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Researcher: Lucas, CH (Dr Chloe Lucas)

Fields of Research

Social geography
Environmental management
Urban geography
Land use and environmental planning
Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Historical, comparative and typological linguistics
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
Human geography
Natural resource management
Environmental law
Urban and regional planning
Conservation and biodiversity

Research Objectives

Social impacts of climate change and variability
Expanding knowledge in human society
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Land policy
Natural hazards
Other environmental management
Terrestrial biodiversity
Public services policy advice and analysis
Climate change mitigation strategies

Career Best Publications

Concerning values: what underlies public polarisation about climate change?; Geographical Research
Disrupting polarized discourses: can we get out of the ruts of environmental conflicts?; Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space
How climate change research undermines trust in everyday life: a review; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Insuring homes against extreme weather events: a systematic review of the research; Climatic Change
Not ‘getting on the bandwagon’: When climate change is a matter of unconcern; Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space
Privatizing climate adaptation: How insurance weakens solidaristic and collective disaster recovery; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change

Research Publications

'They lost our receipts three times': how getting an insurance payout can be a full-time job
2018 Wiley Award for Best paper in Geographical Research: Highly Commended
A crisis of underinsurance threatens to scar rural Australia permanently
Australia's catastrophic wildfires: The bushfires of 2019-20
Bushfire Preparedness and Risk Reduction in Hobart Pilot Study 2019 Final Report
Climate Communications Research Award
Concerning values: what underlies public polarisation about climate change?; Geographical Research
Cultures of Concern and Unconcern: Thinking Differently about Climate Change
Disrupting polarized discourses: can we get out of the ruts of environmental conflicts?; Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space
Earth unbound: Climate change, activism and justice; Educational Philosophy and Theory
From gateway to custodian city: Understanding urban residents' sense of connectedness to Antarctica; Geographical Research
How climate change research undermines trust in everyday life: a review; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Insurance is unaffordable for some, but it’s middle Australia that is underinsured
Insuring homes against extreme weather events: a systematic review of the research; Climatic Change
Not everyone cares about climate change, but reproach won’t change their minds
Not ‘getting on the bandwagon’: When climate change is a matter of unconcern; Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space
Planning to help our natural landscapes adapt to climate change; Planning News (Victoria)
Privatizing climate adaptation: How insurance weakens solidaristic and collective disaster recovery; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Rethinking Tasmania’s regionality from an Antarctic perspective: flipping the map; M/C Journal

Research Projects

Enabling cultures of bushfire readiness in Australian communities; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Social and Biophysical Effects of Alternative Strategies to Reduce Bushfire Danger in Hobart; Tasmanian State Emergency Services (TSES)

Research Candidate Supervision