Toward reflexive climate adaptation research

Preston, B, Rickards, L, Fuenfgeld, H and Keenan, R 2015, 'Toward reflexive climate adaptation research', Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, vol. 14, pp. 127-135.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Toward reflexive climate adaptation research
Author(s) Preston, B
Rickards, L
Fuenfgeld, H
Keenan, R
Year 2015
Journal name Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Volume number 14
Start page 127
End page 135
Total pages 9
Publisher Elsevier Ltd.
Abstract Climate adaptation research is expanding rapidly within an increasingly reflexive society where the relationship between academia and other social institutions is in a state of flux. Tensions exist between the two dominant research orientations of research about and research for adaptation. In particular, the research community is challenged to develop processes for successfully executing transdisciplinary research for adaptation when academic institutions and researchers are largely structured around traditional, disciplinary expertise and funding models. One tool for helping to manage this tension is a third, more reflexive, orientation toward adaptation research that is emerging in the literature. This new 'research on adaptation research' promises to help enhance understanding of the research enterprise itself and how it can become more adaptive.
Subject Land Use and Environmental Planning
Environment Policy
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.cosust.2015.05.002
Copyright notice © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN 1877-3435
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