Research

Elsevier,

13th November 2020

December 3rd is the International Day of People With Disabilities (IDPWD). In support of this year's theme - 'Not all Disabilities are Visible' - Elsevier presents presents a curated, open access collection of over 50 journal articles and book chapters focused on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities, many of which are not immediately apparent. This includes mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others. 

Elsevier,

Global Food Security,
Volume 27,
2020,
100401,
ISSN 2211-9124,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100401.

Optimal dietary intake is essential for children’s growth and long-term health. This paper provides an overview of existing dietary recommendations, and concludes that nutritious and sustainable food systems must be a global priority when identifying strategies to optimize children’s nutrition.
Elsevier,

23rd November 2020

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. Global estimates published by WHO indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Since 1981, Women's rights activists have observed November 25th as a day against gender-based violence. To mark this event, Elsevier presents a curated, open access collection of 52 journal articles and book chapters to highlight to the urgent need to end violence against women and girls.
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Plastics to Energy, 2019, Pages 469-505

This book chapter addresses goals 12, 14 and 15 by discussing the debate surrounding the role of biodegradable plastics in solving plastic solid waste accumulation and assisting the transition toward a circular economy, in turn encouraging more sustainable communities and responsible consumption.
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American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 60, Issue 1, Supplement 1, 2021, Pages S87-S97

This journal article advances SDG 3, 5, and 10 by showing how for women with the most resources, having some empowerment may be helpful, but for women with some—but not a lot—of financial resources, a high level of empowerment is required to influence child vaccination.
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Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat (2nd edition), 2020, Pages 35-61

This book chapter addresses goals 14, 13 and 6 by looking at climate change and the threats to deep sea benthic habitats.
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The Lancet Global Health, Volume 8, Issue 11, November 2020, Pages e1380-e1389

This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by presenting data from an interrupted time series showing the economic and psyschological impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on women and families in Rupganj upazila, a region in rural Bangladesh. Women reported greater food insecurity due to reduced family income, an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and an increase in intimate partner violence during the lockdown, ranging from emotional violence (threats, humiliation, and insults) to moderate to severe physical violence or sexual violence.
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The Lancet Global Health, Volume 8, Issue 11, November 2020, Pages e1380-e1389

Contributing to SDGs 3, 5 and 10, this article examines how COVID-19 lockdowns have presented substantial risks to the wellbeing of women, particularly through economic inequality and exposure to intimate partner violence.
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CATENA, Volume 196, January 2021, 104831

Advancing SDG 15, this article explore the relationships between plant invasions and soil carbon pools.
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CATENA, Volume 194, November 2020, 104716

Advancing SDG 15, this article explores the changes in soil nitrogen and nitrogen functional gene (NFG) abundances within vertical profiles throughout the desertification process.

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