Jacqueline McGlade

Jacqueline McGlade
Strathmore Business School · Strathmore Institute for Public Policy and Governance

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am currently Professor at the Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL and Strathmore University, where I undertake research focused on natural prosperity and the sustainable development goals; circular bioeconomy; community-led science in the UK and east Africa; climate adaptation and equitable resilience; ethnomedicinal botany; natural and social capital accounting; developing mobile applications for policy makers and data analytics.

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The anticipated failure of many countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 necessitates the assessment of science–policy engagement mechanisms for food systems transformation. We explore options for enhancing existing partnerships, mandates and resources — or reimagining a new mission — for science–policy interfaces.
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Marine litter, including plastics and microplastics, is accumulating in the world’s oceans at an unprecedented rate. The volume of plastics currently in the oceans has been estimated at between 75 million and 199 million tons1. Found in sea floor sediments and on beaches, among many other locations globally, plastics are are becoming part of the Ea...
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The concept of ‘wellbeing economy’ (WE), that is, an economy that pursues human and ecological wellbeing instead of material growth, is gaining support amongst policymakers, business, and civil society. Over the past couple of years, several national governments have adopted the WE as their guiding framework to design development policies and asses...
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Background: Pollution – unwanted waste released to air, water, and land by human activity – is the largest environmental cause of disease in the world today. It is responsible for an estimated nine million premature deaths per year, enormous economic losses, erosion of human capital, and degradation of ecosystems. Ocean pollution is an important, b...
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Background: Pollution – unwanted waste released to air, water, and land by human activity – is the largest environmental cause of disease in the world today. It is responsible for an estimated nine million premature deaths per year, enormous economic losses, erosion of human capital, and degradation of ecosystems. Ocean pollution is an important, b...
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Pollution – unwanted waste released to air, water, and land by human activity – is the largest environmental cause of disease in the world today. It is responsible for an estimated nine million premature deaths per year, enormous economic losses, erosion of human capital, and degradation of ecosystems.Ocean pollution is an important, but insufficie...
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The 10-Point Action Plan to catalyse a Circular Bioeconomy of Wellbeing is a call for collective and integrated action to global leaders, investors, companies, scientists, governments, non- governmental and intergovernmental organisations, funding agencies and society at large to put the world on a sustainable path.
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Some countries have been more successful than others at dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. When we explore the different policy approaches adopted as well as the underlying socio-economic factors, we note an interesting set of correlations: countries led by women leaders have fared significantly better than those led by men on a wide range of dime...
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In the last 50 years, the biosphere, upon which humanity depends, has been altered to an unparalleled degree. The current economic model relying on fossil resources and addicted to “growth at all costs” is putting at risk not only life on our planet, but also the world’s economy. The need to react to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis is a unique o...
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In the last 50 years, the biosphere, upon which humanity depends, has been altered to an unparalleled degree[i]. The current economic model relying on fossil resources and addicted to “growth at all costs” is putting at risk not only life on our planet, but also the world’s economy. The need to react to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis is a unique...
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This fifth edition of the United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is being issued four years after the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 (Sendai Framework). Now is a time of heightened global urgency, and the need for ambitious collective action to reduce disaster risk, build res...
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The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is the flagship report of the United Nations on worldwide efforts to reduce disaster risk.
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Topics: Economy Export Citation Toward a Sustainable Wellbeing Economy Volume 9 | Issue 2 | April 2018 By Robert Costanza, Elizabeth Caniglia, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Ida Kubiszewski, Henry Lewis, Hunter Lovins, Jacqueline McGlade, Lars Fogh Mortensen, Dirk Philipsen, Kate Pickett, Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir, Debra Roberts, Paul Sutton, Katherine Trebe...
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Nanomaterials have entered rapidly into many aspects of our daily life. Some, such as nanosilver, can act as antimicrobial agents. Nanomaterials are ever present in what we regularly consume, ranging from food products, cosmetics, disinfectants, kitchenware, baby goods, clothing, fabrics, furniture, electronics and appliances. While nanotechnology...
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development highlights critical links between development, the environment, human well-being and the full enjoyment of a wide range of human rights, including the rights to life, health, food, water and sanitation. This report summarizes for Governments, policy makers and stakeholders the evidence of the linkages bet...
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The Options for Decoupling Economic Growth from Water Use and Water Pollution report provides an independent assessment of technological and policy-relevant tools and approaches that can be used to achieve the decoupling of water resources from economic development while considering environmental and welfare impacts over the full life cycle. To hea...
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Paris/Nairobi, 21 March 2016 - Without altering current levels of water consumption and pollution, almost half of the world's population will suffer severe water stress by 2030, damaging the well-being of millions of people, according to a new report from the International Resource Panel (IRP). The report, entitled Policy Options for Decoupling Ec...
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Paris/Nairobi, 21 March 2016 - Without altering current levels of water consumption and pollution, almost half of the world's population will suffer severe water stress by 2030, damaging the well-being of millions of people, according to a new report from the International Resource Panel (IRP). The report, entitled Policy Options for Decoupling Ec...
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Paris/Nairobi, 21 March 2016 - Without altering current levels of water consumption and pollution, almost half of the world's population will suffer severe water stress by 2030, damaging the well-being of millions of people, according to a new report from the International Resource Panel (IRP). The report, entitled Policy Options for Decoupling Ec...
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Communities, countries, and the planet as a whole need to articulate shared goals, and create ways to track progress in meeting them. This is the essence of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) process currently underway at the UN. The SDGs are the follow-up to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), due to expire in 2015. They represent a...
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In June 2012, the latest in a series of United Nations conferences on sustainable development was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this one called “The Future We Want.” As the most recent opportunity to present an equitable solution to climate change and other environmental problems, the declaration that arose from Rio left many cold. It did not go...
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Topics: Quality of Life | Sustainability Export Citation Rio and Beyond Volume 3 | Issue 3 | Page 1 | May 2012 By Jacqueline McGlade Rio and Beyond This special issue of Solutions celebrates this year’s most important environmental event: the Rio de Janeiro summit on sustainable development in June. Twenty years have passed since the first Earth...
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New ideas concerning nonequilibrium thermodynamics and the concepts of dissipative structures are seen to have profound implications for evolutionary theory. In particular we stress the idea that organisms possess a hierarchy of adaptive possibilities, which result from a construction of nonlinear systems each capable of structural evolution. The g...
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Professor McGlade became Executive Director of the European Environment Agency on 1 June 2003. Prior to this she was Natural Environment Research Council Professorial Fellow in Environmental Informatics in the Mathematics Department of University College London, UK, where her main areas of research included spatial data analysis and informatics, ex...
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IntroductionEcosystem description: components, internal relationships and fuzzy setsEcosystem analysis and resource managementExpert systems and rule-based knowledge in resource managementThe governance of natural resourcesAcknowledgementsReferences
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Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of several chemical companies in the US are addressing issues associated with the forecast for the industry. These officials state that the prospects of the industry will be adversely affect by the prevailing economic crisis in the country. It is expected that the industry will be adversely affected by the lack of cre...
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The provisioning of sustaining goods and services that we obtain from natural ecosystems is a strong economic justification for the conservation of biological diversity. Understanding the relationship between these goods and services and changes in the size, arrangement, and quality of natural habitats is a fundamental challenge of natural resource...
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Paris/Nairobi, 21 March 2016 - Without altering current levels of water consumption and pollution, almost half of the world's population will suffer severe water stress by 2030, damaging the well-being of millions of people, according to a new report from the International Resource Panel (IRP). The report, entitled Policy Options for Decoupling Ec...
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The Gulf of Guinea is situated in a critical position for understanding Atlantic equatorial dynamics. This study investigates seasonal and interannual variability in sea surface temperature (SST) throughout this region, focusing on dynamical ocean processes. A 10.5-year time series of remotely sensed SST data with 4 km spatial resolution from the A...
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Ecosystem health assessments generally rely on combining information from variable-oriented surveys and case-studies, which at their extreme represent the ends of an inverse relationship between variables and instances. However, many of the underlying assumptions of both types of analysis, such as homogeneity of systems, simple chains of causality...
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This report presents an analysis of the ecological impacts of the industrial fisheries in the North Sea. The geographical distribution of fish stocks was used to demonstrate overlap areas where feeding strategies occur. Potential consumption levels are calculated using specific diet requirements of human consumption stocks based on consumption rate...
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This study focuses on seasonal and interannual variability in SST (Sea Surface Temperature) for the Gulf of Guinea, with special attention given to specific features relating to the underlying dynamics of the system and relevant to fisheries recruitment. Remotely sensed AVHRR SST data were used for this investigation. Firstly, patterns of cloud con...
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The North Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) is situated on the continental shelf of northwestern Europe, bounded by the coastlines of England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. To the south it is delimited by the English Channel to the north by a line between Scotland and Norway and to the east by the...
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This paper presents the results of a study in which molecular markers were used to investigate the population structure of two commercially important marine species in the Gulf of Guinea, namely Trachurus trecae (Carangidae) and Sepia officinalis (Sepiidae). Sequence analysis of the cytochrome b gene was used for the analysis of Trachurus trecae, w...
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It has been proposed that the Gulf of Guinea Large Marine Ecosystem can be divided into three subsystems, however, the limits of this system and its constituent subsystems have only been defined arbitrarily. This study uses principal components analysis to investigate the variance structure of remotely sensed SST data for the Gulf of Guinea in an a...
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Changes in the continental shelf ecosystem of Ghana were examined, based on sea surface and bottom temperature (SST, SBT), salinity and dissolved oxygen. The de-composed trend of temperatures exhibited a phase of cooling from the beginning of the series until 1976/77 and warming thereafter. The trend of salinity and dissolved oxygen showed differen...
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Two major issues now influence the effective governance of transboundary pollution in major watercourses such as the River Danube: One is institutional responsiveness in light of changes in global politics and the other relates to the dynamics of the river ecosystem itself. As a result of shifts in economic and political activities arising from glo...
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A model of phytoplankton growth developed by analogy with chemical kinetics (CR model) in Baird and Emsley (F. Plankton Res., 21, 85-126, 1999) is explored further. The CR model parameterizes all biochemical reactions involved in phytoplankton growth by one parameter. the maximum growth rate. Phytoplankton growth rate is then calculated from an int...
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In the preceding paper in this issue, a phytoplankton growth model based on an analogy with chemical kinetics (the CR model) was re-derived, and a comparison made with the growth rate of cultured phytoplankton assemblages extracted from temperate lakes. In this paper, further derivation of the CR model leads to the same model of carbon isotope frac...
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Using time series analyses, some physical parameters of the continental shelf waters of the Gulf of Guinea were examined. Analysis of coastal sea surface temperatures from Ghana and Ivory Coast, and offshore sea surface temperatures from the Gulf of Guinea clearly shows spatial and inter-annual patterns of cooling in coastal waters of West Africa....
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Advanced Ecological Theory is intended for both postgraduate students and professional researchers in ecology. It provides an overview of current advances in the field as well as closely related areas in evolution, ecological economics, and natural-resource management, familiarizing the reader with the mathematical, computational and statistical ap...
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The physical dynamics of the northern Benguela upwelling system between July 1981 and August 1987 were investigated by applying standardized Principal Components Analysis to a time-series of 235 mean, weekly sea surface temperature satellite images of the region. The first three principal components accounted for 87% of the total variance in the st...
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Sardine, pilchard and anchovy stocks form the basis of commercially important purse seine fisheries in eastern boundary upwelling regions. High levels of environmentally driven recruitment variability have, however, made them especially difficult to manage. Reliable forecasts of recruitment success would greatly help with the setting of catch quota...
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The role of unsteady laminar flows for planktonic communities is investigated. Langmuir circulation is used, as a typical medium-scale structure, to illustrate mechanisms for the generation of plankton patches. Two behaviours are evident: chaotic regions that help to spread plankton and locally coherent regions that do not mix with the chaotic regi...
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A two-dimensional simulation model of territory establishment and maintenance by individual male red grouse investigated whether differences in aggressive behaviour between kin and non-kin might cause population cycles or other demographic instability. Two behavioural phenotypes were envisaged. Intolerant cocks were equally aggressive to all neighb...
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A technique of fluctuation analysis is introduced for the identification of characteristic length scales in spatial models, with similarities to the recently introduced methods using correlations. The identified length scale provides the optimal size to extract non-trivial large-scale behaviour in such models. The method is demonstrated for three b...
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In a coordinated study, experts from the ASEAN and EU have developed a soft intelligence system Sim Coast TM, for the sustainable management of coastal resources. The system is based on a fuzzy logic rule-based expert system and the analysis of information collected on coastal transects. SimCoast TM is a powerful tool in identifying the dominant pr...
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A coupled map lattice (CML) model is used to analyse the role of neighbourhood effects and competition on spatial patterns and size hierarchies in annual plant monocultures. The results are compared with those from a traditional model of circular zones, and show that the CML results are highly robust over a range of densities. Asymmetric competitio...
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A cellular automaton model of a middle European beech forest mosaic cycle is used to demonstrate the essential role played by memory in a spatially extended artificial ecology. The emergent spatial structure is shown to be fundamentally dependent on the amplification of local interactions by the mechanism of memory.
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In this chapter I address the problems of analysing real ecosystems using artificial complex ecologies. These artificial ecologies are biological models which are explicitly designed to capture the spatio-temporal dynamics of multiple forms of interaction and their evolution. I first examine general aspects of evolutionary dynamics and discuss the...
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We extend the ideas of evolutionary dynamics and stability to a very broad class of biological and other dynamical systems. We simultaneously develop the general mathematical theory and a discussion of some illustrative examples. After developing an appropriate formulation for the dynamics, we define the notion of an evolutionary stable attractor (...