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Professor Katrina Brown

Professor Katrina Brown

Professor of Social Sciences

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 +44 (0) 1392 724751

 Amory C364c

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

 Office hours:

*** From January 2019 my working week is Tuesday - Friday

WEEK 1

Tuesday 15 January 15.30-16.30

Friday 18 January 15.00-16.00

WEEK 2 

Thursday 24 January 11.30-12.30, 15.00-16.00

WEEK 3

Tuesday 29 January 15.30-16.30

Wednesday 30 January 15.00-16.00

WEEK 4

Tuesday 5 February 15.30-16.30

Thursday 7 February 15.00-16.00

WEEK 5

Thursday 14 February 15.30-16.30

Friday 15 Febrary 16.00-17.00

 

Overview

I am an environmental social scientist, specialising in environmental change, development, vulnerability and resilience. My research focuses on how individuals and societies understand and respond to change, and their different capacities for adaptation and transformation. I am committed to interdisciplinary research on sustainability and have led international research teams to examine environmental change and poverty alleviation in developing countries.

2012 Chair in Social Science, University of Exeter
1991-2012 University of East Anglia (Professor of Development Studies since 2004)
2009-12 ESRC Professorial Fellowship on ‘Resilient Development in Social Ecological Systems’
2004-2010 Deputy Director for Social Sciences and Leader, International Development Programme, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Qualifications

PhD Women’s farming groups in semi-arid Kenya (University of Nottingham)
MSc Tropical Agricultural Development (University of Reading)
BSc Agricultural and Environmental Science (University of Newcastle upon Tyne)

Career

Katrina Brown is a world-leading social scientist working at the interface of international development, environmental change and sustainability. Her recent book, Resilience, Development and Global Change resulted from an ESRC Professorial Fellowship, Resilient Development in Social Ecological Systems, and presents a re-visioning of resilience for development. Katrina Brown has extensive experience of interdisciplinary research centres, including as a post-doctoral researcher in CSERGE, and a co-applicant, Deputy Director and Programme Leader of the Tyndall Centre. She has led a number of large international research collaborations, including ESPA large grants, and Leverhulme Trust project, each working with developing country academic and user partners. She has worked in Kenya since her ESRC-funded PhD on women’s collective action in the semi-arid lands in the late 1980s. She has advised international research programmes, such as IHDP, the ARC Centre for Excellence on Coral Reefs and networks, including the Resilience Alliance.

Katrina works at the forefront of collaborative science and has standing in international development and global change communities, evidenced by appointments to RAE/REF and Royal Society Expert Panels, and Board of the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Her record of support for early career research is exemplary, she has directed Masters level courses (East Anglia and Exeter), participated in Summer Schools, and supervised 33 PhDs to completion, 18 of whom are international students. In 2013 she won the first ‘AXA Outlook’ award for pioneering work in Kenya on resilience and poverty using Forum Theatre, which was the subject of a National Geographic film in 2014.

 

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Research

Research interests

I am interested in how major challenges of sustainability – poverty, inequality and equity, uncertainty and environmental change play out and are interlinked. My research enables me to engage with broad fields, and to work across a range of disciplines, including human geography, political ecology and development studies. I use concepts such as resilience, adaptation, vulnerability and transformation to understand these changes, and I also work on ecosystem services, poverty and wellbeing.

Research projects

ESPA Inisghts into Resilience and Wellbeing, ESPA Programme of NERC/ESRC/DFID, 2017-8 (PI).

Food for Change, EU ESIF 2017-20

SPACES: Sustainable Poverty Alleviation from Coastal Ecosystem Services, ESPA programme of NERC/ESRC/DFID 2013-2017(Co-PI).

MAGIC: Multi-scale Adaptations to Climate Change at the Coast, Belmont Forum 2013-17(CoI)

You, me and our resilience AXA Outlook project 2014-2017 (PI)

GLORIA Global Learning Opportunities for Regional Indian Ocean Adaptation ESPA programme of NERC/ESRC/DFID, 2015-2016 (Co-PI)

Recently completed (selected)

Resilient Development in Social Ecological Systems, ESRC Professorial Fellowship, 2009-2012 (PI).

Participatory Modelling frameworks to understand well-being trade-offs in coastal ecosystem services. ESPA Programme Framework Grant 2010-2012 (Co-I)

Tropical Forests and Poverty Alleviation: From household data to global-comparative analysis DFID-ESRC 2008-2010(Co-I)

Coastal Resilience to Climate Change in Eastern Africa (Co-I) Leverhulme Trust 2006-9.

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Co-applicant with Mike Hulme and 25 others, NERC/ESRC/EPSRC 2000-05, 2006-2009. 

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Brown K, Adger WN, Cinner JE (2019). Moving climate change beyond the tragedy of the commons. Global Environmental Change, 54, 61-63. Full text.
Faulkner L, Brown K, Quinn T (2018). Analyzing community resilience as an emergent property of dynamic social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society, 23(1). Full text.
(2018). The Dark Side of Transformation: Latent Risks in Contemporary Sustainability Discourse. Antipode, 50(5), 1206-1223. Abstract.
(2017). The drama of resilience: Learning, doing, and sharing for sustainability. Ecology and Society, 22(2). Abstract.  Full text.
Brown K (2016). Resilience, Development and Global Change. London, Routledge. Abstract.
(2015). Evaluating taboo trade-offs in ecosystems services and human well-being. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(22), 6949-6954. Abstract.

Publications by category


Books

Brown K (2016). Resilience, Development and Global Change. London, Routledge. Abstract.

Journal articles

Brown K, Adger WN, Cinner JE (2019). Moving climate change beyond the tragedy of the commons. Global Environmental Change, 54, 61-63. Full text.
Faulkner L, Brown K, Quinn T (2018). Analyzing community resilience as an emergent property of dynamic social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society, 23(1). Full text.
(2018). Building adaptive capacity to climate change in tropical coastal communities. Nature Climate Change, 8(2), 117-123. Abstract.  Full text.
(2018). Expanding the contribution of the social sciences to social-ecological resilience research. Ecology and Society, 23(1).
Chaigneau T, Coulthard S, Brown K, Daw TM, Schulte-Herbrüggen B (2018). Incorporating basic needs to reconcile poverty and ecosystem services. Conservation Biology Abstract.  Full text.
Cinner J, Curnock M, Eakin H, Goldberg J, Gooch M, Kittinger J, Marshall P, Manuel-Navarrete D, Pelling M, Pert PL, et al (2018). Measuring what matters in the Great Barrier Reef. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 16(5), 271-277. Abstract.
(2018). Muck and Magic: a Resilience Lens on Organic Conversions as Transformation. Society and Natural Resources Abstract.  Full text.
Galafassi D, Daw TM, Thyresson M, Rosendo S, Chaigneau T, Bandeira S, Munyi L, Gabrielsson I, Brown K (2018). Stories in social-ecological knowledge cocreation. Ecology and Society, 23(1). Abstract.
(2018). The Dark Side of Transformation: Latent Risks in Contemporary Sustainability Discourse. Antipode, 50(5), 1206-1223. Abstract.
Marshall N, Adger N, Attwood S, Brown K, Crissman C, Cvitanovic C, De Young C, Gooch M, James C, Jessen S, et al (2017). Empirically derived guidance for social scientists to influence environmental policy. PLoS One, 12(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
(2017). Global environmental change II: Planetary boundaries – a safe operating space for human geographers?. Progress in Human Geography, 41(1), 118-130. Abstract.
Galafassi D, Daw TM, Munyi L, Brown K, Barnaud C, Fazey I (2017). Learning about social-ecological trade-offs. Ecology and Society, 22(1). Full text.
Brown K, Naylor L, Quinn T (2017). Making Space for Proactive Adaptation of Rapidly Changing Coasts: a Windows of Opportunity Approach. Sustainability, 9(8), 1408-1408. Full text.
Morrison TH, Adger WN, Brown K, Lemos MC, Huitema D, Hughes TP (2017). Mitigation and adaptation in polycentric systems: sources of power in the pursuit of collective goals. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 8(5), e479-e479. Full text.
(2017). The drama of resilience: Learning, doing, and sharing for sustainability. Ecology and Society, 22(2). Abstract.  Full text.
(2016). Challenging the win-win discourse on conservation and development: Analyzing support for marine protected areas. Ecology and Society, 21(1). Abstract.  Full text.
(2016). Elasticity in ecosystem services: Exploring the variable relationship between ecosystems and human well-being. Ecology and Society, 21(2). Abstract.  Full text.
(2016). Resilience and development: Mobilizing for transformation. Ecology and Society, 21(3). Abstract.
(2015). Boundary object or bridging concept? a citation network analysis of resilience. Ecology and Society, 20(2). Abstract.  Full text.
Fisher JA, Brown K (2015). Ecosystem services concepts and approaches in conservation: Just a rhetorical tool?. Ecological Economics, 117, 261-269. Abstract.
(2015). Evaluating taboo trade-offs in ecosystems services and human well-being. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(22), 6949-6954. Abstract.
(2015). How do biosphere reserves influence local vulnerability and adaptation? Evidence from Latin America. Global Environmental Change, 33, 97-108. Abstract.
(2014). Global environmental change I: a social turn for resilience?. Progress in Human Geography, 38(1), 107-117. Abstract.  Full text.
(2014). Social equity matters in payments for ecosystem services. BioScience, 64(11), 1027-1036. Abstract.
Adger WN, Barnett J, Brown K, O'Brien K, Marshall N (2013). Cultural dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation. Nature Climate Change, 3(2), 112-117.
(2012). Mental models in human-environment interactions: Theory, policy implications, and methodological explorations. Ecology and Society, 17(3).
Daw TM, Cinner JE, McClanahan TR, Brown K, Stead SM, Graham NAJ, Maina J (2012). To fish or not to fish: factors at multiple scales affecting artisanal fishers' readiness to exit a declining fishery. PLoS One, 7(2). Abstract.  Author URL.
(2012). Transformational capacity and the influence of place and identity. Environmental Research Letters, 7(3). Abstract.
(2012). Vulnerability of coastal communities to key impacts of climate change on coral reef fisheries. Global Environmental Change, 22(1), 12-20. Abstract.
Mechisso M (2011). A clash of values and approaches: a case study of marine protected area planning in Mozambique. Ocean and Coastal Management, 54(1), 55-65. Abstract.
(2011). Agency, capacity, and resilience to environmental change: Lessons from human development, well-being, and disasters. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 36, 321-342. Abstract.
(2011). Applying the ecosystem services concept to poverty alleviation: the need to disaggregate human well-being. Environmental Conservation, 38(4), 370-379. Abstract.
Gunderson L, Olsson P, Scheffer M, Stephenson E, Walker B, Wilson J, Worm B (2011). Creation of a Gilded Trap by the High Economic Value of the Maine Lobster Fishery. Conservation Biology, 25(5), 904-912. Abstract.
(2011). Factors influencing adaptive marine governance in a developing country context: a case study of Southern Kenya. Ecology and Society, 16(2). Abstract.
Adger WN, Brown K, Nelson DR, Berkes F, Eakin H, Folke C, Galvin K, Gunderson L, Goulden M, O'Brien K, et al (2011). Resilience implications of policy responses to climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 2(5), 757-766. Abstract.
Eriksen S, Brown K (2011). Sustainable adaptation to climate change. Climate and Development, 3(1), 3-6.
(2011). Sustainable adaptation: an oxymoron?. Climate and Development, 3(1), 21-31. Abstract.
(2010). Offsetting benefits? analyzing access to forest carbon. Environment and Planning A, 42(7), 1739-1761. Abstract.
(2010). Perceptions of climate change, multiple stressors and livelihoods on marginal African coasts. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 12(3), 407-440. Abstract.
(2010). Policy misfits, climate change and cross-scale vulnerability in coastal Africa: how development projects undermine resilience. Environmental Science and Policy, 13(6), 485-497. Abstract.
(2010). Progress in global environmental change. Global Environmental Change, 20(4), 547-549.
Corbera E, Estrada M, Brown K (2010). Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries: Revisiting the assumptions. Climatic Change, 100(3), 355-388. Abstract.
Bell M, Bentley J, Bickersteth S, Brown K, Burke J, Campbell H, Chen K, Crowley E, Crute I, Dobbelaere D, et al (2010). The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 8(4), 219-236. Abstract.
(2009). Development futures in the context of climate change: Challenging the present and learning from the past. Development Policy Review, 27(6), 741-765. Abstract.
(2009). Ecological citizenship and climate change: Perceptions and practice. Environmental Politics, 18(4), 503-521. Abstract.
(2009). How can the clean development mechanism better contribute to sustainable development?. Ambio, 38(2), 120-122.
(2009). Identifying reefs of hope and hopeful actions: Contextualizing environmental, ecological, and social parameters to respond effectively to climate change. Conservation Biology, 23(3), 662-671. Abstract.
(2009). Institutional dimensions of Payments for Ecosystem Services: an analysis of Mexico's carbon forestry programme. Ecological Economics, 68(3), 743-761. Abstract.
Bozmoski A, Ebeling J, Tippman R, Mann P, Brown K, Liverman DM (2009). Reforming the CDM for sustainable development: lessons learned and policy futures. Environmental Science and Policy, 12(7), 820-831. Abstract.
(2009). Ten years to prevent catastrophe?. Discourses of climate change and international development in the UK press. Global Environmental Change, 19(2), 191-202. Abstract.
(2009). Vulnerability and Resilience to Environmental Change: Ecological and Social Perspectives. , 109-122.
(2009). Vulnerability of national economies to the impacts of climate change on fisheries. Fish and Fisheries, 10(2), 173-196. Abstract.
(2009). Wind energy on the Isle of Lewis: Implications for deliberative planning. Environment and Planning A, 41(10), 2516-2536. Abstract.
(2008). Building Institutions to Trade Ecosystem Services: Marketing Forest Carbon in Mexico. World Development, 36(10), 1956-1979. Abstract.
Brown K (2008). Participation in payments for ecosystem services: Case studies from the Lacandon rainforest, Mexico. Geoforum, 39(6), 2073-2083. Abstract.
Tompkins EL, Few R, Brown K (2008). Scenario-based stakeholder engagement: incorporating stakeholders preferences into coastal planning for climate change. J Environ Manage, 88(4), 1580-1592. Abstract.  Author URL.
(2007). Adaptation to environmental change: contributions of a resilience framework. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 32, 395-419. Abstract.
(2007). Climate change and coastal management decisions: Insights from Christchurch Bay, UK. Coastal Management, 35(2-3), 255-270. Abstract.
(2007). Public participation and climate change adaptation: Avoiding the illusion of inclusion. Climate Policy, 7(1), 46-59. Abstract.
(2007). The equity and legitimacy of markets for ecosystem services. Development and Change, 38(4), 587-613. Abstract.
Lowe T, Brown K, Dessai S, Doria MDF, Haynes K, Vincent K (2006). Does tomorrow ever come? Disaster narrative and public perceptions of climate change. PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE, 15(4), 435-457. Author URL.
(2006). Implications of livelihood dependence on non-timber products in Peruvian Amazonia. Ecosystems, 9(8), 1328-1341. Abstract.
Adger WN, Brown K, Hulme M (2005). Redefining global environmental change. Global Environmental Change, 15(1), 1-4.
(2005). The dynamics of vulnerability: Locating coping strategies in Kenya and Tanzania. Geographical Journal, 171(4), 287-305. Abstract.
(2005). The political economy of cross-scale networks in resource co-management. Ecology and Society, 10(2). Abstract.
Brown K (2004). Today is the time to take environmental action [3]. Nature, 431(7011).
Adger WN, Huq S, Brown K, Conway D, Hulme M (2003). Adaptation to climate change in the developing world. Progress in Development Studies, 3(3), 179-195.
(2003). Cows, colonists and trees: Rethinking cattle and environmental degradation in Brazilian Amazonia. Agricultural Systems, 76(3), 797-816. Abstract.
(2003). Exploring equity and sustainable development in the new carbon economy. Climate Policy, 3(SUPPL 1). Abstract.
(2003). Governance for sustainability: Towards a 'thick' analysis of environmental decisionmaking. Environment and Planning A, 35(6), 1095-1110. Abstract.
(2003). Integrating conservation and development: a case of institutional misfit. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 1(9), 479-487. Abstract.
(2003). Three challenges for a real people-centred conservation. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 12(2), 89-92. Abstract.
(2002). Innovations for conservation and development. Geographical Journal, 168(1), 6-17. Abstract.
Tompkins E, Adger WN, Brown K (2002). Institutional networks for inclusive coastal management in Trinidad and Tobago. Environment and Planning A, 34(6), 1095-1111. Abstract.
(2001). A livelihood from the forest: Gendered visions or social economic and environmental change in southern Cameroon. Journal of International Development, 13(8), 1131-1149. Abstract.
(2001). Advancing a political ecology of global environmental discourses. Development and Change, 32(4), 681-715. Abstract.
(2001). Cut and run? Evolving institutions for global forest governance. Journal of International Development, 13(7), 893-905. Abstract.
(2001). Forest encounters: Synergy among agents of forest change in southern Cameroon. Society and Natural Resources, 14(4), 269-290. Abstract.
Brown K, Ekoko F (2001). Forest encounters: Synergy among agents of forest change in southern cameroon. Society and Natural Resources, 14(4), 269-290. Abstract.
(2001). Trade-off analysis for marine protected area management. Ecological Economics, 37(3), 417-434. Abstract.
(2000). Colonist farmers' perceptions of fertility and the frontier environment in eastern Amazonia. Agriculture and Human Values, 17(4), 371-384. Abstract.
Brown K, Rosendo S (2000). Environmentalists, rubber tappers and empowerment: the politics and economics of extractive reserves. Development and Change, 31(1), 201-227. Abstract.
(2000). Soil and water conservation projects and rural livelihoods: Options for design and research to enhance adoption and adaptation. Land Degradation and Development, 11(4), 343-361. Abstract.
(2000). The institutional architecture of extractive reserves in Rondonia, Brazil. Geographical Journal, 166(1), 35-48. Abstract.

Chapters

Brown K, Fortnam M (2018). Gender and ecosystem services: a blind spot. In Schreckenberg K, Mace G, Poudyal M (Eds.) Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation: Trade-offs and Governance, London: Routledge, 257-272.
Adger N, Fortnam M (2018). Interactions of migration and population dynamics with ecosystem services. In Schreckenber K, Mace GM, Poudyal M (Eds.) Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation: Trade-offs and Governance, London: Routledge, 77-93.  Abstract.  Full text.
Schoon ML, Robards MD, Brown K, Engle N, Meek CL, Biggs R (2015). Politics and the resilience of ecosystem services. In Biggs R, Schluter M, Schoon ML (Eds.) Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 32-49.  Abstract.  Full text.
(2013). Social ecological resilience and human security. In  (Ed) A Changing Environment for Human Security: Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action, 107-116.
(2012). Policy discourses of resilience. In  (Ed) Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism: a Chance to Reclaim Self, Society and Nature, 37-50.
Adger WN, Brown K, Waters JJ (2011). Resilience. In Dryzek JS, Norgaard RB, Schlosberg D (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 696-710.  Abstract.
Adger N, Brown K (2009). Adaptation, vulnerability and resilience: ecological and social perspectives. In Castree N, Demeritt D, Liverman D, Rhoads B (Eds.) A Companion to Environmental Geography, Oxford: Blackwell, 109-122.  Abstract.
(2009). Human development and environmental governance: a reality check. In  (Ed) Governing Sustainability, 32-52.  Abstract.
Brown K (2005). Addressing trade-offs in forest landscape restoration. In  (Ed) Forest Restoration in Landscapes: Beyond Planting Trees, 59-64.

Publications by year


2019

Brown K, Adger WN, Cinner JE (2019). Moving climate change beyond the tragedy of the commons. Global Environmental Change, 54, 61-63. Full text.

2018

Faulkner L, Brown K, Quinn T (2018). Analyzing community resilience as an emergent property of dynamic social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society, 23(1). Full text.
(2018). Building adaptive capacity to climate change in tropical coastal communities. Nature Climate Change, 8(2), 117-123. Abstract.  Full text.
(2018). Expanding the contribution of the social sciences to social-ecological resilience research. Ecology and Society, 23(1).
Brown K, Fortnam M (2018). Gender and ecosystem services: a blind spot. In Schreckenberg K, Mace G, Poudyal M (Eds.) Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation: Trade-offs and Governance, London: Routledge, 257-272.
Chaigneau T, Coulthard S, Brown K, Daw TM, Schulte-Herbrüggen B (2018). Incorporating basic needs to reconcile poverty and ecosystem services. Conservation Biology Abstract.  Full text.
Adger N, Fortnam M (2018). Interactions of migration and population dynamics with ecosystem services. In Schreckenber K, Mace GM, Poudyal M (Eds.) Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation: Trade-offs and Governance, London: Routledge, 77-93.  Abstract.  Full text.
Cinner J, Curnock M, Eakin H, Goldberg J, Gooch M, Kittinger J, Marshall P, Manuel-Navarrete D, Pelling M, Pert PL, et al (2018). Measuring what matters in the Great Barrier Reef. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 16(5), 271-277. Abstract.
(2018). Muck and Magic: a Resilience Lens on Organic Conversions as Transformation. Society and Natural Resources Abstract.  Full text.
Galafassi D, Daw TM, Thyresson M, Rosendo S, Chaigneau T, Bandeira S, Munyi L, Gabrielsson I, Brown K (2018). Stories in social-ecological knowledge cocreation. Ecology and Society, 23(1). Abstract.
(2018). The Dark Side of Transformation: Latent Risks in Contemporary Sustainability Discourse. Antipode, 50(5), 1206-1223. Abstract.

2017

Marshall N, Adger N, Attwood S, Brown K, Crissman C, Cvitanovic C, De Young C, Gooch M, James C, Jessen S, et al (2017). Empirically derived guidance for social scientists to influence environmental policy. PLoS One, 12(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
(2017). Global environmental change II: Planetary boundaries – a safe operating space for human geographers?. Progress in Human Geography, 41(1), 118-130. Abstract.
Galafassi D, Daw TM, Munyi L, Brown K, Barnaud C, Fazey I (2017). Learning about social-ecological trade-offs. Ecology and Society, 22(1). Full text.
Brown K, Naylor L, Quinn T (2017). Making Space for Proactive Adaptation of Rapidly Changing Coasts: a Windows of Opportunity Approach. Sustainability, 9(8), 1408-1408. Full text.
Morrison TH, Adger WN, Brown K, Lemos MC, Huitema D, Hughes TP (2017). Mitigation and adaptation in polycentric systems: sources of power in the pursuit of collective goals. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 8(5), e479-e479. Full text.
(2017). The drama of resilience: Learning, doing, and sharing for sustainability. Ecology and Society, 22(2). Abstract.  Full text.

2016

(2016). Challenging the win-win discourse on conservation and development: Analyzing support for marine protected areas. Ecology and Society, 21(1). Abstract.  Full text.
(2016). Elasticity in ecosystem services: Exploring the variable relationship between ecosystems and human well-being. Ecology and Society, 21(2). Abstract.  Full text.
(2016). Resilience and development: Mobilizing for transformation. Ecology and Society, 21(3). Abstract.
Brown K (2016). Resilience, Development and Global Change. London, Routledge. Abstract.

2015

(2015). Boundary object or bridging concept? a citation network analysis of resilience. Ecology and Society, 20(2). Abstract.  Full text.
Fisher JA, Brown K (2015). Ecosystem services concepts and approaches in conservation: Just a rhetorical tool?. Ecological Economics, 117, 261-269. Abstract.
(2015). Evaluating taboo trade-offs in ecosystems services and human well-being. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(22), 6949-6954. Abstract.
(2015). How do biosphere reserves influence local vulnerability and adaptation? Evidence from Latin America. Global Environmental Change, 33, 97-108. Abstract.
Schoon ML, Robards MD, Brown K, Engle N, Meek CL, Biggs R (2015). Politics and the resilience of ecosystem services. In Biggs R, Schluter M, Schoon ML (Eds.) Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 32-49.  Abstract.  Full text.

2014

(2014). Global environmental change I: a social turn for resilience?. Progress in Human Geography, 38(1), 107-117. Abstract.  Full text.
(2014). Social equity matters in payments for ecosystem services. BioScience, 64(11), 1027-1036. Abstract.

2013

Adger WN, Barnett J, Brown K, O'Brien K, Marshall N (2013). Cultural dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation. Nature Climate Change, 3(2), 112-117.
(2013). Social ecological resilience and human security. In  (Ed) A Changing Environment for Human Security: Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action, 107-116.

2012

(2012). Mental models in human-environment interactions: Theory, policy implications, and methodological explorations. Ecology and Society, 17(3).
(2012). Policy discourses of resilience. In  (Ed) Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism: a Chance to Reclaim Self, Society and Nature, 37-50.
Daw TM, Cinner JE, McClanahan TR, Brown K, Stead SM, Graham NAJ, Maina J (2012). To fish or not to fish: factors at multiple scales affecting artisanal fishers' readiness to exit a declining fishery. PLoS One, 7(2). Abstract.  Author URL.
(2012). Transformational capacity and the influence of place and identity. Environmental Research Letters, 7(3). Abstract.
(2012). Vulnerability of coastal communities to key impacts of climate change on coral reef fisheries. Global Environmental Change, 22(1), 12-20. Abstract.

2011

Mechisso M (2011). A clash of values and approaches: a case study of marine protected area planning in Mozambique. Ocean and Coastal Management, 54(1), 55-65. Abstract.
(2011). Agency, capacity, and resilience to environmental change: Lessons from human development, well-being, and disasters. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 36, 321-342. Abstract.
(2011). Applying the ecosystem services concept to poverty alleviation: the need to disaggregate human well-being. Environmental Conservation, 38(4), 370-379. Abstract.
Gunderson L, Olsson P, Scheffer M, Stephenson E, Walker B, Wilson J, Worm B (2011). Creation of a Gilded Trap by the High Economic Value of the Maine Lobster Fishery. Conservation Biology, 25(5), 904-912. Abstract.
(2011). Factors influencing adaptive marine governance in a developing country context: a case study of Southern Kenya. Ecology and Society, 16(2). Abstract.
Adger WN, Brown K, Waters JJ (2011). Resilience. In Dryzek JS, Norgaard RB, Schlosberg D (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 696-710.  Abstract.
Adger WN, Brown K, Nelson DR, Berkes F, Eakin H, Folke C, Galvin K, Gunderson L, Goulden M, O'Brien K, et al (2011). Resilience implications of policy responses to climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 2(5), 757-766. Abstract.
Eriksen S, Brown K (2011). Sustainable adaptation to climate change. Climate and Development, 3(1), 3-6.
(2011). Sustainable adaptation: an oxymoron?. Climate and Development, 3(1), 21-31. Abstract.

2010

(2010). Offsetting benefits? analyzing access to forest carbon. Environment and Planning A, 42(7), 1739-1761. Abstract.
(2010). Perceptions of climate change, multiple stressors and livelihoods on marginal African coasts. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 12(3), 407-440. Abstract.
(2010). Policy misfits, climate change and cross-scale vulnerability in coastal Africa: how development projects undermine resilience. Environmental Science and Policy, 13(6), 485-497. Abstract.
(2010). Progress in global environmental change. Global Environmental Change, 20(4), 547-549.
Corbera E, Estrada M, Brown K (2010). Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries: Revisiting the assumptions. Climatic Change, 100(3), 355-388. Abstract.
Bell M, Bentley J, Bickersteth S, Brown K, Burke J, Campbell H, Chen K, Crowley E, Crute I, Dobbelaere D, et al (2010). The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 8(4), 219-236. Abstract.

2009

Adger N, Brown K (2009). Adaptation, vulnerability and resilience: ecological and social perspectives. In Castree N, Demeritt D, Liverman D, Rhoads B (Eds.) A Companion to Environmental Geography, Oxford: Blackwell, 109-122.  Abstract.
(2009). Development futures in the context of climate change: Challenging the present and learning from the past. Development Policy Review, 27(6), 741-765. Abstract.
(2009). Ecological citizenship and climate change: Perceptions and practice. Environmental Politics, 18(4), 503-521. Abstract.
(2009). How can the clean development mechanism better contribute to sustainable development?. Ambio, 38(2), 120-122.
(2009). Human development and environmental governance: a reality check. In  (Ed) Governing Sustainability, 32-52.  Abstract.
(2009). Identifying reefs of hope and hopeful actions: Contextualizing environmental, ecological, and social parameters to respond effectively to climate change. Conservation Biology, 23(3), 662-671. Abstract.
(2009). Institutional dimensions of Payments for Ecosystem Services: an analysis of Mexico's carbon forestry programme. Ecological Economics, 68(3), 743-761. Abstract.
Bozmoski A, Ebeling J, Tippman R, Mann P, Brown K, Liverman DM (2009). Reforming the CDM for sustainable development: lessons learned and policy futures. Environmental Science and Policy, 12(7), 820-831. Abstract.
(2009). Ten years to prevent catastrophe?. Discourses of climate change and international development in the UK press. Global Environmental Change, 19(2), 191-202. Abstract.
(2009). Vulnerability and Resilience to Environmental Change: Ecological and Social Perspectives. , 109-122.
(2009). Vulnerability of national economies to the impacts of climate change on fisheries. Fish and Fisheries, 10(2), 173-196. Abstract.
(2009). Wind energy on the Isle of Lewis: Implications for deliberative planning. Environment and Planning A, 41(10), 2516-2536. Abstract.

2008

(2008). Building Institutions to Trade Ecosystem Services: Marketing Forest Carbon in Mexico. World Development, 36(10), 1956-1979. Abstract.
Brown K (2008). Participation in payments for ecosystem services: Case studies from the Lacandon rainforest, Mexico. Geoforum, 39(6), 2073-2083. Abstract.
Tompkins EL, Few R, Brown K (2008). Scenario-based stakeholder engagement: incorporating stakeholders preferences into coastal planning for climate change. J Environ Manage, 88(4), 1580-1592. Abstract.  Author URL.

2007

(2007). Adaptation to environmental change: contributions of a resilience framework. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 32, 395-419. Abstract.
(2007). Climate change and coastal management decisions: Insights from Christchurch Bay, UK. Coastal Management, 35(2-3), 255-270. Abstract.
(2007). Public participation and climate change adaptation: Avoiding the illusion of inclusion. Climate Policy, 7(1), 46-59. Abstract.
(2007). The equity and legitimacy of markets for ecosystem services. Development and Change, 38(4), 587-613. Abstract.

2006

Lowe T, Brown K, Dessai S, Doria MDF, Haynes K, Vincent K (2006). Does tomorrow ever come? Disaster narrative and public perceptions of climate change. PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE, 15(4), 435-457. Author URL.
(2006). Implications of livelihood dependence on non-timber products in Peruvian Amazonia. Ecosystems, 9(8), 1328-1341. Abstract.

2005

Brown K (2005). Addressing trade-offs in forest landscape restoration. In  (Ed) Forest Restoration in Landscapes: Beyond Planting Trees, 59-64.
Adger WN, Brown K, Hulme M (2005). Redefining global environmental change. Global Environmental Change, 15(1), 1-4.
(2005). The dynamics of vulnerability: Locating coping strategies in Kenya and Tanzania. Geographical Journal, 171(4), 287-305. Abstract.
(2005). The political economy of cross-scale networks in resource co-management. Ecology and Society, 10(2). Abstract.

2004

Brown K (2004). Today is the time to take environmental action [3]. Nature, 431(7011).

2003

Adger WN, Huq S, Brown K, Conway D, Hulme M (2003). Adaptation to climate change in the developing world. Progress in Development Studies, 3(3), 179-195.
(2003). Cows, colonists and trees: Rethinking cattle and environmental degradation in Brazilian Amazonia. Agricultural Systems, 76(3), 797-816. Abstract.
(2003). Exploring equity and sustainable development in the new carbon economy. Climate Policy, 3(SUPPL 1). Abstract.
(2003). Governance for sustainability: Towards a 'thick' analysis of environmental decisionmaking. Environment and Planning A, 35(6), 1095-1110. Abstract.
(2003). Integrating conservation and development: a case of institutional misfit. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 1(9), 479-487. Abstract.
(2003). Three challenges for a real people-centred conservation. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 12(2), 89-92. Abstract.

2002

(2002). Innovations for conservation and development. Geographical Journal, 168(1), 6-17. Abstract.
Tompkins E, Adger WN, Brown K (2002). Institutional networks for inclusive coastal management in Trinidad and Tobago. Environment and Planning A, 34(6), 1095-1111. Abstract.

2001

(2001). A livelihood from the forest: Gendered visions or social economic and environmental change in southern Cameroon. Journal of International Development, 13(8), 1131-1149. Abstract.
(2001). Advancing a political ecology of global environmental discourses. Development and Change, 32(4), 681-715. Abstract.
(2001). Cut and run? Evolving institutions for global forest governance. Journal of International Development, 13(7), 893-905. Abstract.
(2001). Forest encounters: Synergy among agents of forest change in southern Cameroon. Society and Natural Resources, 14(4), 269-290. Abstract.
Brown K, Ekoko F (2001). Forest encounters: Synergy among agents of forest change in southern cameroon. Society and Natural Resources, 14(4), 269-290. Abstract.
(2001). Trade-off analysis for marine protected area management. Ecological Economics, 37(3), 417-434. Abstract.

2000

(2000). Colonist farmers' perceptions of fertility and the frontier environment in eastern Amazonia. Agriculture and Human Values, 17(4), 371-384. Abstract.
Brown K, Rosendo S (2000). Environmentalists, rubber tappers and empowerment: the politics and economics of extractive reserves. Development and Change, 31(1), 201-227. Abstract.
(2000). Soil and water conservation projects and rural livelihoods: Options for design and research to enhance adoption and adaptation. Land Degradation and Development, 11(4), 343-361. Abstract.
(2000). The institutional architecture of extractive reserves in Rondonia, Brazil. Geographical Journal, 166(1), 35-48. Abstract.

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External Engagment and Impact

Awards and Honours

Strategic Advisory Group, Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UKRI 2016- 

Co-Chair, International Programme Advisory Committee, Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation, ESRC/NERC/DFID, From 2011-18.

Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies, From 2015.

Scientific Board, Stockholm Resilience Centre. From 2016-18.

Executive Board, Resilience Alliance, From 2011-17.

Deputy Chair, Research Excellence Framework, Anthropology and Development Studies sub-Panel, HEFCE, 2011-14.

Member, Royal Society Working Group, Human Resilience to Climate Change, 2013-14.

Contributing Author IPCC Special Report on Extremes, 2012.

Co-editor Global Environmental Change (Elsevier), 2003-14.

Deputy Director and Programme Leader, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research 2004-10.

Scientific Committee, International Human Dimensions Programme, 2004-10.

Scientific Advisory Committee, Global Environmental Change and Food Systems programme 2005-11.

Convening Lead Author Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (Response Options Working Group), 2002-04.

Teaching

Modules

2018/19

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Supervision / Group

Research Fellows

  • Lucy Faulkner
  • Michalis Revmatas

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Matt Fortnam
  • Tom James
  • Tara Quinn

Alumni

  • Tomas Chaigneau

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