Cycles and Spirals of Justice in Water Allocation Decision Making

| CECHR, Environment, Lectures & Workshops, Resilience, Event

Tuesday 2nd December at 4pm in 3G02, LT1 - Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Managing for social and environmental justice in water allocation is a necessary yet challenging goal. Often what can appear as a just or equitable outcome for a specific location or group of stakeholders can also result in injustices at other locations or for other stakeholders. This presentation describes a conceptual framework that helps make sense of the relationship between justice and injustice in the context of water allocation decision making. It describes how justice and injustice are part of a cycling continuum of...

NERC CDT in Oil & Gas PhD studentships

| Environment, NERC, Studentships, Remote Sensing, Landslide, Geohazard, Vegetation, Oil, Gas, Geography

Applications are invited for NERC CDT in Oil & Gas PhD studentships to undertake a research project in the following topics: Underwater landslide geohazard: Investigating the risk to O&G installations in the northern North Atlantic With the O&G industry moving further into the deeper water, underwater landslides due to offshore earthquakes become a major geohazard to offshore O&G installations. Such hazards may become more frequent and severe as the result of global climate changes with the issue of clathrate destabilisation and methane gas release the subject of widespread debate. In order...

Alleviating Poverty and Malnutrition in Agrobiodiversity Hotspots in India: Lessons from the Field, Thursday 6th November at 4pm

| CECHR, Human Geography, Resilience, Environment, Event, Geography

John Pattison - Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich will be joining us on Thursday 6th November at 4pm.  Dalhousie – 3G02, LT1 John will be discussing ‘Alleviating Poverty and Malnutrition in Agrobiodiversity Hotspots in India: Lessons from the Field,’ he is the Project Manager of this research project – a partnership between the University of Alberta in Canada and the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation in India.  John has been engaged as a sessional lecturer in environmental and agricultural economics at the University of Alberta, established Pattison Re...

Resilience and the Three Dimensions of Human Wellbeing, Tuesday 11th November at 4pm

3 dimensions
| CECHR, Human Geography, Environment, Resilience, Geography, Event, Sustainability

A Study of Coastal Fishing Communities in Ghana, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Fiji CECHR Guest Lecture – Professor Allister McGregor, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex Tuesday 11th November. 4-5pm Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, 3G02 - LT1 The lecture describes the work being undertaken in an ESRC-DFID research project being carried out in a small number of fishing communities in four diverse developing countries. It explores the relationships between human wellbeing and resilience in coastal fishing communities that are under stress. The current fisheries decline ...

Place Making Symposium

| Planning, Architecture, CECHR,Lectures & Workshops, Geddes Institute, Place-making, Event

Professions, place-making and the public: what next? Friday 14th November 2014, 12-5pm The Symposium will share learning and consider the developing nature of professional engagement with the public and the professions’ changing role in creating successful places This is the fourth national event in a series of symposiums developed around the theme of ‘Place Making’ and run jointly with our partners and collaborators (Architecture Design Scotland, Academy of Urbanism, RTPI, RICS, Planning Aid for Scotland, CECHR, Homes for Scotland.. etc.).  We are expecting more than 100 &...

Conference on Climate Change and Sustainability

| CECHR,Lectures & Workshops,Architecture,Planning,Environment, Geddes Institute, Conference, Event

Thursday 25th and Friday 26th September 2014 Supported by the Geddes Institute for Urban|Rural Research and the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) Arranged for MSc students within the School of the Environment, however it is also open to anyone who would like to attend.  The event involves talks from distinguished guests including Alex Hill (Met Office Scotland), Katie Crerar (Tayplan) and Professors Stuart Gulliver and David Adams (Glasgow University). Conference on Climate Change and Sustainability Please contact Dr  Husam Al Waer ( if you have an...

On the Waterfront, with Minecraft!

| CECHR, Planning, Environment, Event

Derek Robertson (School of Education, Social Work and Community Education) and Deepak Gopinath (Town and Regional Planning, School of Environment) won CECHR Incubation Fund Competition at University of Dundee (Jun 2014) for a sum of £1600 to carry out the project, titled ‘On the Waterfront: Using Minecraft with school pupils to allow them to digitally reimagine, design and build Dundee’s waterfront’. This project will commence in September 2014.   Dundee Waterfront World pictured above created by School of the Environment's Andrew Rennie....

‘Shifting Sands’ Exhibition Opening

| CECHR,, Event, Exhibition, Geography

‌The exhibition ‘Shifting Sands’ is running from the 28th of June through to the 13th of September at Montrose Museum.  Pupils from South Esk Primary School and Montrose Academy have been working with CECHR’s artist in residence Jean Duncan, photographer Tracey Dixon and geologist Fraser Milne to take a closer look at Montrose beach and how it changes with the weather and tides. The exhibition combines geography and art to get us thinking about coastal change and how Montrose beach is being affected....

Helen Ross, University of Queensland

| Environment, CECHR, Lectures & Workshops, Event, Resilience

The CECHR team were delighted to host the visit of Helen Ross, Professor of Rural Community Development, University of Queensland to the University of Dundee on the 12th and 13th of May.  Helen relished the opportunity to speak with a number of academics and PhD students (in one to one meetings) from across the University (Geography, Environmental Law, Business, CLS and UNESCO) who all had an interest in her research within the area of resilience. Helen also delivered a CECHR lecture on ‘Reconciling Resilience’ which was extremely well attended.  During this she discussed the differen...

CECHR Incubator Competition - 2014

| Environment, CECHR, Competition,news 2014, Geddes Institute, Resilience

Applications are invited for up to three 'incubator grants', sharing from a maximum fund of £5,000, to support new interdisciplinary projects aligned to the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) mission of promoting more sustainable and equitable futures.  This year proposals aligned to the University's Transformation Agenda are particularly encouraged, especially around the three core themes of 'promoting the sustainable use of global resources', 'shaping the future through innovative design' and 'improving social, cultural and physical well-...

Reconciling Resilience lecture

| CECHR,, Event, Resilience

Professor Helen Ross from the School of Agriculture and Food Science, University of Queensland delivered a lecture ‘Reconciling Resilience’ on Monday 12th May. Professor Ross will be discussed the different strands of resilience thinking and how with a more integrated approach we could have a more powerful way of understanding and handling the challenges in our social and ecological systems. Resilience – and its alternate of transformation to more desirable systems – is an appropriate goal in attempting to manage the complex problems of human and environmental change. However, like ...

CECHR to host 'Facing the Future' Symposium

| CECHR, Environment,Symposium, Event, Resilience

Information on the Upcoming Facing the Future 2015 NOW HERE The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have just warned that no one on the planet will be left unaffected by global warming and the University's Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) will next month host an international conference looking for solutions to environmental change. The ‘Facing the Future 2014’ symposium, taking place from 12th-14th May 2014, is being organised by postgraduate students at the CECHR. The interdisciplinary event features contributions from international speakers and is ope...

Social Dimensions of Environmental Change networking event

| CECHR,Environment, Event, Resilience

CECHR Workshop Thursday 24th April 10-4.30pm (lunch provided), Dalhousie Building 2G13 Responding to global environmental change requires research and input from the social sciences in addition to the natural sciences, ranging from education, to social work, politics, anthropology, economics, geography, law and many more. Social issues relating to environmental change are diverse, and include, for example, issues relating to policy, politics and participation, legislation and regulation, reforming institutions, socio-economic structure, social justice and inequality, personal and societal values, beliefs a...

CECHR Paper in top 5 Global Environmental Change Articles

| CECHR, Publications, Resilience

Listed as one of the top 5 most downloaded articles from ScienceDirect in the last 90 days. A Research paper from CECHR by Professor Ioan Fazey on reconceptualising adaptation to climate change as part of pathways of change and response, calls for new thinking about adaptation to climate change. The paper is a collaboration of international scholars and is in the top five most downloaded articles in the journal Global Environmental Change. Reconceptualising adaptation to climate change as part of pathways of change and response. Highlights Adaptation has been mostly incremental and focused ...

Urban Indicators: Transformation and Climate Proofing

| CECHR,, Event, Resilience, Sustainability

Bridging the Policy/Practice Divide 4th March 2014 River Room 2, Tower Building Univ. of Dundee, DD1 4HN A seminar and networking lunch hosted by the University’s Geddes Institute for Urban Research and the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR). The format is short high impact presentations from three leading practitioners followed by a facilitated discussion. The underlying theme is new approaches to characterizing and measuring change within urban environments, particularly in the use of indicators, to promote a...

CECHR Annual Symposium 2014

| CECHR, Geography, Planning, Environment, Environmental Science, Lectures & Workshops, Geddes Institute,Event, Symposium

Wednesday 5th February 2014 The CECHR Annual Symposium will take place at the Westpark Conference Centre in Dundee.  The theme of this year’s event will be ‘Transformation’ in line with the Universities Strategic Vision.  We are inviting people who are conducting research in relation to transformation to give a short presentation (15 minutes) followed by a discussion (5 minutes) – we will require a title and an abstract (approx. 400 words).  Please contact the CECHR team ( if you are interested and/or require more information. Synopsis, Po...

Environmental lessons from the history of the Firth of Forth

| CECHR, Geography, Lectures & Workshops, Environment, Event

The CECHR team will be welcoming Professor Christopher Smout to be our distinguished speaker on Thursday 23rd January 2014 at 4pm in the Dalhousie Building (2G11 LT4). Christopher Smout is an Emeritus Professor in the School of History at St Andrews, an author and Scotland’s Historiographer Royal. Professor Smout’s most recent book is called ‘The Firth of Forth: An Environmental History,’ written with Mairi Stewart.In this book he paints a picture of one of the country’s major bodies of water and analyses human interaction with the environment over thousands of years. How...

What’s next for the health of society?

| CECHR, Geography, Lectures & Workshops,, Event, Resilience

Professor Phil Hanlon on his ‘Afternow’ project, asking ‘What’s next for the health of society?’ Thursday the 13th of February 2014 at 4pm in the Dalhousie Building (3G02 LT1). Phil Hanlon is a Professor of Public Health at Glasgow University and has devoted his career to public health and in particular to the challenge of improving health in Scotland.  Professor Hanlon will be discussing his work which seeks fresh insights into some of Scotland’s most intractable health problems, and has resulted in the ‘Afternow’ project which asks ‘What&rsq...

Dundee Geographer Sue Dawson at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012: Drowned Landscapes

| CECHR, Event, Exhibition, Geography

An exhibit Europe's Lost World: The Drowned Landscapes of the North Sea, will form part of the 2012 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London, 3 to the 8 July 2012. The exhibit is a joint venture with scientists at the University of St Andrews, University of Birmingham, University of Dundee, the University of Wales Trinity St David and the University of Aberdeen. After the end of the last Ice Age extensive landscapes that had once been home to thousands of people were inundated by the sea. This exhibit explores those drowned landscapes around the UK and shows how they are being rediscovered through...