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  • Information visualization and the arts-science-social science interface 

    Bown, James L.; Fee, Kenneth; Sampson, Adam T.; Shovman, Mark; Falconer, Ruth E.; Goltsov, Alexey; Issacs, John P.; Robertson, Paul; Scott-Brown, Kenneth C.; Szymkowiak, Andrea (ACM, 2010)
    In a world of ever-increasing and newly discovered complexities, and rapidly expanding data sets describing man-made and natural phenomena, information visualization offers a means of structuring and enabling interpretation ...
  • Linking individual behaviour to community scale patterns in fungi 

    Falconer, Ruth E.; Bown, James L.; White, Nia A.; Crawford, John W. (Elsevier, 2011-02)
    The fungi comprise a separate kingdom of life and epitomise the indeterminate growth form. Very little is known about the factors that influence the nature of fungal diversity and the link between individual behaviour and ...
  • Major project team learning: examining building information modelling 

    Simpson, Edward; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Isaacs, John P. (Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 2015-09)
    The speed of technological advancement of software development drives the need for individual and team learning to exploit these developments for competitive advantage. Using a major long term redevelopment as a case study ...
  • Microscale heterogeneity explains experimental variability and non-linearity in soil organic matter mineralisation 

    Falconer, Ruth E.; Battaia, Guillaume; Schmidt, Sonja; Baveye, Philippe C.; Chenu, Claire; Otten, Wilfred (PLoS, 2015-05-19)
    Soil respiration represents the second largest CO2 flux from terrestrial ecosystems to the atmosphere, and a small rise could significantly contribute to further increase in atmospheric CO2. Unfortunately, the extent of ...
  • Modeling and quantifying the effect of heterogeneity in soil physical conditions on fungal growth 

    Pajor, Radoslaw; Falconer, Ruth E.; Grinev, Dmitri V.; Otten, Wilfred (CESAR, 2010-12-02)
  • Modeling the effect of soil meso- and macropores topology on the biodegradation of a soluble carbon substrate 

    Vogel, Laure E.; Makowski, David; Garnier, Patricia; Vieublé-Gonod, Laure; Coquet, Yves; Raynaud, Xavier; Nunan, Naoise; Chenu, Claire; Falconer, Ruth E.; Pot, Valérie (Elsevier, 2015-05-30)
    Soil structure and interactions between biotic and abiotic processes are increasingly recognized as important for explaining the large uncertainties in the outputs of macroscopic SOM decomposition models. We present a ...
  • Modeling three-dimensional microstructure in heterogeneous media 

    Blair, J. M.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Milne, R. E.; Young, Iain M.; Crawford, John W. (Soil Science Society of America, 2007-11)
    While it is now possible to image the three-dimensional structure of soil using high-resolution tomography, none of the techniques can simultaneously image the distribution of the resident soil microbes. This means that ...
  • Modelling and quantifying the effect of heterogeneity in soil physical conditions on fungal growth 

    Pajor, Radoslaw; Falconer, Ruth E.; Hapca, Simona M.; Otten, Wilfred (Copernicus Publications, 2010)
    Despite the importance of fungi in soil ecosystem services, a theoretical framework that links soil management strategies with fungal ecology is still lacking. One of the key challenges is to understand how the complex ...
  • Modelling and visualizing sustainability assessment in urban environments 

    Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J. (Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 2010-09-06)
    Major urban development projects extend over prolonged timescales (up to 25 years in the case of major regeneration projects), involve a large number of stakeholders, and necessitate complex decision making. Comprehensive ...
  • Modelling fungal colonies and communities: challenges and opportunities 

    Falconer, Ruth E.; Bown, James L.; McAdam, Eilidh; Perez-Reche, Paco; Sampson, Adam T.; van den Bulcke, Jan; White, Nia A.; Perez-Reche, Francisco J. (International Mycological Association, 2010-12)
    This contribution, based on a Special Interest Group session held during IMC9, focuses on physiological based models of filamentous fungal colony growth and interactions. Fungi are known to be an important component of ...
  • Modelling fungal growth in heterogeneous soil: analyses of the effect of soil physical structure on water distribution and fungal colonisation 

    Otten, Wilfred; Falconer, Ruth E. (CESAR, 2010-12-02)
    Fungi play a pivital role in soil ecosystems contributing to plant productivity. The underlying soil physical and biological processes responsible for fungal colonistaion are interrelated and, at present, poorly understood. ...
  • Modelling interactions in fungi 

    Falconer, Ruth E.; Bown, James L.; White, Nia A.; Crawford, John W. (The Royal Society, 2008-06)
    Indeterminate organisms have received comparatively little attention in theoretical ecology and still there is much to be understood about the origins and consequences of community structure. The fungi comprise an entire ...
  • A new paradigm for SpeckNets: Inspiration from fungal colonies 

    Falconer, Ruth E.; Bown, James L.; Hart, Emma; Timmis, Jon (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2008-10)
    In this position paper, we propose the development of a new biologically inspired paradigm based on fungal colonies, for the application to pervasive adaptive systems. Fungal colonies have a number of properties that make ...
  • Promoting interest in soil sustainability issues using interactive virtual environments 

    Gilford, Jenny; Falconer, Ruth E.; Wade, Rebecca; Scott-Brown, Kenneth C. (Copernicus GmbH (Copernicus Publications), 2011)
  • Rapid prototyping and 3-D printing of experimental equipment in soil science research 

    Rangel, David P.; Superak, Claire; Bielschowsky, Mayra; Farris, Katie; Falconer, Ruth E.; Baveye, Philippe C. (Soil Science Society of America, 2013-01)
    Until recently, the custom manufacture of equipment for laboratory or field experiments in soil science required appreciable know-how, and was extremely time-consuming. Technological advances in rapid prototyping and “3-D ...
  • Real-time visual simulation of urban sustainability 

    Isaacs, John P.; Blackwood, David J.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Falconer, Ruth E. (IGI Global, 2013)
    Sustainable decision making for strategic planning is a challenging process: requiring an understanding of the complex interactions among environmental, economic and social factors. Commonly, such decisions are dominated ...
  • The role of sustainability assessment in sustainability management for urban redevelopment 

    Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Isaacs, John P.; Simpson, Edward (Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 2015-09)
    Sustainability assessment has the potential to influence decision making and hence to improve the management of sustainability. This paper presents the development and reporting of benchmark sustainability indicators and ...
  • The role of visualisation in effective sustainability assessment 

    Isaacs, John P.; Blackwood, David J.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J. (SUE-MoT, 2007-06-27)
    Sustainable decision making in urban design is a complex and non-linear process that requires the interaction of a wide variety of stakeholders. A number of sustainable decision support tools have previously been developed ...
  • Soil fungal dynamics: parameterisation and sensitivity analysis of modelled physiological processes, soil architecture and carbon distribution 

    Cazelles, K.; Otten, Wilfred; Baveye, Philippe C.; Falconer, Ruth E. (Elsevier, 2013-01-10)
    The role of fungi in soil ecosystem sustainability is poorly understood, as is the extent to which it is affected by the microscale heterogeneity of soils with respect to structure, chemistry and biology. This is due to ...
  • Sustainable urban development in practice: the SAVE concept 

    Blackwood, David J.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Isaacs, John P.; Kurka, Thomas; Falconer, Ruth E. (Pion, 2014)
    The need for sustainable development of the urban environment presents the research community with a number of challenges and opportunities. A considerable volume of research has been undertaken into the constituent parts ...