Information related to research interest "Climate Change"

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Supervisors with this research interest

  • Faculty of Education and Arts

  • Nat Sch of Arts

  • Dr Duncan Cook

    I am a Physical Geographer and the Lecturer in Charge of Geography here at the ACU. I was awarded my PhD from the University of Sydney and since then have held post-doctoral positions at the Smithsonian Institution (USA), Georgetown University (USA) and the University of Glasgow (UK). Prior to relocating back to Sydney in 2012 I worked for the New Zealand Defence Force at the Defence Technology Agency as an Environmental Research Scientist.

    My research is currently focused on the relationships between climatic variability, human response and landscapes over a variety of timescales worldwide. This work falls broadly into two main categories:

    1. Recent and projected human-climate interactions: Historical climatic variability and environmental extremes in West Asia; Investigating the climatic background to recent piracy in the Horn of Africa region; projected climate change impacts in the Horn of Africa region; remote sensing of coastal environments via satellite and UAVs

    2. Human response to environmental change in the past: High-resolution records of environmental change (Asia, Central America, Australasia), ancient agriculture and climate adaptation (Central America, UK), palaeoclimates and archaeological change (SE Asia, Mesoamerica)

    The common theoretical thread linking these research interests is the question of how best to quantify and understand the complex interaction between human activity, climatic fluctuations and environmental change across the Earth's surface.

    Phone : 4147 (Strathfield) Email : Duncan.Cook@acu.edu.au

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  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Nat Sch Psychology

  • Dr Luisa Batalha

    I received a B.A. from Stockholm University in 2002, aM.Sc. from Stockholm University in 2003, and a Ph.D. Uppsala University in 2008. At Uppsala University, my doctoral thesis centered around intergroup relations and issues of affirmative action and prejudice. My research interests Continue to focus on prejudice but i have also a keen interests in the interplay of social psychology and climate change mitigation behaviour

    In 2008 I received a two-year research grant (1 000 000 SKR) from the Swedish Research Council to conduct post-doctoral research work at the Australian National University with Professor Kate Reynolds

    At the ANU i held three Research Fellowships, two at the School of Psychology and one in Political Science.

    Since July 2015 I have taken on a position as lecturer in social psychology at the Australian Catholic University, Strathfield campus in Sydney.

    Phone : +61297014731 (Strathfield) Email : Luisa.Batalha@acu.edu.au

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