Cabot Institute for the Environment

  • BS8 1SS

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Cabot Institute brings together world-class expertise, developing truly multidisciplinary research programmes to tackle the challenges of uncertain environmental change.

Our interests include climate change, natural hazards, food, water and energy security, and human impacts on the environment. Our research fuses rigorous statistical and numerical modelling with a deep understanding of interconnected social, environmental and engineered systems – past, present and future. We seek to engage wider society by listening to, exploring with, and challenging our stakeholders to develop a shared response to 21st Century challenges.

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    Research Output

    Figuring out the population bomb. Politics, science and demography 1948-2030

    Sheldon, R. D., 2021, Sustainability and complexity: towards a post-disciplinary approach. Springer London

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book


    Student theses

    (Re)Defining Sustainability: Belo Monte, São Luiz do Tapajós and Storylines of Resistance

    Author: Atkins, E., 25 Sep 2018

    Supervisor: Flint, A. (Supervisor) & Tucker, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Accounting for sustainability with a focus on materiality and completeness

    Author: Wang, D., 19 Mar 2019

    Supervisor: Cooper, S. (Supervisor) & Chapman, C. S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Acoustic communication of rare and threatened crocodilians and its use for population monitoring

    Author: Staniewicz, A. M., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Holderied, M. W. (Supervisor) & Mccabe, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    2011 Philip Leverhulme Prize

    Katsu Goda (Recipient), 1 Oct 2011

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    2012 Charles F. Richter Early Career Award

    Katsu Goda (Recipient), 17 Apr 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    Bare-Earth SRTM

    Paiva, R. (Creator), O'Loughlin, F. (Creator), Durand, M. (Contributor), Alsdorf, D. (Contributor), Bates, P. D. (Contributor) & Bates, P. D. (Data Manager), University of Bristol, 19 Mar 2015



    Modern and Contemporary France (Journal)

    Daniel Finch-Race (Guest editor)

    Jan 2021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    MedEnv workshop 3: Climate

    Victoria L Bates (Member of programme committee), , Marianna R Dudley (Organiser), , Clare Hickman (Member of programme committee), & Chris Pearson (Member of programme committee)

    14 Jan 202115 Jan 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Edmund Burke's statue in Bristol after Black Lives Matter Protests

    Richard D Sheldon (Speaker)

    15 Jun 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesMedia coverage or participation