Understanding the dynamics of coupled human-environmental systems is one of the great challenges of our time.
This cluster brings together members of the School of Geography and the Environment who work on the interactions of human activities with natural systems, from the perspective of pure theoretical and scientific research, to policy, governance and practical applications in resource management, technology, water and food security water, energy, and more.
The following are examples of some of the projects and programmes currently underway within the cluster:
Diagram showing the related themes included within the Environmental Interactions research cluster
News and Research Highlights
- Dorling, D. and Koljonen, A. (2020) Finntopia: what we can learn from the world's happiest country. Agenda publishing / Columbia University Press, Newcastle and New York. ISBN: 978-1788212168.
- Dorling, D. (2020) Slowdown: the end of the great acceleration - and why it's good for the planet, the economy, and our lives. Yale University Press, New Haven and London. pp. 400. ISBN: 978-0300243406.
- Hope, R., Thomson, P., Koehler, J. and Foster, T. (2020) Rethinking the economics of rural water in Africa. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 36(1): 171-190.
- Makondo, C.C. and Thomas, D.S.G. (2020) Seasonal and intra-seasonal rainfall and drought characteristics as indicators of climate change and variability in Southern Africa: a focus on Kabwe and Livingstone in Zambia. Theoretical and Applied Climatology.
- Rizal, Y., Westaway, K.E., Zaim, Y. et al. (2020) Last appearance of Homo erectus at Ngandong, Java, 117,000–108,000 years ago. Nature, 577: 381-385.