Dr Emma Tompkins
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Dr Emma Tompkins is Reader within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.
Emma is a Reader in Environment and Development. She has worked on climate change adaptation since 2001 specifically barriers and limits to institutional adaptation, public-private partnerships for adaptation, and drivers of individual action and national policy on adaptation.
Emma sits on the Editorial Board of Ecology and Society and on the Advisory Group for the UK Climate Impacts Programme.
She is a lead author for the IPCC Assessment Report Five, a contributing author to the IPCC Special Report on Climate Extremes and Disasters, was an expert reviewer for the IPCC Assessment Report Four, and provides on-going expert reviews for research councils in the UK and seven other European countries. Emma is currently part of the lead expert group for the Government Office of Science Foresight project ‘Improving Future Disaster Anticipation and Resilience’
She has published numerous papers, articles and policy briefs on environmental management, adaptation to climate change, and social and ecological resilience as well as handbooks on surviving climate change in small islands and participatory coastal zone management.
She has a PhD Environmental Science (UEA), MSc Environmental and Resource Economics (UCL) and BA Economics (Leicester).
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