- Roger Few, Professorial Research Fellow, School of International Development, University of East Anglia
- Mark Tebboth, Lecturer in the Environment and International Development, School of International Development, University of East Anglia
In this seminar Roger Few and Mark Tebboth, from the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, have been invited to share their experiences of undertaking interdisciplinary research on environment and development issues. They will share their insights from a range of recent and current collaborative projects around climate hazards and disaster risk, all rooted in social science but undertaken in partnership with scholars and practitioners from wider disciplinary backgrounds. Specifically, they will focus on research work conducted primarily at community level on the influence of environmental change as a driver of human vulnerability and a source of risk to livelihoods and wellbeing. The talk will draw especially on experiences from the recently-completed Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions project (ASSAR), and will be grounded through concrete examples drawn from social research on migration and its association with water stress, and on understanding people’s perspectives on the rapid spread of Prosopis juliflora (an alien invasive species) in the drylands of East Africa.
Maria-Eugenia Giraudo & Nicole Beardsworth