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Interactions between the human and physical environment underpin many of the most challenging issues facing societies in the 21st Century. Understanding these interactions, and the processes that govern them, represents the core of contemporary research in Geography.

Established in 2018, the Centre for Human and Physical Geography at the University of Huddersfield brings together a new team of leading researchers in the fields of environmental and earth sciences, biodiversity and conservation, GIS and remote sensing, and the politics of human-environment relations.

Researchers at the Centre engage in both theoretical and applied studies and have a track record of interdisciplinary collaboration, including strong links with industry and not-for-profit organisations. Current research at the Centre includes projects on biodiversity conservation and urbanisation, sustainable urban mobility, palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and past sedimentation processes. Members of the centre have fieldwork sites in the United Kingdom, United States, South America, New Zealand, and the Arctic. The Centre's commitment to knowledge exchange with industry and citizens ensures research findings inform relevant environmental policy, management strategies and social change.

areas of interest include

  • Remote sensing with current research focused on polar sea ice dynamics and glaciology
  • Biodiversity, ecology, and freshwater hydrology
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Sedimentary geology
  • Sustainable consumption
  • Political ecology and social and political theory

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

sustainable development Social Sciences
local planning Earth & Environmental Sciences
national integration Social Sciences
Qatar Social Sciences
nontimber forest product Earth & Environmental Sciences
honey Earth & Environmental Sciences
Ethiopia Social Sciences
land use planning Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1981 2018

3 Citations

African Forest Honey: an Overlooked NTFP with Potential to Support Livelihoods and Forests

Lowore, J., Meaton, J. & Wood, A., Jul 2018, In : Environmental Management. 62, 1, p. 15-28 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
nontimber forest product
4 Citations

Controlling residential water demand in Qatar: An assessment

Al-Mohannadi, H. I., Hunt, C. O. & Wood, A. P., 1 Jan 2003, In : Ambio. 32, 5, p. 362-366 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water demand
24 Citations

Local Sustainable Development: Land-use Planning's Contribution to Modern Local Government

Bruff, G. E. & Wood, A. P., 1 Jan 2000, In : Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 43, 4, p. 519-539 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

land use planning
Land use
local government
Sustainable development
sustainable development

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk

Observation of Arctic Sea Ice Breakup and Floe Size During the Winter-to-Summer Transition

Byonjun Hwang (Keynote speaker)
14 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk