Current Projects

I am currently collaborating on three major research projects, described below, with several ongoing side projects and a variety of past work.

While I have focussed more recently on climate change adaptation, my research experience spans climate change adaptation and mitigation, land use change, water resource governance, energy policy, distributed generation, international development and technology diffusion, examined through complementary qualitative and quantitative methods of inquiry.

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CLIMATE RESILIENT COMMERCIAL FARMING IN SOUTH AFRICA

A project evaluating weather and climate risk management and climate-adaptive decision making by commercial grain farmers in South Africa. Ongoing work towards methodological innovation funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

Longer description to follow shortly. Meanwhile, please consult the Featured Publications on the home page, or my more detailed doctoral dissertation (linked below).

In collaboration with Terre Satterfield, Milind Kandlikar, and Simon Donner.

THE VALUE OF CLIMATE SERVICES IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

A project evaluating the production, circulation and use of climate services for climate change adaptation, particularly for decision makers in small island developing states of the South Pacific. Funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant.

Longer description to follow shortly.

In collaboration with Simon Donner, Milind Kandlikar, Sophie Webber, and Narayan Gopinathan.

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CLIMATE ADAPTIVE FORESTRY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA (BC)

A project evaluating the ‘upstream’ public and stakeholder perceptions of the use of genomics-based assisted migration to help BC’s commercial forests adapt to climate change. A GE3LS project funded by Genome Canada and many others.

Longer description to follow shortly. Meanwhile, please consult the CoAdapTree website.

In collaboration with Shannon Hagerman, Rob Kozak, Guillaume Peterson St-Laurent, Ricardo Pelai, and Veronika Gukova.