Geography at the University of Exeter is a world-class department committed to pursuing research which impacts positively on the planet. The HABITABLE team Prof Adger, Dr Safra de Campos, and Dr Franco Gavonel are active members of the Environment and Sustainability research group undertaking interdisciplinary research on frontier issues on the intersection between socioecological systems and sustainability. The group brings spatial and geographical dimensions to research focused on the theory, methods and policy of sustainability, and undertakes cutting edge research in distinctive areas such as place attachment, political economies of energy, climate justice and ecosystem services. Within the university, Prof Adger and Dr Safra de Campos are also affiliated with the Global Systems Institute (GSI), which hosts a trans-disciplinary group of researchers applying systemic approaches to research on global changes in the human social and economic sphere and the biosphere. This collective expertise will guide the research approach to be undertaken in Work Package 1 Socio-Ecological Systems, Climate Impacts and Tipping Point.
The team at Exeter has also participated in several international research projects financed by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) on the climate, sustainability and migration nexus, including MISTY, DECCMA and CARIAA.