Professor Neil Adger
Professor in Geography
Neil Adger is Professor in Geography. He teaches, supervises graduate students, and researches in the areas of environmental geography, ecological and institutional economics, and global environmental change.
Neil is a member of the Resilience Alliance , a global network of leading scientists and social scientists working on theory and practice of resilience of social-ecological systems for sustainability. He served as a Lead Author in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and as a Convening Lead Author for the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change.
Neil presently is Convening Lead Author on the chapter on human security for the IPCC‘s Fifth Assessment Report Working Group 2 due to be released in March 2014.
He is Editor, along with Katrina Brown and Declan Conway of the journal Global Environmental Change.
Broad research specialisms:
- Global environmental change;
- vulnerability and adaptation to climate change;
- political economy of the environment;
- institutional and ecological economics;
- demography and migration;
- social and ecological resilience;
- natural hazards
MA Economics, University of Edinburgh
MSc Agricultural Economics, Wye College, University of London
PhD, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
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College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter