New Research Output by Dr. James Porter: 22 Reasons why collaborations fail: Lessons from water innovation research Research highlights: Bold and inventive solutions are urgently needed to safeguard the future use of water. Collaborative-innovations are increasingly championed but it’s often unclear what influences … Continue reading
Researchers Camilla Audia and Frances Crowley spent two weeks in Burkina Faso as part of NERC Innovation Placement fellowship on indigenous knowledge on weather and climate and were joined by artist Maeve Brennan as part of the King’s College London X Somerset House Studios small grant for artists and academics to work together to offer new critical perspectives on contemporary culture and society. Continue reading
King’s Water with colleagues from University of New South Wales and Arizona State University are currently in Botswana undertaking field activities with a PLuS Alliance support project on river sustainability of the Okavango basin. Check live twitter from the field … Continue reading
This in the works blog post brings reflexions together on how to integrate issues of positionality when undertaking geographical research in water issues. This initiative stems from our experiences as young water researchers sharing field work experiences; we question how … Continue reading
Mike holds a BSc in Zoology from Newcastle University and an MSc in Wild Animal Biology from the Institute of Zoology. He is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the environmental drivers influencing the movement networks and social ecology of reef … Continue reading
King’s Climate Hub scholars Dr Daniel Schillereff and Dr James Porter joined us at the Pint of Science Festival Our Society at The Britannia, Kensington on 15 May to talk about their research on climate change, joined by Dr Katrien Steenmans, a close colleague from the King’s Climate Law and Governance Centre at the Dickson Poon School of Law.
Here are three things we learnt that evening… Continue reading
Pint of Science is an annual international festival spread over three evenings that aims to promote interaction between academic researchers and members of the public in a casual setting.
This year the festival took place in 21 different countries and across 300 different cities on 14, 15 and 16 May.
King’s Geography has proudly provided support and funding for Pint of Science events in London for the fifth year running. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of its research, the department contributed to two of the six King’s events; ‘Planet Earth’ and ‘Our Society’. Continue reading
You often might not be able to see or smell air pollution, but it would be difficult for you not to have seen it in the news recently. Air pollution has been linked to illness and premature death. A recent report examining the impact of exposure to air pollution across the course of a lifetime estimated that in the UK, the air pollution we breathe causes an estimated 40,000 early deaths per year. The impacts of polluted air are worse for the most vulnerable people. Air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM), have been found to damage lung development in children and worsen existing respiratory and cardiovascular conditions, particularly in older people. Furthermore, air pollution disproportionately affects the poorest in society who tend to live in areas near main roads with higher levels of air pollution. Continue reading
King’s Water member, Dr Naho Mirumachi, joined a collective of authors to pen an opinion article on water wars. This piece serves as a reality check to the hype around water wars, especially when water issues are in the limelight … Continue reading
Although we had some great responses to our initial call, we’re still looking for the ‘right’ candidate for this fully-funded studentship that is open to both undergraduate finalists as well as completing Masters students. The project involves the application of data science techniques (text-mining, topic modelling, graph analysis) to a large, rich data set of 450,000+ PhD theses in order to understand the evolving geography of academic knowledge production: how are groundbreaking ideas produced and circulated, and how does researcher mobility and institutional capacity shape this process?
We’re looking for a great candidate (see ‘pathways’ below) with a demonstrable interest in interdisciplinary research – you will be working in collaboration with the British Library at the intersection between geography, computer science, and the humanities, and this will present unique challenges (and opportunities!) that call for resourcefulness, curiosity, and intellectual excellence. Continue reading