Research - Articles

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Current Opinion in Insect Science, 2020, ISSN 2214-5745

The best-documented example of a solution provided by insects to address the SDGs is the value chains of insect farming as feed and food. In countries recovering from conflict, agricultural development should focus on restoring food production by smallholder farmers (SDG 1 and 2), improving their socio-economic position (SDG 8), and contributing to peace (SDG 16).
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Rhizosphere, Volume 14, June 2020, 100205

Advancing SDG 15, this article explores the endophytic bacteria isolated from Genista cinerea nodules growing in North African drylands.
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Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 24-30, ISSN 2214-5745

Ecosystem services, the benefits nature provides to people, underpin all dimensions of human wellbeing. It is therefore crucial to integrate them into strategies for achieving SDGs, in particular those related to agriculture and health (SDGs 1, 2, 3).
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Building and Environment, Volume 180, 2020, 107022, ISSN 0360-1323

This paper discusses the challenges in safely re-opening indoor sport centres and the measures already suggested by others to partly tackle these challenges. It also elaborates three potential additional measures and based on these additional measures, it suggests the concept of a certificate of equivalence that could allow indoor sports centers with such a certificate to re-open safely and more rapidly. It also attempts to stimulate increased preparedness of indoor sports centers that should allow them to remain open safely during potential next waves of SARS-CoV-2 as well as future pandemics. This contributes to SDGs 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 16.
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Psychiatry Research, Volume 291, September 2020, 113256

This article addresses Goal 3 by exploring the use of telehealth to conduct forensic evaluations for asylum seekers.
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One Earth, Volume 2, Issue 5, 22 May 2020, Pages 479-486

This journal article addresses goals 14 and 15 by discussing how the terrestrial world is experiencing high rates of land conversion despite growth of the global protected area network.
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Psychosomatics, Available online 22 May 2020, in press

This article addresses Goal 3 by discussing the psychological influence of COVID-19 on the general public and patients with mental disorders.
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EclinicalMedicine, Volume 22, May 2020, 100359

This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by showing that married adolescent girls in Niger experiencing intimate partner violence or reproductive coercion were more likely to use family planning without their husbands' knowledge. These findings have important implications for programmes and policies that aim to increase family planning uptake through greater engagement with male partners, as this approach could undermine the autonomy of young women.
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Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 135, May 2020, Pages 280-288

Contributing to SDGs 10 and 11, this article explores how bus stop improvements are associated with changes in bus ridership and demand for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit service.
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International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 137, May 2020, 102393

User perceptions and emotions are pivotal to complement designers’ criteria when creating effective smart everyday objects to promote pro-environmental behaviour change. Winning the Elsevier Atlas Award in February 2020, this article develops and tests a framework to deploy pro-environmental campaigns in workplaces based on smart devices, advancing SDGs 12 and 13.

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