Richard Taylor

Senior Research Fellow

I am a researcher working in adaptation decision-making and social simulation modelling. I implemented the Adaptation Options Explorer (ADX) prototype in which users can compare multiple decision-making methods. I also program in NetLogo - for multi-agent simulation - applied to the study of complex systems. Research domain areas include: decision-making methods, decision networks, sustainability of ecosystems and related livelihoods, environmentally-induced (human) migration, societal resilience and tipping points.

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Research Methods for Understanding and Supporting Decision Processes in African Cities

This paper explores how several decision-making "process" and "support " methods can lead to better informed climate change adaptation decisions in Southern Africa.

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Risk Perception and Community Networks for Community Resilience

This article looks at the role that perception, local knowledge, and social networks play in community resilience in the alpine community of Badia, which experienced a large landslide in 2012.

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Managing Complex Systems

This paper shows how 'structured output' methods can ‘abstract’ important issues and concepts and feed into planning and policy outputs.

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Framing Community Disaster Resilience: Resources, Capacities, Learning, and Action

Framing Community Disaster Resilience (textbook) offers a guide to the theories, research and approaches for addressing the complexity of community resilience towards hazardous events or disasters.

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10 things IPCC scenarios

This article looks at the meaning and purpose of scenarios in the current IPCC Framework and provides answers to 10 of the most frequently asked questions, written in an accessible style.

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Agent-based modelling: A tool for addressing policy issues

This working paper introduces agent-based modelling as a potential tool for examining complex modern policy problems, and offers examples from recent applications.

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Richard is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.
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Climate Finance

This theme focuses on how to ensure that climate finance serves to achieve meaningful, long-term change in economic and social development trajectories, particularly for developing countries.
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ACCRA

The Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance programme is made up of Oxfam GB, ODI, Save the Children International, Care International and World Vision International.
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Disasters and Climate Change

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  
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Cities and climate change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.
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National Adaptation Planning

Designing robust, flexible adaptation strategies for national adaptation plans.
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