Fall 2017

Click here for a summary of all the seminar discussions. 

(1) Re-Greening of the Sahel
Thursday, October 26
Leader: Alessandra Giannini
Discussion Summary

  • C Reij, G Tappan, A Belemvire, 2005, Changing land management practices and vegetation on the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso (1968–2002). Journal of Arid Environments
  • SM Herrmann, A Anyamba, CJ Tucker, 2005, Recent trends in vegetation dynamics in the African Sahel and their relationship to climate. Global Environmental Change

(2) Wildfire: Climate, Settlement, Forests, Fire Management
Thursday, November 9
Leader: Richard Seager
Discussion Summary

  • Bowman et al., 2017, Human exposure and sensitivity to globally extreme wildfire events, Nature Ecology & Evolution
  • Fischer et al., 2016, Wildfire Risk as a Socioecological Pathology, The Ecological Society of America
  • Moritz et al., 2014, Learning to Coexist with Wildfire, Nature

(3) Legal Issues in Managed Coastal Retreat
Thursday, November 16
Leader: Michael Gerrard
Discussion Summary

  • Siders, Anne, 2013, Managed Coastal Retreat, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law (please read pages i-17, and skim the remainder)

(4) Retreat Resettlement Issues
Thursday, November 30
Leader: Alex de Sherbinin
Discussion Summary

  • (1) Hino, Field and Mach, 2017, Managed retreat as a response to natural hazard risk, Nature Climate Change
  • (2) Maldonado et al., 2013, The impact of climate change on tribal communities in the U.S., Climate Change OR Oliver-Smith and de Sherbinin, 2014, Resettlement in the twenty-first century, Crisis