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Dr Juup Stelma

My main research interest is the development of an ecological perspective on teaching and learning, and with a particular focus on the analytical affordances of the construct of 'intentionality'. My ecological thinking draws on James Gibson, as well as later writers from the 'Connecticut school' of ecological psychology.

Keywords: 
Ecology, Education, Education for Sustainable Development

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Environment and Ecology

The Faculty of Life Science's Environment and Ecology research theme (Directed by Prof Richard Preziosi) focuses on applied research that addresses 21st century environmental challenges.

The food we eat, the water we drink, and the fuel that powers our industries are all dwindling resources that we harvest from the world around us. As our populations expand and natural areas are converted to farmland and cities, we lose the services that nature provided for free.

Keywords: 
Environment, Ecology, Biology, Biodiversity

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Dr William Fletcher

Keywords: 
Palaeontology, Environment, Ecology, Climate, Climate change, Resilience, Impact, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Richard Huggett

Richard's current research addresses four basic questions:

How is the environment put together?

This theme considers ecological worldviews. It explores individual environmental components and the interdependence among them (see Huggett 1995, 1997, 2002 below).

How does the environment change?

This theme investigates evolutionary worldviews. It considers the ideas of development and evolution applied to individual environmental components and to the ecosphere as a whole (see Huggett 1997 below).

How fast does the environment change?

Keywords: 
Environment, Resilience, Philosophy, Geology, Catastrophes, Ecology, Evolution, Biology, Geography

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Dr Mirjam Roeder

Mirjam's research interests focuses on climate change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for agriculture, food systems and biofuels, implications of land use change, as well as food security, trade and sustainability issues. 

Keywords: 
Agriculture, Society, Rural studies, Climate change, Mitigation, Food, Culture, Consumption, Globalisation, Economy, Geography, Development, Ecology, Environment, Buildings

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Dr Joanne Tippett

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Dr. Joanne Tippett is a Lecturer in the Discipline of Planning and Landscape, School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester. Her research is based in the Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Water, Environment, Biodiversity, Agriculture, Ecology, Community, Engagement, Applied research, Research methods, Innovation

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Dr Keith White

I am interested in understanding and managing the water quality and ecology of urban watercourses, including preventing the formation of potentially harmful ‘blooms’ of blue-green algae. Work with an industrial partner is examining the relationship between past and present water quality and the changes in the ecology of Salford Quays – a restored and redeveloped dock system near Media City, Greater Manchester.

Keywords: 
Metals, Water, Pollution, Waste, Mining, Ecology, Environment, Plants, Biology, Animals, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Jonathan Lloyd

I currently lead a multidisciplinary geomicrobiology group working at the interface between biology and geology. Our research focuses on the mechanisms of microbial metal reduction, with emphasis on the environmental impact and biotechnological applications of metal-reducing bacteria. Current activities are supported by funds from NERC, BBSRC, EPSRC, the EU and industry.

Keywords: 
Geology, Biology, Ecology, Metals, Materials, Nuclear waste, Radioactivity, Environment, Waste management, Bioremediation, Pollution, Chemistry, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr James Rothwell

I am interested in the stores, behaviour, fate and transport of pollutants in the environment. Much of my work addresses the hydrological and biogeochemical processes that affect trace metal and nutrient cycling. I work in a range of systems including peat bogs, forests and urban environments. My research involves, catchment scale process work, laboratory and field experiments, analysis of spatial and temporal monitoring data, and GIS/statistical modelling.

Keywords: 
Environment, Pollution, Waste, Water, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Metals, Ecology, Peat, Trees, Biodiversity, Cities, Planning, Buildings, Geography, Geographical Information Systems, Information technology, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Mr Henry McGhie

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

I am all about ethical and sustainable living and working. I am extremely passionate about the natural environment, about museums, and about the power of personal choice.

Keywords: 
Animals, Ecology, Biodiversity, Environment, Conservation, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Public engagement

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