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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.

Coping with crisis and precarity in the gig economy: ‘Digitally organised informality’, migration and socio-spatial networks among platform drivers in India (2024)
Journal Article
Ray, A. (in press). Coping with crisis and precarity in the gig economy: ‘Digitally organised informality’, migration and socio-spatial networks among platform drivers in India. Environment and Planning A, https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518x231220296

The most recent phase of services digitalisation in the global South, reflected in the widespread adoption of Internet and smart-phone technologies, has given rise to an emergent gig economy that employs tens of millions of workers across its diverse... Read More about Coping with crisis and precarity in the gig economy: ‘Digitally organised informality’, migration and socio-spatial networks among platform drivers in India.

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.

The sycamore gap tree — one tragedy among thousands (2024)
Journal Article
Rumble, H., Bell, D., Cormack, A., Rogers, K., & Sinnett, D. (in press). The sycamore gap tree — one tragedy among thousands. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 93(1), 28-32

Urban gardens, commoning, and vernacular governance (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Hanmer, O. (2023, November). Urban gardens, commoning, and vernacular governance. Paper presented at Social and Solidarity Economy and the Commons, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

Given that one of the foundational pillars of the commons is self-management (Stavrides 2015), where people themselves determine the rules, traditions, and values of the spaces and resources (Bollier 2020), this paper specifically explores the everyd... Read More about Urban gardens, commoning, and vernacular governance.

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.

The rise and decline of the European struggle against social exclusion (2023)
Book Chapter
Atkinson, R. (2023). The rise and decline of the European struggle against social exclusion. In A. Mayne (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Modern Slum (162-179). New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190879457.013.10

Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, addressing social exclusion and achieving greater social inclusion figured prominently in the “social policy” discourse of the European Union and of many national governments within it. This chapter discusses soc... Read More about The rise and decline of the European struggle against social exclusion.

Green infrastructure and regeneration (2023)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D. (2023). Green infrastructure and regeneration. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 92, 227-229

Why we must reverse forty years of super-centralisation (2023)
Digital Artefact
Hambleton, R. (2023). Why we must reverse forty years of super-centralisation. [Website Article]

Strengthening the power of place in modern societies is essential if we want to co-create fair and sustainable ways of living. In the UK context this means giving a really significant boost to the tax raising powers of elected local governments. Th... Read More about Why we must reverse forty years of super-centralisation.

Urban gardens, commoning, and the seeds of post-capitalism (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Hanmer, O. (2023, July). Urban gardens, commoning, and the seeds of post-capitalism. Paper presented at How to be an anticapitalist city in the 21st century, Urban Institute, University of Sheffield

Professionalism as a soft skill: The social construction of worker identity in India’s new services economy (2023)
Journal Article
Ray, A. (2024). Professionalism as a soft skill: The social construction of worker identity in India’s new services economy. Third World Quarterly, 45(4), 790-809. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2023.2223133

Once a popular buzzword for multinational corporations, ‘professionalism’ has now become a common catchphrase in India’s emerging services economy. Today, youth aspiring to join entry-level services roles such as those in call centres, retail, and co... Read More about Professionalism as a soft skill: The social construction of worker identity in India’s new services economy.

Mapping the relationship between green-blue-grey infrastructure (GBGI) and quality of life: A case study of Bristol, UK (2023)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Sinnett, D., & Bray, I. (2023, June). Mapping the relationship between green-blue-grey infrastructure (GBGI) and quality of life: A case study of Bristol, UK. Paper presented at European Urban Research Association Conference, Reykjavík, Iceland

Mental health, particularly for urban populations, is a growing public health concern. As urbanisation continues it is important to plan and develop towns and cities that maximise population wellbeing, and related health and social outcomes, whilst a... Read More about Mapping the relationship between green-blue-grey infrastructure (GBGI) and quality of life: A case study of Bristol, UK.

Mental wellbeing, housing provision and social valuation in a United Kingdom context: A planning issue? (2023)
Journal Article
Emeghe, I. J., & Pain, K. (2023). Mental wellbeing, housing provision and social valuation in a United Kingdom context: A planning issue?. Built Environment, 49(2), 286-303

This paper provides insights into the influence of housing quality on occupier mental wellbeing based on a critical review of interdisciplinary literature spanning housing, health and wellbeing, autonomy, and social value. We consider the signifi can... Read More about Mental wellbeing, housing provision and social valuation in a United Kingdom context: A planning issue?.