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  • Rapid global ocean-atmosphere response to Southern Ocean freshening during the last glacial 

    Turney, CSM; Jones, RT; Phipps, SJ; Thomas, Z; Hogg, A; Kershaw, AP; Fogwill, CJ; Palmer, J; Bronk Ramsey, C; Adolphi, F; Muscheler, R; Hughen, KA; Staff, RA; Grosvenor, M; Golledge, NR; Rasmussen, SO; Hutchinson, DK; Haberle, S; Lorrey, A; Boswijk, G; Cooper, A (Springer Nature, 2017-09-12)
    Contrasting Greenland and Antarctic temperatures during the last glacial period (115,000 to 11,650 years ago) are thought to have been driven by imbalances in the rates of formation of North Atlantic and Antarctic Deep ...
  • Human activity was a major driver of the mid-Holocene vegetation change in southern Cumbria: Implications for the elm decline in the British Isles 

    Grosvenor, MJ; Jones, RT; Turney, CSM; Charman, DJ; Hogg, AG; Coward, D; Willson, R (Wiley for Quaternary Research Association, 2017-09-06)
    The dramatic decline in elm (Ulmus) across a large swathe of north-west Europe in the mid-Holocene has been ascribed to a number of possible factors, including climate change, human activity and/or pathogens. A major ...
  • Statistical modelling predicts almost complete loss of major periglacial processes in Northern Europe by 2100 

    Luoto, M; Aalto, J; Harrison, S (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-09-11)
    The periglacial realm is a major part of the cryosphere, covering a quarter of Earth’s land surface. Cryogenic land surface processes (LSPs) control landscape development, ecosystem functioning and climate through ...
  • Testate amoeba as palaeohydrological indicators in the permafrost peatlands of north-east European Russia and Finnish Lapland 

    Zhang, H; Amesbury, MJ; Ronkainen, T; Charman, DJ; Gallego-Sala, AV; Valiranta, M (Wiley for Quaternary Research Association, 2017-09-12)
    To explore the use of testate amoeba for investigating the impacts of climate change on permafrost peatland hydrology, we established a new modern training set from Arctic permafrost peatlands in north-east European Russia ...
  • Charcoal chronology of the Amazon forest: A record of biodiversity preserved by ancient fires 

    Goulart, AC; Macario, KD; Scheel-Ybert, R; Alves, EQ; Bachelet, C; Pereira, BB; Levis, C; Marimon Junior, BH; Marimon, BS; Quesada, CA; Feldpausch, TR (Elsevier, 2017-04-26)
    he Amazon region holds a wide variety of ethnic groups and microclimates, enabling different interactions between humans and environment. To better understand the evolution of this region, ancient remains need to be analysed ...
  • User-side intermediaries and the local embedding of low carbon technologies 

    Barnes, JPJ (SPRU working paper series, 2017-08)
    This article draws on three theoretical fields, innovation intermediaries, socio-technical transitions and domestication studies to develop a process perspective of how user-side intermediary organisations seek to locally ...
  • The limits of procedural discretion: Unequal treatment and vulnerability in Britain's asylum appeals 

    Gill, NM; Rotter, R; Burridge, A; Allsopp, J (SAGE Publications, 2017-07-28)
    Studies of procedural in-court judicial discretion have highlighted a dilemma between the imperative to reduce it owing to its potential misuse and preserve it owing to its importance in protecting vulnerable groups. This ...
  • Do regional aerosols contribute to the riverine export of dissolved black carbon?: Datasets for reviewers 

    Jones, Matthew William (Journal of Geophysical Research (In Review), 2017-08-28)
    The fate of black carbon (BC), a stable form of thermally-altered organic carbon produced during biomass and fuel combustion, remains an area of uncertainty in the global carbon cycle. The transfer of photosynthetically-derived ...
  • Evidence of a common understanding of proximate and distal drivers of reef health 

    Forster, J; Turner, RA; Fitzsimmons, C; Peterson, AM; Mahon, R; Stead, SM (Elsevier, 2017-08-16)
    Marine management has typically prioritised natural science methodological traditions as an evidence base for decision-making; yet better integration of social science methods are increasingly shown to provide a more ...
  • Major advance of South Georgia glaciers during the Antarctic Cold Reversal following extensive sub-Antarctic glaciation 

    Graham, A; Kuhn, G; Meisel, O; Hillenbrand, C-D; Hodgson, DA; Ehrmann, W; Wacker, L; Wintersteller, P; dos Santos Ferreira, C; Romer, M; White, D; Bohrmann, G (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-03-17)
    The history of glaciations on Southern Hemisphere sub-polar islands is unclear. Debate surrounds the extent and timing of the last glacial advance and termination on sub-Antarctic South Georgia in particular. Here, using ...
  • High-resolution sub-ice-shelf seafloor records of 20th-century ungrounding and retreat of Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica 

    Davies, D; Bingham, RG; Graham, AGC; Spagnolo, M; Dutrieux, P; Vaughan, DG; Jenkins, A; Nitsche, FO (American Geophysical Union, 2017-08-11)
    Pine Island Glacier Ice-Shelf (PIGIS) has been thinning rapidly over recent decades, resulting in a progressive drawdown of the inland ice and an upstream migration of the grounding line. The resultant ice loss from Pine ...
  • Does soil pyrogenic carbon determine plant functional traits in Amazon Basin forests? 

    Massi, KG; Bird, M; Marimon, BS; Marimon, BH; Nogueira, DS; Oliveira, EA; Phillips, OL; Quesada, CA; Andrade, AS; Brienen, RJW; Camargo, JLC; Chave, J; Honorio Coronado, EN; Ferreira, LV; Higuchi, N; Laurance, SG; Laurance, WF; Lovejoy, T; Malhi, Y; Martínez, RV; Monteagudo, A; Neill, D; Prieto, A; Ramírez-Angulo, H; Ter Steege, H; Vilanova, E; Feldpausch, TR (Springer Verlag, 2017-08-01)
    Amazon forests are fire-sensitive ecosystems and consequently fires affect forest structure and composition. For instance, the legacy of past fire regimes may persist through some species and traits that are found due to ...
  • Amazon Basin forest pyrogenic carbon stocks: First estimate of deep storage 

    Koele, N; Bird, M; Haig, J; Marimon-Junior, BH; Marimon, BS; Phillips, OL; de Oliveira, EA; Quesada, CA; Feldpausch, TR (Elsevier, 2017-11-15)
    Amazon Basin forest soils contain considerable soil organic carbon stocks; however, the contribution of soil pyrogenic carbon (PyC) to the total is unknown. PyC is derived from local fires (historical and modern) and ...
  • Ocean forced variability of Totten Glacier mass loss 

    Roberts, J; Galton-Fenzi, BK; Paolo, FS; Donnelly, C; Gwyther, DE; Padman, L; Young, DA; Warner, R; Greenbaum, J; Fricker, HA; Payne, AJ; Le Brocq, AM; van Ommen, T; Blankenship, D; Siegert, MJ (Geological Society, 2017-08-23)
    A large volume of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet drains through the Totten Glacier (TG) and is thought to be a potential source of substantial global sea level rise over the coming centuries. We show the surface velocity and ...
  • Limited grounding-line advance onto the West Antarctic continental shelf in the easternmost Amundsen Sea Embayment during the last glacial period. 

    Klages, JP; Kuhn, G; Hillenbrand, C-D; Smith, JA; Graham, AGC; Nitsche, FO; Frederichs, T; Jernas, PE; Gohl, K; Wacker, L (Public Library of Science, 2017-07-25)
    Precise knowledge about the extent of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) at the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM; c. 26.5-19 cal. ka BP) is important in order to 1) improve paleo-ice sheet reconstructions, 2) provide a robust ...
  • Palaeoecological records of coral community development on a turbid, nearshore reef complex: baselines for assessing ecological change 

    Johnson, J; Perry, CT; Smithers, SG; Morgan, KM; Santodomingo, N; Johnson, K (Springer Verlag for International Society for Reef Studies, 2017-03-04)
    Understanding past coral community development and reef growth is crucial for placing contemporary ecological and environmental change within appropriate reef-building timescales. On Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR), ...
  • Ecosystem heterogeneity determines the ecological resilience of the Amazon to climate change 

    Levine, NM; Zhang, K; Longo, M; Baccini, A; Phillips, OL; Lewis, SL; Alvarez-Dávila, E; Segalin de Andrade, AC; Brienen, RJ; Erwin, TL; Feldpausch, TR; Monteagudo Mendoza, AL; Nuñez Vargas, P; Prieto, A; Silva-Espejo, JE; Malhi, Y; Moorcroft, PR (National Academy of Sciences, 2015-12-28)
    Amazon forests, which store ∼50% of tropical forest carbon and play a vital role in global water, energy, and carbon cycling, are predicted to experience both longer and more intense dry seasons by the end of the 21st ...
  • Variation in stem mortality rates determines patterns of above-ground biomass in Amazonian forests: implications for dynamic global vegetation models 

    Johnson, MO; Galbraith, D; Gloor, M; De Deurwaerder, H; Guimberteau, M; Rammig, A; Thonicke, K; Verbeeck, H; von Randow, C; Monteagudo, A; Phillips, OL; Brienen, RJW; Feldpausch, TR; Lopez Gonzalez, G; Fauset, S; Quesada, CA; Christoffersen, B; Ciais, P; Sampaio, G; Kruijt, B; Meir, P; Moorcroft, P; Zhang, K; Alvarez-Davila, E; Alves de Oliveira, A; Amaral, I; Andrade, A; Aragao, LEOC; Araujo-Murakami, A; Arets, EJMM; Arroyo, L; Aymard, GA; Baraloto, C; Barroso, J; Bonal, D; Boot, R; Camargo, J; Chave, J; Cogollo, A; Cornejo Valverde, F; Lola da Costa, AC; Di Fiore, A; Ferreira, L; Higuchi, N; Honorio, EN; Killeen, TJ; Laurance, SG; Laurance, WF; Licona, J; Lovejoy, T; Malhi, Y; Marimon, B; Marimon, BH; Matos, DCL; Mendoza, C; Neill, DA; Pardo, G; Peña-Claros, M; Pitman, NCA; Poorter, L; Prieto, A; Ramirez-Angulo, H; Roopsind, A; Rudas, A; Salomao, RP; Silveira, M; Stropp, J; Ter Steege, H; Terborgh, J; Thomas, R; Toledo, M; Torres-Lezama, A; van der Heijden, GMF; Vasquez, R; Guimarães Vieira, IC; Vilanova, E; Vos, VA; Baker, TR (Wiley, 2016-05-19)
    Understanding the processes that determine above-ground biomass (AGB) in Amazonian forests is important for predicting the sensitivity of these ecosystems to environmental change and for designing and evaluating dynamic ...
  • Eco-city indicators: governance challenges 

    Joss, S; Tomozeiu, D; Cowley, RM (WIT Press, 2012-05)
    According to the most recent (2011) global census of eco-city initiatives, there are currently 178 eco-city initiatives under development, representing a significant mainstreaming of urban sustainability in the last decade. ...
  • The smart city and its publics: insights from across six UK cities 

    Cowley, R; Joss, S; Dayot, Y (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2017-03-07)
    In response to policy-makers’ increasing claims to prioritise ‘people’ in smart city development, we explore the publicness of emerging practices across six UK cities: Bristol, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, ...

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