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Audrey Mayer   Professor  University Lecturer 
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Audrey Mayer published an article in October 2018.
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Nicholas C. Coops

361 shared publications

Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

Michael A. Wulder

259 shared publications

Canadian Forest Service (Pacific Forestry Centre), Natural Resources Canada, 506 West Burnside Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 1M5, Canada

Urmila Diwekar

196 shared publications

Vishwamitra Research Institute, Center for Uncertain Systems, Tools for Optimization and Management (VRI-CUSTOM), 2714 Crystal Way, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012, United States

Thomas M. Brooks

179 shared publications

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Juan Gabriel Brida

123 shared publications

Universidad de la República

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The Hydrologic Role of Urban Green Space in Mitigating Flooding (Luohe, China) Tian Bai, Audrey L. Mayer, William D. Shuster, Guohang Tian Published: 09 October 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10103584
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Even if urban catchments are adequately drained by sewer infrastructures, flooding hotspots develop where ongoing development and poor coordination among utilities conspire with land use and land cover, drainage, and rainfall. We combined spatially explicit land use/land cover data from Luohe City (central China) with soil hydrology (as measured, green space hydraulic conductivity), topography, and observed chronic flooding to analyze the relationships between spatial patterns in pervious surface and flooding. When compared to spatial–structural metrics of land use/cover where flooding was commonly observed, we found that some areas expected to remain dry (given soil and elevation characteristics) still experienced localized flooding, indicating hotspots with overwhelmed sewer infrastructure and a lack of pervious surfaces to effectively infiltrate and drain rainfall. Next, we used curve numbers to represent the composite hydrology of different land use/covers within both chronic flooding and dry (non-flooding) circles of 750 m diameter, and local design storms to determine the anticipated average proportion of runoff. We found that dry circles were more permeable (curve number (mean ± std. error) = 74 ± 2, n = 25) than wetter, flooded circles (curve number = 87 ± 1). Given design storm forcing (20, 50, 100 years’ recurrence interval, and maximum anticipated storm depths), dry points would produce runoff of 26 to 35 percent rainfall, and wet points of 52 to 61 percent of applied rainfall. However, we estimate by simulation that runoff reduction benefits would decline once infiltration-excess (Hortonian) runoff mechanisms activate for storms with precipitation rates in excess of an average of 21 mm/h, contingent on antecedent moisture conditions. Our spatial metrics indicate that larger amounts and patches of dispersed green space mitigate flooding risk, while aggregating buildings (roofs) and green space into larger, separate areas exacerbates risk.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Using annual Landsat imagery to identify harvesting over a range of intensities for non-industrial family forests R. Tortini, A.L. Mayer, T. Hermosilla, N.C. Coops, M.A. Wuld... Published: 01 June 2018
Landscape and Urban Planning, doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.04.012
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Uncovering Discursive Framings of the Bangladesh Shipbreaking Industry S. M. Mizanur Rahman, Chelsea Schelly, Audrey Mayer, Emma No... Published: 19 January 2018
Social Sciences, doi: 10.3390/socsci7010014
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Shipbreaking in the Chittagong region of Bangladesh supplies metal to meet the needs of the nation’s construction sector. The shipbreaking industry has received international attention for environmental contamination and workers’ insecurity. However, these issues have been framed without considering the actors that produce them and their associated motives. This paper illuminates the conflicting discourses regarding the industry between two divergent groups of actors. On the one hand, national and international NGOs collaborate to enforce a discourse focused on negative localized impacts. On the other hand, yard owners, yard workers, and local community members forge a counter discourse, focused on positive localized impacts and raising doubts about the origin of the environmental pollutants and occupational standards setting. National and international actors have so far missed the conflicting perspective of workers, yard owners, locals and NGOs. We contend that these divergent discourses involve scalar politics, with one discursive frame focused on localized impacts in order to leverage global resources, while the other situates local communities in the global world system; this confounding of scale leads to ineffective policy formulation. This shipbreaking case study provides a valuable lesson on the importance of listening to and including stakeholders at multiple scales when seeking policies to address localized impacts of a globalized industry.
Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Policy compliance recommendations for international shipbreaking treaties for Bangladesh S.M. Mizanur Rahman, Audrey L. Mayer Published: 01 November 2016
Marine Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.07.012
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Life cycle assessment of steel in the ship recycling industry in Bangladesh S.M. Mizanur Rahman, Robert M. Handler, Audrey L. Mayer Published: 01 November 2016
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.014
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Use of a participatory approach to develop a regional assessment tool for bioenergy production Ashma Vaidya, Audrey L. Mayer Published: 01 November 2016
Biomass and Bioenergy, doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.08.001
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