Adaptation to Climate Change

Research in this area examines a broad range of projects that examine how society adapts to global climate change through the development of technological and institutional solutions. Research topics include the effect of extreme weather on the communication and resource network structures of transit agencies; effective design of decision making models to assist transit agencies to incorporate extreme weather considerations in planning and operations; and to better understanding a range of factors affecting the diffusion and uptake of climate smart technologies in Uganda and Tansania.

This US Department of Transportation funded study is designed to enable national level analysis of the decision-making context within which transit agencies operate.  It consists of two components.

Climate Smart Technology Network (CSTNets) is part of the 2014-2019 Climate Change for Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Flagship Four initiative.

Barriers and Facilitators to Germplasm Exchange in Developing Countries: Implications for Responses to Climate Change

Past Publications

López Noriega, I., M. Halewood, G. Galluzzi, R. Vernooy, E. Bertacchini, D. Gauchan, and Welch, E.W. (2013). How climate and policy changes affect the use of plant genetic resources: the experience of the Centres of theConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research. Resources. 2(3): 231-269.

Welch, E.W., Zellner, M., & Hoch, C. (2011). Leaping Forward: Building Resilience by Communicating Vulnerability. In Planning for the Unthinkable: Building Resilience through Collaboration, Bruce Goldstein, (Ed). MIT Press.

Recent Publications