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Dr Ricardo Safra de Campos

Dr Ricardo Safra de Campos

Associate Research Fellow



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


Dr Ricardo Safra de Campos is an early career human geographer studying mobility and migration responses to global environmental change. He joined Exeter’s Department of Geography in 2016 after completing his PhD at the University of Queensland. His research examined the ways in which mobility associated with productive and discretionary activities is impacted by slow-onset climatic events in semi-arid northeast Brazil; and how household migration responses to these events in marginal areas are shaped by livelihoods, access to capital assets, perceptions of the environment and socioeconomic attributes.

Ricardo’s research at the University of Exeter focuses on migration and resettlement in deltaic environments. As part of the DECCMA project his principal role is to co-design the methodological approach used to investigate migration and mobility responses among other adaptation strategies employed by households in four study areas; and analyse data obtained from the household surveys implemented in migrant sending and receiving areas in the four Deltas. He also contributes to the development of scenarios of displacement, abandonment and resettlement at local scale. This will involve key informant interviews with stakeholders and qualitative fieldwork with resettled and/or threatened communities

Ricardo is a lead author on an article in Population, Space and Place, and is involved in several forthcoming peer-reviewed journal articles, and a book chapter on environmental displacement and migration to be published by Routledge.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Spatial mobility associated with environmental factors
  • Temporary and permanent internal mobility in developing countries
  • Data collection methods in migration research
  • Sustainable livelihoods and livelihood diversification


PhD Human Geography, University of Queensland



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