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Resilience and Action on Environmental Shocks and Change


Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance

Director: Professor Jorge Vinuales, Department of Land Economy

Keywords: environment, energy, natural resources, governance, environmental transitions, law, environment-driven societal transformation, policy, sustainability, agriculture, innovation, climate change, conservation, natural science, engineering


Cambridge University Centre for Risk in the Built Environment

Director: Dr Emily So, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art

Keywords: built environment, risk, natural hazards, architecture, engineering, earth science, public health,
disaster resilience


Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

Director: Professor Danny Ralph, Judge Business School

Keywords: interdisciplinary, risk management, catastrophe, resilience, markets, energy, human dimension, perceptions



Phenotypic Adaptability, Variation and Evolution Research Group

Researcher: Dr Jay Stock, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Keywords: skeletal robusticity, skeletal biology, Pleistocene-Holocene transition, hunter-gatherer behavioural ecology, origins of agriculture and sedentary societies, biomechanics and behaviour, morphological integration, bioarchaeology, evolutionary ecology, phenotypic plasticity, evolution of human variation, functional morphology, locomotion


Natures, Cultures and Knowledges

Convenors: Dr Liz Watson, Dr David Christian Rose, Marcus Nyman, Department of Geography

Keywords: political ecology, science, technology studies, policy analysis, animal geography, poststructuralism, feminism, post-humanism, metrics, conservation, agricultural policy


Cambridge Cultural and Historical Geography

Convenors: Professor Matthew Gandy, Dr Sandra Jasper, Department of Geography

Keywords: contemporary and historical demography, social policy, and cultural and historical geography, historical epidemiology, crime, social policy, welfare, spatial data analysis, social geography, health, deviancy, globalisation, empire, colonialism, marginalisation, economic modernisation, humanitarian intervention, geopolitical security


Biogeography and Biogeomorphology

Convenors: Dr Harriet Allen, Dr Iris Möller, Hannah Cubaynes, Department of Geography

Keywords: organisms, resilience, biogeography, biogeomorphology, interdisciplinary, remote sensing, field surveys, laboratory analysis, computational modelling, coastal systems, climate-vegetation interactions, soil-vegetation interactions, land use dynamics, ecosystems, United Kingdom, Mediterranean, tropical, theoretical, data, technology, numerical models, risk, resilience, environmental management


Climate and Environmental Dynamics

Convenor: Professor Christine Lane, Department of Geography

Keywords: climate, variability, change, spatiotemporal, observational techniques, modelling techniques, sedimentary archives, tree-rings, historical, palaeoclimate models, atmospheric processes, tephrochronology, dendrochronology, quarternary paleoenvironments, volcanology, ecology, carbon


Glaciology and Glacial Geology

Convenor: Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Department of Geography

Keywords: cryosphere, glaciers, ice sheets, glaciology, palaeogeography, Scott Polar Research Institute, climate change, glacimarine environments, geology, permafrost, Arctic, biosphere



Narratives of Conflict, Climate, and Development: Re-envisioning Sustainability from Post-War Northern Uganda

Researcher: Dr Adam Branch, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Keywords: climate change, North Uganda, sustainability, environmental crisis, peace, development, interdisciplinary, history, literary studies, cultural studies, Human Rights Focus, resilience


Pathways to Understanding the Changing Climate 

Researcher: Dr David Sneath, Division of Social Anthropology

Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Keywords: social anthropology, education, narratives, environmental change, Alaska, Mexico, Mongolia, local, global, schools, East Anglia, resilience



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