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Dr Ricardo Safra de Campos

Dr Ricardo Safra de Campos

Lecturer in Human Geography

 4404

 (01392) 724404

 Amory C254

 

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

 Office hours:

My office hours this term are:

Mondays 2-3pm and Tuesdays 2-3pm 

WEEK 6 excpetionnaly Thursday 10-11am and Friday 10-11am

 


 

Overview

I am a Population Geographer with interdisciplinary research interest at the nexus between climate science and society. My work examines the intersection between demographic processes including migration and mobility, human security, wellbeing and sustainability. I have developed these themes over a number of years through several projects and grants investigating migration as adaptation to climate change in deltaic and semi-arid environments and more recently the relationship between migration, urban processes and sustainability. I am currently Co-Investigator on the Belmont Forum funded research project  ‘Migration, Transformation and Sustainability' (MISTY). This cross-national project expands theories of sustainability and transformation to incorporate contemporary dynamics and challenges of mobility and associated demographic shifts. I am the Principal Investigator on the SHLC-GCRF funded project 'Power of Partnership'. This knowledge mobilisation project employs a deliberative method to integrate the lived experiences and views of urban populations as sources of innovation into planning processes for sustainability. It builds on an innovative approach that includes co-designed visual participatory and perspective-taking activities in Chattogram, a rapidly growing city in Bangladesh. In 2018, Ricardo was invited to join the team of contributing authors currently working on the chapter on Observed and Projected Responses, their Costs, Benefits, Co-benefits, drawbacks, Efficiency and Governance in the forthcoming IPCC Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Demographic transition
  • Spatial mobility associated with environmental change and sustainability
  • Migration and urbanisation in developing countries
  • Multi-methods research design
  • Climate Change adaptation

Qualifications

PhD in Human Geography, University of Queensland

Research group links

Research

Research projects

  • 2019 GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) call Capacity Development Acceleration Fund and Visiting Fellow Exchange Programme, Principal Investigator on project ‘Power of partnership: Voices of residents & city planners as sources of innovation for sustainable urban governance’.
  • 2018-2021 Belmont/NORFACE call Transformations to Sustainability Co-Investigator on project ‘Migration, Transformation and Sustainability (MISTY)’.
  • 2017-2019 ESRC-DfID call Development Frontiers Co-Investigator on project ‘Safe and Sustainable Cities: Human Security, Migration and Wellbeing’.
  • 2016-2019 IDRC-DfID Lead researcher work package on migration, displacement and planned relocation on project 'Deltas and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation' (DECCMA)

Research networks

  • 2019 – present: Member of the university's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Strategy Group

Research grants

  • 2019 Centre for Sustainable, Healthy, and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods
    This knowledge mobilisation project employs a deliberative method to integrate the lived experiences and views of urban populations as sources of innovation into planning processes for sustainability. It builds on an innovative approach that includes co-designed visual participatory and perspective-taking activities in Chattogram, a rapidly growing city in Bangladesh.
  • 2019 International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    Open research data initiative

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Conway D, Nicholls RJ, Brown S, Tebboth MGL, Adger WN, Ahmad B, Biemans H, Crick F, Lutz AF, De Campos RS, et al (2019). The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions. Nature Climate Change, 9(7), 503-511. Abstract.  Full text.
Mortreux C, Safra de Campos R, Adger WN, Ghosh T, Das S, Adams H, Hazra S (2018). Political economy of planned relocation: a model of action and inaction in government responses. Global Environmental Change, 50, 123-132. Full text.
Safra de Campos R, Bell M, Charles-Edwards E (2017). Collecting and Analysing Data on Climate-related Local Mobility: the MISTIC Toolkit. Population, Space and Place, 23(6). Abstract.

Chapters

Safra De Campos R (2019). Where People Live and Move in Deltas. In Nicholls R, Adger WN, Hutton C, Hanson S (Eds.) Deltas in the Anthropocene, Springer Nature, 153-177.
Adger N, Safra De Campos R, Mortreux C (2018). Mobility, displacement and migration and their interactions with vulnerability and adaptation to environmental risks. In McLeman R, Gemenne F (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Environmental Displacement and Migration, London: Routledge, 29-41.

Publications by year


In Press

Safra de Campos R (In Press). Living with drought: a study of spatial mobility in semi-arid Northeast Brazil.

2019

Conway D, Nicholls RJ, Brown S, Tebboth MGL, Adger WN, Ahmad B, Biemans H, Crick F, Lutz AF, De Campos RS, et al (2019). The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions. Nature Climate Change, 9(7), 503-511. Abstract.  Full text.
Safra De Campos R (2019). Where People Live and Move in Deltas. In Nicholls R, Adger WN, Hutton C, Hanson S (Eds.) Deltas in the Anthropocene, Springer Nature, 153-177.

2018

Adger N, Safra De Campos R, Mortreux C (2018). Mobility, displacement and migration and their interactions with vulnerability and adaptation to environmental risks. In McLeman R, Gemenne F (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Environmental Displacement and Migration, London: Routledge, 29-41.
Mortreux C, Safra de Campos R, Adger WN, Ghosh T, Das S, Adams H, Hazra S (2018). Political economy of planned relocation: a model of action and inaction in government responses. Global Environmental Change, 50, 123-132. Full text.

2017

Safra de Campos R, Bell M, Charles-Edwards E (2017). Collecting and Analysing Data on Climate-related Local Mobility: the MISTIC Toolkit. Population, Space and Place, 23(6). Abstract.

Refresh publications

External Engagement and Impact

Editorial responsibilities

  • 2016 – present: Peer Reviewer for Nature Climate Change,Global Environmental ChangeLocal EnvironmentClimate and Development.
  • 2016 – present: Editorial content reviewer for Thomas Riggs & Company and Cengage Learning.

Significant Impact

2018 – present: IPCC Contributing Author on Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere.

Teaching

Supervision / Group

Research Fellows

  • Oana Stefancu Fairness, sense of place and well-being in communities subject to government adaptation responses to climate change: a study in West Bengal

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