E&S Research Group

I lead the Environment & Sustainability Research Group within the Geography Department at Exeter. This Research Group includes Streatham-based faculty: Neil AdgerStewart Barr, Karen Bickerstaff, Louisa Evans, Federico Caprotti, Catherine Butler and Patrick Devine-Wright and Penryn-based faculty: Catherine Mitchell, Rachel Turner, Bridget Woodman and Shane Fudge. We also often have visitors from other departments from across the University – all Exeter University staff (from whichever department) are welcome to attend our seminars.

We meet weekly in term-time, from 10.30-11.30am on Thursdays, as well as having two annual retreats (June and December). We are always interested to hear from potential speakers who would like to lead a lunchtime seminar for the group. Please get in touch if you would like to visit the group, take a seminar, or join the E&S mailing list. Term 2 and 3 (Jan-Mar and May-June 2017) timetable is posted below. Thanks to all who are speaking this year.

TERM 2:

Jan 19th, 10.30-11.30, Building 1: Syndicate Room B
Sandrine Dhenain (TEC-Conseil)
‘Political logics behind adaptation strategies in the coastline in Languedoc: a typology of adaptation’

Jan 26th, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Group meeting

Feb 2nd, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Patrick Devine-Wright (Exeter, Geography)
‘Public indifference to energy projects: causes and consequences’

Feb 9th, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Group meeting (discussion led by Tim Lenton)

Feb 16th, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Group meeting

Feb 23rd, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Ricardo Safra de Campos (Exeter, Geography)
‘Migration and migrants: a journey through theory and initial insights from DECCMA’s sending area survey’

Mar 2nd, 10.30-12.30, Building:One Kolade Teaching Room
Stewart Barr & Sal Lampkin (Exeter, Geography). Extended session, with lunch (registration required: please get in touch if you would like to attend).
‘Engaging Publics: promoting and managing participation in social research’.

Mar 9th, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Jim Jeffers (Bath Spa University, Geography)
‘Living with Contradictions: Messy and ambiguous interpretations of climate change by decision-makers and stakeholders in Ireland’s coastal cities’

Mar 16th, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Antal Wozniak (Exeter, Politics)
‘Climate change news visuals: multi-modal configurations, frame contestation, and visual metaphor perception’

Mar 23rd, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Lisa Dilling (University of Colorado, Environmental Studies)
‘Drivers of adaptation at the local level: How do differences in worldviews and risk tolerance matter?’

Mar 30th, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Group meeting

TERM 3:

May 11th, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Karen Bickerstaff, Catherine Butler and Jake Barnes (Geography, University of Exeter)                                                                                                                                      Rethinking Energy Demand in Local Government buildings

May 18th, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Andrea Butcher (Geography, University of Exeter)                                                        Approaching Bangladeshi Aquaculture’s Sociobiome: some initial findings, thoughts and future directions

May 25th, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Jack Nicholls (Bristol Law School, University of Bristol)                                                Deliberation and participation in renewable energy infrastructure development

June 1st, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Group meeting

June 8th, 10.30-11.30, Amory B142
Angela Cassidy (Politics, University of Exeter)
History Repeating (Itself?) Badgers, Bovine TB and Long Term Environmental Controversies

June 15th, 10.30-11.30, X-Fi Seminar Room C
Ewan Woodley (Geography, University of Exeter)                                                     Co-producing flood risk knowledges: sustaining local involvement to enhance community resilience