Pr. Sakdapolrak’s research field is at the interface of population dynamics, environmental change and development processes, with a focus on the topics of migration and displacement as well as health and disease. The central theme of his work is the question of how vulnerable groups live with risk, and which role migration does play for that. Patrick did study Geography and Development Research in Heidelberg and Wollongong, Australia, and received his doctorate degree at Bonn University. For his PhD research he investigated how poor urban groups in India cope with and adapt to environmental and social stresses. Patrick’s current research on migration-environment relationships in Thailand, Ethiopia and Kenya addresses the question how migration enables people at places of origin to deal with environmental and climate change. In HABITABLE, he leads the UNIVIE team in the conceptualization, and in the collection and analysis of data for WP5 (Migration Impacts).