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  • 3D visualisation and artistic imagery to enhance interest in ‘hidden environments’ – new approaches to soil science 

    Gilford, Jenny; Falconer, Ruth E.; Wade, Rebecca; Scott-Brown, Kenneth C. (Taylor & Francis, 2014)
    Interactive Virtual Environments (VEs) have the potential to increase student interest in soil science. Accordingly a bespoke ‘soil atlas’ was created using Java3D as an interactive 3D VE, to show soil information in the ...
  • Biomass recycling and the origin of phenotype in fungal mycelia 

    Falconer, Ruth E.; Bown, James L.; White, Nia A.; Crawford, John W. (The Royal Society, 2005-08)
    Fungi are one of the most important and widespread components of the biosphere, and are essential for the growth of over 90% of all vascular plants. Although they are a separate kingdom of life, we know relatively little ...
  • Biomass recycling: a key to efficient foraging by fungal colonies 

    Falconer, Ruth E.; Bown, James L.; White, Nia A.; Crawford, John W. (Nordic Ecological Society, 2007-09)
    Using an existing fungal growth model that captures the physiological processes of vegetative growth and development of a fungal colony, and in particular incorporates, for the first time, a recycling of biomass mechanism, ...
  • Characterising the tumour morphological response to therapeutic intervention: an ex vivo model 

    Savage, Anne; Katz, Elad; Eberst, Alistair; Falconer, Ruth E.; Houston, Alasdair N.; Harrison, David J.; Bown, James L. (Company of Biologists, 2013-01)
    In cancer, morphological assessment of histological tissue samples is a fundamental part of both diagnosis and prognosis. Image analysis offers opportunities to support that assessment through quantitative metrics of ...
  • Combining X-ray CT and 3D printing technology to produce microcosms with replicable, complex pore geometries 

    Otten, Wilfred; Pajor, R.; Schmidt, Sonja; Baveye, Philippe C.; Hague, R.; Falconer, Ruth E. (Elsevier, 2012-08)
    Measurements in soils have been traditionally used to demonstrate that soil architecture is one of the key drivers of soil processes. Major advances in the use of X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) afford significant insight ...
  • Comparison of advanced and standard real-time 3D rendering methods for interactive landscapes (Short paper version) 

    Stojanovic, V.; Blackwood, David J.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E. (IEEE, 2013)
    The use of games-based visualisation technology allows for the development of sophisticated interactive 3D decision support tools. Components of these tools are the various real-time rendering methods that are implemented ...
  • Dynamic visualisation and modelling to support sustainable phosphate management 

    Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J. (British Hydrological Society, 2012-09-14)
    Under the WFD the UK water companies are responsible for providing effective treatment methods which will reduce the level of phosphate, a key nutrient in river eutrophication, in their respective waterways. The selection ...
  • Effect of soil management on pore geometry and the implications for fungal invasion and interactions 

    Kravchenko, Alexandra; Falconer, Ruth E.; Grinev, Dmitri V.; Otten, Wilfred (International Union of Soil Sciences, 2010-08)
    Despite the importance of fungi in soil functioning they have received comparatively little attention and our understanding of fungal interactions and communities is lacking. This study aims to combine a physiologically ...
  • Effects of different soil structures on the decomposition of native and added organic carbon 

    Juarez, Sabrina; Nunan, Naoise; Duday, Anne-Claire; Pouteau, Valérie; Schmidt, Sonja; Hapca, Simona M.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Otten, Wilfred; Chenu, Claire (Elsevier, 2013)
    Soil microbial communities live in the soil pore network and therefore the access they have to organic substrate, oxygen and water depends on how this network is structured. In this experimental study, the relationship ...
  • Emergent behavior of soil fungal dynamics: influence of soil architecture and water distribution 

    Falconer, Ruth E.; Houston, Alasdair N.; Otten, Wilfred; Baveye, Philippe C. (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2012-02)
    Macroscopic measurements and observations in two-dimensional soil-thin sections indicate that fungal hyphae invade preferentially the larger, air-filled pores in soils. This suggests that the architecture of soils and the ...
  • Emergent properties of the fungal-soil complex 

    Falconer, Ruth E.; Houston, Alasdair N.; Otten, Wilfred; Baveye, Philippe C. (Copernicus GmbH (Copernicus Publications), 2011)
  • Engineering education on geosciences in a changing world 

    Taguas, E. V.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Tarquis, Ana M. (Taylor & Francis, 2014)
  • Enhancement of water treatment sustainability through dynamic visualisation & modelling 

    Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J.; Comber, Sean; Whitehead, Paul (Acqua Consultoria, 2011-09)
    The Water Framework Directive (WFD) proscribes specific levels of contaminates present in rivers and lakes in the UK, these contaminants come from a wide range of sources such as food additives present in faeces, agricultural ...
  • Enhancing urban sustainability through novel visualisation 

    Gilmour, Daniel J.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Blackwood, David J.; Isaacs, John P. (Loughborough University, 2009)
    Sustainable decision making in Urban Design is a complex process that requires the interaction of a wide variety of stakeholders. The engagement of a range of stakeholders throughout the decision making process presents ...
  • Enhancing urban sustainability using 3D visualisation 

    Isaacs, John P.; Falconer, Ruth E.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J. (Thomas Telford, 2011-06)
    This paper presents the results of an initial application of a prototype simulation and visualisation tool (S-City VT) thatwas developed to enable all stakeholders, regardless of background or experience, to understand, ...
  • Fungal colonization in soils with different management histories: modeling growth in three-dimensional pore volumes 

    Kravchenko, Alexandra; Falconer, Ruth E.; Grinev, Dmitri; Otten, Wilfred (Ecological Society of America, 2011)
    Despite the importance of fungi in soil functioning they have received comparatively little attention and our understanding of fungal interactions and communities is lacking. This study aims to combine a physiologically ...
  • FUNNet : a novel biologically-inspired routing algorithm based on fungi 

    Hao, Xu; Falconer, Ruth E.; Bradley, David A.; Crawford, John W. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-07)
    Future data communication networks show three emerging trends: increasing size of networks, increasing traffic volumes and dynamic network topologies. Efficient network management solutions are required that are scalable, ...
  • Immersive and non immersive 3D virtual city: decision support tool for urban sustainability 

    Isaacs, John P.; Gilmour, Daniel J.; Blackwood, David J.; Falconer, Ruth E. (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, 2011-01)
    Sustainable urban planning decisions must not only consider the physical structure of the urban development but the economic, social and environmental factors. Due to the prolonged times scales of major urban development ...
  • Increasing discrimination in multi-criteria analysis 

    Barannik, Valeriy; Blackwood, David J.; Falconer, Ruth E. (Glasgow Caledonian University, 2007-08)
    Multi criteria methods for supporting decision-making procedures are widely used in sustainability assessment. One of the most important steps in decision-making procedures is the evaluation of policy options or alternatives ...
  • 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 ...