Keynote Presentations from the 2nd
International Summer School, Peyresq, 18-30 September 2005
Research Fellow at the George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610, USA &
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Telegrafenberg C4, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
Title of the talk:
Historical cases of vulnerability
Summary of the talk by Elia Machado:
Recommended background literature on this presentation:
- Essential reading
- Important reading
- Schröter D, Polsky C, Patt AG (2005)
Assessing vulnerabilities to the effects of global change: an eight step approach.
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 10:573-595. doi:10.1007/s11027-005-6135-9
- Schröter D, Metzger MJ, Cramer W, Leemans R (2004)
Vulnerability assessment – analysing the human-environment system in the face
of global environmental change. Environmental Science Section Bulletin, Kalmar
University, Sweden, 2, 11-17. (pdf: 200KB).
Turner BL, Kasperson RE , Matson P, McCarthy JJ , Corell RW, Christensen
L, Eckley N, Kasperson JX., Luers A, Martello M L, Polsky C, Pulsipher A,
Schiller A (2003)
A framework for vulnerability analysis in sustainability science.
National Academy of Sciences USA 100:8074-8079. (pdf: 500KB).
O'Brien K, Sygna L, Haugen JE (2004) Vulnerable or resilient? A multi-scale assessment of climate impacts and vulnerability in Norway.
Climatic Change 64 (1-2):193-225, doi: 10.1023/B:CLIM.0000024668.70143.80
- Interesting reading, if extra time and interest
Research and Assessment Systems for Sustainability Program (2001)
Vulnerability and resilience for coupled human-environment systems: report of the research and assessment systems for sustainability program 2001 summer study.
Research and Assessment Systems for Sustainability Program Discussion
Paper Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science
and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
Cambridge, MA, USA. (pdf: 1MB)
Turner BL, Matson P, McCarthy JJ, Corell RW, Christensen L, Eckley N,
G, Kasperson JX, Kasperson RE, Luers A, Martello ML, Mathiesen S, Polsky C,
Pulsipher A, Schiller A, Tyler N (2003)
Illustrating the coupled human-environment system for vulnerability analysis: three case studies.
Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA 100:8080-8085. (pdf: 600KB)