Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Hazards: Methods, Models, Practices, and Perspectives

Type: Interactive Short Paper
Theme: Hazards, Geography, and GIScience
Sponsor Groups: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Napoleon D1, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Michelle Ritchie, Eric Tate
Chairs: Michelle Ritchie


One of this year’s AAG featured themes – Hazards, Geography, and GIScience – provides us with a timely opportunity to focus on recent hazard events exacerbated by climate change (e.g. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria). In response to these and other hydrological and meteorological hazards (e.g. flooding, drought, and severe weather) researchers develop and utilize methods, models, practices, and perspectives on how adaptation can (or already does) occur. These may include, but are not limited to, topics on: mitigation; the role of geospatial information in preparedness, response, and recovery; risk perceptions, planning, and modeling; and the science-policy-practice nexus.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Michelle Ritchie Pennsylvania State University 5 8:00 AM
Presenter John VanderHeide*, Tufts University, Impacts of Export Agriculture on Guatemalan Food Security 5 8:05 AM
Presenter Oronde Drakes*, University of Iowa, Bringing local to social: adding local context to social vulnerability indices 5 8:10 AM
Presenter Md ASIF RAHMAN*, University of Iowa, Eric Tate, Associate Professor, Department of Geography,University of Iowa, Kris Johnson, Associate Director for Science & Planning, The Nature Conservancy, Social Vulnerability to Flood: An Integrated Spatial Assessment in the United States 5 8:15 AM
Presenter Daria Andrievskikh*, Texas State University - San Marcos, Analyzing Flood Risk Perceptions: Public vs. Agencies, a Case Study of San Marcos, Texas. 5 8:20 AM
Presenter Michelle Ritchie*, Pennsylvania State University, Model Uncertainties, Climate Hazard Perceptions, and the Challenges of Rural High Latitude Climate Change Adaptation 5 8:25 AM
Presenter Eleanor Davis*, University of South Carolina, What’s salt got to do with it? Responses, Barriers, and Opportunities for Agricultural Adaptation to Soil Salinization in Hyde County, NC 5 8:30 AM
Presenter Abdulai Kargbo*, George Washington University, Electric Grid Disaster Response Management - A Systems of Systems Engineering Approach 5 8:35 AM
Presenter Daniel Bednar*, Western University, Daniel Henstra, University of Waterloo, A Typology of Governance Modes for Climate Change Adaptation 5 8:40 AM
Discussant Michelle Ritchie Pennsylvania State University 15 8:45 AM

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