The Department of Geography & Sustainable Development at St Andrews conducts international, agenda-setting research within three broadly focused research groupings: Environmental Change; Environment and Society; and Population, Health and Welfare.

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Recent Submissions

  • Vegetation structure influences the retention of airfall tephra in a sub-Arctic landscape 

    Cutler, Nick; Bailey, Richard; Hickson, Katie; Streeter, Richard Thomas; Dugmore, Andrew J (2016-04-19) - Journal article
    Vegetation cover mediates a number of important geomorphological processes. However, the effect of different vegetation types on the retention of fine aeolian sediment is poorly understood. We investigated this phenomenon, ...
  • Protest, politics and produce : a resource account of anti-genetically modified organism activism 

    McCauley, Darren (2015-01-15) - Journal article
    Activism research is over-reliant on social psychological frameworks emphasising framing or ideological-based explanations. The current underdevelopment of resource-based accounts requires urgent attention from social ...
  • The importance of housing and neighbourhood resources for urban microbusinesses 

    Reuschke, Darja; Houston, Donald (2016-04-16) - Journal article
    Economic research has rarely considered the significance of the home and neighbourhood context of where business owners’ live for their business. Conversely, urban and neighbourhood research has overlooked how housing and ...
  • Drivers of public attitudes towards small wind turbines in the UK 

    Tatchley, Cerian; Paton, Heather; Robertson, Emma; Minderman, Jeroen; Hanley, Nicholas David; Park, Kirsty (2016-03-24) - Journal article
    Small Wind Turbines (SWTs) are a growing micro-generation industry with over 870,000 installed units worldwide. No research has focussed on public attitudes towards SWTs, despite evidence the perception of such attitudes ...
  • Briefing No 8. The case for property investment 

    Soaita, Adriana Mihaela (University of St Andrews, 2016-03-31) - Report
    The private rental sector (PRS) has seen a steady increase since 2000. This reflects complex societal changes which are taking place across the UK and beyond, not least increased demand from students, mobile professionals, ...

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