Where this research is happening at UofG
School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
School of Mathematics & Statistics
School of Social & Political Sciences
James Watt School of Engineering
School of Interdisciplinary Studies
People and Environments
Humans interact with the natural environment in a multitude of ways and we rely on the health of the environment to survive and thrive. Often, tensions emerge when there are competing demands on the environment and different stakeholders with varying degrees of decision-making power. Understanding these different needs can be valuable for reaching agreement and exposing injustice.
Learning how people interact with the environment must be accompanied by a deep understanding of the environment itself in order to make informed decisions. Often data is insufficient to predict the implications of management decisions, resulting in unforeseen consequences. The ability to use new tools and collect data in new ways helps provide the best possible information to policy-makers.
In this complex and ever-changing landscape, our researchers work with communities, national governments, academics and NGOs, using new technologies and engagement approaches to understand the relationships between the natural environment and the people who depend on it for their survival. From southeast Asian river deltas to African savannahs and South American conflict zones, our teams deploy interdisciplinary approaches to the challenges of human and environmental resilience.
In this section you can read about each of our projects exploring the interconnectedness of people and their environment, including links to our partners and the staff profiles of our research teams.
Social and environmental impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnamese provinces bordering China and Laos following border closure
Tue, 09 Feb 2021 15:29:00 GMT
This research will achieve impact locally, by providing scientific evidence to local and national policy-makers as to the situation of vulnerable communities and of their environment.
Philippine mining at the national to catchment scale - from legacy impacts to sustainable futures
Mon, 17 May 2021 15:56:00 BST
Our vision is to establish a fast-responding, interdisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and policy makers to develop a strategic large grant proposal focused on legacy mining and the fate, transport and impact of contaminants.
Catchment susceptibility to hydrometeorological events: sediment flux and geomorphic change as drivers of flood risk in the Philippines
Mon, 17 May 2021 16:46:00 BST
In the Philippines, rivers are particularly dynamic; risks arising from sedimentation and erosion need to be assessed and incorporated into flood risk management to mitigate the impact of flooding on welfare and the economy.
Developing statistical downscaling to improve water quality understanding and management in the Ramganga sub-basin
Tue, 18 May 2021 16:31:00 BST
This project will deliver world leading statistical research supporting the development of a water quality monitoring and modelling framework for the Ramganga sub-basin of the Ganges river basin.