Current Graduate Research Students

Michael 't Sas-Rolfes

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

Supervisors: Dr Dustin Garrick; Professor Robert Hahn
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Daniel Adshead

Infrastructure for sustainable development

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Galina Alova

The low-carbon transition of the global electricity sector

Supervisors: Professor Cameron Hepburn; Dr Ben Caldecott
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Maryam Altaf

Ride-Sharing - User practice and social impact of the platform-based gig economy model in the context of transport and mobility in Pakistan

Supervisors: Professor Tim Schwanen; Dr Debbie Hopkins
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Bailey Anderson

Statistical attribution of the influence of environmental variables on hydrologic nonstationarity

Supervisors: Professor Simon Dadson; Dr Louise Slater

Andrew Armstrong

Financing Piped Water Services in Rural Africa and Asia

Supervisors: Professor Rob Hope; Dr Johanna Koehler
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Mari Arold

Looping forest: Analogue and digital mediations of landscape and identities in post-Soviet Estonia

Supervisor: Dr Ariell Ahearn
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Pablo Astudillo-Estévez

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

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

Moritz Baer

Climate Risks and the Financial System - The role of climate-stress testing for central banks and financial regulators

Supervisor: Dr Ben Caldecott
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Tim Baxter

Biodiversity and bioprotection of historic maritime structures: a possible win-win?

Supervisors: Professor Heather Viles; Dr Martin Coombes
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Olivia Becher

Stress testing large-scale water system resilience: a multi-risk framework for guiding adaptation

Supervisors: Professor Jim Hall; Dr Raghav Pant
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Giulia Belloni

The role of the smart city in Europe: Bristol and Florence in Re-plicate 2020

Supervisor: Professor Gillian Rose
Research clusters: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Iqbal Singh Bhalla

The distribution and ecosystem services of insectivorous bats in Indian rice plantations

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

Faizal Bin Abdul Aziz

Exploring the Affective and Emotional Experiences of Singapore-based Flight Attendants amidst a Global Pandemic

Supervisors: Professor Derek McCormack; Dr Debbie Hopkins
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Dáire Browne

Breathing Stones - developing laser spectroscopic methods to study moisture uptake and release by historic limestone in polluted urban environments

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles; Professor Grant Ritchie (Department of Chemistry)
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Joris Bücker

Long term (economic) policy tools based on complexity economics and the non-linear planetary impact of climate change

Supervisor: Professor Cameron Hepburn
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Marcus Buechel

Comprehending changing climate and landscape influence on hydrological systems

Supervisors: Professor Simon Dadson; Dr Louise Slater
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems

Paola Castaneda

How is the bike made mobile? Learning from bicycle advocacy in Latin America

Supervisor: Professor Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Thomas Caton Harrison

Variability of the dust-emitting low-level jet in the central and western Sahara through boreal summer

Supervisors: Professor Richard Washington; Dr Sebastian Engelstaedter
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Changsoon Choi

Climate-smart green infrastructure

Supervisors: Dr Pam Berry; Alison Smith
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems; Environmental Interactions

Tina Christmann

Remote sensing to assess ecosystem change and restoration in tropical mountain ecosystems

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Imma Oliveras
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Alex Clark

Stranded assets? Public management of fossil fuel assets in the international system

Supervisors: Professor Cameron Hepburn; Dr Ben Caldecott
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Sergio Henrique Collaço de Carvalho

Protected Area Financing in Megadiverse Upper-Middle Income Countries

Supervisor: Professor Robert J. Whittaker
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Cheli Cresswell

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

Supervisor: Professor Gillian Rose
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

David Crowhurst

Dynamics Controlling the Seasonal Cycle of Congo Basin Evaporation

Supervisors: Professor Richard Washington; Professor Simon Dadson
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems

Maria Dance

The influence of Holocene sea-ice variability on Arctic biota: using the past to predict the future

Supervisor: Dr Marc Macias-Fauria; Dr Erin Saupe (Earth Sciences)
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Paulo de Souza

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

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

Jennifer Dodsworth

Locating the Rural Community in Nature and the Nation: Exploring spatial politics of national parks and national identities

Supervisor: Professor Jamie Lorimer
Research clusters: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities; Environmental Interactions

Gaurav Dubey

Political economy of low carbon mobility transitions - the case of electric mobility in India

Supervisor: Professor Tim Schwanen
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

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

Sophie Erfurth

Governing Common Pool Resources in Fragile Political Systems: Modelling Behaviour, Institutions and Social-Ecological Dynamics

Supervisor: Dr Dustin Garrick
Research cluster: Environmental Interactions

Joshua Ettinger

Extreme Weather Events as Teachable Moments: Examining the Role of Attribution Science in Building Support for Climate Action

Supervisors: Dr Pete Walton; Dr Friederike Otto; Dr James Painter
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Joshua Evans

Endless Convivial Experiments: Domestication and the microbiogeography of translated fermentation practices

Supervisors: Professor Jamie Lorimer; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Safa Fanaian

Rivers and cities: exploring their complex water-risk and its governance

Supervisor: Dr Dustin Garrick
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Rob Ferritto

Engaging men as allies to women's empowerment when implementing gender-based WASH interventions

Supervisor: Dr Katrina Charles

Bill Finnegan

Education in the climate emergency: Smart grids, digital storytelling and the quest for net-zero schools in the UK

Supervisors: Dr Sarah Darby; Dr Tina Fawcett

Adam Formica

Identifying robust policies against deforestation using agent-based modeling

Supervisors: Professor Richard Bailey; Dr Richard Grenyer
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Lena I. Fuldauer

Climate-resilient system transitions to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Sarah Gall

Exploring land-use trade-offs in a rapidly changing economic and policy environment

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Environmental Interactions

Blen Taye Gemeda

A holistic approach to diagnosing the deterioration of rock-hewn structures in Lalibela, Ethiopia

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Gina Gilson

Governing informal water markets in Eastern Africa

Supervisor: Dr Dustin Garrick

Trisha Gopalakrishna

Trade-offs between carbon, biodiversity and water on restoration of Indian tropical forests

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

Richard Grove

Improving the evaluation of conservation treatments for deteriorating sandstone in built heritage

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles; Dr Tom Learner (Getty Conservation Institute)
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

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

Wenbo Guo

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

Supervisors: Dr Christian Brand; Professor Tim Schwanen
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Logan Hamilton

Transfer of Status: Political Decentralisation as a Driver of Change in Indonesian Village Level Forest Governance

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

Yifan Han

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

Supervisor: Professor Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Oscar Hartman Davies

Environmental sentinels and the more-than-human practices and politics of sensing the European and North American Arctic

Supervisors: Professor Jamie Lorimer; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Dong-Li Hong

Atmosphere as a means of governing life: weather modification and ecological conservation in Sanjiangyuan, China

Supervisor: Professor Jamie Lorimer
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Britain Hopkins

‘Accepting the competitive challenge’: the intellectual and legislative origins of the student loan industry in the U.S.

Supervisors: Professor Danny Dorling; Dr Ian Klinke
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Ohis Ilalokhoin

Resilience Assessment of Complex Infrastructure Networks - a system-of-systems approach to rail networks at national scale

Supervisors: Professor Jim Hall; Dr Raghav Pant
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Environmental Interactions

Raffaele Ippolito

Global Environmental (in)Activism: An Ethnography of Pollution, Illness and Community Resistance in Italy and Taiwan

Supervisors: Professor Anna Lora-Wainwright; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Luis Iturra

Exploring urban inequality through unveiling uneven atmospheres in everyday mobility practices

Supervisors: Professor Derek McCormack; Professor Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Katherine Jang

'Moss on Rocks': Evaluating biodeterioration and bioprotection of bryophitic growth on stone masonry

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Josefina Jaureguiberry Mondion

Affective experiences in radical housing alternatives: The cases of Barcelona, Berlin and Rome

Supervisors: Professor Derek McCormack; Dr Alex Vasudevan
Research clusters: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Jimmy Jia

A new tool for energy and environmental valuation to improve decision making for capital deployment of climate-resilient infrastructure

Supervisors: Dr Ben Caldecott; Dr Atif Ansar
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Kristina Kaempfer

Financial Elites and the Spatial Variation of Inequality: Examining the Intersection of Gender, Race and Class in Frankfurt, London and New York City

Supervisor: Professor Dariusz Wójcik
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Nameerah Khan

Bangladesh's arsenic crisis: Navigating the complexities of the science-policy interface of water quality and health

Supervisor: Dr Katrina Charles
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

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 cluster: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

James A. King

Rainfall Dynamics and Change in East Africa: Tackling the 'Climate Paradox'

Supervisors: Professor Richard Washington; Dr Sebastian Engelstaedter
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Krister Koskelo

Incorporating the costs of physical climate risks: A portfolio analysis approach

Supervisor: Dr Ben Caldecott
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Katie Kowal

Leveraging Drought Prediction for Enhanced Preparedness in the Central American Dry Corridor

Supervisor: Dr Louise Slater

Lucas Kruitwagen

The role of disclosure in the management of environment-related risks in the investment value chain

Supervisors: Professor Cameron Hepburn; Dr Ben Caldecott
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Nicola Kühn

Vegetation response to climate change in South Africa: a functional traits-based approach

Supervisor: Dr Marc Macias-Fauria; Professor Katherine J. Willis (Zoology)
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems; Environmental Interactions

Jae-Young Lee

The role of water quality in regional water resources assessment

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

Kris Lee

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

Supervisor: Dr Johanna Waters
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Faryal Leghari

Could displacement have brought about a pronounced role for women refugees from patriarchal pastoral communities in a geopolitically strategic region? A study of women refugees in South Waziristan in Northwestern Pakistan post-conflict

Supervisor: Dr Ariell Ahearn
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics; Environmental Interactions

Anaïs Lemyre

Socio-Demographic and Epidemiological Perspectives on Human Mobility in Health Geography

Supervisor: Dr Janey Messina
Research cluster: Environmental Interactions

Sabrina Li

Human-Environment Interactions on Infectious Disease Risk in Brazil

Supervisor: Dr Janey Messina; Prof Oliver Pybus (Zoology)
Research cluster: Environmental Interactions

Shona Loong

At the margins of a "development darling": civil society, territory, and development in Karen State, Myanmar

Supervisors: Professor Anna Lora-Wainwright; Dr Fiona McConnell
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics; Environmental Interactions

Yangsiyu Lu

How does environmental policy impact firms? Evidence from China

Supervisors: Professor Cameron Hepburn; Dr Jacquelyn Pless
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Victoria Maguire-Rajpaul

Understanding West African cocoa smallholders' adaption to drought: assessing interactions between institutions, poverty and resilience

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Constance McDermott; Dr Mark Hirons
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Alexander Manby

Between Instability and Stasis: Youth and Futurity in Nagaland, Northeast India

Supervisors: Dr Fiona McConnell; Dr Sneha Krishnan
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Diana Mastracci

How can information communication technology (ICT) assist Inupiaq hunters to respond/adapt to rapid climate change? Barrow, Alaska a case study

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

Ian Maybury

From books to bricks: hyperspectral imaging for heritage

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Hibba Mazhary

Distancing death: welfare, slaughter and consumption in the British halal meat industry

Supervisor: Dr Beth Greenhough
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Marcel Metzner

Taking Planetary Boundaries Seriously: The Role of Accounting Practices in Corporate Climate Change Mitigation

Supervisor: Dr Caitlin McElroy
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Alex Midlen

The making of a global blue economy ‘governmentality’? Alternative futures in governance of marine resources.

Supervisor: Dr Ariell Ahearn
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Samuel Miller McDonald

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

Supervisors: Professor Nick Eyre; Dr Aoife Brophy
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Alejandra Mora Soto

Modelling kelp forest distribution in the Magellanic Province, Subantarctic South America

Supervisor: Dr Marc Macias-Fauria
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Helen Morrissey

Taxi Wars: understanding 'data as governance' in South Africa's transport sector

Supervisor: Professor Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Jelani Munroe

Can austerity transform the public sector and services for its citizens? Lessons from Jamaica and the IMF since 2010

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Emily Neil

A new management support tool for elephant poaching mitigation in Babile Elephant Sanctuary, Ethiopia: an application of agent-based modelling

Supervisors: Professor Richard Bailey; Dr Ernesto Carrella
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Environmental Interactions

Saskia Nowicki

Health Risk in Complex Adaptive Rural Water Systems

Supervisors: Professor David Bradley; Dr Katrina Charles
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Environmental Interactions

Adam Packer

Governing Oxfordshire’s smart city and innovation-led growth agenda: What is the role of citizens?

Supervisor: Professor Gillian Rose
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Janak Padhiar

Towards understanding life course geographies of young Afghans in India

Supervisor: Dr Fiona McConnell; Bakewell, O.
Research cluster: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Amelia Paszkowski

The Ganges-Brahmaputra river delta: a study into the adaptability of the delta system to flood risk in a changing climate

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Environmental Interactions

Ignacio Perez

Examining the role of data in smart city management: following the transport data dispositif in Santiago de Chile

Supervisors: Professor Tim Schwanen; Professor Gillian Rose
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Rebecca Peters

Socio-legal approaches to regulate urban river water security in South Asia

Supervisor: Professor Rob Hope
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Environmental Interactions

Laura Picot

Food crops and the role of farmers' gender and intersectional identities in shaping climate resilience in Ghana

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Constance McDermott
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Elena Pierard

Anticipating sustainability transitions: how energy majors engage with cleaner technologies

Supervisor: Dr Aoife Brophy
Research cluster: Environmental Interactions

Kat Rahmat

Elephant Time: Multi-Temporality as Attunement with More-Than-Human Others

Supervisor: Professor Jamie Lorimer
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Xiyu Ren

The impact of the energy transition on the economy: studies on the pattern and the relationship between policy contexts, firm decisions and innovation choices

Supervisors: Professor Cameron Hepburn; Dr François Lafond
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Environmental Interactions

José Luis Reséndiz

Transition finance and sustainability-linked assets: metrics and incentive structures

Supervisor: Dr Ben Caldecott

Kathryn Royce

Preservation of geological collections

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Elisa Schramm

The space-times of post-capitalist transformation: More-than-human affects in eco-communities in the wider Barcelona area

Supervisors: Professor Tim Schwanen; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Qiujie Shi

Beijing and London Compared: How Can Fast-Developing Cities Broaden Urban Knowledge?

Supervisors: Professor Danny Dorling; Dr Janey Messina
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Bernard Soubry

Climate Resilience on Maritime Farms: Exploring adaptation options for small-scale agriculture and food systems in Eastern Canada

Supervisor: Dr Tom Thornton; Dr Kate Sherren (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)
Research cluster: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation

Theo Stanley

The epistemic politics of nature-based solutions: Knowing carbon in Scottish land governance

Supervisors: Professor Jamie Lorimer; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Simphiwe Laura Stewart

A comparative political geography of populism: the rise of the EFF (in South Africa) and the Rassemblement National (in France) 1990 - 2019.

Supervisors: Professor Patricia Daley; Professor Danny Dorling
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Rupert Stuart-Smith

Attribution science in the courts: establishing the liability of greenhouse gas emitters for climate change damages

Supervisors: Professor Cameron Hepburn; Dr Friederike Otto; Dr Carl-Friedrich Schleussner (Climate Analytics)
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Simona Sulikova

An exploration of impacts and attitudes towards active transport modes of walking and cycling and how to change them.

Supervisors: Dr Christian Brand; Dr Linus Mattauch
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities; Environmental Interactions

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

Vance Z H Tan

Strategic assessment of long-term plans for adaptation to flood risk at a national scale

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Environmental Interactions

Nina Teng

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

Supervisor: Professor Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Lisa Thalheimer

Climate induced human mobility: the impact of floods on migration and climate policies in developing countries

Supervisor: Dr Friederike Otto; Prof Mathias Czaika, International Migration Institute
Research cluster: Climate Systems

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

Jasper Verschuur

Vulnerability and resilience of global port infrastructure and dependent supply-chains to natural disasters

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall; Dr Elco Koks (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems

Johannes Wagner

Research project on Rural Water Finance in Africa, with fieldwork in rural Mali and in cooperation with UDUMA.

Supervisor: Professor Rob Hope
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Environmental Interactions

Ella Walsh

Late Quaternary hydrological change from valley fill complexes in Namibia

Supervisors: Professor David S.G. Thomas; Dr Sallie Burrough
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems

Yinghong Wang

Studying deterioration of sandstone cave-temple in western China and preventive conservation strategies for its preservation

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Alice Watson

"And now on Radio 4...": imaginative geographies of migration on the airwaves

Supervisors: Dr Fiona McConnell; Professor Gillian Rose
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Annie E.A. Welden

Animal Infrastructure: The animals enrolled as Nature-based Solutions

Supervisors: Professor Jamie Lorimer; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Charles Wight

Scarcity and Scale: Designing Water Markets for People and the Environment

Supervisor: Dr Dustin Garrick
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Environmental Interactions

Christian Wilson

Paris Aligned Portfolios and the Real Economy

Supervisor: Dr Ben Caldecott
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Environmental Interactions

Sam Woor

The evolution of Late Quaternary alluvial landscapes in northern Oman

Supervisors: Professor David S.G. Thomas; Dr Ash Parton
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems

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

Huanyuan Zhang

Calculate tropical NPP by upscaling empirical findings from plot-level forest inventory to a larger scale

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Imma Oliveras; Professor Iain Colin Prentice (Imperial College London)
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems

Recent Students (since 2006)

Kevin Rattue

Completed in 2021

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

Supervisor: Dr Richard Powell
Research cluster: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Liam Saddington

Completed in 2021

Rising Seas and Sinking Islands: The Geopolitics of Climate Change in Tuvalu and Kiribati

Supervisors: Dr Ian Klinke; Dr Fiona McConnell
Research cluster: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Ranu Sinha

Completed in 2021

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

Supervisors: Professor Rob Hope; Professor Simon Dadson
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Filipa Soares

Completed in 2021

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

Supervisor: Professor Jamie Lorimer
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities; Environmental Interactions

Mohammed Sarfaraz Gani Adnan

Completed in 2020

The legacy of polders: Diagnosing complex flooding processes and adaptation options in the coastal region of Bangladesh

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Hanno Brankamp

Completed in 2020

Policing the camp: Refugees and the geographies of humanitarian enforcement in Kenya

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley; Dr Oliver Owen, Oxford Department of International Development
Research cluster: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Laura Brinker

Completed in 2020

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

Supervisor: Professor Nick Eyre
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Environmental Interactions

Vanessa Burns

Completed in 2020

Oceanic assembleges: conceputalising El Nino Southern Oscillation as a more than human oceanography

Supervisor: Dr Tom Thornton
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems; Technological Natures: Materials, Cities, Politics

Eric (Tak Hin) Chan

Completed in 2020

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

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Professor Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Micol Chiesa

Completed in 2020

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

Supervisors: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Dr Caitlin McElroy
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Environmental Interactions

Tess Doeffinger

Completed in 2020

Evaluating Water Security: Diagnostics and Trends

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Kaja Fenn

Completed in 2020

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

Completed in 2020

Risk Narratives and Institutional Responses: Charting the Evolution of Unregulated Drinking Water Services in Rural Bangladesh, 1972-2016

Supervisor: Professor Rob Hope

Tom Hashimoto

Completed in 2020

Financial Centre Development in Central and Eastern Europe: The Rise of Warsaw and the Hierarchy of Regional Financial Centres

Supervisor: Professor Dariusz Wójcik
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Dina Hestad

Completed in 2020

Organising Urban Sustainability Transformations: Exploring the role, abilities, and potential of Sustainability-Oriented Hybrid Organisations

Supervisor: Dr Tom Thornton; Dr J. Tabara (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems

Jiashun Huang

Completed in 2020

Infrastructure, the Economy and Policy

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall; Professor Doyne Farmer (INET)
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Michelle Lanzoni

Completed in 2020

Rain Events and Recharge Processes in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles; Dr Abi Stone (University of Manchester)
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems

Nadezhda Mamontova

Completed in 2020

Spatial Knowledge, Language, and Adaptation to the Landscape among the Ewenki of Central and Northeastern Siberia

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

Martin Michette

Completed in 2020

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

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

John Mittermeier

Completed in 2020

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

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

Kelsi Nagy

Completed in 2020

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

Supervisor: Professor Jamie Lorimer
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Nicolas Raab

Completed in 2020

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

Jose Ramirez Mendiola

Completed in 2020

Residential electricity demand: a modelling analysis of the dynamics of household activity and energy consumption patterns

Supervisors: Professor Nick Eyre; Professor Jim Hall
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Environmental Interactions

Jennifer Richards

Completed in 2020

Learning from nature: evaluating site-based conservation approaches to mitigating climatic risks to earthen heritage sites in NW China

Supervisors: Professor Richard Bailey; Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

June Rubis

Completed in 2020

(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

Laure Rurangwa

Completed in 2020

Impact of land-use change on bird communities of a Rwandan Biodiversity hotspot

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

Aven Satre Meloy

Completed in 2020

Characterising temporal aspects of residential electricity consumption using advanced multivariate statistics

Supervisors: Professor Nick Eyre; Dr Philipp Grünewald
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Rhian Scott

Completed in 2020

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

Supervisors: Professor Derek McCormack; Dr Thomas Jellis
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Xuanyi Sheng

Completed in 2020

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: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Aayush Srivastava

Completed in 2020

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

Aoife Bennett

Completed in 2019

A political ecology of smallholder oil palm production and forest conservation in the Amazon frontier: towards a balanced approach to development in Ucayali, Peru

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

Serkan Birgel

Completed in 2019

Peacebuilding through natural resources - the case of Cyprus

Supervisors: Dr Richard Powell; Dr Fiona McConnell
Research clusters: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice; Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Catherine Buckland

Completed in 2019

New methods for identifying dune system reactivation drivers and responses, Nebraska Sandhills

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

Anabelle Cardoso

Completed in 2019

The role of fire and elephants in shaping a central African forest-savannah mosaic

Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Imma Oliveras; Dr Katharine Abernethy (University of Stirling)
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems

Theodor Cojoianu

Completed in 2019

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: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Amy Creese

Completed in 2019

Climate change in the Congo Basin: evaluating coupled models

Supervisor: Professor Richard Washington
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Nina Doering

Completed in 2019

Public participation, democratic decision-making, and extractive resource management in Greenland

Supervisors: Professor Patricia Daley; Dr Richard Powell
Research cluster: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Andrew Dwyer

Completed in 2019

Malware Ecologies: A Politics of Cybersecurity

Supervisors: Professor Derek McCormack; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research clusters: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Alexander Eduful

Completed in 2019

Neoliberalism, urban development and Accra's (Ghana) shopping malls as new spaces of urban consumption

Supervisor: Professor Patricia Daley
Research cluster: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Lucie Fusade

Completed in 2019

Designing and evaluating repointing lime mortars for the conservation of historic buildings in highly exposed environments

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Sofya Gavrilova

Completed in 2019

The present taxidermied: Soviet ‘common unsaids’ in Russian krayevedcheskiy museums

Supervisors: Professor Judith Pallot; Dr Ian Klinke
Research cluster: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Jennifer Gooden

Completed in 2019

From William James to Twenty-First Century landowners: perspectives on private land conservation

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

Agne Gvozdevaite

Completed in 2019

The role of economic, venation and morphological leaf traits in plant and ecosystem function along forest-savannah gradients in the tropics

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

Toby Jackson

Completed in 2019

Tree biomechanics: a study of the mechanical stability of broadleaf trees

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

Jacob Katuva

Completed in 2019

Groundwater and welfare in coastal Kenya

Supervisors: Professor Rob Hope; Dr Dustin Garrick
Research cluster: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place

Xiawei Liao

Completed in 2019

Future conflicts of water demands and availability in China's power sector

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

Scott MacDonald

Completed in 2019

An international comparison of voluntary green electricity tariffs

Supervisor: Professor Nick Eyre
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Cuthbert Makondo

Completed in 2019

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; Environmental Interactions

Peter Martin

Completed in 2019

Arctic science in circulation at the Royal Geographical Society c. 1880-1914

Supervisors: Dr Richard Powell; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research clusters: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Emma McIntosh

Completed in 2019

An evidence-based evaluation of systematic conservation planning

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

Christine Moore

Completed in 2019

Complex Mosaic Landscapes: Novel methodologies to understand dynamics of Cocoa farming in Ghana

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

Callum Munday

Completed in 2019

Representation of southern African climate in coupled models

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

Cyrus Nayeri

Completed in 2019

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

Supervisors: Professor Jamie Lorimer; Dr Kärg Kama; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research clusters: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Kiron Neale

Completed in 2019

Beyond Implementation: Mainstreaming Residential Solar Energy in Trinidad

Supervisors: Dr Chris Jardine; Professor Nick Eyre
Research clusters: Climate Systems; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Thanti Octavianti

Completed in 2019

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

Supervisor: Dr Katrina Charles
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Homero Paltan Lopez

Completed in 2019

Surface water sensitivity to climate variability

Supervisor: Professor Simon Dadson
Research clusters: Landscape Dynamics; Climate Systems; Environmental Interactions

Helge Peters

Completed in 2019

More-than-rational modelling: the pragmatics and politics of social simulation in fisheries management

Supervisors: Professor Dame Sarah Whatmore; Dr Catharina Landström
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Ruksana Rimi

Completed in 2019

Anthropogenic climate change and extreme weather events: implications for Bangladesh

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

Aniket Shah

Completed in 2019

The economic geography of development banking for sustainable development

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

Matthew Shepherd

Completed in 2019

Geothermal Urbanism: Making the elemental explicit in Reykjavík

Supervisors: Professor Derek McCormack; Dr Beth Greenhough
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Guanli Zhang

Completed in 2019

Digesting industrialisation: social changes in two industrialised villages in east China

Supervisors: Professor Dariusz Wójcik; Professor Anna Lora-Wainwright
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Festus Asaaga

Completed in 2018

Land rights, tenure security and sustainable land use in rural Ghana

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

Negar Elodie Behzadi

Completed in 2018

Gendered coal struggles at the margins: the working lives of men, women and children in Soviet and post-Soviet Tajikistan

Supervisors: Professor Patricia Daley; Professor Judith Pallot
Research cluster: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Iliana Cardenes Trujillo

Completed in 2018

Quantifying the energy consumption of the water use cycle

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

Heuishilja Chang

Completed in 2018

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

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Professor Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Pierre-Louis Choquet

Completed in 2018

Fragmented horizons: multinational firms and ethical life in the Anthropocene

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

Anna Davidson

Completed in 2018

Moblizing bodies: unsettling sustainable mobility through cycling in Los Angeles

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

Irina Fedorenko

Completed in 2018

Environmental activism, non-governmental organisations and new generation of civil society in Russia and China

Supervisors: Professor Judith Pallot; Professor Anna Lora-Wainwright
Research cluster: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Mark Fransham

Completed in 2018

Understanding neighbourhood income poverty dynamics in England

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

Elizabeth Harnett

Completed in 2018

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: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Xi (Sisi) Hu

Completed in 2018

A temporal and spatial analysis of China’s infrastructure and economic vulnerability to climate change impacts

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems

Anna Hushlak

Completed in 2018

Campaigning in the age of digital media: exploring the influences of digital affordances on campaigning in environmental non-governmental organisations

Supervisor: Dr Paul Jepson
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Christopher Kaminker

Completed in 2018

The role of institutional investors in financing sustainable energy

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Johanna Koehler

Completed in 2018

Water risks and institutional change in Kenya

Supervisor: Professor Rob Hope
Research clusters: Transformations: Economy, Society and Place; Environmental Interactions

Yingqi Liu

Completed in 2018

The role of the forward capacity market in promoting electricity use reduction: case studies of the electricity demand reduction (EDR) pilot in the UK and international schemes in North America and Europe

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

Penelope Mealy

Completed in 2018

'Know What?' New lens on productive knowledge shed light on long run development structural change, job switching and the transition to the green economy

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

Stephanie Mooij

Completed in 2018

The (mis)alignment of ESG perspectives in the investment chain. A cross-country analysis of the obstacles facing companies, asset managers and asset owners.

Supervisor: Professor Gordon L. Clark; Prof C Mayer
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Sarah Morton

Completed in 2018

The legacies of the repatriation of human remains from the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Supervisors: Dr Richard Powell; Dr Beth Greenhough; Dr Catherine Nash (QMU); Dr Sam Alberti (Sterling)
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Scott Allan Orr

Completed in 2018

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

Supervisor: Professor Heather Viles
Research cluster: Landscape Dynamics

Rafael Pereira

Completed in 2018

Distributive justice and transportation equity: inequality in accessibility in Rio de Janeiro

Supervisors: Professor David Banister; Professor Tim Schwanen
Research cluster: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities

Brice Perombelon

Completed in 2018

Prioritising indigenous representations of geopower: the case of Tulita, Northwest Territories, Canada

Supervisors: Dr Richard Powell; Dr Tom Thornton
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems; Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Alexander Pfeiffer

Completed in 2018

The 'decarbonisation identity' and pathways to net-zero: the scale and impact of committed cumulative carbon emissions and stranded assets in the electricity generation sector on the decarbonisation of the economy

Supervisor: Professor Cameron Hepburn
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

Michael Urban

Completed in 2018

Placing the production of investment returns: an economic geography of asset management in public pension plans

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

Kevin Wheeler

Completed in 2018

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

Meghan Bailey

Completed in 2017

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

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

Abrar Chaudhury

Completed in 2017

Organising climate change adaptation: an organisation and network perspective to agriculture adaptation in developing countries

Supervisors: Dr Tom Thornton; Dr Ariella Helfgott; Dr Marc Ventresca (SSB)
Research clusters: Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation; Climate Systems

Lisa Choi

Completed in 2017

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

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

Megan Cole

Completed in 2017

Tracking inclusive sustainable development at multiple scales: South Africa’s safe and just operating spaces

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

Andrew Dansie

Completed in 2017

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

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

Franziska Gaupp

Completed in 2017

The global impact of droughts on agricultural production

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

Saher Hasnain

Completed in 2017

Food environments in Islamabad, Pakistan

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

Ashley Kingsborough

Completed in 2017

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

Supervisor: Professor Jim Hall
Research cluster: Climate Systems

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

Christopher Lander

Completed in 2017

Foreign Direct Investment in the Russian Agrarian Sector

Supervisor: Professor Judith Pallot
Research cluster: Political Worlds: Place, Power, Politics

Qiong Lu

Completed in 2017

Modelling of pesticides and POPs in the River Thames System: potential impacts of changes in climate and management

Supervisor: Professor Paul Whitehead
Research cluster: Climate Systems

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

Ashley Massey

Completed in 2017

Sacred forests and conservation on a landscape scale

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

Jerome Mayaud

Completed in 2017

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

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

Gregory Ortiz

Completed in 2017

New contradictions: the activism of middle-class youth in Delhi

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

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

Rowan Popplewell

Completed in 2017

Creating spaces for peace? Civil society, political space and peacebuilding in post-war Burundi

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

Alexandra Rowell

Completed in 2017

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

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

Rachael Tily

Completed in 2017

Space, research objects and interdisciplinarity in geomorphological inquiry

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

Laura-Marie Töpfer

Completed in 2017

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

Thomas Turnbull

Completed in 2017

From paradox to policy: the problem of energy resource conservation in Britain and America, 1865-1981

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

Xiaoyang Wang

Completed in 2017

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

Supervisor: Professor Dariusz Wójcik
Research cluster: Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice

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; Professor 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

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

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: Professor 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

Rory Hill

Completed in 2016

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

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

Carlo Inverardi Ferri

Completed in 2016

Invisible spaces: variegated geographies of waste in China

Supervisor: Professor 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: Professor 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; Professor Anna Lora-Wainwright; Barbara Harriss-White
Research clusters: Climate Systems; 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

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

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

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

Charlotte von Mangoldt

Completed in 2016

Student environmentalism in Beijing, China

Supervisors: Professor Craig Jeffrey; Professor 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

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

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

Jeremy Brice

Completed in 2015

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

Supervisor: Professor Dame 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: Professor 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

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

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

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

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: Professor 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

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; 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

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

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: Professor 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

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

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: Professor 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

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)

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: Professor 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: Professor 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; Professor 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

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