Richard Taylor

Senior Research Fellow

I am a researcher working in adaptation decision-making and social simulation modelling. I implemented the Adaptation Options Explorer (ADX) prototype in which users can compare multiple decision-making methods. I also program in NetLogo - for multi-agent simulation - applied to the study of complex systems. Research domain areas include: decision-making methods, decision networks, sustainability of ecosystems and related livelihoods, environmentally-induced (human) migration, societal resilience and tipping points.

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Research Methods for Understanding and Supporting Decision Processes in African Cities

This paper explores how several decision-making "process" and "support " methods can lead to better informed climate change adaptation decisions in Southern Africa.

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Managing Complex Systems

This paper shows how 'structured output' methods can ‘abstract’ important issues and concepts and feed into planning and policy outputs.

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Framing disaster resilience

Framing Community Disaster Resilience: Resources, Capacities, Learning, and Action

Framing Community Disaster Resilience (textbook) offers a guide to the theories, research and approaches for addressing the complexity of community resilience towards hazardous events or disasters.

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Floods in Northern England

Case Study Report: Floods in Northern England

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Alpine Hazards in South Tyrol in Italy

 

This case study is part of the emBRACE project. In an interdisciplinary, socially inclusive and collaborative context, emBRACE aims to improve the framing of resilience in the context of...

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ADx application in the Greater Banjul Area

Photo by Gifty Ampomah (2012)

The Greater Banjul area in The Gambia faces several climate related hazards including sea-level rise and high temperature stress which...

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