Ruth Butterfield

I am the director of the Stockholm Environment Insititue Oxford Centre. I am interested in how both physical and social systems cope with multiple challenges including climate and climate change. My areas of interest are climate change, agriculture, forestry, social and physical vulnerability, social learning and adaptation decision making.

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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Key Methodological Approaches

Using stones to plot forest degradation over time. Photo by Tahia Devisscher (2011)

The analysis in this report seeks to understand the current...

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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Framing Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity

Scholars from different knowledge domains and diverse communities of practice conceptualize vulnerability in very different ways. This is mainly because the term can be related to concepts and...

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Knowledge brokers collaboration

Accessing robust and applicable climate change and development data in an usable format for a range of topics is very difficult. While there is an ongoing proliferation of resources,...

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Developing quantitative indices for Nepal

In the next steps quantitative indicators of vulnerability are developed by linking to the qualitative concerns revealed in the exposure matrix. As shown in Table 2 the aim is to link the...

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Tools and Methods for vulnerability

It is important to distinguish between tools aimed at climate impact assessments, for example crop models or water planning models, and methods designed specifically to collect local level...

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Elbe threats and stresses

Newater results with matrices and profiles

Newater project: Rapid vulnerability appraisal for the Elbe basin

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