School of Geography - Theses
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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 ...
Laser fluorescence as a high-resolution method of analysis in speleothems: an exploratory investigation
Speleothems present a unique opportunity in palaeoclimatology to provide terrestrial, precisely dated and long timescale records that help to fill regional gaps in the understanding of the Earth’s climate systems. The ...
Speleothem-based explorations of millennial-scale climate change in southern Australasia
Understanding the way Earth responds to rapid climate change is critical for understanding future climate scenarios. The best natural examples of rapid climate change are found in millennial-scale climate events recorded ...
Following pesticides in disposal: a chemical geography
The world is overflowing with the discards of twentieth century chemistry. Industrial chemicals are unruly materials, transgressing spatial and temporal boundaries – found accumulating even in the vast depths of the Mariana ...
Compensation inequity in resettlement: a rural construction land transfer project in Shanxi, China
Land has long been a source of conflict in rural China. In pursuit of land for development, local authorities have initiated resettlement projects, some of which have led to social unrest and mass incidents. In response, ...
China's South-to-North Water Transfer Project：reshaping the geography of water supply in Beijing
The South-to-North Water Transfer Project is a major strategic scheme in China. There is no precedent in terms of time span, investment, and engineering scale, with the East and Middle Routes being implemented in succession. ...
Impact of large instream logs on bank erosion
Bank erosion is a fundamental geomorphic process that also has management implications. A substantial body of research has demonstrated that trees act to reduce rates of river bank erosion. However, when trees fall into ...