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Walking, Observing and Making – Rethinking Plastics in Edinburgh (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Tao, C. X., Vettese, S., & Anastasiadou, C. (2024, March). Walking, Observing and Making – Rethinking Plastics in Edinburgh. Paper presented at Eighteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Valencia, Spain

Plastic is a widely used material with great longevity, if designed, utilised, and re-used properly. However, the average usable lifespan for single-use plastic products is as little as 15 minutes and generally ends in landfill. The over consumption... Read More about Walking, Observing and Making – Rethinking Plastics in Edinburgh.

Flower‐visitor and pollen‐load data provide complementary insight into species and individual network roles (2024)
Journal Article
Cirtwill, A. R., Wirta, H., Kaartinen, R., Ballantyne, G., Stone, G. N., Cunnold, H., …Roslin, T. (in press). Flower‐visitor and pollen‐load data provide complementary insight into species and individual network roles. Oikos, Article e10301. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.10301

Most animal pollination results from plant–insect interactions, but how we perceive these interactions may differ with the sampling method adopted. The two most common methods are observations of visits by pollinators to plants and observations of po... Read More about Flower‐visitor and pollen‐load data provide complementary insight into species and individual network roles.

Sustainable mountain bike trails: towards a holistic approach (2024)
Book Chapter
Campbell, T. (2024). Sustainable mountain bike trails: towards a holistic approach. In Mountain Biking, Culture and Society (125-140). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003361626-12

This chapter outlines current approaches towards creating and promoting more sustainable mountain bike trails, and orients these within contemporary theoretical conceptualisations of sustainability. The value of practical initiatives that draw upon e... Read More about Sustainable mountain bike trails: towards a holistic approach.

Sustainability concepts in global high-rise residential buildings: a scientometric and systematic review (2023)
Journal Article
Lam, E. W., Chan, A. P., Olawumi, T. O., Wong, I., & Kazeem, K. O. (2024). Sustainability concepts in global high-rise residential buildings: a scientometric and systematic review. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, 13(2), 425-443. https://doi.org/10.1108/sasbe-04-2023-0094

Purpose Sustainability has been the subject of several scientific investigations. Many researchers in the construction industry have also examined a range of sustainability-related studies. However, few studies have thoroughly reviewed implementing... Read More about Sustainability concepts in global high-rise residential buildings: a scientometric and systematic review.

Facilitators and benefits of implementing lean premise design: A case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings (2023)
Journal Article
Lam, E. W., Chan, A. P., Olawumi, T. O., Wong, I., & Kazeem, K. O. (2023). Facilitators and benefits of implementing lean premise design: A case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings. Journal of Building Engineering, 80, Article 108013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2023.108013

Defective design, poor stakeholder participation, and a mismatch between design provisions and end-user requirements cause most building construction waste. However, lean building design promotes collaboration and reduces waste. This study examines t... Read More about Facilitators and benefits of implementing lean premise design: A case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings.

Carbon impact & mitigation of housing developments on peatlands in the UK - A case study (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., & Gaspari, A. (2023). Carbon impact & mitigation of housing developments on peatlands in the UK - A case study. In Proceedings of the ISSMGE TC215 9th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics 25-28 June 2023 (361-371). https://doi.org/10.53243/ICEG2023-216

Peatlands are a key asset in the drive to reduce annual carbon emissions due to their potential as a carbon sink. This is especially important in Scotland where 25% of the land is covered by peat. Peatlands have historically been considered wasteland... Read More about Carbon impact & mitigation of housing developments on peatlands in the UK - A case study.

Are there any gains in green-tech adoption? Unearthing the beneficial outcomes of smart-sustainable practices in Nigeria and Hong Kong built environment (2023)
Journal Article
Olawumi, T. O., Chan, D. W., Saka, A. B., Ekundayo, D., & Odeh, A. O. (2023). Are there any gains in green-tech adoption? Unearthing the beneficial outcomes of smart-sustainable practices in Nigeria and Hong Kong built environment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 410, Article 137280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.137280

Implementing Smart-sustainable practices (SSP) is crucial to achieving environmentally-friendly buildings and cities. Adequate awareness and understanding of its benefits and impacts are essential for maximizing its implementation. Hence, this study... Read More about Are there any gains in green-tech adoption? Unearthing the beneficial outcomes of smart-sustainable practices in Nigeria and Hong Kong built environment.

Environmental Harms at the Border: The Case of Lampedusa (2023)
Journal Article
Soliman, F. (2023). Environmental Harms at the Border: The Case of Lampedusa. Critical Criminology, 31, 725-741. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10612-023-09692-x

In this paper I examine authorities’ management of migrant boats on the island of Lampedusa, Italy, as an example of environmental border harm. A danger to trawlers, sunken wrecks are also hazardous to the environment, with pollutants such as oil and... Read More about Environmental Harms at the Border: The Case of Lampedusa.

Modeling the Principal Success Factors for Attaining Systemic Circularity in the Building Construction Industry: An International Survey of Circular Economy Experts (2023)
Journal Article
Oluleye, B. I., Chan, D. W., Antwi-Afari, P., & Olawumi, T. (2023). Modeling the Principal Success Factors for Attaining Systemic Circularity in the Building Construction Industry: An International Survey of Circular Economy Experts. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 37, 268-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2023.03.008

To achieve zero waste and cumber the acute environmental effect of the building construction industry (BCI), circular economy (CE) implementation is pertinent. Such implementation requires the incorporation of certain actionable factors that are crit... Read More about Modeling the Principal Success Factors for Attaining Systemic Circularity in the Building Construction Industry: An International Survey of Circular Economy Experts.

Rural modernity, rural modernism and deindustrialisation in Norman Nicholson’s poetry (2023)
Journal Article
Frayn, A. (2023). Rural modernity, rural modernism and deindustrialisation in Norman Nicholson’s poetry. English Studies, 104(3), 478-499. https://doi.org/10.1080/0013838X.2023.2180593

This article argues that the Cumbrian poet Norman Nicholson (1914–1987) is an exemplary writer about rural modernity, whose work also enables us to conceptualise a rural modernism. Nicholson lived all his life in his home town of Millom, an industria... Read More about Rural modernity, rural modernism and deindustrialisation in Norman Nicholson’s poetry.

Development and Characterization of Bio-Degradable Fibre from Living Organism-Microalgae (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Pervin, F., Olawumi, T. O., & Sun, D. (2023, February). Development and Characterization of Bio-Degradable Fibre from Living Organism-Microalgae. Paper presented at Future Textile Conference 2023, Bristol, UK

Biodegradable is a simple word but making it effective is a very complex term. This research aim is to develop and characterize biodegradable fiber from microalgae. This research objective is to test the fiber properties and ensure the usability and... Read More about Development and Characterization of Bio-Degradable Fibre from Living Organism-Microalgae.

Climate change aggravating migration and health issues in the African context: The views and direct experiences of a community of interest in the field (2023)
Journal Article
Trummer, U., Ali, T., Mosca, D., Mukuruva, B., Mwenyango, H., & Novak-Zezula, S. (2023). Climate change aggravating migration and health issues in the African context: The views and direct experiences of a community of interest in the field. Journal of Migration and Health, 7, Article 100151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmh.2023.100151

Climate change is an increasingly important theme in Africa, where a large majority of its people depend on livestock and agricultural activities for livelihood. Concurrently, the topic of health of migrants and people on the move is rapidly raising... Read More about Climate change aggravating migration and health issues in the African context: The views and direct experiences of a community of interest in the field.

Building a Sustainable Dental Practice (2023)
Book Chapter
Ballantyne, G., Viviana, C., Valbuena, C., Armstrong, N., & Duane, B. (2023). Building a Sustainable Dental Practice. In B. Duane (Ed.), Sustainable Dentistry: Making a Difference. Cham: Springer

The greatest challenges we currently face as a society are the twin, interconnected threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. They will jeopardise our future if we go about business as usual. This chapter focuses on more sustainable constructi... Read More about Building a Sustainable Dental Practice.

Safeguarding Imperiled Biodiversity and Evolutionary Processes in the Wallacea Center of Endemism (2022)
Journal Article
Struebig, M. J., Aninta, S. G., Beger, M., Bani, A., Barus, H., Brace, S., …Supriatna, J. (2022). Safeguarding Imperiled Biodiversity and Evolutionary Processes in the Wallacea Center of Endemism. Bioscience, 72(11), 1118-1130. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biac085

Wallacea—the meeting point between the Asian and Australian fauna—is one of the world's largest centers of endemism. Twenty-three million years of complex geological history have given rise to a living laboratory for the study of evolution and biodiv... Read More about Safeguarding Imperiled Biodiversity and Evolutionary Processes in the Wallacea Center of Endemism.

Stable pollination service in a generalist High Arctic community despite the warming climate (2022)
Journal Article
Cirtwill, A., Kaartinen, R., Rasmussen, C., Redr, D., Wirta, H., Olesen, J., …Roslin, T. (2023). Stable pollination service in a generalist High Arctic community despite the warming climate. Ecological monographs, 93(1), Article e1551. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1551

Insects provide key pollination services in most terrestrial biomes, but this service depends on a multi-step interaction between insect and plant. An insect needs to visit a flower, receive pollen from the anthers, move to another conspecific flower... Read More about Stable pollination service in a generalist High Arctic community despite the warming climate.

Pollinator-flower interactions in gardens during the covid 19 pandemic lockdown of 2020 (2022)
Journal Article
Ollerton, J., Trunschke, J., Havens, K., Landaverde-González, P., Keller, A., Gilpin, A., …Arnold, S. (2022). Pollinator-flower interactions in gardens during the covid 19 pandemic lockdown of 2020. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 31(9), 87-96. https://doi.org/10.26786/1920-7603%282022%29695

During the main COVID-19 global pandemic lockdown period of 2020 an impromptu set of pollination ecologists came together via social media and personal contacts to carry out standardised surveys of the flower visits and plants in gardens. The surveys... Read More about Pollinator-flower interactions in gardens during the covid 19 pandemic lockdown of 2020.

Barriers to circular economy adoption and concomitant implementation strategies in building construction and demolition waste management: A PRISMA and interpretive structural modeling approach (2022)
Journal Article
Oluleye, B. I., Chan, D. W., & Olawumi, T. O. (2022). Barriers to circular economy adoption and concomitant implementation strategies in building construction and demolition waste management: A PRISMA and interpretive structural modeling approach. Habitat International, 126(August), 102615. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2022.102615

Waste generated by building construction and demolition (BCD) activities contributes to the major proportion of urban solid waste. A large amount of the waste is still sent to the landfill or downcycled globally. The adoption of circular economy (CE)... Read More about Barriers to circular economy adoption and concomitant implementation strategies in building construction and demolition waste management: A PRISMA and interpretive structural modeling approach.

Effects of pile driving sound playbacks and cadmium co-exposure on the early life stage development of the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus (2022)
Journal Article
Stenton, C., Bolger, E., Michenot, M., Dodd, J., Wale, M., Briers, R., …Diele, K. (2022). Effects of pile driving sound playbacks and cadmium co-exposure on the early life stage development of the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 179, Article 113667. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113667

There is an urgent need to understand how organisms respond to multiple, potentially interacting drivers in today’s world. The effects of the pollutants of anthropogenic sound (pile-driving sound playbacks) and waterborne cadmium were investigated ac... Read More about Effects of pile driving sound playbacks and cadmium co-exposure on the early life stage development of the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus.