School of Geography - Theses
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Data synthesis and modern cave process studies in southeastern Australia: towards improving regional palaeoclimate records for the Common Era
Hydroclimate variability has profound socioeconomic and environmental impacts in Australia. Therefore, it is of vital importance to understand the influences and range of variability through time. The past 2,000 years is ...
The morphology and evolution of rock coasts over eustatic cycles in temperate, wave dominated environments
Rock coasts comprise 80% of the world’s shorelines and about 50% of the Victorian coast. Their morphology and evolution over time is the result of marine and subaerial erosional processes that carve features such as sea ...
A northward shift of the Southern Westerlies during the Antarctic cold reversal: evidence from Tasmania, Australia
The Southern Hemisphere Westerlies are one of the most important components of the Earth’s climate system: they are the primary driver of Southern Hemisphere climate, they modulate global ocean circulation patterns, and ...
Resistance is fertile: disruptions in urban politics
Political narratives move across space and time in iterative cycles, while actions on the local level are framed and inflamed through webs of multi-scalar political and economic influence. All these actions generate outcomes ...
China’s intra-rural migration and its influence on rural modes of production: a case study of Lian Hua Village, Hunan province
This thesis aims to understand how intra-rural migration is associated with changes to the production activities of migrants in rural China. Extant research on intra-rural migration is highly limited. Moreover, the ...
Floodplain avulsion channels: understanding their distribution and how they reconnect to the parent channel
This study is concerned with new river channels that develop on floodplains. These channels can develop gradually, or they can develop more rapidly (avulsions). This study concentrates on the relatively more rapid channel ...
Placing theories of governance: a political geography of American Samoa
This thesis concerns the study of ‘governance’, which is understood as the process of interactions between actors operating within and through institutions, with the power to steer society, for the purpose of achieving ...
Global climate governance: the politics of terrestrial carbon mitigation in the Paris Agreement
Emissions from land have been only partially included to date within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol. Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, nations have committed to preventing ...
Neoextractivism in hydrosocial territories: The case of the páramo of Kimsakocha, Ecuador
The Ecuadorian government has defined extractivism as the basis of the “strategy for accumulation, distribution and redistribution” to alleviate poverty and to secure development since 2013. The expansion of extractive ...
The role of gardens in neighbourhood houses
While there is plenty of literature on most types of community gardens, there is none in the space of neighbourhood house gardens. Neighbourhood houses are places focused on community development, targeting the needs of ...