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
- Hope, R. and Ballon, P. (2021) Individual choices and universal rights for drinking water in rural Africa. PNAS, 118(40). e2105953118.
- Hodgetts, T. and Lorimer, J. (2021) Rewilding and Invasion. Chapter 20 in, Barker, K. and Francis, R.A. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Biosecurity and Invasive Species. Routledge. pp. 326-341. ISBN: 9780815354895.
- Ramcilovic-Suominen, S., Carodenuto, S., McDermott, C. and Hiedanpää, J. (2021) Environmental justice and REDD+ safeguards in Laos: Lessons from an authoritarian political regime. Ambio.
- Berry, P. and Brown, I. (2021) National environment and assets. Chapter 3 in, Betts, R.A., Haward, A.B. and Pearson, K.V. (eds.) The Third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Technical Report. Climate Change Committee, London.
- Yu, J., Berry, P., Guillod, B.P. and Hickler, T. (2021) Climate Change Impacts on the Future of Forests in Great Britain. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9(83).