Articles

Elsevier,

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Volume 301, 1 October 2020, 107028

Advancing SDG 2 and 15, this article explores whether cover crops might enhance entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) presence in vineyards.
Elsevier,

Geoderma, Volume 376, 15 October 2020, 114499

The biochemical effects of trees may significantly influence local pedogenesis as well as pedocomplexity, biodiversity and forest dynamics on both stand and landscape scales. One such effect is the decay of tree trunks, which is driven by organisms, and especially by the microbiome. Decomposition modifies soil formation, which due to the existence of many feedbacks affects the composition of the decomposer community. Advancing SDG 15, this article aimed to uncover general trends in the evolution of Entic Podzols as well as individual trajectories of soil properties below decaying beech trunks in an old-growth mountain forest.
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Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Volume 149, October 2020, 107948

Fire is an ecological disturbance that alters soil microbiomes and the functions they mediate in terrestrial ecosystems. Soil microbial diversity in Mediterranean Basin ecosystems shows resilience to fire following the restoration of plant-soil feedbacks. Advancing SDG 15, this article explores whether microbial functions related to organic matter decomposition and nutrient cycling might show similar patterns of recovery.
Elsevier,

Forensic Science International, Volume 314, September 2020, 110387

Contributing to SDGs 5 and 16, this study reviewed forensic records of sexual assault examinations carried out in different Italian health facilities and correlated these findings with the results of the forensic DNA analyses.
Elsevier,

Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 82, September–October 2020, 102402

To better understand how gender impacts parliamentary representation, the authors analysed representative claims made by parliamentarians in India, the world's largest democracy. Applying critical frame analysis to plenary debates in the Indian Rajya Sabha, the paper examined four parliamentary bills addressing violence against women and children under four successive governments between 1999 and 2019, contributing to SDGs 5 and 16.
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Social Science & Medicine, Volume 260, September 2020, 113191

International advocacy and evidence have been critical for shifting the pervasive issue of violence against women onto the health agenda. Guidelines and training packages, however, can be underpinned by Western principles of responding to individual survivors of violence and availability of specialist referral services, which may not be available in many countries. As Timor-Leste and other nations begin to build their health system response to violence against women, it is important to understand the current practices of health providers and the broader sociocultural context of providing care to survivors of violence. This article contributes to SDGs 3 and 5.
Elsevier,

Journal of Transport & Health, Volume 18, September 2020, 100913

Transport, a well-recognised determinant of health, is particularly salient to well-being and equitable health outcomes amongst older people and people living with disabilities living in low-and middle-income countries. Contributing to SDGs 3, 10 and 11, this study explores the facilitators and barriers for safe and accessible transportation from the perspectives of older people and those living with disabilities in Sri Lanka.
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Trends in Food Science & Technology, Volume 103, September 2020, Pages 367-375

This article advances SDG 2 by exploring the role of food science and technology in humanitarian responses and the importance of addressing the requirements of consumers within local food systems.
Elsevier,

Computer Law & Security Review, Volume 38, September 2020, 105429

The article examines the way in which artificial intelligence based decision making technologies assess individuals within society to reach a decision. These tools often have elements embedded within them which result in a decision which is disadvantageous to groups who have historically experienced discrimination, disadvantage, disempowerment and marginalisation including (but not limited to) people with disabilities. Contributing to SDGs 3, 4, 9, 10 and 16, the authors recommend that legislature should respond accordingly by identifying contexts in which it is mandatory to employ human decision-makers and by enacting the relevant legislation.

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