Resource Management and Geography - Theses
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Reframing Ocean Acidification: Addressing an emergent governance problem under existing multilateral environmental agreements
Ocean acidification is increasingly recognized as a potentially devastating threat to marine ecosystems and the goods and services they provide. Despite this, no existing multilateral environmental agreement (MEA) explicitly ...
Mapping experiential-expertise and risk using qualitative GIS on hazardous rocky coasts
Drownings on hazardous rocky coasts are a global problem but are an especially acute issue in Australia where they account for 19% of all coastal drownings. The risk of drowning while fishing from rocky coasts is primarily ...
High-rise living in the middle-class suburb: a geography of tactics and strategies
Within new configurations of the ‘Great Australian Dream’, high-rise living in Australian cities has become not only an acceptable housing configuration for the middle classes but also a desirable one. Enquiring deeply ...
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 ...
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 ...
Just adaptation at resource frontiers: climate and empowerment in post-Soviet northern Russia
Despite an emerging interest in integrating climate policy and development goals, little is known about the potential synergies and trade-offs in resource extraction regions, particularly for Indigenous and rural communities ...
Behind the scenes of land grabbing: conflict, competition, and the gendered implications for local food production and rural livelihoods in Cameroon
Large-scale land acquisitions or land grabbing are widespread – cutting across almost all parts of the developing world – Asia, Latin America and Africa. In recent years, this phenomenon has grown at unprecedented rates ...
The geomorphic impact of large in-stream wood on incisional avulsions
Many anabranching rivers depend on the development and maintenance of avulsions. The avulsion, or formation of a new channel across the floodplain of such rivers,is integral in the construction of the floodplain stratigraphy. ...
Linking the past to the present: housing history and the sense of home in temporary public rental housing in Sarawak
The current literature on sense of home argues that security in housing tenure is necessary for people to feel ‘at home’ in their dwelling. In particular, the idea about housing security is framed using the notion of tenure ...
Producing difference: the political economy of small-scale fisheries governance on Colombia’s Pacific coast
The importance of small-scale fisheries for coastal people has been largely overlooked. Governments have often framed oceans as open access spaces prioritising processes of capital accumulation that have had major ...