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
- Hopkins, B. and Klinke, I. (2023) Ellen Churchill Semple's Political Economy: Slavery, Frontier, Imperium. Annals of the Association of American Geographers.
- Fair, H. and McMullen, M. (2023) Toward a Theory of Nonhuman Species-Being. Environmental Humanities, 15(2): 195-214.
- Wilhelm, K., Longman, J., Standish, C.D. and De Kock, T. (2023) The Historic Built Environment As a Long-Term Geochemical Archive: Telling the Time on the Urban "Pollution Clock". Environmental Science and Technology.
- Baxter, T., Coombes, M. and Viles, H. (2023) Intertidal biodiversity and physical habitat complexity on historic masonry walls: A comparison with modern concrete infrastructure and natural rocky cliffs. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 188. 114617.
- Richards, J., Cooke, E., Coombes, M., Jones, J. and Viles, H. (2023) Evaluating the robustness of nature-based solutions: future resilience of sedum-based soft capping as a conservation approach for heritage sites in Britain and Ireland. Physical Geography.