University of Sussex
A keen interest in climate vulnerability and impacts studies has run throughout Dom’s research career. In particular, these studies have tended to have a development focus, with projects on pest management water and natural resources management , primate and forest conservation, and migration, conflict and climate change in Africa South America and south Asia. A key part of many of these studies has been the integration of concepts and approaches from different academic disciplines to achieve research aims including climate modelling, systems modelling, remote sensing and qualitative methodologies. For example in migration-climate studies his current research has embraced the use of qualitative data and analyses and agent based modelling to complement his scientific expertise. Recognition of his agenda setting profile in this latter field is shown by recent invited participations in international expert group meetings run by various agencies of the United Nations and UK government and his current role as a consultant to the International Organisation of Migration to provide a state of the art review outlining the challenges and approaches to measuring the migration and environment nexus.