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Researcher: Mocatta, G (Dr Gabi Mocatta)

Fields of Research

Communication studies
Climate change processes
Social geography
Media studies
Environmental education curriculum and pedagogy
Environmental management
Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Organisational, interpersonal and intercultural communication
Journalism studies
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Environmental philosophy
Agricultural spatial analysis and modelling
Natural hazards

Research Objectives

Understanding climate change
The media
Expanding knowledge in human society
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Field grown vegetable crops
Teaching and curriculum
Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
Climate change mitigation strategies
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Natural hazards
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Management, resources and leadership
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Climate change models
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Understanding the impact of natural hazards caused by climate change
Air quality, atmosphere and weather

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Becoming emblematic: lessons from a mediatized megaproject conflict in Chile
Children deserve answers to their questions about climate change. Here’s how universities can help
COVID-19 media coverage decreasing despite deepening crisis; The Lancet Planetary Health
CSR communication vs. protest movement campaign in Chile: A case study of the HidroAysén megaproject debate; The 2nd International CSR Communication Conference
Designing a Distance Education Course in Environmental Journalism; Environmental communication pedagogy and practice
Energy that’s as clean as water: tracking mediatized discourse on hydroelectric dam building and climate change in Chile; The 2019 Conference on Communication and Environment in Vancouver
Environmental Communication Theory and Practice for Global Transformation: An Ecocultural Approach; Handbook of Global Interventions in Communication Theory
Environmental Journalism; Open School of Journalism
How well does the new Australian curriculum prepare young people for climate change?
Media freedom and democracy in post-perestroika Russia
Media, symbolism and becoming emblematic: lessons form an enduring environmental conflict in Chile; The 2015 Conference On Communication and Environment In Boulder
More reasons for optimism on climate change than we’ve seen for decades: 2 climate experts explain
Pass the shiraz: how Australia’s wine industry can adapt to climate change
Rhetorical Approaches in Environmental Communication; ICA Routledge Handbook of International Trends in Environmental Communication
Talking Point: We’re in the final decade it will be possible to fix climate change
The coronavirus crisis as tipping point: communicating the environment in a time of pandemic; Media International Australia
This is how universities can lead climate action
Uncovering a climate catastrophe? Media coverage of Australia’s Black Summer bushfires and the revelatory extent of the climate blame frame; M/C Journal
When Water is Energy: Tracing Mediatized Discourses in Chile’s Mega-Hydro Debate; Water, Rhetoric, and Social Justice
With increased awareness and visibility, climate optimism set to rise
Yes, the Australian bush is recovering from bushfires – but it may never be the same

Research Projects

A fire regime model for planned burning and ecological management in a changing climate; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
Federated Climate Information; Department of Home Affairs (DoHA)
Natural Hazards Climate Atlas for Tasmania; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
Climate projections for Launceston City Council
Developing a flash flood warning system for short duration catchments using rain fields data, 2D hydrodynamic modelling and best-practice emergency communication
Historical Network Analysis of TasNetworks power system during weather phenomena

Research Candidate Supervision