Dr. A.R. Siders

Dr. A.R. Siders

Assistant Professor, Disaster Research Center
University of Delaware

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"When Climate Moves Communities"

About this Speaker

A.R. Siders is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware in the Disaster Research Center, Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, and Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. Siders previously served as an environmental fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment, a legal fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, and a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Navy. She holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a PhD from Stanford University. Her research focuses on climate change adaptation decision making and evaluation: how and why communities decide when, where, and how to adapt to the effects of climate change and how these decisions and decision-making processes affect risk reduction and equity outcomes. Recent projects have focused on managed retreat, adaptation equity, and adaptive capacity. Her work has been published in Science and Nature and has been covered by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and C-SPAN. Siders is a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II chapter on risk assessment and has recently joined the adaptation team for the 5th National Climate Assessment.