Carolina Adler is an Australian Geographer and Environmental Scientist with fourteen years of professional experience in the public and private sectors both in Australia and internationally. She has worked on projects and contracts for a number of institutions at all levels, including local, state and national governments, as well as the European Union, the World Bank, UNEP, UNESCO, the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), as well as international NGOs. Earlier in 2010 she completed her PhD on climate change adaptation, in which she specifically looked at climate and global environmental change impacts, values, vulnerability, and adaptation in mountain environments through an application of policy sciences. The relevance and significance of her work to policy applications was demonstrated by an invitation to join the US-based Society for Policy Scientists, as well as being awarded with the 2010 Harold D. Lasswell Prize for best dissertation in the field of public policy. Carolina is currently based in Zurich Switzerland, conducting postdoctoral research into transdisciplinarity and climate change at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).
Relevant recent publications (please contact Carolina for a full list)
- Roman, C.E., Lynch, A.H., & Dominey-Howes, D. (2011). “What is the goal? Framing the climate change adaptation question through a problem-oriented approach”. American Meteorological Society’s Weather, Climate & Society, 3(1): 16-30.
- Roman, C., & McEvoy, D. (2010). Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation Initiative (KSLCI) Strengthening Project - Nepal. Climate Change and Tourism - Final Report. Melbourne: Climate Change Adaptation Program, Global Cities Research Institute, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University.
- Roman, C.E., Lynch, A.H., & Dominey-Howes, D. (2010). “Uncovering the Essence of the Climate Adaptation Problem - a Case Study of the Tourism Sector at Alpine Shire, Victoria, Australia”. Tourism and Hospitality Planning & Development, 7(3): 237-252.
- Roman, C.E. (2010). “On being adaptable: transformative lessons on climate change adaptation through problem-orientation. A case study of the tourism sector at Alpine Shire, Victoria Australia”. Published Ph.D. Thesis. School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University, Melbourne Australia. Available at: http://arrow.monash.edu.au/hdl/1959.1/283678
- Roman, C.E. & Lynch, A.H. (in review). Uncovering the Essence of the Sustainable Adaptation Agenda: The Policy Sciences as a Problem-Oriented Approach. In: K. O’Brien, L. Sygna & J. Wolf (eds.) The Changing Environment for Human Security: New Agendas for Research, Policy, and Action. Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS).