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
External recognition and awards:
Assessor for the Geography and Archaeology REF 2014 Panel, 2014.
Convening Lead Author and member of Core Writing Team for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group 2, 2014.
Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize, Runner up prize, 2013.
Distinguished Ecologist, Graduate Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, 2011.
Fifth International Lecture in Development Geography, Institute of Geographical Sciences, University of Bonn, 2009.
Dean’s Fellowship, Graduate School of Land and Environment, University of Melbourne, 2008.
Resilience Alliance, invited Member from 2005.
Carol and Gene Willeke ‘Frontiers in Environmental Science’ Distinguished Lectureship, Miami University, 2007.
Winner of Philip Leverhulme Prize, 2001, Leverhulme Trust.
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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