There are certain days when I pile through my old university files and feel nostalgic about the younger me who pursued abstracted research with a clear heart, believing totally in the value and importance of said investigations. Two of these projects stand out to me as being particularly original – they were fully ‘my’ ideas from start to finish, and acted as precursors to my Master’s thesis research. They were also environmental in nature; an interest of mine that has recently been subsumed by (or evolved into) a focus on the geographical movement of people in and through nature.
Below are the two studies that I found particularly nostalgic. They’re unpublished – i.e. not peer-reviewed and thus likely full of logical and calculation errors – so don’t take them as gospel. However, if you have an interest in the range of impacts related to sod production and hot beverage container usage, you can take a peek at the two documents below.