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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 Patrick Gallois

There are many situations in a plant’s life when self-destruction of some cells is required. This may happen to create empty spaces inside tissues or when energy needs recycling for new growth or when a scorched earth policy is required to stop the progression of a pathogen. These situations occur during e.g. the germination of seeds, the differentiation of vascular elements, the reproduction and the senescence of plants and under pathogen attack. In all cases, a precise and spatially confined activation of cell death is required and can only been achieved by a complex genetic control.

Keywords: 
Bioenergy, Energy, Renewable energy, Biotechnology, Sustainability, Environment, Plants, Food, Resilience, Agriculture, Teaching, Education

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Dr Rob Young

Research interests:

- Sustainable development

- Environmental science

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Development, Economy, Environment, Biodiversity, Water, Resources, Management, Health, Teaching, Education

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Prof Roy Wogelius

Research interests:

-  Mineral Surface Chemistry

- Reaction Kinetics

- Aqueous Geochemistry

- Environmental Mineralogy

Keywords: 
Geology, Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Environment, Minerals, Water, Kinetics

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Dr Richie Nimmo

My research is interdisciplinary in nature and pursues questions emerging from the ambiguous status of nonhumans in modern knowledge-practices. In social thought nonhumans are often a kind of absent presence, rendered marginal as a 'context' of human agency, whilst simultaneously performing the invisible work of shaping foundational notions of the human. The marginalisation of nonhuman animals in particular points towards a fundamental ontological asymmetry involved in social scientific conceptions of 'the social'.

Keywords: 
Politics, Policy, Networks, Society, Research methods, Crime and security, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Richard Preziosi

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

I have a strong interest in conservation biology and field course teaching and I have taught on field courses for over 10 years. Much of my field work is done in the neotropics as part of conservation and development projects. I am a certified Senior Ecologist (ESA) and a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Genetics, Biology, Trees, Biodiversity, Water, External engagement, Community, Conservation, Environment, Fieldwork, Teaching, Education, Development, Sustainability

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Dr Richard Kirkham

Dr Kirkham has published widely in the fields of whole life costs, stochastic service life prediction and quantitative techniques in performance measurement, and is co-author of two texts on building/engineering cost modelling. He is scientific secretary of CIB-TG62 Complex Systems and the Built Environment, and co-managing editor of RICS Research Innovation in the Built Environment.

Keywords: 
Buildings, Cities, Environment, Cost, Cost engineering, Research methods, Assets, Costing, Finance, Evaluation, Impact, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Building information modelling, Information technology

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Ms Lucy Millard

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

Lucy is the University Living Lab Estates and Facilities contact, and part of the original ULL team along with James Evans, Andrew Karvonen and Ross Jones.

Keywords: 
Environment, Sustainability, Climate, External engagement, Engagement, Universities, Estates, Buildings, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange

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Dr Mark Baker

Mark has well-developed research interests in regional and strategic planning; central-local relations and the plan-making process; and development plan and development control procedures. His recent research activities include work on stakeholder involvement in the RPG process (sponsored by ODPM / TCPA), the use of environmental and sustainability appraisal within development plans (sponsored by ESRC) and the future of sub-regional planning in England (for CPRE).

Keywords: 
Politics, Governance, Policy, Planning, Engagement, Development, Environment, Evaluation, Sustainability

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Prof Martin Evans

Martin Evans did graduate work on lake sediment budgets in the alpine zone of British Columbia before returning to the UK to work on upland peatlands, first at Durham and then in the Upland Environments group at Manchester. He has research interests in the geomorphology and hydrology of upland landscapes. Currently the major focus is on upland peatland systems, working on processes of peatland erosion and restoration and their impacts on water and carbon fluxes.

Keywords: 
Carbon, Water, Environment, Monitoring, Climate change, Emissions

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