Current Graduate Research Students

Michael 't Sas-Rolfes

Conserving Africa's rhinos and elephants: geography, economics and policy

Supervisors: Dr Paul Jepson; Professor Robert Hahn
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Daniel Adshead

Water security and poverty: interactions and tipping points, assessing linkages between water risks and economic growth with a focus on coastal areas of Bangladesh

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Rodrigo Arce

Certified forest industry diversification in the Bolivian Northern Amazon: escaping the staple trap in the forest carbon era

Supervisor: Dr Constance McDermott
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Festus Asaaga

Smallholder agriculture and ecosystem degradation in rural Africa: empirical analysis of farmers' land use decisions

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Mark Hirons
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Pablo Astudillo-Estévez

Path dependence, reinforcement mechanisms and economic complexity in commodity-exporting countries

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Meghan Bailey

Robust adaptation planning and decision-making: a comparative study of subsistence-oriented communities in the Indo-Gangetic Plain and West Africa

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Negar Elodie Behzadi

Gendered coal struggles at the margins - the work of men, women and children in an informal/artisanal mine in post-Soviet Tajikistan

Supervisors: Professor Patricia Daley; Professor Judith Pallot
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Aoife Bennett

The political ecology of oil palm, people and forest conservation: searching for a balanced approach to development in the Peruvian Amazon

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Constance McDermott; Dr Peter Cronkleton (CIFOR)
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Serkan Birgel

Peacebuilding through natural resources - the case of Cyprus

Supervisors: Dr Richard Powell; Dr Fiona McConnell
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Hanno Brankamp

Policing refugees: an ethnography of police work and community policing in Kenya's refugee camps

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley; Dr Oliver Owen, Oxford Department of International Development
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Laura Brinker

Energy decisions and governance: implications of retail market design for decentralized energy resources

Supervisor: Professor Nick Eyre; Dr Matthew Lockwood (University of Exeter)
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Catherine Buckland

Determining dryland landscape sensitivity to natural and human disturbances using Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) techniques, Nebraska Sandhills

Supervisors: Dr Richard Bailey; Professor David S.G. Thomas
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Vanessa Burns

Oceanic assemblages: reconceptualising geographies of climate adaptation

Supervisor: Professor Sarah Whatmore
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Iliana Cardenes Trujillo

Saving energy and saving water: a comparative study in policy and regulation

Supervisors: Professor Nick Eyre; Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Anabelle Cardoso

What controls vegetation dynamics in a Central African forest-savanna mosaic: fire or mega-fauna?

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Robert Carlsson

Understanding the economic role of national infrastructure systems

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Eric (Tak Hin) Chan

The role of built environment and travel behaviour in influencing people's well-being - A case study of Shenzhen

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Dr Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Heuishilja Chang

The resilience of shrinking communities in rural Japan: Can the Cittaslow approach be a possible development strategy?

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Dr Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Abrar Chaudhury

Financial and institutional design of climate change adaptation

Supervisor: Dr Tom Thornton; Dr Marc Ventresca (SSB)
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Micol Chiesa

Do firms forget about the environment? Evidence from publicly listed corporations

Supervisors: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Dr Caitlin McElroy
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Lisa Choi

Mobilities and socio-spatialities in the Aerotropolis: Dallas-Fort Worth and New Songdo City

Supervisors: Professor Derek McCormack; Professor Linda McDowell
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Pierre-Louis Choquet

A shared responsibility in the face of climate change: the case for "unburnable carbon"

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Theodor Cojoianu

Environmental investment strategies across the investment value chain: addressing the investment gap in clean technologies - from asset owners to entrepreneurs

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Megan Cole

Towards defining sustainability thresholds for South Africa

Supervisor: Dr Richard Bailey; Prof Mark New (UCT)
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Sergio Henrique Collaço de Carvalho

Protected Area Financing in Megadiverse Upper-Middle Income Countries

Supervisor: Dr Paul Jepson
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Claudia Comberti

Adaptation to environmental change in Amazonian Indigenous communities: the role of human-ecosystem interactions in supporting positive change

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Tom Thornton; Dr Richard Grenyer
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Amy Creese

Constraints on rainfall and convection in numerical models: a case study of the Congo Basin

Supervisor: Professor Richard Washington
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Cheli Cresswell

Using big data and citizen science to map geographic and temporal trends in human-elephant conflict in Asia

Supervisor: Dr Paul Jepson
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Michael Dangerfield

Urban Greenland: a spatial analysis of Nuuk's evolving labour market

Supervisor: Dr Richard Powell
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Andrew Dansie

The role of windblown dust from ephemeral river valleys in the fertilisation of the Benguela Upwelling System

Supervisors: Professor David S.G. Thomas; Professor Giles Wiggs
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems and Policy

Justin Dargin

A carbon market for the Gulf - the development of an optimal carbon trading platform to regulate carbon emissions in the Gulf cooperation council

Supervisor: Professor Dariusz Wójcik; Prof Jonathan Stern (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Anna Davidson

Mobilizing bodies: difference, power and ecology in urban cycling practices

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Whatmore; Dr Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Paulo De Souza

Can society and corporations share the same perspective on sustainability? Should they?

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Nina Doering

Local participation in Greenland's emerging minerals industry

Supervisor: Dr Richard Powell
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Andrew Dwyer

Malware Ecologies: Disrupting the Geographies of Cyberspace and Cybersecurity

Supervisors: Professor Derek McCormack; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Alexander Eduful

Oil, urbanism and the emergence of a 'cross-class public space' in Ghana: a case for sustainable development?

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Jakob Engel

The political economy of commodity trading: Industrial organisation, regulation and regional development

Supervisor: Professor Dariusz Wójcik
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Irina Fedorenko

How the Internet and social networks influence the development of Chinese and Russian environmental non-governmental organisations

Supervisors: Professor Judith Pallot; Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Kaja Fenn

Provenance of late Quaternary loess along the middle and lower Danube River, Europe

Supervisors: Professor David S.G. Thomas; Dr Julie Durcan; Dr Ian Miller (British Geological Survey)
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Alexander Fischer

Do new information flows influence better water institutions in fragile states? Exploring the contingent relationships between decision-makers and measurement technologies

Supervisor: Dr Rob Hope
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Mark Fransham

The geography and dynamics of affluence and deprivation in the UK

Supervisor: Professor Danny Dorling; Dr Rachel Loopstra (Department of Sociology, Oxford)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Lucie Fusade

Mitigating driving rain to historic buildings: the use of additives in lime-based pointing mortar

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Yujie Gan

Tackling the Chinese Pension System: demographic transition, pension investment, and the financial regulation

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Franziska Gaupp

The global impact of droughts on agricultural production

Supervisors: Dr Simon Dadson; Professor Jim Hall
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems and Policy

Jennifer Gooden

Investing in nature: the premise and promise of private conservation

Supervisors: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Dr Richard Grenyer
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Gonzalo Griebenow

Land use, forest elephants and REDD+. A case study in Bia and Kakum Conservation Areas

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Carolina Gueiros

Forest Governance in the Brazilian Amazon: Policy Change and Innovation to Curb Deforestation

Supervisors: Dr Tom Thornton; Dr Constance McDermott
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Wenbo Guo

Mobility, subjective well-being and health in transitional China: towards socially sustainable cities

Supervisors: Dr Christian Brand; Dr Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Agne Gvozdevaite

Functional diversity of tropical rainforests and their sensitivity to environmental change

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Imma Oliveras
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Logan Hamilton

Political decentralisation as a driver of change in Indonesian village level forest governance institutions and practices

Supervisors: Dr Tom Thornton; Dr Constance McDermott
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Samuel Hampton

Understanding energy demand: energy using practices and energy services

Supervisors: Dr Sarah Darby; Dr Tina Fawcett; Professor Nick Eyre
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Yifan Han

A demand atlas for the planning, operations and upgrading of bicycle-sharing systems

Supervisor: Dr Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Elizabeth Harnett

The diffusion of responsible investment discourses and practices: the role and impact of investment consultants

Supervisors: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Dr Caitlin McElroy
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Tom Hashimoto

Dismantling 'irrationality' of geo-economic thinking in central and eastern Europe

Supervisor: Professor Dariusz Wójcik
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Dina Hestad

Transformational capacity: investigating organisations ability to foster social transformation towards sustainability

Supervisors: Dr Tom Thornton; Patrick Pringle
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Georgia Hole

Towards a first high resolution spatiotemporal reconstruction of Holocene Arctic sea ice dynamics

Supervisor: Dr Marc Macias-Fauria; Prof Don Porcelli (Earth Sciences)
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Xi (Sisi) Hu

China's evolving vulnerability to climate change impacts: a spatial analysis of its infrastructure system

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Jiashun Huang

Infrastructure and the Economy

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall; Professor Doyne Farmer (INET)
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Anna Hushlak

From virtual space to physical place: mobilising the affordances of communication technologies for biodiversity conservation

Supervisor: Dr Paul Jepson
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Takeshi Inagawa

Nutrient dynamics of Bornean tropical forests

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Terhi Riutta
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Luis Iturra

Exploring urban inequality through unveiling uneven atmospheres in everyday mobility practices

Supervisors: Professor Derek McCormack; Dr Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Toby Jackson

Wind damage and the mechanical strength of trees. Why are trees in Borneo so tall?

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Alexander Shenkin; Dr Lisa Patrick Bentley
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Christopher Kaminker

The role of institutional investors in financing sustainable energy

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Jacob Katuva

Geospatially distributed impacts of mining and irrigation on water growth and development in Kwale, Kenya

Supervisor: Dr Rob Hope
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Tarek Kheir Eddine

The impact of confessional politics and socio-economic stratification on the use and development of public spaces in Lebanon

Supervisor: Dr Fiona McConnell
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Narendra Killada

Environmental publics in the Indian case: situated interpretations of nature and democracy in addressing resource conflicts

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Whatmore; Dr Jamie Lorimer
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Ashley Kingsborough

Climate change risk assessment, Decision making and the development of adaptation pathways

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Johanna Koehler

Democracy, decentralisation and development in Kenya: an assessment of structural change in the water sector

Supervisor: Dr Rob Hope
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Toru Kubo

Technology innovation and policy instruments to advance low-carbon transport in developing Asian economies

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Dr Christian Brand
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Christopher Lander

Foreign Direct Investment in the Russian Agrarian Sector

Supervisor: Professor Judith Pallot
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Michelle Lanzoni

Desert rain events: soil moisture and nutrient cycling around dryland plants

Supervisors: Professor Heather Viles; Professor W. Mike Edmunds
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Kris Lee

Understanding 'Reversed-Flow' international student mobility: a Bourdieusian perspective

Supervisor: Dr Johanna Waters
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Jae-Young Lee

The role of water quality in regional water resources assessment

Supervisors: Professor Paul Whitehead; Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Jade Leung

A transferable national infrastructure planning and assessment methodolgy

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Xiawei Liao

Identifying and understanding changes in water-energy linkage for China

Supervisors: Professor Nick Eyre; Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Yingqi Liu

Residential Demand Response (DR) in the UK: the potential in low carbon energy transformation, social implication and interaction with energy efficiency

Supervisors: Dr Sarah Darby; Professor Nick Eyre
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Qiong Lu

Global and local issues of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): processed based modelling in river basins

Supervisor: Professor Paul Whitehead
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Scott MacDonald

An international comparison of voluntary green electricity tariffs

Supervisor: Professor Nick Eyre
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Cuthbert Makondo

Options in Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Mitigation: Evidence from Zambia’s Rural-Rural Migration

Supervisor: Professor David S.G. Thomas
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems and Policy

Peter Martin

International networks and cosmopolitan science: Geographical Societies and Greenland, c. 1880 to 1939

Supervisors: Dr Richard Powell; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Ashley Massey

Resilience and Adaptative capacity of customary conservation practices in Malaysian Borneo

Supervisor: Dr Shonil Bhagwat; Professor Kathy Willis (Dept. of Zoology)
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Jerome Mayaud

Development and testing of a coupled vegetation / sediment-transport model for dryland environments

Supervisors: Dr Richard Bailey; Professor Giles Wiggs
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Emma McIntosh

Evaluating conservation planning: elucidating the societal and governance factors behind effective conservation prioritisations

Supervisor: Dr Richard Grenyer
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Penelope Mealy

Which way to prosperity? Mapping and modelling the process of economic development

Supervisor: Professor Cameron Hepburn; Prof Doyne Famer
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Martin Michette

Reigate Stone at the Tower of London: Mitigating Problem Stone decay in urban environments

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Samuel Miller McDonald

Egalitarian Energy: Challenges to Neoliberal Discourse in Distributed Community Energy Programs

Supervisors: Professor Nick Eyre; Dr James Palmer
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

John Mittermeier

Cultural value and biodiversity conservation: harnessing the power of 'big data' to quantify the cultural importance of species

Supervisors: Dr Paul Jepson; Dr Richard Grenyer
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Stephanie Mooij

What are the major obstacles facing corporations in the uproar of ESG and what can be done to fix that? Reporting fatigue and ambiguous expectations

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Christine Moore

Understanding social-ecological resilience in a cocoa producing region: a study of Ghana's Kakum Region

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Sarah Morton

The legacies of the repatriation of human remains progression document

Supervisors: Dr Richard Powell; Dr Beth Greenhough; Dr Catherine Nash (QMU)
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Callum Munday

Representation of southern African climate in coupled models

Supervisor: Professor Richard Washington
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems and Policy

Kelsi Nagy

India's sacred and mundane cattle: gods, hybrid-beasts and scavengers

Supervisor: Dr Jamie Lorimer
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Cyrus Nayeri

Governing the ungovernable: investigating the geopolitics of volcano hazard management on Iceland's South Coast

Supervisors: Dr Jamie Lorimer; Dr Kärg Kama; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Kiron Neale

Beyond implementation: mainstreaming solar energy into Trinidad's residential sector

Supervisors: Dr Chris Jardine; Professor Nick Eyre
Research clusters: Climate Systems and Policy; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Sarah O'Keefe

Climate Scenarios for Water Security in Developing Regions

Supervisors: Dr Simon Dadson; Dr Friederike Otto
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems and Policy

Thanti Octavianti

Achieving water security in a developing-country delta city: Challenges from a waterfront development project in Jakarta Bay

Supervisor: Dr Katrina Charles

Scott Allan Orr

'Wet walls': developing 4D moisture monitoring techniques for stone masonry

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Gregory Ortiz

New connections: middle class youth activism in Delhi

Supervisor: Professor Craig Jeffrey
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Janak Padhiar

Towards understanding life course geographies of young Afghans in India

Supervisor: Dr Fiona McConnell; Bakewell, O.
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Homero Paltan Lopez

Sensitivity of freshwater to climate variability

Supervisor: Dr Simon Dadson
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems and Policy

Emilie Parry

"The New Local": Emerging configurations of cooperative applied learning for climate action within an Asian Interfaith Alliance

Supervisor: Professor Danny Dorling
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Rafael Pereira

Justice issues in transport policies

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Dr Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Brice Perombelon

Geopolitical Arctic(s). Indigenous representations of geo-power: the case of the Sahtu Denes

Supervisors: Dr Richard Powell; Dr Tom Thornton
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Helge Peters

Configuring socio-environmental complexity: an ethnography of agent-based modelling

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Whatmore; Dr Catharina Landström
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Alexander Pfeiffer

Stranded assets and debt - how debt markets are likely to react to a re-valuation of carbon heavy assets

Supervisor: Professor Cameron Hepburn
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Joseph Poore

The global extent of abandoned agricultural land and its conservation potential

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Richard Grenyer; EJ Milner-Gulland (Zoology)
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Rowan Popplewell

Deconstructing discourses on peace among local civil society groups in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley; Dr Rachel Hayman (INTRAC)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Nicolas Raab

Modelling tree carbon allocation, gas and energy exchange in the Amazon through functional structural models

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Jose Ramirez Mendiola

The pathway to a sustainable energy infrastructure system

Supervisors: Professor Nick Eyre; Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Kevin Rattue

Emergent environmental risks and governance of the Northwest Passage (NWP)

Supervisor: Dr Richard Powell
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Ruksana Rimi

Climate change and high-impact weather events: implications for water resource and agriculture in Bangladesh

Supervisors: Professor Myles Allen; Dr Karsten Haustein; Dr Emily Barbour
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Ian Robertson

A multi-jurisdictional study of proxy voting by retail investors, with specific reference to their interest in Responsible Investing

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Prof Professor Jonathan Michie, Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, Continuing Education
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

June Rubis

(Re)imagining forest conservation landscapes and development pathways: indigenous strategies in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Rhian Scott

The contemporary warehouse studio: an extension of artist and urban landscape

Supervisors: Professor Derek McCormack; Dr Thomas Jellis
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Aniket Shah

The economic geography of development banking for sustainable development

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Xuanyi Sheng

The governance and management of public-private partnerships bringing together stakeholders in the realization of complex engineering projects - One Belt One Road Initiative

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Matthew Shepherd

The Geothermal Urban: Attuning to Reykjavík's Chthonic Nexus

Supervisors: Professor Derek McCormack; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Ranu Sinha

Pathways to Water Security: Evaluating the impacts of irrigation investments in Madhya Pradesh, India

Supervisors: Dr Rob Hope; Dr Simon Dadson
Research clusters: Climate Systems and Policy; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Filipa Soares

Contesting the wild: nature, rewilding, conservationists and local communities in a changing Europe

Supervisor: Dr Jamie Lorimer
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Aayush Srivastava

Quaternary of the Thar Desert in India: understanding the history of dune accumulation with the aid of Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating

Supervisors: Professor David S.G. Thomas; Dr Julie Durcan
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems and Policy

Jesper Svensson

Water allocation and collective action in China: state, market and community responses to scarcity and freshwater variability

Supervisor: Dr Dustin Garrick
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Nina Teng

Examining Trust in Shared Mobility: The Case of On-Demand Peer-to-Peer Ridesharing in Southeast Asia

Supervisor: Dr Tim Schwanen
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Rachael Tily

Space and Practice in the Geosciences

Supervisor: Dr Richard Powell; Prof Andrew Barry
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Laura-Marie Töpfer

Mapping Chinese Cross-border Finance: Actors, networks and institutional development

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Dr Michael Viehs
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Boipelo Tshwene-Mauchaza

A re-design of Chobe National Park management system to optimise effectiveness under climate change: systems thinking approach

Supervisors: Professor Richard Washington; Dr Richard Grenyer
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Thomas Turnbull

On the rebound: Jevons' paradox and the invention of energy conservation

Supervisor: Dr Richard Powell; Prof Andrew Barry
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Michael Urban

US Public Pension funds internal capabilities: searching for an alternative financial culture

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Xiaoyang Wang

Pathways to international financial centre formation with Chinese characteristics: a view from Shanghai

Supervisor: Professor Dariusz Wójcik
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Kevin Wheeler

Cooperation or conflict in trans-boundary rivers with the emergence of climate variability: a case study of the Nile River

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Victoria Wyllie de Echeverria

Linking interactions between cultural and biological diversity on the Pacific coast of North America in the face of climate change

Supervisor: Dr Tom Thornton
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Noreen Zaman

The role of soil as a method for conserving cultural stone ruins: effects of physical and chemical characteristics on stone weathering

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Guanli Zhang

Resistance to industrial pollution in rural China

Supervisor: Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Recent Students (since 2006)

Jonathan Balls

Completed in 2017

Fluid capitalism at the bottom of the pyramid: a study of the off-grid solar power market in Uttar Pradesh, India

Supervisor: Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright; Prof M. McCartney (SAS)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Christopher Coghlan

Completed in 2017

Towards food security with nutritional health: multi-scale approaches

Supervisor: Dr Shonil Bhagwat
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Sasha Engelmann

Completed in 2017

The cosmological aesthetics of Tomás Saraceno's atmospheric experiments

Supervisor: Professor Derek McCormack
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Saher Hasnain

Completed in 2017

Food environments in Islamabad, Pakistan

Supervisors: Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright; Dr Fiona McConnell
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Julian Kirchherr

Completed in 2017

The Anti-Dam Protest Cycle: Evidence from Asia

Supervisor: Dr Katrina Charles; Dr Matthew Walton
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Ewan Macdonald

Completed in 2017

Clouds on the horizon: identifying global priorities for conservation marketing and planning the conservation of the Sunda clouded leopard on Borneo

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Viresh Patel

Completed in 2017

Changing contours of sociality: Youth, education, and general relations in rural Gujarat, India

Supervisor: Dr Fiona McConnell; Dr Nikita Sud (ODID)
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Alexandra Rowell

Completed in 2017

Sand ramps as Late Quaternary palaeoenvironmental archives: analysis from Southern Africa

Supervisors: Dr Richard Bailey; Professor David S.G. Thomas
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Ariell Ahearn-Ligham

Completed in 2016

The changing meaning of work, herding, and social relations in Mongolia: a study of value transformations and conditions for social change

Supervisors: Dr Troy Sternberg; Professor Craig Jeffrey; Prof. Dawn Chatty (QEH, Oxford)
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Samin Ahmad

Completed in 2016

What controls algal greening of sandstone heritage? An experimental approach

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Thomas Ashfold

Completed in 2016

Work, Time and Rhythm: Investigating contemporary ‘time squeeze’

Supervisors: Professor Linda McDowell; Dr Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Cristina Cabello Briones

Completed in 2016

Effects of open shelters on the preservation of limestone remains at archaeological sites

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Becky Catarelli

Completed in 2016

Rising seas, surprising storms: temporalities of climate and catastrophe in Vermont, New York and the Florida Keys

Supervisor: Professor Derek McCormack
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Cecilia Chavana-Bryant

Completed in 2016

Impacts of leaf age on the spectral and physiochemical traits of trees in Amazonian forest canopies

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr France Gerard (CEH)
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Tahia Devisscher

Completed in 2016

Wildfire under a changing climate in the Bolivian Chiquitania: a social-ecological systems analysis

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Professor Emily Boyd (Reading)
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Adam Elliott-Cooper

Completed in 2016

The Struggle that has No Name: Policing, space and community resistance in neoliberal Britain

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Timothy Foster

Completed in 2016

From cash flows to water flows: an assessment of financial risks to rural water supply sustainability in sub-Saharan Africa

Supervisor: Dr Rob Hope
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Linda Geaves

Completed in 2016

Public priorities and public goods: the drivers and responses to transitions in flood risk management

Supervisors: Professor Edmund Penning-Rowsell; Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Rory Hill

Completed in 2016

'Local, loyal and constant'? On the dynamism of terroir in sustainable agriculture

Supervisor: Professor Sarah Whatmore
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Carlo Inverardi Ferri

Completed in 2016

Invisible spaces: variegated geographies of waste in China

Supervisor: Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Irem Kok

Completed in 2016

Politics of transparency: contested spaces of corporate responsibility, science and regulation in shale gas projects of the UK and US

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Prof Andrew Barry
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Alex Littaye

Completed in 2016

Finding time in the geographies of food: how heritage food discourses shape notions of place

Supervisor: Dr Jamie Lorimer
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Yuge Ma

Completed in 2016

The emergence of low carbon development in China and India: energy efficiency as a lens

Supervisors: Professor Nick Eyre; Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright; Barbara Harriss-White
Research clusters: Climate Systems and Policy; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

David Maguire

Completed in 2016

Learning to serve time: troubling spaces of working class masculinities in the UK

Supervisor: Professor Linda McDowell
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Balqis Mohamed Rehan

Completed in 2016

Risk-based flood protection decisions in the context of climatic variability and change

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Andre Neves

Completed in 2016

The impact of walking and cycling infrastructure on personal travel and carbon emissions: the case of Cardiff Connect2

Supervisor: Dr Christian Brand; Dr Tim Jones
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Yukie Saito

Completed in 2016

Corporate engagement for sustainable business in development

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Nicholas Simcik-Arese

Completed in 2016

The commons in a compound: morality, ownership, and legality in Cairo's squatted gated community

Supervisor: Professor Craig Jeffrey; Michael Keith (COMPAS, Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Chase Sova

Completed in 2016

Decision making, agenda setting and preference shaping in Ghana's agricultural climate change adaptation policy regime: a political ecological perspective

Supervisor: Dr Tom Thornton
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Sarah Terry

Completed in 2016

Spaces for nature: neoliberal conservation in post-Reformasi South Sumatra

Supervisors: Dr Paul Jepson; Professor Robert J. Whittaker
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Scott Thacker

Completed in 2016

Reducing the risk of failure in interdependent national infrastructure network systems

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Kerrie Thornhill

Completed in 2016

Reconstructed meanings of gender violence in postwar Liberia

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley; Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (QEH, Oxford)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Marina Topouzi

Completed in 2016

Occupants' interaction with low-carbon retrofitted homes and its impact on energy use

Supervisor: Professor Nick Eyre; Dr Rajat Gupta
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Charlotte von Mangoldt

Completed in 2016

Student environmentalism in Beijing, China

Supervisors: Professor Craig Jeffrey; Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Liwen Wang

Completed in 2016

Developing innovation capability: the case of Chinese automobile companies

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Dr David Bonilla; Dr David Bonilla
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Katrin Wilhelm

Completed in 2016

Improving non-destructive techniques for in situ stone weathering research

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Yin Yang

Completed in 2016

The economic geography of urban water infrastructure investment and governance - a comparison of Beijing and London

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Kate Young

Completed in 2016

Strategic appraisal of interdependent infrastructure provision

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Zichen Zhang

Completed in 2016

Electric vehicles in China: past, present and future

Supervisor: Professor David Banister
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Christopher Allen

Completed in 2015

Atmospheric mechanisms of Central Saharan dust storm formation in Boreal summer: observations from the Fennec campaign

Supervisor: Professor Richard Washington
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems and Policy

Edoardo Borgomeo

Completed in 2015

Water resources adaptation decisions in the context of climatic non-stationarity and variability

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Jeremy Brice

Completed in 2015

Materials, markets, and the making of South Australian wine: uncertainties, vulnerabilities, valuation

Supervisor: Professor Sarah Whatmore
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Emma Cardwell

Completed in 2015

A study of the UK's market based fisheries policy

Supervisor: Dr Tom Thornton; Prof. Daniel Pauly (UBC, Canada)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Yi'En Cheng

Completed in 2015

Education, class, and youth: young people's experiences of private higher education in Singapore

Supervisors: Professor Craig Jeffrey; Dr Johanna Waters
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Myung-Ae (Chloe) Choi

Completed in 2015

Governing Deceleration: the natures, times and spaces of ecotourism in South Korea

Supervisor: Dr Jamie Lorimer
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Daniel Cooper

Completed in 2015

Under Mount Roraima: The revitalization of a shamanic landscape and practice

Supervisor: Dr Tom Thornton
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Eden Cottee-Jones

Completed in 2015

Isolated Ficus trees and conservation in human-modified landscapes

Supervisor: Professor Robert J. Whittaker
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Cecilia Dahlsjo

Completed in 2015

The role of termite assemblages in ecosystem processes in tropical forests

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Kate Parr; Dr Paul Eggleton (Natural History Museum)
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Alexis Gutierrez

Completed in 2015

The Sustainable Seafood Movement - bringing together supply, demand and governance of capture fisheries in the US and UK to achieve sustainability

Supervisor: Dr Tom Thornton
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Heather Hachigian

Completed in 2015

Governance frameworks for responsible investing: the case of sovereign sponsored funds.

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Shuaishuai He

Completed in 2015

Heritage conservation and urban revitalization in China

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Timothy Hodgetts

Completed in 2015

Enacting connectivity: woodland mammal conservation practices in England and Wales

Supervisor: Dr Jamie Lorimer
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Ryan Hogarth

Completed in 2015

The evolutionary economic geography of climate change

Supervisor: Professor Dariusz Wójcik
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Mary Kanui

Completed in 2015

Variety for security: a case study of agricultural, nutrient and dietary diversity among smallholder farmers in Western Kenya

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley; Dr Shonil Bhagwat
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Jagadishwor Karmacharya

Completed in 2015

Climate processes over the Himalayas: added value from high resolution regional climate modelling

Supervisor: Professor Mark New
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Andrea Kölbel

Completed in 2015

Youth, aspiration, and mobility: young people debating their potential futures in Nepal

Supervisors: Professor Craig Jeffrey; Professor Linda McDowell; Professor David Gellner (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Ashok Kumar

Completed in 2015

Building workers' power against globally mobile capital: case studies from the transnational garment sector

Supervisors: Professor Linda McDowell; Professor Craig Jeffrey
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Sarah-Jane Littleford

Completed in 2015

For the benefit of current and future generations: prospects for intergenerational equity in South Africa

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Lucy Mahoney

Completed in 2015

Investigating the interactions of travel behaviour and wellbeing: a mixed-methods case study of Penarth and Cardiff, Wales

Supervisors: Dr Christian Brand; Dr Tim Jones
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Thomas Matthews

Completed in 2015

Analysing and modelling the impact of habitat fragmentation on species diversity: a macroecological perspective

Supervisor: Professor Robert J. Whittaker
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Sarah McGill

Completed in 2015

The economic governance of global commodity markets

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Amber Murrey

Completed in 2015

Lifescapes of a pipedream: a decolonial mixed-tape of structural violence and resistance in two towns along the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Grace Mwaura

Completed in 2015

Educated youth in Kenya: Negotiating waithood by greening livelihoods

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Sahar Romani

Completed in 2015

Generation NGO: youth and development in urban India

Supervisors: Professor Linda McDowell; Professor Craig Jeffrey
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Dane Rook

Completed in 2015

Doxastic spaces: a new approach to relational beliefs and unstable neglect

Supervisors: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Professor Nick Eyre
Research clusters: Climate Systems and Policy; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Caroline Schmidt

Completed in 2015

Law, geography and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Implications for REDD+ national implementation

Supervisor: Dr Constance McDermott
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Rocio Urrutia

Completed in 2015

Primary productivity and soil respiration in Fitzroya cupressoides forests of southern Chile and their environmental controls

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Pam Berry
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Alexandra Yannias

Completed in 2015

'Do the data in fact deceive?': An analysis of the roles of evaluation and the production of aid effectiveness at the World Bank

Supervisors: Professor Linda McDowell; Professor Dariusz Wójcik
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Haiyan (Helen) Yu

Completed in 2015

Water, Power and IWRM (Integrated Water Resources Management) - a comparative study of village water governance in arid and semi-arid northwest China

Supervisors: Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright; Professor David S.G. Thomas; Prof. Mike Edmunds
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Said Al Sarmi

Completed in 2014

Observed climate trends and projected climate change over the Arabian peninsula

Supervisor: Professor Richard Washington
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Malek Al-Chalabi

Completed in 2014

The road not taken? A longitudinal and interdisciplinary examination of energy behaviours

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Dr Christian Brand
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Janet Banfield

Completed in 2014

Towards a non-representational geography of artistic practice

Supervisor: Professor Derek McCormack
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Jennifer Booth

Completed in 2014

Back to Nature: Geologically informed consolidates for stone museum artefacts

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Yonique Campbell

Completed in 2014

Citizenship, security and the politics of reform in Jamaica

Supervisors: Professor Patricia Daley; Professor Colin Clarke
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Kathryn Clark

Completed in 2014

The role of landslides in the Peruvian Andes in determining forest ecology and carbon transport

Supervisors: Professor Mark New; Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Erin Freeland-Ballantyne

Completed in 2014

Sustainability's paradox: community health, climate change and petro-capitalism

Supervisors: Professor Andrew Barry; Dr Tom Thornton
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Alexandra Girard

Completed in 2014

Women and work in irrigated landscapes in rural India

Supervisor: Dr Rob Hope
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Rachel James

Completed in 2014

Implications of global warming for African climate

Supervisor: Professor Richard Washington
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Darren Jeffers

Completed in 2014

A palaeo-evironmental history of the southern Bekaa Valley and the Lebanon Mountains, Lebanon during the last glacial period (~112-35 ka BP)

Supervisor: Professor Katherine J. Willis
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Nicholas Kreston

Completed in 2014

Post-Keynesian financial spaces, places, and flows: measuring and visualizing financial services in the United States

Supervisor: Professor Dariusz Wójcik
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Aaron Krolikowski

Completed in 2014

Mobile-enabled payments methods and public service delivery in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Supervisor: Dr Rob Hope
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Nina Kruglikova

Completed in 2014

Environmental NGOs as a mediator of scientific knowledge: an enthnographic study

Supervisor: Dr Paul Jepson; Prof. N. Thrift
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Tanya Kumar

Completed in 2014

Marginalized street traders or strategic entrepreneurs? Social networks, political structures and Kolkata’s young street vendors

Supervisors: Professor Linda McDowell; Professor Craig Jeffrey
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Carly Leighton

Completed in 2014

Desert dune system response to Late Quaternary environmental change in the northeastern Rub’Al Khali: advances in the application of opitically stimulated luminescence datasets

Supervisors: Dr Richard Bailey; Professor David S.G. Thomas
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Eveliina Lyytinen

Completed in 2014

Spaces of trust and mistrust: Congolese refugees, institutions and protection in Kampala, Uganda

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley; Prof. Roger Zetter (Refugees Studies Centre)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Alex Money

Completed in 2014

Corporate water risk and return

Supervisors: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Dr Rob Hope
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Mari Mulyani

Completed in 2014

The interplay between the REDD+ mechanism and forest-related institutions in Indonesia

Supervisor: Dr Paul Jepson
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Helen Pearce

Completed in 2014

Climate change in East Africa

Supervisor: Professor Richard Washington
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Aisha Saad

Completed in 2014

Contesting corporate social responsibility: public challenges to the modern corporation in the 21st Century

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Marcus Wachtmeister

Completed in 2014

Driving towards more flexibility? China’s environmental and climate policy in the automotive sector

Supervisor: Professor Dariusz Wójcik; Prof. V. Shue (Dept. of Politics, Oxford)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Juan Arredondo

Completed in 2013

Policy-making and adaptation to climate change in Mexico: reducing the barriers and maximizing the benefits of government and corporate responses in the context of uncertainty

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Dr Chris West
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Ian Ashpole

Completed in 2013

Patterns and causes of spatial and temporal variability of dust presence in the central and western Sahara

Supervisors: Professor David S.G. Thomas; Professor Richard Washington; Dr Giles Wiggs
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems and Policy

Maan Barua

Completed in 2013

The political ecology of human-elephant relationships in India

Supervisor: Dr Paul Jepson
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Eda Beyazit

Completed in 2013

Transport and socio-spatial inequalities: the case of the Istanbul metro

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Dr Moshe Givoni
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Alvar Closas

Completed in 2013

Burning water - the state, irrigation technology and the production of scarcity in Spain

Supervisor: Dr Rob Hope
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Christian Ellermann

Completed in 2013

Climate change policy in China: tracing successful sustainable development policies and measures

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Dr Jimin Zhao
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Dorothee Franzen

Completed in 2013

Impact of regulation on the asset investment of defined benefit pension funds

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Thomas Jellis

Completed in 2013

Spaces of aesthetic experiment

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Whatmore; Professor Derek McCormack
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Kärg Kama

Completed in 2013

Unconventional futures: anticipation, materiality, and the market in oil shale development

Supervisor: Professor Andrew Barry
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Lip Khoon Kho

Completed in 2013

Carbon cycling in Bornean tropical forests

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Eelke Kraak

Completed in 2013

Dams of Damocles: between rivers, states and geopolitics

Supervisors: Professor Patricia Daley; Professor Judith Pallot
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Debora Ley

Completed in 2013

Sustainable development and climate change integration in rural Central America

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Dr Chris West
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Philip Mann

Completed in 2013

Medium / long-term holistic energy planning for oil importing in developing countries

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Dr Brenda Boardman
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Victoria Mason

Completed in 2013

Connecting canals: exercises in recombinant ecology

Supervisor: Professor Sarah Whatmore
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Robert Fleming Puckett

Completed in 2013

The strange case of the landed poor: a decade of continued poverty, community divisions, and frustrated attempts by outsiders to mobilise San Bushman communities to establish long-term livelihoods on their new lands in South Africa

Supervisor: Dr Tony Lemon
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Muhammad Rahiz

Completed in 2013

Droughts in future climate change in the United Kingdom

Supervisor: Professor Mark New
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Jan Rosenow

Completed in 2013

Politics of change: energy efficiency policy in Britain and Germany

Supervisor: Professor Nick Eyre
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Justin van der Merwe

Completed in 2013

African attitudes towards South Africa: understanding South Africa's soft power in sub-Saharan Africa

Supervisor: Dr Tony Lemon
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Karen Anderton

Completed in 2012

Sub-national government responses to reducing the climate impact of cars

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Dr Heike Schroeder
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Victoria Arnold

Completed in 2012

Religiosity and religious culture in post-Soviet Russia: the role of sacred spaces

Supervisor: Professor Judith Pallot; Dr C. Kelly (Modern Languages, Oxford)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Kathleen Buckingham

Completed in 2012

The marginalisation of an orphan species: examining bamboos fit within international forestry institutions

Supervisor: Dr Paul Jepson
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Michelle Buckley

Completed in 2012

Building the global Gulf city: tracing urban geographies of labour and capital in Dubai, UAE

Supervisor: Professor Linda McDowell
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Emily Coffey

Completed in 2012

Determination of baseline ecological conditions in the humid highlands of Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Supervisors: Professor Katherine J. Willis; Dr Cynthia Froyd
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Zoë Enstone

Completed in 2012

Becoming Goth: Geographies of an (un)popular culture

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Whatmore; Professor Derek McCormack
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Joe Gerlach

Completed in 2012

Vernacular mappings: affect, virtuality, performance

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Whatmore; Professor Derek McCormack
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Kate Halladay

Completed in 2012

Climate and Andean montane forests: the role of clouds

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Professor Mark New
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Amrita Hari

Completed in 2012

Migration of Indian immigrants in Canada

Supervisor: Professor Linda McDowell
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Dominique Henri

Completed in 2012

The integration of Inuit traditional ecological knowledge and western science in wildlife and resource management in Nunavut, Canada

Supervisors: Professor Andrew Barry; Dr Tom Thornton
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Nicholas Howarth

Completed in 2012

An integrated theory of economic and political change: including four papers on the shift to a low carbon economy

Supervisors: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Professor Dariusz Wójcik
Research clusters: Climate Systems and Policy; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Leander Kandilige

Completed in 2012

Transnationalism and the Ghanaian diaspora in the UK: Regional inequalities and the developmental effects of remittances at the sub-national level

Supervisors: Professor Patricia Daley; Dr Ali Rogers
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Caroline King

Completed in 2012

Living with environmental change in the endorheic oasis systems of the northern Sahara

Supervisors: Dr Rob Hope; Professor David S.G. Thomas
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Jian Liu

Completed in 2012

Electric cars in China: energy infrastructure and market potentials

Supervisor: Professor David Banister
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Arnoldo Matus Kramer

Completed in 2012

Adaptation to climate change in a rapidly urbanizing coast: the opportunities and barriers for adaptation in the Yucatan Caribbean coast

Supervisor: Professor Diana Liverman
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Caitlin McElroy

Completed in 2012

Corporate social responsibility in the extractive and energy industries: effects on resource use and indigenous development

Supervisors: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Professor Andrew Barry
Research clusters: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Leticia Ochoa Ochoa

Completed in 2012

Amphibian diversity conservation in a changing world: a view from Mexico

Supervisor: Professor Robert J. Whittaker
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Laura Pereira

Completed in 2012

Private sector adaptive capacity to climate change impacts in the food system: food security implications for South Africa and Brazil

Supervisor: Professor David S.G. Thomas; Dr Mick Blowfield (Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford)
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Maria Price

Completed in 2012

The Trans-European Networks – transport cohesion in south-west Europe

Supervisor: Professor David Banister; Prof. John Preston (Southampton University)
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Esther Rootham

Completed in 2012

(Re)Working citizenship: young people and colour-blind politics

Supervisor: Professor Linda McDowell
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Sharad Saxena

Completed in 2012

Pathways to a sustainable transport future: developing and applying a futures decision making framework

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Dr Brenda Boardman
Research clusters: Climate Systems and Policy; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Rajiv Sharma

Completed in 2012

The role of private institutional investors in developing urban infrastructure assets

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Jiazhe Sun

Completed in 2012

Climate change, sustainable power sources, and developing economies

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Christiane Wirth Forsberg

Completed in 2012

'Mobile citizens': living the European dream?

Supervisor: Professor Linda McDowell; Dr. B. Anderson (COMPAS, Oxford)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Sebastian Abrahamsson

Completed in 2011

Invasive science and inventive arts: towards a cartography of bodily inner spaces

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Whatmore; Professor Derek McCormack
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Nihan Akyelken

Completed in 2011

Capital and development in social and cultural contexts

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Professor Dariusz Wójcik
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Csaba Burger

Completed in 2011

Occupational pensions in Germany - an economic geography

Supervisors: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Professor Dariusz Wójcik
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Drew Foxall

Completed in 2011

Mapping ethnic relations: cartography, geopolitics, and security in the North Caucasus

Supervisor: Professor Judith Pallot
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Cecile Girardin

Completed in 2011

Tropical montane forest ecosystem responses to mean temperature change

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Professor Robert J. Whittaker
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Taylor Gray

Completed in 2011

A corporate geography of Canada: governance and networks

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Elizabeth S. Jeffers

Completed in 2011

The dynamics of ecosystem processes over successional time scales: plant population responses to environmental change and their feedback effects on ecosystem functioning

Supervisor: Professor Katherine J. Willis; Dr Mike Bonsall (Dept. of Zoology, Oxford)
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Ting-Yu Kang

Completed in 2011

Internet transnational communication and diasporic nationalism: imaging China in online community

Supervisors: Dr Andrew Currah; Dr Ali Rogers
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Gavin Killip

Completed in 2011

The role of SME building tradespeople in transforming the UK housing stock to meet the climate change agenda

Supervisor: Dr Brenda Boardman
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Stephen Lew

Completed in 2011

Meaningful ESG impact measurement and integration

Supervisor: Professor Dariusz Wójcik
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Danae Maniatis

Completed in 2011

Methodologies for measuring aboveground biomass in the Congo basin forest in a UNFCCC REDD+ context

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Lisa Mol

Completed in 2011

Sandstone weathering, electrical resistivity tomography, and the deterioration of San rock art in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Kamakshi Mubarak

Completed in 2011

Everyday networks, politics and inequalities in post-tsunami recovery: fisher livelihoods in south Sri Lanka

Supervisors: Professor Patricia Daley; Professor Craig Jeffrey
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Goranji Nonejuie

Completed in 2011

An analysis of the role of dynamic Participatory Geographical Information Systems in supporting water stakeholders in decision-making processes in Rayong Basin Thailand

Supervisor: Dr Rachael McDonnell
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Bernardo Peredo

Completed in 2011

Forest governance and development: meandering paradigms in the Bolivian lowlands

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Dr Tom Thornton
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Ameyali Ramos Castillo

Completed in 2011

Governance, indigenous rights, and water in Chiapas, Mexico

Supervisor: Professor Diana Liverman
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Joel Scriven

Completed in 2011

Markets and payments for ecosystem services: engaging REDD+ on Peru's Amazonian frontier

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Martino Tran

Completed in 2011

A systems analysis of vehicle electrification for climate and energy security policy in the UK

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Dr Christian Brand
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Erika Trigoso

Completed in 2011

Dynamic vulnerability in Andean landscapes: the case of Puno, Peru

Supervisor: Professor Diana Liverman
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Royd Vinya

Completed in 2011

Stem hydraulic architecture and xylem vulnerability to cavitation for Miombo woodland canopy tree species

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr N. Brown (Plant Sciences, Oxford)
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Claire Woods

Completed in 2011

Legal frameworks for sustainable investment

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Liana Anderson

Completed in 2010

Multitemporal analysis of the evergreen forest dynamics in Amazonia

Supervisors: Dr Richard Ladle; Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Atif Syed Ansar

Completed in 2010

'New departures' in infrastructure provision: an ongoing evolution away from physical assets to user needs

Supervisor: Professor Dariusz Wójcik; Dr E. Thun (Brasenose College, Oxford)
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Jennifer Barth

Completed in 2010

Taste, ethics and the market in Guatemalan coffee: an ethnographic study

Supervisor: Professor Andrew Barry; Prof. Vikki Bell (Dept. of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Elinor Breman

Completed in 2010

Pattern and processes in grass-dominated ecosystems: vegetation dynamics at the grassland-savannah ecotone in South Africa during the Holocene

Supervisor: Professor Katherine J. Willis; Dr L. Gillson (University of Cape Town)
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Michael Ekers

Completed in 2010

Working the landscape: cultures of labour in the British Columbia tree planting sector

Supervisor: Professor Linda McDowell
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Katie Fenn

Completed in 2010

Carbon cycling in a British deciduous woodland: processes, budgets, climate and phenology

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr M. Morecroft (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology,
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Alan Gamlen

Completed in 2010

The emigration state system: New Zealand and its diaspora in comparative context

Supervisor: Dr Ali Rogers; Prof. S. Vertovec (COMPAS, Oxford)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Alex Guerra Noriega

Completed in 2010

Climate-related disaster risk in mountain areas: the Guatemalan highlands at the start of the 21st Century

Supervisor: Professor Diana Liverman
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Eric Knight

Completed in 2010

The finance of climate change

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Natasha Kuruppu

Completed in 2010

Confronting climate change and variability: enhancing adaptive capacity of water resource management in Kirabaii

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Professor Mark New
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Leng Lee

Completed in 2010

Rural-urban migration in China

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Antony Millner

Completed in 2010

Information, decisions, and behaviour: theoretical essays on the value of climate predictions

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Professor Richard Washington
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Alexandra Morel

Completed in 2010

Environmental monitoring of oil palm expansion in Malaysian Borneo and analysis of two international governance initiatives relating to palm oil production

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Anders Munk

Completed in 2010

Risking the flood: cartographies of things to come

Supervisor: Professor Sarah Whatmore
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Yuko Onishi

Completed in 2010

Climate change and conservation of Japanese flora: the potential impacts and the effects on protected areas

Supervisor: Dr Pam Berry
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Mike Riddell

Completed in 2010

Hunting, livelihoods and conservation in northern republic of Congo

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley; Dr Anna Lawrence (Forestry Commission)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Alistair Seddon

Completed in 2010

Palaeoecology, biogeography and evolution of benthic littoral diatoms from the Galapagos Islands

Supervisors: Professor Katherine J. Willis; Dr Cynthia Froyd
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Allen Shaw

Completed in 2010

India's electricity system: power for the states

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Dr Brenda Boardman
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Stephanie Sodero

Completed in 2010

Policy in motion: reassembling carbon pricing policy development in the personal transport sector in British Columbia

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Dr Karen Lucas
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Ville-Pekka Sorsa

Completed in 2010

Pension fund capitalism in Europe: institutional organisation and governance of investment in Finnish pension insurance companies

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

David Stainforth

Completed in 2010

Uncertainty and confidence in predictions of climate change

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Professor Mark New
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Rebecca White

Completed in 2010

Carbon governance in UK liquid milk systems

Supervisor: Dr Brenda Boardman; Dr J. Park (University of Reading)
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Katherine Wilkinson

Completed in 2010

God-created Heaven and Earth... man-made climate change: American evangelical discourses on global climate change

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Dr Dave Frame; Dr M. Boykoff
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Prezemyslaw Zelazowski

Completed in 2010

Contemporary and future extent of evergreen tropical forests: insights from remote sensing and climate change simulations

Supervisor: Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Alison Ashlin

Completed in 2009

Biodiversity and natural disasters: opportunities for change in post-tsunami Sri Lanka

Supervisors: Dr Richard Ladle; Dr Emily Boyd
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Adam Bumpus

Completed in 2009

Carbon development: a political ecology analysis of the use of carbon offset projects local and global

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Professor Yadvinder Malhi
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Nathalie Butt

Completed in 2009

Tropical climatology and biodiversity.

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Professor Mark New
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

John Cole

Completed in 2009

Clean development mechanism: foreign investment in sustainable infrastructure in developing countries

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Dr Dave Frame
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Alexandra Conliffe

Completed in 2009

The combined impacts of political and environmental change on rural livelihoods in the Aral Sea region of Uzbekistan

Supervisor: Professor David S.G. Thomas; Dr H. Osbahr (University of Reading)
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems and Policy

Adam Dixon

Completed in 2009

The geography of European financial integration and long-term asset management

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Paul Domjan

Completed in 2009

Political, economic and social externalities of energy investment in comparative perspective.

Supervisor: Professor Judith Pallot; Dr P. Oppenheimer (Chris Church, Oxford)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Roberto Duran-Fernandez

Completed in 2009

Assessing the impact of transport infrastructure on economic development in Mexico: An empirical approach.

Supervisor: Dr Georgina Santos
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

David Graham

Completed in 2009

Structural and behavioural change in British Jewry.

Supervisors: Professor Ceri Peach; Dr Stefan Buzar
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Nynke Hofstra

Completed in 2009

Changes in daily climate and runoff trends in Europe.

Supervisors: Professor Mark New; Professor Richard Washington
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Owen Horwood

Completed in 2009

The challenge of change: a study of water governance in the Olifants river basin, South Africa

Supervisors: Professor W. Mike Edmunds; Dr Rachael McDonnell
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Georgia Jettinger

Completed in 2009

Unravelling gender and participation in migrant associations. An ethnographic study of a Senegalese village community in Paris, Dakar and Sinthiane

Supervisor: Dr Ali Rogers; Prof. S. Vertovec (COMPAS, Oxford)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Janelle Knox-Hayes

Completed in 2009

Constructing an international market for carbon trading: an institutional perspective.

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Katja Lehmann

Completed in 2009

Seasonal and diurnal hydrological patterns along a Cloud Forest gradient in the Peruvian Andes.

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Professor Mark New
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems and Policy

Ana Malhado

Completed in 2009

The functional biogeography of the Amazon forest canopy.

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Professor Robert J. Whittaker
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Luba Mandzy Herring

Completed in 2009

Vegetation dynamics and environmental change in Mongolia.

Supervisor: Professor Katherine J. Willis; Dr D. Brockington (University of Manchester)
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Daniel McGahey

Completed in 2009

Impact of veterinary fences on environment and society in northern Botswana.

Supervisors: Professor Patricia Daley; Professor David S.G. Thomas
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Emmanuel Nuesiri

Completed in 2009

Cameroon: case study of the Bimbia-Bonadikombo community forest

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley; Dr Dan Brockington (Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester)
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

James Paterson

Completed in 2009

The effects of climate change on structure and function of ash woodlands in the UK

Supervisor: Dr Pam Berry; Dr G. Masters
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Sarah Peers

Completed in 2009

Power and protest: geographies of power and resistance in two cotton mill communities in England and New England: Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire and the Boston Manufacturing Company, Waltham, Massachusetts c. 1790-1860

Supervisor: Dr John Langton
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Adam Ramadan

Completed in 2009

Violent geographies of exile: Palestinian refugees and refugee camps in Lebanon

Supervisors: Professor Linda McDowell; Dr Ali Rogers
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Pamela Richardson-Ngwenya

Completed in 2009

The ethical geographies of Caribbean sugar

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Whatmore; Professor Colin Clarke
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Hassan Sachedina

Completed in 2009

Conservation and livelihood transformation: drivers of land use change and pastoral livelihoods in Simanjiro District, Tanzania.

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley; Prof. W. Beinart (Politics, Oxford); Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Troy Sternberg

Completed in 2009

Effect of water and land use change on the Mongolian environment.

Supervisors: Professor David S.G. Thomas; Dr Nick Middleton
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Abigail Stone

Completed in 2009

Multi-proxy reconstruction of late Quaternary climate dynamics in western Southern Africa.

Supervisors: Professor David S.G. Thomas; Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Malika Virah-Sawmy

Completed in 2009

Using palaeoecology to address conservation-mining conflicts in south-east Madagascar.

Supervisor: Professor Katherine J. Willis; Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Corinne Weaver

Completed in 2009

Turbulent flow systems and dune dynamics.

Supervisor: Professor Giles Wiggs
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Nadia Abu-Zahra

Completed in 2008

The role of identity documentation in legal geographies and daily life in Palestine

Supervisor: Dr Tony Lemon
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Alex Arnall

Completed in 2008

Development interventions in Mozambique: processes of NGO-community interaction in two flood-affected resettlement communities

Supervisor: Professor David S.G. Thomas; Dr Chasca Twyman, University of Sheffield.
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Louise Ashley

Completed in 2008

The new economy of inequality: the reproduction of disadvantage in the UK's legal sector

Supervisor: Professor Linda McDowell
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Sallie Burrough

Completed in 2008

Late Quarternary paleolacustrine environments in the Middle Kalahari, Botswana.

Supervisor: Professor David S.G. Thomas
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Caroline Cheeseman

Completed in 2008

Geography and modernity: changing land, law, and life on Cranborne Chase in the Nineteenth Century

Supervisor: Dr John Langton
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Florence Crick

Completed in 2008

Exposure to drought: adaptive strategies among rural societies in Africa

Supervisor: Professor David S.G. Thomas; Dr H. Osbahr (University of Reading)
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Kristina Duffin

Completed in 2008

Spatial and temporal vegetation patterns in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Supervisor: Professor Katherine J. Willis
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Hang Gao

Completed in 2008

Chinese dust storms: origins and mechanisms - a TOMS based research

Supervisor: Professor Richard Washington
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Janice Golding

Completed in 2008

Change in plant biodiversity of the Flora Zambesiaca region of south-central Africa.

Supervisor: Professor Robert J. Whittaker; Dr T. Dawson (University of Edinburgh); Dr P. Smith (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Lisa Hagerman

Completed in 2008

Public pension fund investment in urban revitalization.

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Dorothy John

Completed in 2008

Caribbean migration to Britain: economic integration, social assimilation, and beating the political and social odds?

Supervisors: Dr Tony Lemon; Professor Ceri Peach
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Gillian Kay

Completed in 2008

Mechanisms of southern African rainfall variability in coupled climate models.

Supervisors: Professor Mark New; Professor Richard Washington
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Ashby Monk

Completed in 2008

The burden of corporate pension liabilities in the emerging global economy.

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Jennifer Morrissey

Completed in 2008

Life on the outside: negotiating school to work transitions

Supervisor: Professor Linda McDowell
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Tom Simchak

Completed in 2008

Changing cultures and identities in Shetland's oil era

Supervisor: Professor Andrew Barry
Research cluster: Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Murray Simpson

Completed in 2008

The impacts of community benefit tourism on rural livelihoods and poverty reduction.

Supervisor: Dr Tony Lemon
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Kendra Strauss

Completed in 2008

Choice, risk and the context of decision making in UK pensions.

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Emiko Caerlewy-Smith

Completed in 2007

Investment decision-making: attitudes and actions of UK defined benefit pension fund trustees.

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Ben Champion

Completed in 2007

Applied hybrid geographies: complexity and sustainability in eastern Kansas

Supervisor: Professor Diana Liverman
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Bethany Ehlmann

Completed in 2007

Developing quantitative techniques for evaluating rock breakdown morphology: a case study of basalt boulders in the channelled scablands, Washington, USA

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Sebastian Engelstaedter

Completed in 2007

An analysis of the role of the atmosphere in modulating desert dust variability: controls on emission and atmospheric transport

Supervisor: Professor Richard Washington
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Blanca Figueroa Rangel

Completed in 2007

Long-term forest dynamics in high altitude mountains of west-central Mexico: The human and the climate dimension in the Holocene.

Supervisor: Professor Katherine J. Willis
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

John Gates

Completed in 2007

Groundwater recharge and paleohydrology of the Badain Jaran, north-western China.

Supervisors: Professor Diana Liverman; Professor W. Mike Edmunds
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Oleg Golubchikov

Completed in 2007

Cities of the Russian northwest in a new space economy: global forces, local context.

Supervisor: Professor Judith Pallot
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Lynne Jones

Completed in 2007

The impact of HIV/AIDS on children in Swaziland: opportunities and constraints for scaling up interventions.

Supervisor: Dr Tony Lemon
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Rashid Mbaziira

Completed in 2007

The Nile basin initiative: towards a regime of cooperation.

Supervisor: Dr Rachael McDonnell
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Susannah Sallu

Completed in 2007

Biodiversity dynamics, knowledges and livelihoods in Kalahari dryland biomes.

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Whatmore; Professor David S.G. Thomas; Dr Chasca Twyman (University of Sheffield)
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Mandar Trivedi

Completed in 2007

Conservation under climate change: the potential role of microclimatic heterogeneity.

Supervisor: Dr Pam Berry; Dr T. Dawson (University of Edinburgh); Dr Mike Morecroft (CEH, Oxford)
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Steve Ward

Completed in 2007

Habitat reconstruction of cave sites in the western Mediterranean during the demise of Neanderthals.

Supervisor: Professor Katherine J. Willis
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Christian Brand

Completed in 2006

Exploring climate change emissions from personal travel activity of individuals and households

Supervisor: Dr Brenda Boardman; Dr J. Preston
Research clusters: Climate Systems and Policy; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Laura James

Completed in 2006

Working women: gender, class and place.

Supervisor: Professor Linda McDowell
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

James Kierstead

Completed in 2006

Behavioural responses to photovoltaic systems in the UK domestic sector.

Supervisor: Dr Brenda Boardman
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Myung-Hee (Anna) Kim

Completed in 2006

China-to-Korea: Ethnic labour migration: A human geographical perspective.

Supervisor: Professor Ceri Peach; Dr S. Castles
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Wai-ki (Elvis) Luk

Completed in 2006

British new wave Chinese immigration: subethnicity, concentrations, diffusions, and diffused concentrations.

Supervisor: Professor Ceri Peach; Dr S. Castles
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

James Salo

Completed in 2006

Corporate environmental performance: governance, intangible assets, and financial markets.

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Alexander Shaw

Completed in 2006

The characterisation of calcrete based on its environmental settings within selected regions of the Kalahari, Southern Africa.

Supervisor: Professor Andrew Goudie
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Graham Sinden

Completed in 2006

Renewable electricity generation: resource characteristics and implications of wind, wave and tidal stream power in the UK

Supervisor: Dr Brenda Boardman
Research cluster: Climate Systems and Policy

Thomas Stevens

Completed in 2006

Late Quaternary climate recorded in Chinese loess: OSL analysis of record continuity and preservation.

Supervisor: Professor David S.G. Thomas; Dr S. Stokes
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Morag Torrance

Completed in 2006

The financialisation of the urban infrastructure landscape: unravelling financial flows into urban geographies.

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Dr E. Swyngedouw; Prof. N. Brenner
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place