Elsevier, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 133, June 2018
Sustainable use and management of nutrients is an important issue for food, energy and water systems. The close connections between the three systems, reflected by the “nexus” concept, warrant an integrated approach to nutrients management across the nexus. In this paper, dynamic modelling of nutrient flows in a local food-energy-water system is presented and applied to a simplified case study.

The increase in population coupled with rising per capita income and associated change in consumption habits will put unprecedented stress on food, energy and water (FEW) resources. Sustainable and reliable fresh water supply is central for life and also for all sectors that support our existence. Uncertainty on water security prompted interest in investigation of renewable energy driven desalination processes. One particularly promising option is to produce fresh water from the two most abundant resources on earth: solar energy and seawater.

Successful Food-energy-water (FEW) nexus projects will be more likely to succeed if a transdisciplinary approach is used. Ecological modernization (ecological technology) policies and practices, and sustainable supply chains influence the FEW nexus from a commerce and industry perspective. Taking these perspectives and considering their intertwined linkages is important for advancing research and adoption of FEW nexus efforts. This paper provides an overview of these perspectives and interlinkages.


Understanding Uniqueness and Diversity in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 2018, Pages 115-134

This chapter addresses Goal 3 by discussing anxiety disorders in young people from a cross-cultural perspective.
This chapter addresses Goal 3 by exploring the use of telepsychiatry to make child and adolescent mental health care more accessible in low-and middle-income countries.
Despite the fact that getting a job with a living wage decreases the risk that an individual will commit another crime, society places many barriers to people with criminal records re-entering the workforce. SDGs 8 and 10 includes bringing the formerly incarcerated back as contributing members of society by providing meaningful work. SDG 5 also is impacted, as bias against women with criminal histories is greater than against men. A new study reveals that misconceptions that prevent employers from considering job applicants with criminal histories are not supported by the data; these workers prove to be as good or a better “quality of hire” than employees without a criminal record.

Better Living with Dementia, Implications for Individuals, Families, Communities, and Societies, 2018, Pages 247-264

This chapter addresses goal 3 by discussing the transformative actions that need to occur at each level of our social ecological model to support or result in comprehensive dementia care.
This chapter supports SDGs 3 and 16 by exploring tools for diagnosis, crisis management, and psychotherapy for child and adolescent refugees.
This book chapter advances SDGs 10 and 13 by explaining how current psychological perspectives on social identity, identity-based motivation, and belonging help shape public engagement and identify key social psychological processes that may contribute to persistent and substantial disparities in the environmental sector.

In this special issue of Current Biology, the ocean presents a challenging environment for study while also exhibiting some of the most profound and disruptive symptoms of global change.