Institute for Environmental Futures


Recent relevant publications by members of the Institute.


Maltby, J. and Hall, S.S. (2022). Less is more. Discovering the latent factors of trait resilience. Journal of Research in Personality, 47. 104193

Ray-Bennett, N.S. Clarke, K. and Mendez, D. (2022) Sendai Framework’s Global Targets A and B: Opinions from the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction’s Ignite Stage 2019. International Journal for Disaster Risk Science (in press)

Roberts, J.F., Mwangi, R., Mukabi, F., Njui, J., Nzioka, K., Ndambiri, J.K., Bispo, P.C., Espirito-Santo, F.D.B., Gou, Y., Johnson, S.C.M., Louis,  V., Pacheco-Pascagaza, A.M., Rodriguez-Veiga, P., Tansey, K., Upton, C., Robb, C. and Balzter, H. (2022): Pyeo: A Python package for near-real-time forest cover change detection from Earth observation using machine learning, Computers and Geosciences, 105192, DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2022.105192

Cole B., Smith G., de la Barreda-Bautista B., Hamer A., Payne M., Codd T., Johnson S.C.M., Chan L.Y. and Balzter H. (2022): Dynamic landscapes in the UK driven by pressures from energy production and forestry – Results of the CORINE Land Cover map 2018. Land 11(2):192. DOI:/10.3390/land11020192

Pacheco-Pascagaza, A.M., Gou, Y., Louis, V., Roberts, J.F., Rodríguez-Veiga, P., da Conceição Bispo, P., Espírito-Santo, F.,D.B., Robb, C., Upton, C., Galindo, G., Cabrera, E., Pachón, I., Castillo, M.A., Carrillo, O., Meneses, C., Iñiguez, M. and Balzter, H. (2022): Near-real-time change detection system using Sentinel-2 and machine learning: a test for Mexican and Colombian forests. Remote Sensing 14(3):707. DOI:10.3390/rs14030707

Modugno, S., Johnson, S.C.M., Borrelli, P., Alam, E., Bezak, N. and Balzter, H. (2022): Analysis of human exposure to landslides with a GIS multiscale approach. Natural Hazards.

Crezee, B., Dargie, G., Ewango, C., Mitchard, E., Emba, O.B., Kanyama, J.T., Bola, P., Ndjango. J-B., Girkin, N., Bocko, Y., Ifo, S., Hubau, W., Seidensticker, D., Batumike, R., Imani, G., Cuní-Sanchez, A., Kiahtipes, C., Lebamba, J., Wotzka, H-P., Bean, H., Baker, T., Baird, A., Boom, A., Morris, P., Page, S., Lawson, I. and Lewis, S. (2022) Mapping peat thickness and carbon stocks of the central Congo Basin using field data. Nature Geoscience. DOI:10.1038/s41561-022-00966-7

Freeman, B.W.J., Evans, C.D., Musarika, S., Morrison, R., Newman, T.R., Page, S.E., Wiggs, G. F.S., Bell, N.G.A., Wen, Y., Chadwick, D.R. and Jones, D.L. (in revision) Responsible agriculture on mid-latitude peatlands must adapt to their wetland character. Global Change Biology, 28, 3795-3811. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.16152

Page, S.E., Mishra, S., Agus, F., Anshari, G., Dargie, G., Evers, S., Jauhiainen, J., Jaya, A., Jovani-Sancho, A.J., Lauren, A., Sjogersten, S., Suspense, I.A., Wijedasa, L.S. and Evans, C.D. (2022) Anthropogenic impacts on lowland tropical peatland biogeochemistry. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, 3, 426–443. DOI:10.1038/s43017-022-00289-6

Qui, C.,  Ciais, P.,  Zhu, D., Guenet, B., Chang, J., Chaudhary, N., Kleinen, T., L, X., Müller, J., Xi, Y., Zhang, W., Ballantyne, A., Brewer, S.C., Brovkin, V., Charman, D.J., Gustafson, A., Gallego-Sala, A.V., Gasser, T., Holden, J., Joos, F., Kwon, M.J., Lauerwald, R., Miller, P.A., Peng, S., Page, S.E., Smith, B., Stocker, B.D., Sannel, A.B.K., Salmon, E., Schurgers, G., Shurpali, N.J., Wårlind, D., Westermann, S. (2022) A strong mitigation scenario maintains climate neutrality of northern peatlands. One Earth. DOI:10.1016/j.oneear.2021.12.008


Alam, E. and Ray-Bennett, N.S. (2021) Disaster Risk Governance of Local Level Administration in Rangamati, Bangladesh. International Journal for Disaster Risk Reduction, 59(2021): 1-13. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102220

Ray-Bennett, N.S., Corsel, D., Goswami, N. and Bhuiyan, M. (2021) ‘RHCC Intervention: Strengthening the delivery and coverage of sexual and reproductive health care during floods in Bangladesh’ International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, 14(4): 327-347. DOI:10.1108/IJHRH-11-2020-0098

Rayner, M., Balzter, H., Jones, L., Whelan, M. and Stoate, C. (2021): Effects of improved land-cover mapping on predicted ecosystem service outcomes in a lowland river catchment. Ecological Indicators 133, 108463, DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108463

Zimbres, B., Rodríguez-Veiga, P., Shimbo, J.Z., da Conceição Bispo, P., Balzter, H., Bustamante, M., Roitman, I., Haidar, R., Miranda, S., Gomes, L., Alvim Carvalho, F., Lenza, E., Maracahipes-Santos, L., Abadia, A.C., do Prado Júnior, J.A., Mendonça Machado, E.L., Dias Gonzaga, A.P., de Castro Nunes Santos Terra, M., Marcio de Mello, J., Soares Scolforo, J.R., Rodrigues Pinto, J.R. and Alencar, A. (2021): Mapping the stock and spatial distribution of aboveground woody biomass in the native vegetation of the Brazilian Cerrado biome, Forest Ecology and Management, 499, 119615, DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119615

Worrall, F., Morrison, R., Evans, C., Kaduk, J., Page, S., Cummings, A., Rayment, M. and Kettridge, N. (2021) Are peatlands in different states with respect to their thermodynamic behaviour? A simple test of peatland energy and entropy budgets. Hydrological Processes. DOI:10.1002/hyp.14431

Apers, S., De Lannoy, G.J.M., Baird, A.J., Cobb, A.R., Dargie, G.C., del Aguila Pasquel, J., Gruber, A., Hastie, A., Hidayat, H., Hirano, T., Hoyt, A.M., Jovani-Sancho, A.J., Katimon, A., Kurnain, A., Koster, R.D., Lampela, M., Mahanama, S.P.P., Melling, L., Page, S.E., Reichle, R.H., Taufik, M., Vanderborght, J. and Bechtold, M. (2021) Tropical peatland hydrology simulated with a global land surface model. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. Pre-print:  DOI:10.1002/essoar.10507826.1

Deshmukh, C.S., Julius, D., Desai, A.R., Page, S.E., Agus, F., Astiani, D., Sabiham, S., Nardi, Susanto, A.P., Nurholis, Hendrizal, M., Asyhari, A., Kurnianto, S., Suardiwerianto, Y. and Evans, C.D. (2021) Conservation slows down emission increase from a tropical peatland in Indonesia. Nature Geoscience. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-021-00785-2

Matysek, M., Leake, J., Banwart, S., Johnson, I., Page, S., Kaduk, J., Smalley, A., Cumming, A., and Zona, D. (2021) Optimizing fen peatland water-table depth for romaine lettuce growth to reduce peat wastage under future climate warming. Soil Use and Management, 38, 341-354. DOI: 10.1111/sum.12729

Mishra, S., Page, S.E., Cobb, A., Sancho, J.J., Huay, J.L.S., Sjogersten, S., Jaya, A., Aswandi and Wardle, D.A. (2021) Degradation of Southeast Asian tropical peatlands and integrated strategies for their better management and restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13905

Evans, C.D., Peacock, M., Baird, A.J., Artz, R., Brown, E., Burden, A., Callaghan, N., Chapman, P.J., Cooper, H. M., Coyle, M., Cumming, A., Dixon, S., Helfter, C., Heppell, C., Holden, J., Gauci, V., Grayson, R.P., Jones, D., Kaduk, J., Levy, P., Matthews, R., McNamara, N., Misselbrook, T., Oakley, S., Page, S., Rayment, M., Ridley, L.M., Stanley, K., Williamson, J., Worrall, F., Morrison, R. (2021) Overriding influence of water table on the peatland greenhouse gas balance. Nature, 593 (7860), 548-552


Rodríguez-Veiga, P., Carreiras, J., Smallman, T.L., Exbrayat, J.-F., Ndambiri, J., Mutwiri, F., Nyasaka, D., Quegan, S., Williams, M. and Balzter, H. (2020): Carbon Stocks and Fluxes in Kenyan Forests and Wooded Grasslands Derived from Earth Observation and Model-Data Fusion. Remote Sensing 12, 2380. DOI:10.3390/rs12152380

Hamisu, I., Balzter, H. and Kaduk, J. (2020): Impacts of Climate Change Scenarios on Fasciola gigantica Risk in Semi-arid West Africa: A Case Study of Sokoto State, Nigeria. South Asian Journal of Parasitology, 4(1), 11-25.

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