The St Andrews Sustainability Institute (SASI) is a group of people at the University of St Andrews who are working towards a sustainable future for everyone. A key objective of SASI is to provide a focus for existing interdisciplinary research at the University and a spark-point for new collaborations across the whole breadth of sustainability. Members of SASI are drawn from more than a dozen academic schools and administrative units within the University.

For more information please visit the St Andrews Sustainability Institute (SASI) home page.

Recent Submissions

  • Verona Coding Definitions of Emotional Sequences (VR-CoDES) : conceptual framework and future directions 

    Piccolo, Lidia Del; Finset, Arnstein; Mellblom, Anneli V.; Figueiredo-Braga, Margarida; Korsvold, Live; Zhou, Yuefang; Zimmermann, Christa; Humphris, Gerald (2017-12) - Journal item
    Objective: To discuss the theoretical and empirical framework of VR-CoDES and potential future direction in research based on the coding system. Methods: The paper is based on selective review of papers relevant to the ...
  • Attributing changes in the distribution of species abundance to weather variables using the example of British breeding birds 

    Oedekoven, Cornelia S.; Elston, David A.; Harrison, Philip J.; Brewer, Mark J.; Buckland, Stephen T.; Johnston, Alison; Foster, Simon; Pearce-Higgins, James W. (2017-12) - Journal article
    1. Modelling spatio-temporal changes in species abundance and attributing those changes to potential drivers such as climate, is an important but difficult problem. The standard approach for incorporating climatic variables ...
  • Bedform migration in a mixed sand and cohesive clay intertidal environment and implications for bed material transport predictions 

    Lichtman, Ian D.; Baas, Jaco H.; Amoudry, Laurent O.; Thorne, Peter D.; Malarkey, Jonathan; Hope, Julie A.; Peakall, Jeffrey; Paterson, David M.; Bass, Sarah J.; Cooke, Richard D.; Manning, Andrew J.; Davies, Alan G.; Parsons, Daniel R.; Ye, Leiping (2018-08-15) - Journal article
    Many coastal and estuarine environments are dominated by mixtures of non-cohesive sand and cohesive mud. The migration rate of bedforms, such as ripples and dunes, in these environments is important in determining bed ...
  • An endangered tree fern increases beta-diversity at a fine scale in the Atlantic Forest Ecosystem 

    Negrão, Raquel; Sampaio-e-Silva, Talita; Rocha Kortz, Alessandra; Magurran, Anne; Silva Matos, Dalva M. (2017-09) - Journal article
    Some species make substantial contribution to habitat heterogeneity, supporting species coexistence. Dicksonia sellowiana Hook., an endangered tree fern, is a known phorophyte for epiphytes, has the potential to be such a ...
  • Synthesis centers as critical research infrastructure 

    Baron, Jill; Specht, Alison; Garnier, Eric; Bishop, Pamela; Campbell, Andrew; Davis, Frank; Fady, Bruno; Field, Dawn; Gross, Louis; Guru, Siddeswara; Halpern, Benjamin; Hampton, Stephanie; Leavitt, Peter; Meagher, Thomas Robert; Ometto, Jean; Parker, John; Price, Richard; Rawson, Casey; Rodrigo, Allen; Sheble, Laura; Winter, Marten (2017-08) - Journal article
    Synthesis centers offer a unique amalgam of culture, infrastructure, leadership, and support that facilitates creative discovery on issues crucial to science and society. The combination of logistical support, postdoctoral ...

View more