Climate changes interact with land-use and other environmental changes at multiple scales to influence the viability of social-ecological systems. How climate interacts with land-use to impact water supply and risks of floods has been a core interest.


Our place-based approach has been explicitly multi-scale embedding our work at local levels within inside larger regional, national, and international contexts. We cooperate with and contribute to international scientific networks and programs – like the Earth System Governance Project.

Selected Publications

  • The Governance of Adaptation Financing: Pursuing Legitimacy at Multiple Levels (Abstract)
  • Long-Term Recovery Narratives Following Major Disasters in Southeast Asia (Abstract)
  • Disaster Governance and the Scalar Politics of Incomplete Decentralization: Fragmented and Contested Responses to the 2011 Floods in Central Thailand (Abstract)
  • Entry Points for Climate-Informed Planning for the Water Resources and Agriculture Sectors in Cambodia (Abstract)
  • Coastal Seas in a Changing World: Anthropogenic Impact and Environmental Responses (Abstract)
  • Narrowing Gaps Between Research and Policy Development in Climate Change Adaptation Work in the Water Resources and Agriculture Sectors of Cambodia (Abstract)
  • Closing Knowledge-Action Gaps in Adaptation to Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific Region (Abstract)
  • Rendering Climate Change Governable in the Least-Developed Countries: Policy Narratives and Expert Technologies in Cambodia (Abstract)
  • Earth System Governance: A Research Framework (Abstract)
  • Navigating the Anthropocene: The Earth System Governance Project Strategy Paper (Abstract)
  • Local Knowledge and Adaptation to Climate Change in Natural Resource-Based Societies of the Asia-Pacific (Abstract)