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RIA # 137: Dr. David Wrathall on Taking Risks for Research

Dr. David Wrathall

Dr. David Wrathall

On this episode, Katie is joined by David J. Wrathall, an assistant professor of Geography in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. He is the lead author for the sixth assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the Chapter of Livelihoods, Poverty, and Sustainable Development. His research focuses on forms of human mobility and forced migration resulting from environmental problems. He draws from climate change adaptation, risk, resilience, and sustainability studies. In addition to climate change, he considers other destabilizing influences on development including drug trafficking and violent conflict.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Researching Destabilized Livelihoods [00:00-15:50]

In this first segment, David discusses his research on climate change and how it destabilizes communities.

Segment 2: Taking Risks for Research [15:51-31:58]

In segment two, David describes some of the risks he took while researching drug trafficking.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

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