ES PhD: Resilience, Climate and Environmental Change

This area examines the complex biophysical and social responses to climate instability across multiple scales of space and time. Foundational approaches include collaborative and deliberative approaches to understanding and communicating climate science, assessing and promoting appropriate governance structures and policy frameworks. We maintain that the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change are necessary and complimentary approaches required to increase resilience, equity, and sustainability across all sectors of society.

The key interests of students and faculty:

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Climate policy
  • Common property resources
  • Distributive governance
  • Earth systems and climate change
  • Geomorphology, paleoecology, land use history
  • Sustainable development and climate change

Faculty with interests in this area: