Dear colleagues

 

Volume 53, Issue 4 of Geographical Research is now available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geor.2015.53.issue-4/issuetoc

 

This excellent issue includes the 2015 IAG Presidential Address by Phil McManus and the first of our important new Antipodean Perspectives papers. For these new papers scholars recognised as leaders in their fields are being asked to provide a review of ‘global’ developments in the subject and to consider how geographical research conducted in our region (embracing Australia, New Zealand, and Asia-Pacific neighbours) has contributed to, and extended, international knowledge. These reviews will ‘shine a brighter light’ on what is going on within the discipline in this part of the world; provoke debate; help raise the profile of Antipodean geography within other social and physical sciences; and provide useful, widely cited reviews drawing attention to high-quality work conducted in our region. As accessible and highly credible assessments of the discipline's elements, these papers are also expected to have significance and impact through widespread use in teaching in the region and more broadly. The first excellent paper in the Antipodean Perspectives series, is by Professor Neil Argent (UNE) and is entitled ‘Australasian rural geographies: At the core, in the Antipodes?’

 

All the best  Iain Hay

 

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 4

 

Contents

 

Antipodean Reflections, Connections, and Perceptions (pages 347–348)

IAIN HAY

 

2015 IAG Presidential Address

Geographic Connections: Language, Power Relations, and Relevance (pages 349–356)

PHIL MCMANUS

 

Antipodean Perspectives

Australasian Rural Geographies: At the Core, in the Antipodes? (pages 357–369)

NEIL ARGENT

 

Papers

The Myth of Bondi's Black Sunday (pages 370–378)

DOUGLAS BOOTH

 

Not Learning from the Past: Adaptive Governance Challenges for Australian Natural Resource Management (pages 379–392)

KAREN VELLA, NEIL SIPE, ALLAN DALE and BRUCE TAYLOR

 

Ethnically Diverse Transport Behaviours: An Australian Perspective (pages 393–405)

NATASCHA KLOCKER, STEPHANIE TOOLE, ALEXANDER TINDALE and SOPHIE-MAY KERR

 

Constructing Water Shortages on a Huge River: The Case of Shanghai (pages 406–418)

MICHAEL WEBBER, JON BARNET, ZHONGYUAN CHEN, BRIAN FINLAYSON, MARK WANG, DAN CHEN, JING CHEN, MAOTIAN LI, TAOYUAN WEI, SARAH WU and HAO XU

 

Applying a Systematic Review to Land Use Land Cover Change in Northern Upland Vietnam: The Missing Case of the Borderlands (pages 419–435)

THI-THANH-HIEN PHAM, SARAH TURNER and KATE TRINCSI

 

Assessing Recovery from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: An Application of Night-time Light Data and Vegetation Index (pages 436–450)

MAGNUS ANDERSSON, OLA HALL and MARIA FRANCISCA ARCHILA BUSTOS

 

Assessing Socio-Economic Vulnerability to Climate Change Impacts and Environmental Hazards in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia (pages 451–465)

ERIN F. SMITH, NONI KEYS, SCOTT N. LIESKE and TIMOTHY F. SMITH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Iain Hay  PhD LittD

 

Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Human Geography

School of the Environment

Flinders University

GPO Box 2100       Adelaide      SA 5001       AUSTRALIA

 

Phone: 61-(0)-8-8201-2386               

Fax: 61-(0)-8-8201-3521

Email: iain.hay@flinders.edu.au     www.flinders.edu.au/people/iain.hay

 

Vice-President, International Geographical Union

Editor-in-Chief, Geographical Research