Research

Spatial distribution of deforestation observed in 1988–2004 and 2005–2014, including the main territorial units (agrarian settlements) created prior to 2004 and subsequently, along with key transportation infrastructure (paved roads and ports).
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volumes 26–27, June 2017, Pages 77-83

In the Brazilian Amazon, environmental considerations have not been adequately incorporated into long-term land use planning and this failure has partly been due to the complexities of the country’s existing inter-sectorial institutional arrangements. The authors point out the major challenges for the balance between of use of natural resources under a capital-driven agenda and the needs and aspirations of large and widely distributed populations throughout the Amazon region, which could have an important role in sustainability. This article demonstrates the multidiscilpinary nature of the SDGs by exploring the interconnectedness of economic development and environmental concerns.
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Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine (Third Edition), Gender in the Genomic Era, 2017, Pages 733-741

The chapter explores gender-specific medicine. It advances SDG Goal, Gender Equality, by ensuring gender is considered in treatments of illness and disease.
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World Development, June 2017

This comprehensive study examines the links between SDG 2 zero hunger and SDG 4 quality education by examining the impacts of parental education on child nutrition. It covers more than 350,000 preschool children from 56 developing countries and shows that impacts are larger for mothers and for secondary education than primary. It speculates that education might have more impact on the nutritional status of the next generation if school curricula focused on directly improving health and nutritional knowledge of future parents.
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NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, Volume 81, June 2017, Pages 1-8.

Focussing on SDGs 2 (Zero Hunger), 5 (Gender Equality) and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article contributes to current discussions on the effective pathways to develop smallholder agriculture, enhance gender equity and enhance food security and rural livelihoods in the dry areas of the temperate world.
Elsevier,

One Health, Volume 3, June 2017, Pages 1-4

This journal article addresses goals 11, 14, 15 and 17 by looking at biodiversity conservation in modern zoos and the One Health framework.
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volumes 26–27, June 2017, Pages 26-31

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations present a novel approach to global governance where goal-setting features as a key strategy. While the SDGs hold a great potential, their collective success will depend on a number of institutional factors such as the extent to which states formalize their commitments, strengthen related global governance arrangements, translate the global ambitions into national contexts, integrate sectoral policies, and maintain flexibility in governance mechanisms.
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Research Policy, Volume 46, Issue 5, June 2017, Pages 911-924

This paper looks at the gender gap in research evaluation, using detailed data on 180,000 research papers evaluated during the Italian national research assessment (VQR 2004–2010) conducted by the Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (Anvur). The most important empirical finding is that there is a significant gender gap in research evaluation. This paper contributes in particular to SDG 5 and 9.
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Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Volume 40, Issue 2, June 2017, Pages 309-319.

Sexual minority and transgender women experience increased rates of societal discrimination, harassment, and violence. This research applies minority stress theory links to mental illness and substance use disorders in these groups of women. Clinicians must seek education from multiple sources to develop cultural competence in working with such clients. This research contributes to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being).
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Research in Economics, Volume 71, Issue 2, June 2017, Pages 306-336.

Contributing to SDGs 1 (No Poverty) and 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning study examines trends between developing countries, economic growth and poverty levels.
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Vaccine, Volume 35, Issue 23, 2017, Pages 3135-3142

Thermostable vaccines can relieve bottlenecks in vaccine supply chains and therefore contribute to SDG 3 target 8 and 3B. The question remains whether benefits would outweigh the additional costs. Computational modeling quantified economic impact of making vaccines thermostable. Thermostable formulations were highly cost-effective or cost-effective in most scenarios explored. Medical costs and productivity savings outweighed significant price premiums.

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