Biodiversity and ecosystems

Advancing SDG 15, this article examined the effects of nitrogen fertilization on different soil types to understand the shifts in soil biological traits and bacterial communities.

Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume 33, Issue 12, 2018, Pages 936-944.

This research directly relates to SDG 13 (climate action ) and SDG 14 (life below water). The authors here argue that we need to identify the coral reefs that are less vulnerable to climate change as they may be best positioned to survive and thus regenerate degraded coral reefs in the future.

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 33-42.

This article contributes to goal 15 by arguing that the SDG portfolio can trigger a major step towards more holistic land use perspectives at the agriculture-forestry interface. This, in turn, has the potential to initiate institutional change to enhance dynamic sustainability.

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 26-32.

SDG 5 - gender equality - has the potential to enhance food security through its attention to women's access to land and natural resources. However, it fails to address women's limited access to irrigation, credit and other inputs. As such, this paper calls for goal 5 to be expanded through synergies with other SDGs.

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 7-12.

Forests are essential to the SDGs and can further multiple SDGs simultaneously. This paper contributes to goal 15 by discussing the importance of integrated, innovative and inclusive governance systems to ensure that efforts to advance the SDGs can better benefit from, and provide support for, forests.

Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 136, Nov 2018, Pages 508-515.

This content contributes to SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals).This article discusses the importance of combined biophysical and socio-economic sciences sharing knowledge with management communities, improving coral reef resilience in the face of global climate and ocean change.

Foundations for Sustainability, A Coherent Framework of Life-Environment Relations, 2019, Pages 231-247

This book chapter addresses goals 15, 11 and 13 by exploring how systems and network ecology can contribute towards the larger goal of sustainability.
Advancing SDG 15, this article focuses on the fungal communities of Scots pine aged between 7 and 87 years.

Marine Policy, Volume 96, Oct 2018, Pages 204-212.

The United Nations SDG 14.1 (life below water) urges the world community to take action to reduce marine pollution by 2025. This study aims to raise awareness about the ubiquitous distribution of macro-plastic debris found in the deepest marine trenches.

Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 137, Oct 2018, Pages 314-315.

This article provides an opportunity to reflect on whether natural resource use, as viewed through the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus lens, provides a useful basis for guiding integrated environmental management. Addressing and contributing to SDG 15 (life on land), SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).