Research

Elsevier,

Transport Policy, Volume 95, 2020, Pages 57-67, ISSN 0967-070X

Improved disability training for school bus drivers is needed to advance accessible student transport services. Engaging non-transport stakeholders has produced useful alternatives for accessible student transport services. Explaining the theoretical disability perspectives used in transport research could help to advance inclusive transport, addressing SDGs 4 and 10.
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Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 56-61, ISSN 2214-5745, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2020.05.014.

Viral diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, known as arboviruses, pose a significant threat to human life and are a major burden on many health systems around the world. This article explores how Wolbachia, an invertebrate endosymbiont, can be used as a sustainable strategy for arbovirus control in alignment with many of the SDGs, including goals 3, 8, 9, 10, and 17.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 77-84, ISSN 2214-5745, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2020.05.012.

As a core component of sustainable intensification, biological control constitutes a tailor-made solution for the long-term management of both endemic and invasive pests, thereby contributing to SDGs 1, 2 and 15.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 31-38, ISSN 2214-5745

Insects support life on land (SDG 15) and below water (SDG 14) and help to provide clean water (SDG 6). While many studies have quantified the ecological services provided by insects in the temperate zones, we still lack consolidated information in the tropical realm where insects are the most diverse and abundant.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 71-76, ISSN 2214-5745

Termites exert beneficial influences on ecosystem services, such as the development of sustainable agricultural systems in drylands and the resistance to environmental stress. However, this positive role is often overshadowed by their status as pests. This article advances our knowledge of the impact of termites on several sustainable development goals, including SDGs 1, 2, 3, 9, 11, 13 and 15.
Elsevier,

Polymer Science and Innovative Applications, Materials, Techniques, and Future Developments, 2020, Pages 525-543

This chapter supports SDGs 2, 9 and 12 by discussing the critical role that polymeric materials play in terms of food packaging - increasing responsible consumption and sustainability, supporting transport of food, and reducing food waste. The chapter also highlights the latest developments in bio-based/biodegradable food packaging which offers a more sustainable route than traditional synthetic plastic food packaging.
Elsevier,

Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 3, June 2020, 100009

This article contributes to SDGs 3 and 12 by providing a current update on the evidence from animal and human studies of the role of environmental obesogens in obesity, a comprehensive view of the mechanisms of action of these obesogens and the current green and sustainable chemistry strategies to overcome chemical exposure to prevent obesity.
Elsevier,

Biological Conservation, Volume 246, June 2020, 108524

This journal article addresses goals 13, 14 and 15 by discussing how IPBES and WWF publish global indicators of biodiversity which can be seen as scientifically highly questionable, generate simplistic and often misleading headlines in the media, and get in the way of proper science reporting.
Elsevier,

EClinicalMedicine, Volume 23, June 2020, 100414

This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by analysing data from India's 2015–16 National Family Health Survey, showing that women who experienced spousal physical violence during pregnancy were more likely to use female-controlled than male-controlled spacing contraception, and less likely to use male-controlled than no contraception. The data suggests that antenatal and postpartum contraceptive counselling should accommodate the needs of women facing spousal physical violence, by providing female-controlled rather than partner-dependent contraceptive methods (eg, the pill or IUD).
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 62-70, ISSN 2214-5745, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2020.05.013.

Some of the greatest challenges for today's architecture are multifunctionality, energy saving and sustainability — problems that insects have partially solved during their evolution. From biomimetics in architecture design and materials, to decomposition of waste management and intelligent algorithms to reduce congestion, insects are an unlimited source of inspiration for innovations to advance SDGs 11 and 12.

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