and diverse, particularly in tropical ecosystems. Lianas use trees for structural support to reach the forest canopy, often putting leaves above their host tree. Thus they are major parts of many forest canopies. Yet... Read More about Making (remote) sense of lianas.

Water table depth modulates productivity and biomass across Amazonian forests (2022)
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Sousa, T. R., Schietti, J., Ribeiro, I. O., Emílio, T., Fernández, R. H., ter Steege, H., …Morandi, P. S. (2022). Water table depth modulates productivity and biomass across Amazonian forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography, https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13531

Aim: Water availability is the major driver of tropical forest structure and dynamics. Most research has focused on the impacts of climatic water availability, whereas remarkably little is known about the influence of water table depth and excess soi... Read More about Water table depth modulates productivity and biomass across Amazonian forests.

Diversity of European habitat types is correlated with geography more than climate and human pressure (2021)
Journal Article
Cervellini, M., Di Musciano, M., Zannini, P., Fattorini, S., Jiménez‐Alfaro, B., Agrillo, E., …Chiarucci, A. (2021). Diversity of European habitat types is correlated with geography more than climate and human pressure. Ecology and Evolution, 11(24), 18111-18124. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8409

Habitat richness, that is, the diversity of ecosystem types, is a complex, spatially explicit aspect of biodiversity, which is affected by bioclimatic, geographic, and anthropogenic variables. The distribution of habitat types is a key component for... Read More about Diversity of European habitat types is correlated with geography more than climate and human pressure.

Impacts of Forest Fire on Understory Species Diversity in Canary Pine Ecosystems on the Island of La Palma (2021)
Journal Article
Weiser, F., Sauer, A., Gettueva, D., Field, R., Irl, S. D., Vetaas, O., …Beierkuhnlein, C. (2021). Impacts of Forest Fire on Understory Species Diversity in Canary Pine Ecosystems on the Island of La Palma. Forests, 12(12), Article 1638. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12121638

Forest fires are drivers of spatial patterns and temporal dynamics of vegetation and biodiversity. On the Canary Islands, large areas of pine forest exist, dominated by the endemic Canary Island pine, Pinus canariensis C. Sm. These mostly natural for... Read More about Impacts of Forest Fire on Understory Species Diversity in Canary Pine Ecosystems on the Island of La Palma.

Modern slavery, environmental degradation and climate change: present and future pathways for addressing the nexus (2021)
Report
Jackson, B., Brotherton, V., Tichenor Blackstone, N., & Decker Sparks, J. L. (2021). Modern slavery, environmental degradation and climate change: present and future pathways for addressing the nexus. https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/beacons-of-excellence/rights-lab/resources/reports-and-briefings/index.aspx: World Wildlife Fund for Nature U.S

Roundtable Report based on the findings of an event hosted by the Rights Lab, Delta 8.7 and funded by WWF U.S. to support the development of a collaborative action plan to support efforts for the antislavery and environmental communities to work toge... Read More about Modern slavery, environmental degradation and climate change: present and future pathways for addressing the nexus.

Supply-Chain Urbanism: Constructing and Contesting the Logistics City (2021)
Journal Article
Danyluk, M. (2021). Supply-Chain Urbanism: Constructing and Contesting the Logistics City. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 111(7), 2149-2164. https://doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2021.1889352

With the development of global logistical systems to coordinate the movement of goods, cities around the world are being reconceived as nodes in circuits of commodity capital. These efforts are reshaping urban environments and provoking novel forms o... Read More about Supply-Chain Urbanism: Constructing and Contesting the Logistics City.

Political lives at sea: working and socialising to and from the India Round Table Conference in London, 1930–1932 (2020)
Journal Article
Legg, S. (2020). Political lives at sea: working and socialising to and from the India Round Table Conference in London, 1930–1932. Journal of Historical Geography, 68, 21-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2019.12.005

This paper presents new ways of thinking about both the spatial relationality of a political event, and a mobile perspective on interwar imperialism, anti-colonialism and Indian nationalism. Between 1930 and 1932 over one hundred delegates from India... Read More about Political lives at sea: working and socialising to and from the India Round Table Conference in London, 1930–1932.

Rediscovering the Power of Physical Relief Models: Mayson’s Ordnance Model of the Lake District (2019)
Journal Article
Priestnall, G. (2019). Rediscovering the Power of Physical Relief Models: Mayson’s Ordnance Model of the Lake District. Cartographica, 54(4), 261-277. https://doi.org/10.3138/cart.54.4.2018-0003

Mayson’s Ordnance model of the Lake District, commissioned by Henry and Thomas Mayson from the 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... Read More about Rediscovering the Power of Physical Relief Models: Mayson’s Ordnance Model of the Lake District.

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), https://doi.org/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 about Taming disruption?: pervasive data analytics, uncertainty and policy intervention in disruptive technology and its geographic spread.

Subjects of truth: resisting governmentality in Foucault’s 1980s (2018)
Journal Article
Legg, S. (2019). Subjects of truth: resisting governmentality in Foucault’s 1980s. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 37(1), 27-45. https://doi.org/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 about Subjects of truth: resisting governmentality in Foucault’s 1980s.