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Exploring knowledge management principles for decision-making in low-energy building for sustainable construction (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Maduka, N., Greenwood, D., & Udeaja, C. (2024). Exploring knowledge management principles for decision-making in low-energy building for sustainable construction. In C. Egbu (Ed.), Proceedings of International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) international conference. Going north for sustainability: Leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development

Low energy building retrofit presents important opportunities for reducing of greenhouse gas emissions in the environment. It has been considered as one of the key approaches to achieving sustainable development in construction industry. Nevertheless... Read More about Exploring knowledge management principles for decision-making in low-energy building for sustainable construction.

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.

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.

The taxonomic and genomic investigation of soil microorganisms associated with Acute Oak Decline (2023)
Thesis
Maddock, D. The taxonomic and genomic investigation of soil microorganisms associated with Acute Oak Decline. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10337378

Cases of the current episode of Acute Oak Decline (AOD) were first described in the UK in 2008 on native British oaks, but currently this disease is seen to affect most species of oak on a global scale. The disease has become a focus of forest resear... Read More about The taxonomic and genomic investigation of soil microorganisms associated with Acute Oak Decline.

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.

Sustainable development and environmental peacebuilding (2023)
Book Chapter
Das, O. (2023). Sustainable development and environmental peacebuilding. In D. Dam-de Jong, & B. Sjöstedt (Eds.), Research Handbook on International Law and Environmental Peacebuilding. Edward Elgar Publishing

In the face of various post-conflict challenges and conflicting priorities, it is tempting in the short term to dismiss environmental issues or setting them aside for later. However, taking this stance is short sighted as bringing in natural resource... Read More about Sustainable development and environmental peacebuilding.

Veganism’s anti-anthropocentric capacity: A critical analysis of the advocacy discourse of three prominent vegan organisations (2023)
Journal Article
Gough, L. A. (2023). Veganism’s anti-anthropocentric capacity: A critical analysis of the advocacy discourse of three prominent vegan organisations. Relations. Beyond Anthropocentrism, 11(1), 9-28. https://doi.org/10.7358/rela-2023-01-goul

Anthropocentrism has been identified as a root cause of nonhuman animal and intrahuman oppressions and the environmental crisis. Veganism has been celebrated as a philosophy and practice capable of undermining anthropocentrism, yet the anti-anthropoc... Read More about Veganism’s anti-anthropocentric capacity: A critical analysis of the advocacy discourse of three prominent vegan organisations.

Exploring the interaction between online practices and offline domestic food practices in family homes: Implications for food waste reduction campaigns (2023)
Thesis
Ridgway, A. Exploring the interaction between online practices and offline domestic food practices in family homes: Implications for food waste reduction campaigns. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10307861

Food waste is a significant problem in the food system, contributing to the environmental impact of food production and distribution as well as food inequality. In the UK and other high-income countries, a high proportion of the food waste in the foo... Read More about Exploring the interaction between online practices and offline domestic food practices in family homes: Implications for food waste reduction campaigns.

The mountains are calling… (2023)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S. The mountains are calling…. [Artists' books, printmaking]. Exhibited at Bristol. 3 March 2023 - 17 April 2023. (Unpublished)

Curation of an exhibition: This exhibition accompanies a Bookarts at UWE / LAND2 symposium in Bristol discussing environmental themes including water quality, land degradation, pollution and damage to the landscape, interventions and ideas. It sha... Read More about The mountains are calling….

Future brief: Nanoplastics: State of knowledge and environmental and human health impacts (2023)
Report
Shale, N. (2023). Future brief: Nanoplastics: State of knowledge and environmental and human health impacts. Luxembourg: Directorate-General for the Environment

This Future Brief elucidates the current situation regarding nanoplastics and the environment, from their detection and analysis through to their potential health risks, dispersal pathways, and future outlook.

Photovoltaics potential for façade renovations (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Nicoletti, E. (2022, December). Photovoltaics potential for façade renovations. Paper presented at PowerSKIN 2022, TUM School of Engineering and Design, Technische Universität München

As urgent action is needed to tackle the climate crisis by lowering greenhouse gas emissions, façade renovations can improve the performance and reduce the environmental impact of the existing building stock. Integrating photovoltaics into the envelo... Read More about Photovoltaics potential for façade renovations.

The Stories We Tell: Exploring the Folklore of Bees in an Age of Extinction (2022)
Digital Artefact
Portus, R. (2022). The Stories We Tell: Exploring the Folklore of Bees in an Age of Extinction. [Text]

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022, a curious news story was circulated. This story reported that, following the Queen’s death, the royal beekeeper had paid an official visit to the hives at Buckingham Palace to inform the ho... Read More about The Stories We Tell: Exploring the Folklore of Bees in an Age of Extinction.

Art and ecology: Encountering bee decline through creativity (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Portus, R. (2022, October). Art and ecology: Encountering bee decline through creativity

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.

Understanding influence and action in Learning and Action Alliances: Experience from the Newcastle Blue-Green vision (2022)
Journal Article
O'Donnell, E. C., Snelling, A. M., & Lamond, J. E. (in press). Understanding influence and action in Learning and Action Alliances: Experience from the Newcastle Blue-Green vision. Journal of Flood Risk Management, e12868. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12868

The Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) framework is increasingly valued as an approach to facilitate social learning and action by enabling collaboration within and between organisations, breaking down barriers to information sharing and facilitating... Read More about Understanding influence and action in Learning and Action Alliances: Experience from the Newcastle Blue-Green vision.

Performing extinction stories: Exploring creative responses to bee decline (2022)
Journal Article
Portus, R. (2023). Performing extinction stories: Exploring creative responses to bee decline. Text and Performance Quarterly, 43(2), 95-110. https://doi.org/10.1080/10462937.2022.2134583

As extinction becomes one of the most pressing crises of our time, projects that engage with nonhuman lives have emerged as a visible fixture of the creative landscape. This raises the question of what role creative explorations might play in shaping... Read More about Performing extinction stories: Exploring creative responses to bee decline.

Potential strategies for enhancing solar architectural skins (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Nicoletti, E. (2022, August). Potential strategies for enhancing solar architectural skins. Paper presented at International SEEDS Conference 2022, University of the West of England, Bristol and online

As the climate crisis requires lowering carbon emissions on multiple fronts, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs) can reduce buildings’ reliance on energy from fossil fuels by supplying them with electricity generated from a renewable source. In... Read More about Potential strategies for enhancing solar architectural skins.

Future brief: COVID-19 and the environment: Links, impacts and lessons learned (2022)
Report
Shale, N., Jenner, N., & Bird, E. (2022). Future brief: COVID-19 and the environment: Links, impacts and lessons learned. Luxembourg: European Commission DG Environment

Introduction Since early 2020, the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), known as COVID-19 (first detected at the end of 2019), has hit societies worldwide, unsparingly, causing massive impacts on people’... Read More about Future brief: COVID-19 and the environment: Links, impacts and lessons learned.

Exploration of shrimp shell chitin as an agricultural biostimulant and its effects on soil microbial respiration (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Swaffield, A. R., Crew, A., & Bonnett, S. (2022, July). Exploration of shrimp shell chitin as an agricultural biostimulant and its effects on soil microbial respiration. Poster presented at 22nd World Congress of Soil Science, Glasgow, UK

Chitin (poly-(1→4)-β-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine) is a novel bio-stimulant derived from an inert by-product from sustainable fish production. This study observed the effect of chitin derived from shrimp shells on agricultural soil microorganism metabolism... Read More about Exploration of shrimp shell chitin as an agricultural biostimulant and its effects on soil microbial respiration.

Recycling face masks for manufacturing FlaxPP eco-composites (2022)
Presentation / Conference
ElHawary, O., & Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2022, May). Recycling face masks for manufacturing FlaxPP eco-composites. Poster presented at United Nations University: Nexus Conference, Dresden/Online

SDGs addressed: 9, 11, 12, 14 and 15. Introduction: The severe increase in the pollution caused by the discarded face masks during COVID-19 cannot be overstated. This research provides an innovative engineering solution to this issue by recycling p... Read More about Recycling face masks for manufacturing FlaxPP eco-composites.