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Expectation, motivation, engagement and ownership: using student reflections in the conative and affective domains to enhance residential field courses (2019)
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Scott, G. W., Humphries, S., & Henri, D. C. (in press). Expectation, motivation, engagement and ownership: using student reflections in the conative and affective domains to enhance residential field courses. Journal of geography in higher education, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2019.1608516

Residential field courses are important and should be designed and delivered to maximize their value to students, staff and institutions. In this context, we use a novel approach involving analysis of the daily affective and conative reflections of s... Read More

The 4.2 ka BP Event in the Mediterranean region: an overview (2019)
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Bini, M., Zanchetta, G., Perşoiu, A., Cartier, R., Català, A., Cacho, I., …Brisset, E. (2019). The 4.2 ka BP Event in the Mediterranean region: an overview. Climate of the Past, 15, 555-577. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-555-2019

The Mediterranean region and the Levant have returned some of the clearest evidence of a climatically dry period occurring around 4200 years ago. However, some regional evidence is controversial and contradictory, and issues remain regarding timing,... Read More

Ecohydraulic modelling of anabranching rivers (2019)
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Entwistle, N., Heritage, G., & Milan, D. (in press). Ecohydraulic modelling of anabranching rivers. River Research and Applications, https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3413

In this paper we provide the first quantitative evidence of the spatial complexity of habitat diversity across the flow regime for locally anabranching channels and their potential increased biodiversity value in comparison to managed single‐thread r... Read More

Foraging guppies can compensate for low-light conditions, but not via a sensory switch (2019)
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Kimbell, H., Chapman, B., Dobbinson, K., & Morrell, L. (2019). Foraging guppies can compensate for low-light conditions, but not via a sensory switch. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 73, doi:10.1007/s00265-019-2640-9

Animals can adapt to changes in their environment through behavioural or developmental plasticity, but studies of these responses tend to focus on either short-term exposure of adults to the changed conditions, or long-term exposure of juveniles. Juv... Read More

20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia (2019)
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Jones, M. D., Djamali, M., Alshdaifat, A., Baird, D., Fleitmann, D., Cook, B. I., …Weeks, L. (in press). 20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, doi:10.1002/wat2.1330

The Fertile Crescent, its hilly flanks and surrounding drylands has been a critical region for studying how climate has influenced societal change, and this review focuses on the region over the last 20,000 years. The complex social, economic, and en... Read More

An ecological status indicator for all time: Are AMBI and M-AMBI effective indicators of change in deep time? (2019)
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Caswell, B. A., Frid, C. L., & Borja, A. (2019). An ecological status indicator for all time: Are AMBI and M-AMBI effective indicators of change in deep time?. Marine pollution bulletin, 140, 472-484. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.01.068

Increasingly environmental management seeks to limit the impacts of human activities on ecosystems relative to some ‘reference’ condition, which is often the presumed pre-impacted state, however such information is limited. We explore how marine ecos... Read More

Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation (2019)
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McCumskay, R., Tang, P. L., Mckumskay, R., Rogerson, M., Waller, C., & Forster, R. (2019). Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation. Spectroscopy, 34(2), 54-60

Debris in the marine environment can be either natural, such as floating vegetation or volcanic ash deposits, or man-made. The man-made human sources cover the whole gamut of material types, from sewage, glass, mineral, fabric and, of increasing conc... Read More

Quantification of bedform dynamics and bedload sediment flux in sandy braided rivers from airborne and satellite imagery (2019)
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Strick, R. J., Ashworth, P. J., Sambrook Smith, G. H., Nicholas, A. P., Best, J. L., Lane, S. N., …Dale, J. (2019). Quantification of bedform dynamics and bedload sediment flux in sandy braided rivers from airborne and satellite imagery. Earth surface processes and landforms : the journal of the British Geomorphological Research Group, doi:10.1002/esp.4558

Images from specially‐commissioned aeroplane sorties (manned aerial vehicle, MAV), repeat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) surveys, and Planet CubeSat satellites are used to quantify dune and bar dynamics in the sandy braided South Saskatchewan River, C... Read More

The nature and significance of the Faroe-Shetland Terrane: Linking Archaean basement blocks across the North Atlantic (2018)
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Holdsworth, R., Morton, A., Frei, D., Gerdes, A., Strachan, R., Dempsey, E., …Whitham, A. (2019). The nature and significance of the Faroe-Shetland Terrane: Linking Archaean basement blocks across the North Atlantic. Precambrian research, 321, 154-171. doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2018.12.004

Core samples of the continental basement rocks that underlie the eastern Faroe-Shetland Basin (FSB) and its inshore margins west of Shetland reveal a suite of predominantly granodioritic to granitic orthogneisses (including TTG), together with lesser... Read More

Group size and individual ‘personality’ influence emergence times in hermit crabs (2018)
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Broadhurst, H. E., & Morrell, L. J. (2019). Group size and individual ‘personality’ influence emergence times in hermit crabs. Bioscience Horizons, 11, doi:10.1093/biohorizons/hzy011

Many animals benefit from aggregating due to the anti-predator effects associated with living in groups. Hermit crabs are known to form groups, or ‘clusters’, which may occur at sites of high shell availability. Clustering may also have anti-predator... Read More

Tectonic evolution of the Southern Negros Geothermal Field and implications for the development of fractured geothermal systems (2018)
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Pastoriza, L. R., Holdsworth, R. E., Mccaffrey, K. J. W., & Dempsey, E. (2018). Tectonic evolution of the Southern Negros Geothermal Field and implications for the development of fractured geothermal systems. Geofluids, 2018, doi:10.1155/2018/6025038

Fluid flow pathway characterisation is critical to geothermal exploration and exploitation. In fractured geothermal reservoirs, it requires a good understanding of the structural evolution together with the fracture distribution and fluid flow proper... Read More

On the causes of pulsing in continuous turbidity currents (2018)
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Kostaschuk, R., Nasr-Azadani, M. M., Meiburg, E., Wei, T., Chen, Z., Negretti, M. E., …Parsons, D. R. (2018). On the causes of pulsing in continuous turbidity currents. Journal of geophysical research. JGR. Earth surface, 123(11), 2827-2843. doi:10.1029/2018JF004719

Velocity pulsing has previously been observed in continuous turbidity currents in lakes and reservoirs, even though the input flow is steady. Several different mechanisms have been ascribed to the generation of these fluctuations, including Rayleigh‐... Read More

Ecological enhancement techniques to improve habitat heterogeneity on coastal defence structures (2018)
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Hall, A. E., Herbert, R. J., Britton, J. R., & Hull, S. L. (2018). Ecological enhancement techniques to improve habitat heterogeneity on coastal defence structures. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 210, 68-78. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2018.05.025

Sea level rise and higher storm frequency are increasing the need for the placement of hard coastal defences worldwide. The majority of these defences lack optimal habitats for intertidal species, resulting in low diversity and abundance. The constru... Read More

Environmental change during MIS4 and MIS 3 opened corridors in the Horn of Africa for Homo sapiens expansion (2018)
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Viehberg, F. A., Just, J., Dean, J. R., Wagner, B., Franz, S. O., Klasen, N., …Schäbitz, F. (2018). Environmental change during MIS4 and MIS 3 opened corridors in the Horn of Africa for Homo sapiens expansion. Quaternary science reviews, 202, 139-153. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.09.008

© 2018 The Authors Archaeological findings, numerical human dispersal models and genome analyses suggest several time windows in the past 200 kyr (thousands of years ago) when anatomically modern humans (AMH) dispersed out of Africa into the Levant a... Read More

Controls on mud distribution and architecture along the fluvialto- marine transition (2018)
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van de Lageweg, W. I., Braat, L., Parsons, D. R., & Kleinhans, M. G. (2018). Controls on mud distribution and architecture along the fluvialto- marine transition. Geology, 46(11), 971-974. doi:10.1130/G45504.1

© 2018 Geological Society of America. The interaction of marine (tides and waves) and fluvial processes determines the sedimentary fill of coastal systems in the fluvial-tomarine (FTM) transition zone. Despite frequent recognition of tidal and wave i... Read More

Causes and consequences of ontogenetic dietary shifts: a global synthesis using fish models (2018)
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Sánchez-Hernández, J., Nunn, A. D., Adams, C. E., & Amundsen, P. (2019). Causes and consequences of ontogenetic dietary shifts: a global synthesis using fish models. Biological Reviews, 94(2), 539-554. doi:10.1111/brv.12468

Ontogenetic dietary shifts (ODSs), the changes in diet utilisation occurring over the life span of an individual consumer, are widespread in the animal kingdom. Understanding ODSs provides fundamental insights into the biological and ecological proce... Read More

Construction, validation, and application of nocturnal pollen transport networks in an agro-ecosystem: a comparison using light microscopy and DNA metabarcoding (2018)
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Macgregor, C. J., Kitson, J. J., Fox, R., Hahn, C., Lunt, D. H., Pocock, M. J., & Evans, D. M. (2019). Construction, validation, and application of nocturnal pollen transport networks in an agro-ecosystem: a comparison using light microscopy and DNA metabarcoding. Ecological entomology, 44(1), 17-29. doi:10.1111/een.12674

1. Moths are globally relevant as pollinators but nocturnal pollination remains poorly understood. Plant–pollinator interaction networks are traditionally constructed using either flower‐visitor observations or pollen‐transport detection using micros... Read More

A review of relative pollen productivity estimates from temperate china for pollen-based quantitative reconstruction of past plant cover (2018)
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Li, F., Gaillard, M., Xu, Q., Bunting, M. J., Li, Y., Li, J., …Shen, W. (2018). A review of relative pollen productivity estimates from temperate china for pollen-based quantitative reconstruction of past plant cover. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9, doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01214

Model-based quantitative reconstruction of past plant cover in Europe has shown great potential for: (i) testing hypotheses related to Holocene vegetation dynamics, biodiversity, and their relationships with climate and land use; (ii) studying long t... Read More

Prospects and challenges of environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring in freshwater ponds (2018)
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Harper, L. R., Buxton, A. S., Rees, H. C., Bruce, K., Brys, R., Halfmaerten, D., …Hänfling, B. (2019). Prospects and challenges of environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring in freshwater ponds. Hydrobiologia, 826(1), 25-41. doi:10.1007/s10750-018-3750-5

© 2018, The Author(s). Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is a rapid, non-invasive, cost-efficient biodiversity monitoring tool with enormous potential to inform aquatic conservation and management. Development is ongoing, with strong commercial inter... Read More

Options for managing alkaline steel slag leachate: A life cycle assessment (2018)
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Gomes, H. I., Mayes, W. M., Baxter, H. A., Jarvis, A. P., Burke, I. T., Stewart, D. I., & Rogerson, M. (2018). Options for managing alkaline steel slag leachate: A life cycle assessment. Journal of cleaner production, 202, 401-412. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.08.163

Management of steel slag (a major by-product of the steel industry) includes the treatment of highly alkaline leachate (pH > 11.5) from rainwater infiltration of slag deposits to prevent adverse impact upon surface or ground waters. This study aims t... Read More