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Spatial heterogeneity in the response of winter wheat yield to meteorological dryness/wetness variations in Henan province, China (2024)
Journal Article
Li, C., Gu, Y., Xu, H., Huang, J., Liu, B., Chun, K., & Octavianti, T. (in press). Spatial heterogeneity in the response of winter wheat yield to meteorological dryness/wetness variations in Henan province, China. Agronomy,

Knowledge about regional climate-yield relationships is crucial to reducing yield losses and ensuring global food security in a changing climate. Henan province, the largest winter wheat production region in China, was selected for this study. Data o... Read More about Spatial heterogeneity in the response of winter wheat yield to meteorological dryness/wetness variations in Henan province, China.

Rivermaids (2024)
Digital Artefact
Berridge, S., McEwen, L., & Chun, K. (2024). Rivermaids. [Audio]

This play - a drama piece about local water resilience and climate change, has been co-created with community members of Tewkesbury and in partnership with The Roses Theatre. It is a response to a research call encouraging new collaboration between D... Read More about Rivermaids.

Dynamic hydrological niche segregation: How plants compete for water in a semi-arid ecosystem (2024)
Journal Article
Zhao, Y., Wang, L., Chun, K., Ziegler, A., & Evaristo, J. (2024). Dynamic hydrological niche segregation: How plants compete for water in a semi-arid ecosystem. Journal of Hydrology, 630, Article 130677. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2024.130677

Hydrological niche segregation (HNS), specifically the variation in root water uptake depth among coexisting species, is an understudied area of research. This is especially the case in semi-arid ecosystems, such as China's Loess Plateau (CLP), where... Read More about Dynamic hydrological niche segregation: How plants compete for water in a semi-arid ecosystem.

The nature and extent of bomb tritium remaining in deep vadose zone: A synthesis and prognosis (2024)
Journal Article
Huang, Y., Evaristo, J., Li, Z., Chun, K., Sutanudjaja, E. H., Cardenas, M. B., …van Genuchten, M. T. (in press). The nature and extent of bomb tritium remaining in deep vadose zone: A synthesis and prognosis. Vadose Zone Journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/vzj2.20304

Tritium present in deep vadose zones is a useful tracer for estimating groundwater recharge, but its full utility is constrained by not knowing where and for how long the tritium tracing method remains applicable. We obtained 44 tritium profiles from... Read More about The nature and extent of bomb tritium remaining in deep vadose zone: A synthesis and prognosis.

Application of multiple stable isotopes to aid identification of the origin of regional and organic animal products in Hesse, Germany (2023)
Journal Article
Gatzert, X., Chun, K. P., Hermanowski, R., Mäder, R., Breuer, L., Gattinger, A., & Orlowski, N. (2023). Application of multiple stable isotopes to aid identification of the origin of regional and organic animal products in Hesse, Germany. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, 59(4-6), 490-510. https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2023.2273941

There is an increasing global demand for regional and organic produce. However, the growth of these markets depends on consumers’ trust. Thus, novel methods must be developed to aid the verification of the origin of produce. We built on our previous... Read More about Application of multiple stable isotopes to aid identification of the origin of regional and organic animal products in Hesse, Germany.

Using narrative tools: How to explore young people’s vision of transformative learning places for climate change education (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Portus, R., McEwen, L., Aarnio-Linnanvuori, E., Mansikka-aho, . A., Reilly, K., & Sposito, S. (2023, November). Using narrative tools: How to explore young people’s vision of transformative learning places for climate change education. Presented at RCRC Climate and YOUth Summit 2023, Online

Abstract: Drawing from the experiences of the CCC-CATAPULT project (www.ccc-catapult.org), the proposed session shares a tool to support youth visioning of transformative learning places for Climate Change Education (CCE). The CCC-CATAPULT project... Read More about Using narrative tools: How to explore young people’s vision of transformative learning places for climate change education.

A meta-model of socio-hydrological phenomena for sustainable water management (2023)
Journal Article
Mijic, A., Liu, L., O’Keeffe, J., Dobson, B., & Chun, K. (2024). A meta-model of socio-hydrological phenomena for sustainable water management. Nature Sustainability, 7, 7–14. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-023-01240-3

Overemphasizing technological solutions in water management without considering the broader systems perspective can result in unintended consequences. For example, infrastructure interventions for drought adaptation may inadvertently increase flood r... Read More about A meta-model of socio-hydrological phenomena for sustainable water management.

Assessing the spatiotemporal impact of users’ exposure and vulnerability to flood risk in urban built environments (2023)
Journal Article
Bernardini, G., Ferreira, T. M., Baquedano Julià, P., Ramírez Eudave, R., & Quagliarini, E. (2024). Assessing the spatiotemporal impact of users’ exposure and vulnerability to flood risk in urban built environments. Sustainable Cities and Society, 100, Article 105043. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2023.105043

Flood risk in an urban built environment depends on the combination of the hazard, the vulnerability of the built environment itself and its infrastructure (referred to as physical vulnerability), and the exposure and vulnerability... Read More about Assessing the spatiotemporal impact of users’ exposure and vulnerability to flood risk in urban built environments.

A review of the performance of CHIRPS and future research directions in hydro-climatic studies (2023)
Journal Article
Du, H., Tan, M. L., Zhang, F., Chun, K., Li, L., & Humayun Kabir, M. (in press). A review of the performance of CHIRPS and future research directions in hydro-climatic studies. Theoretical and Applied Climatology,

Long-term gridded precipitation products (GPPs) are crucial for climatology and hydrological research to overcome the limitations of gauge observations. Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Station data (CHIRPS) provides long-term daily... Read More about A review of the performance of CHIRPS and future research directions in hydro-climatic studies.

Art and ecology: Encountering bee decline through creativity (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Portus, R. (2023, October). Art and ecology: Encountering bee decline through creativity. Presented at Northampton Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting, Northampton

As concern for bees’ survival becomes an increased focus of environmental conversations, projects that engage with bee decline have emerged as a visible fixture of the creative landscape. This invites the question of what role creative practitioners... Read More about Art and ecology: Encountering bee decline through creativity.

Advancing South American water and climate science through multi-decadal convection-permitting modeling (2023)
Journal Article
Dominguez, F., Rasmussen, R., Liu, C., Ikeda, K., Prein, A., Varble, A., …Schneider, T. (2024). Advancing South American water and climate science through multi-decadal convection-permitting modeling. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 105(1), E32-E44. https://doi.org/10.1175/bams-d-22-0226.1

The South America Affinity Group (SAAG) was established in early 2019 by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Water Systems Program as a community effort focused on improving hydroclimate science over South America. SAAG supports large... Read More about Advancing South American water and climate science through multi-decadal convection-permitting modeling.

A simplified approach to estimate seismic vulnerability and damage scenarios including site effects. Application to the historical centre of Horta, Azores, Portugal (2023)
Journal Article
Chieffo, N., Ferreira, T. M., da Silva Vicente, R., Lourenço, P. B., & Formisano, A. (in press). A simplified approach to estimate seismic vulnerability and damage scenarios including site effects. Application to the historical centre of Horta, Azores, Portugal. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2023.2254399

The research attempts to provide a method for evaluating the susceptibility of heritage buildings and potential damage considering local site effects, using as a case study an urban sector situated in Horta, Faial, Azores, Portugal. The physical vuln... Read More about A simplified approach to estimate seismic vulnerability and damage scenarios including site effects. Application to the historical centre of Horta, Azores, Portugal.

The spatial configuration of local climate zones reveals effects on wayfinding in human walking (2023)
Journal Article
Fan, P. Y., Chun, K. P., Tan, M. L., Mah, D., Mijic, A., Strickert, G., & Yetemen, O. (2023). The spatial configuration of local climate zones reveals effects on wayfinding in human walking. PLoS ONE, 18(9), e0289780. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0289780

The importance of easy wayfinding in complex urban settings has been recognized in spatial planning. Empirical measurement and explicit representation of wayfinding, however, have been limited in deciding spatial configurations. Our study proposed an... Read More about The spatial configuration of local climate zones reveals effects on wayfinding in human walking.

Co-developing participatory dramabased methods to gather diverse community voices on water relationships in the riverside town of Tewkesbury, UK (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Berridge, S., McEwen, L., & Chun, K. (2023). Co-developing participatory dramabased methods to gather diverse community voices on water relationships in the riverside town of Tewkesbury, UK.

Flood-prone places and people often face conflicting interests that hinder their ability to cope with, and adapt to, wider water security issues. To enhance capacities of these places and people, interdisciplinary researchers (UWE, Bristol) and Acta... Read More about Co-developing participatory dramabased methods to gather diverse community voices on water relationships in the riverside town of Tewkesbury, UK.

Techno-politics of using AI to manage flood risks in Jakarta (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Octavianti, T. (2023, August). Techno-politics of using AI to manage flood risks in Jakarta. Paper presented at The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London

In a changing climate, cities are facing mounted pressure to cope with weather-related hazards that are getting more frequent and severe. Some cities have been incorporating advanced technology to inform decisions that are smart and timely to avert,... Read More about Techno-politics of using AI to manage flood risks in Jakarta.

Hourly temperature and precipitation time series characteristics in São Paulo with urban land use type of convection-permitting model (CPM) outputs (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Chun, K., Reboita, M., Rocha, R., Danaila, L., Octavianti, T., Risanto, B., …Prein, A. (2023, August). Hourly temperature and precipitation time series characteristics in São Paulo with urban land use type of convection-permitting model (CPM) outputs. Poster presented at The VII Convective Permitting Climate Modelling 2023 workshop, Bergen, Norway

The influences of regional atmospheric drivers on the joint distribution of temperature and precipitation from a Convection-Permitting Model (CPM) over São Paulo are explored. Time series of temperature and precipitation are extracted from urban land... Read More about Hourly temperature and precipitation time series characteristics in São Paulo with urban land use type of convection-permitting model (CPM) outputs.

The future of volunteering in extreme weather events: Critical reflections on key challenges and opportunities for climate resilience (2023)
Journal Article
Forrest, S., Dostal, J., & McEwen, L. (2023). The future of volunteering in extreme weather events: Critical reflections on key challenges and opportunities for climate resilience. Journal of Extreme Events, 9(02n03), https://doi.org/10.1142/S2345737623410038

Volunteers are playing a significant role in interacting with ongoing societal shocks and stresses, such as mobilising resources and supporting responses to extreme weather events. Their actions contribute to the pursuit of local climate resilience b... Read More about The future of volunteering in extreme weather events: Critical reflections on key challenges and opportunities for climate resilience.

Identifying the impacts of land-use spatial patterns on street-network accessibility using geospatial methods (2023)
Journal Article
Fan, P. Y., Chun, K. P., Mijic, A., Tan, M. L., Zhai, W., & Yetemen, O. (in press). Identifying the impacts of land-use spatial patterns on street-network accessibility using geospatial methods. Geographical Analysis, https://doi.org/10.1111/gean.12374

While the land use-street network nexus is well acknowledged, evidence for the one-way impacts of land-use patterns on street accessibility is still inadequate. The measurements of land-use patterns and street accessibility lack systematic knowledge.... Read More about Identifying the impacts of land-use spatial patterns on street-network accessibility using geospatial methods.

Building rehabilitation, sustainable development, and rural settlements: A contribution to the state of the art (2023)
Journal Article
Mouraz, C. P., Ferreira, T. M., & Silva, J. M. (in press). Building rehabilitation, sustainable development, and rural settlements: A contribution to the state of the art. Environment, Development and Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-023-03664-5

The quality of life in rural housing settlements is at the heart of territorial cohesion concerns across Europe and the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. However, the gap between urban and rural developments remains substantial, stressin... Read More about Building rehabilitation, sustainable development, and rural settlements: A contribution to the state of the art.

Multi-vulnerability analysis for seismic risk management in historic city centres: an application to the historic city centre of La Serena, Chile (2023)
Journal Article
Baquedano-Juliá, P., Ferreira, T. M., Arriagada-Luco, C., Sandoval, C., Palazzi, N. C., & Oliveira, D. V. (in press). Multi-vulnerability analysis for seismic risk management in historic city centres: an application to the historic city centre of La Serena, Chile. Natural Hazards, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-023-06008-8

A comprehensive understanding of the elements at risk, through the identification of the main hazards, level of exposure and different dimensions of the vulnerability of the communities, is an essential step toward the definition and adoption of more... Read More about Multi-vulnerability analysis for seismic risk management in historic city centres: an application to the historic city centre of La Serena, Chile.