Mark Pelling is Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography. Before this, he was based at the departments of Geography at University of Liverpool and University of Guyana.
He has served as a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report and Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) and as lead author on its Fifth Assessment Report.
He is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Development Team for the Future Earth Risk Knowledge Action Network.
He chairs the Centre for Integrated Research on Risk and Resilience, and is currently seconded for half his time to the United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund as a Resilience Challenge Lead.
- Disaster risk reduction
- Adaptation to climate change
- Urban political ecology
Mark's research interests include the institutions and social relationships that shape vulnerability and adaptation to natural disasters, including those associated with climate change, and in the ways in which conflicting values and practices of development inform resilience and transformation in the face of environmental change.
He seeks to better understanding the social production of vulnerability to environmental change and hazard, and in partnering with practitioner organisations in promoting proactive and egalitarian international risk reduction agendas.
In recent years he has published on disaster risk reduction, adaptation to climate change and resilience and transformation.
Mark is currently not teaching to allow time for his seconded role as a Resilience Challenge Lead at the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund.
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Taylor, F., Millington, J., Malamud, B. & Pelling, M., 1 Jun 2020, In : LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING. 198, 103771. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103771
Spaliviero, M., Pelling, M., Lopes, L. F., Tomaselli, C., Rochell, K. & Guambe, M., 1 Apr 2020, In : International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 44, 101419. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101419
Pelling, M., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/00291951.2020.1736144
Collodi, J., Pelling, M. A., Fraser, A., Borie, M. A. H. & Di Vicenz, S., 18 Nov 2019, In : Disasters. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12423
Canevari-Luzardo, L. M., Berkhout, F. & Pelling, M., 10 Sep 2019, In : Business Strategy and The Environment . Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2375
Borie, M., Ziervogel, G., Taylor, F., Millington, J. D. A., Sitas, R. & Pelling, M., Sep 2019, In : Environmental science & policy. 99, p. 1-9 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Nightingale, A. J., Eriksen, S., Taylor, M., Forsyth, T., Pelling, M. A., Newsham, A., Boyd, E., brown, K., harvey, B., jones, L., kerr, R., mehta, L., naess, L. O., ockwell, D., Scoones, I., Tanner, T. & whitfield, S., 1 Jul 2019, In : Climate and Development. 10 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Review article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2019.1624495
Pelling, M. A. & Garschagen, M., 16 May 2019, In : Nature. 569, 7756, p. 327-329 3 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Comment/debate. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-01497-9
Blackburn, S., Pelling, M. & Marques, C., 31 Jan 2019, Coasts and Estuaries: The Future. Elsevier, p. 661-669 9 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814003-1.00038-1
Borie, M., Pelling, M., Ziervogel, G. & Hyams, K., 16 Jan 2019, In : Global Environmental Change. 54, p. 203-213 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2019.01.001