School of Geography - Theses
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Estuarine beach morphology as influenced by geology: an investigation into the morphological history and processes of the St Leonards Coastline
Estuarine beaches are understudied, and consequently, are often managed ineffectively. Due to climatic changes, coastlines are experiencing erosive processes and retreating, placing the communities and ecosystems who rely ...
How does the mega-project of Hong Kong-Zhuhai and Macau Bridge impact the local people in Hong Kong?
The impacts of transport infrastructure have been well-studied but the impacts of cross-border transport infrastructure (CBTI) are less studied. This research aims to study how a (CBTI) which is the Hong Kong Zhuhai and ...
Understanding the response of Tasmanian rainforest to climate change in the absence of human influence
The predicted increase of climate-driven wildfires poses a threat to the endemic rainforest species of Tasmania. In order to sustainably conserve and manage these threatened ecosystems in the future, it is crucial to ...
The oil palm and conservation 'double bind'? Livelihood aspirations and forest desires in East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Across Southeast Asian frontiers, forest dependent peoples have been negotiating a relatively rapid agrarian transition towards increasingly market-oriented livelihoods. In changing frontiers, part of this transition has ...
Analysing climate-forced urbanisation in Mongolia
By 2030, two thirds of humanity is likely to live in urban areas. In many nations such as Mongolia, rapid urbanisation can be associated with development challenges where many people live with limited access to adequate ...
Everyday hydropolitics: the normalisation of the South-North Water Transfer Project
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The drivers of hourly-scale surface changes on shore platforms
Subaerial weathering is a key process in the formation of shore platforms, with downwearing dominating the semi-horizontal intertidal rock surfaces. Over decadal to millennial scales this downwearing lowers platforms to ...
Class and disaster risk: a Kensington case study
There remains a lack of serious theoretical treatment in the residential fire literature for the socioeconomic inequalities in fire risk, vulnerability and preparedness. Implementation of previous work in this field continues ...
The space-times of return migration: migrant worker men and staying in the home village in China
Despite the ubiquity of rural-urban migration in contemporary China, the mobile dynamics of the enormous, and growing, population of migrant workers remain little understood. Although acknowledging that movements are ...
Fire politics on the frontier: a political ecology of swidden fire in Palawan's green economy
The role of fire in swidden agriculture is often overlooked in literature regarding rural livelihoods and agrarian change in Southeast Asia, despite being an integral component of swidden practice. This study aims to fill ...