CCIAM contributes to a better understanding of climate dynamics and the impacts and consequences of climate change in strategic sectors at national and international levels. Moreover, the group aims to develop climate adaptation responses that are consistent with current global (environmental, social and economic) challenges. CCIAM focuses on how to model, analyse and evaluate climate impacts, risks and vulnerabilities across scales and socio-ecological systems; and how to best develop and disseminate climate adaptation through evidence-based services of recognisable excellence and added value to society.
Primary fields of research
(1) Climate science, data and change analysis; (2) Ecohydrology and socio-hydrology; (3) Urban climate impacts and resilience; (4) Sustainability science; (5) Nature-based and social-ecological innovations; (6) Citizens, communities and the clean energy transition; (7) Climate adaptation services; (8) Health and wellbeing. And finally, providing methodological connectivity across the interdisciplinary scope of the group, (9) Complex System Dynamics, Analytics and Modelling.
Marteleira, R. & Santos, C.T. (2020) Lessons from adaptive responses to super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines.Environment, 62(5), 16-26. DOI:10.1080/00139157.2020.1791644 (IF2019 2,281; Q3 Environmental Sciences)
Avelar, D., Garret, P., Ulm, F., Hobson, P. & Penha-Lopes, G. (2020) Ecological complexity effects on thermal signature of different Madeira island ecosystemsEcological Complexity, 43, 100837. DOI:10.1016/j.ecocom.2020.100837 (IF2019 1,571; Q3 Ecology)
Perdigão, R.A.P., Ehret, U., Knuth, K.H. & Wang, J. (2020) Debates: Does information theory provide a new paradigm for Earth science? Emerging concepts and pathways of information physics.Water Resources Research, 56(2), 1-13. DOI:10.1029/2019WR025270 (IF2019 4,309; Q1 Environmental sciences)