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
- Barrett, J., Pye, S., Betts-Davies, S., Brand, C., et al. (2022) Energy demand reduction options for meeting national zero-emission targets in the United Kingdom. Nature Energy.
- Fuldauer, L.I., Thacker, S., Haggis, R.A., Fuso-Nerini, F., Nicholls, R.J., Hall, J.W. (2022) Targeting climate adaptation to safeguard and advance the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Communications, 13.
- Zurek, M., Hebinck, A. and Selomane, O. (2022) Climate change and the urgency to transform food systems. Science, 376(6600): 1416-1421.
- Puy, A., Sheikholeslami, R., Gupta, H.V., et al. (2022) The delusive accuracy of global irrigation water withdrawal estimates. Nature Communications, 13. 3183.
- Brand, C., Dekker, H.J. and Behrendt, F. (2022) Cycling, climate change and air pollution. In, Advances in Transport Policy and Planning. Elsevier.