Social Science Methods and Tools in Climate Change Work


CCASS organizes and hosts a regular series of talks on social science methods and tools relevant to climate change adaptation. The events feature short talks by four or five presenters that provide an overview of the particular approaches and methods they use in their work or findings of interest.  The presentations are followed by lively Q&A and discussion sessions with the audience encouraged to participate.

Aims are to: 1) facilitate interdisciplinary research involving physical, natural, and social scientists that is supportive and respectful across disciplines, leading to successful and practical adaptation solutions; and 2) more meaningfully bring social science into adaptation work, as well as promote better integration/communication among UA social scientists.
Past sessions have featured the following UA presenters:

Jan. 20, 2015  

Oct. 26, 2015  

April 27, 2016 (video of this event is available here)

November 7, 2016

  • Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta – environmental research translation  (pdf of presentation)
  • Kacey Ernst – epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Don Falk – resilience ecology  (pdf of presentation)
  • Chris Knudson – Caribbean development
  • Tauhidur Rahman – agricultural and resource economics  (pdf of presentation)