Publications and Links

Publications

Kelman, I., Mercer, J. and Gaillard, JC. (eds.) (2017) The Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction including Climate Change Adaptation. London: Routledge.

Kelman, I., Gaillard, JC., Lewis, J. and Mercer, J. (2016) Learning from the history of disaster vulnerability and resilience research and practice for climate change. Natural Hazards 82 (Suppl 1), pp. 129-143.

Mercer, J. (2015) Integrating scientific and local knowledge for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in Timor-Leste. In UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group Case Studies – 2015. UNISDR. http://www.preventionweb.net/files/workspace/7935_mercertimorleste.pdf

Kelman, I., Gaillard, JC. and Mercer, J. (2015) Climate Change’s Role in Disaster Risk Reduction’s Future: Beyond Vulnerability and Resilience. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 6(1), pp. 21-27.

Kelman, I., Lewis, J., Gaillard, JC. and Mercer, J. (2015) Island contributions to disaster research. Global Environment 8(1), pp. 16-37.

Kelman, I., Gaillard, JC., Mercer, J. Lewis, J. and Carrigan, A. (2015) Island Vulnerability and Resilience: Combining Knowledges for Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation, Chapter 7.  In E. Deloughrey, J. Didur, and A. Carrigan (eds.), Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches. Routledge: Oxford.

Kelman, I., Gaillard, JC., Mercer, J., Crowley, K., Marsh, S. and  Morin, J. (2015) Culture’s Role in Disaster Risk Reduction: Combining Knowledge Systems on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Chapter 3.3. in F. Kruger, G. Bankoff, T. Cannon, B. Orlowski and E.L.F. Schipper (eds.), Cultures and Disasters: Understanding cultural framings in disaster risk reduction. Routledge: Oxford.

Mercer, J., Kelman, I., do Rosario, F., de Deus de Jesus Lima, A., da Silva, A., Beloff, A.M. and McClean, A. (2015). Nation-building policies in Timor-Leste: Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. Disasters, The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management 38(4), pp. 690-718.

Mercer, J., Kurvits, T., Kelman, I. and Mavrogenis, S. (2014). Ecosystem-Based Adaptation for Food Security in the AIMS SIDS: Integrating External and Local Knowledge. Sustainability 6(9), pp. 5566-5597.

Kelman, I., Mercer, J. and Karlsson, M. (2014) Many strong voices for climate change education: examples from Belize and Timor-Leste. Chapter 7 in Lopez-Carresi, M. Fordham, B. Wisner, I. Kelman and JC. Gaillard (eds.), Disaster Management: International lessons in risk reduction, response and recovery. Earthscan: London.

Kelman, I., and Mercer, J. (2014) A knowledge integration tool for disaster risk reduction including climate change. Chapter 18 in Lopez-Carresi, M. Fordham, B. Wisner, I. Kelman and JC. Gaillard (eds.), Disaster Management: International lessons in risk reduction, response and recovery. Earthscan: London.

Wisner, B., Oxley, M., Budihardjo, P.H., Copen, K., Castillo, G., Cannon, T., Mercer, J. and Bonduelle, S. (2014) ‘Downhome, it’s all the same': building synergisms between community-based disaster risk reduction and community-based climate change adaptation. Chapter 11 in E.L.F. Schipper, J. Ayers, H. Reid, S. Huq and A. Rahman (eds.), Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change: Scaling it up. Earthscan: London.

Gaillard, JC. and Mercer, J. (2013) From knowledge to action: Bridging gaps in disaster risk reduction. Progress in Human Geography 37(1), pp.93-114 [Details]

Mercer, J., Kelman, I., Alfthan, B. and Kurvits, T. (2012) Ecosystem-Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Caribbean Small Island Developing States: Integrating Local and External Knowledge. Sustainability, 4, pp. 1908-1932. [Details]

Christensen Rand, E., Rand Wilson, C. and Mercer, J. (2012) Monitoring Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programmes in Timor-Leste with Time-stamped Geo-coded Images. Waterlines 31(4), pp. 293-305.

Mercer, J. (2012) Book Review: Disaster Diplomacy: How Disasters Affect Peace and Conflict, 2012, Ilan Kelman, Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge. Global Policy Journal (in press). [Details]

Mercer, J., Gaillard, JC., Donovan, K., Shannon, R., Alexander, B., Day, S., Becker, J. (2012) Cultural awareness in disaster risk reduction: Lessons and opportunities. Environmental Hazards, 11(2), pp. 74-95. [Details]

Alexander, B. and Mercer, J. (2012)Eight Components of Integrated Community Risk Reduction: A Risk Identification Application in the Maldives. Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management, 4(1), pp. 57-82. [Details]

Kelman, I., Mercer, J. and Gaillard, JC. (2012) Indigenous Knowledge and Disaster Risk Reduction. Geography, 97(1), pp. 12-21. [Details]

Mercer, J., Freitas, A.D.R. and Campbell, H. (2012). Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction in Timor-Leste. In R. Shaw (ed.), Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction, Emerald: Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management Series. [Details]

Kelman I., Lewis J., Gaillard JC. and Mercer J. (2011) Participatory action research for dealing with disasters on Small Island Developing States. Island Studies Journal, 6(1), pp. 59-86. [Details]

Mercer, J. (2011) Knowledge and Disaster Risk Reduction: Whose Knowledge Counts? Chapter 9 in B. Wisner, J.C. Gaillard and I. Kelman (eds.), Handbook of Hazards, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Routledge, London. [Details]

Mercer, J. (2010) Participatory Rural Appraisal. In B. Warf (ed.), Encyclopedia of Geography, Sage Publications, USA.

Mercer, J. (2010) Disaster Risk Reduction or Climate Change Adaptation….are we reinventing the wheel? Journal of International Development Policy, 22(2), pp. 247-264. [Details]

Mercer, J. and Kelman, I. (2010) Living alongside a volcano in Baliau, Papua New Guinea. Disaster Prevention and Management, 19(4), pp. 412-422. [Details]

Mercer, J., Kelman, I. Taranis, L. and Suchet, S. (2010) Framework for Integrating Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction. Disasters, 34(1), pp. 214-239. [Details]

Mercer, J. (2009) Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction. Presentation for Side Event: SE21 Indigenous Knowledge for DRR at UNISDR Global Platform 2009. [Details]

Mercer, J. (2009). Cultural Perceptions of Hazard and Risk. Keynote Speech for: UCL Disaster Risk Reduction for Natural Hazards: Putting Research into Practice 4-6th November 2009.

Mercer, J. (2009) Can indigenous knowledge reduce climate risk? Reuters Blog.

Mercer, J., Kelman, I., Suchet-Pearson, S. and Lloyd, K. (2009) Integrating indigenous and scientific knowledge bases for disaster risk reduction in Papua New Guinea. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 91(2), pp. 157-183. [Details]

Kelman, I., Mercer, J. and West, J.J. (2009) A framework for combining knowledge types for community-based climate change adaptation. Participatory Learning and Action Notes 60: Community-based adaptation to climate change, IIED, London, pp. 41-53. [Details]

Mercer, J., Kelman, I. and Dekens, J. (2009) Integrating Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction. Chapter 9 in R. Shaw, A. Sharma, and Y. Takeuchi (eds.), Indigenous Knowledge and Disaster Risk Reduction: From Practice to Policy, Nova Publishers, Hauppauge, New York, U.S.A. [Details]

Mercer, J. and Kelman, I. (2009) Disaster Risk Reduction in Papua New Guinea: Integrating Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge. Chapter 21 in R. Shaw, A. Sharma, and Y. Takeuchi (eds.), Indigenous Knowledge and Disaster Risk Reduction: From Practice to Policy, Nova Publishers, Hauppauge, New York, U.S.A. [Details]

Mercer, J., Kelman, I., Lloyd, K. and Suchet, S. (2008) Reflections on Use of Participatory Research for Disaster Risk Reduction. Area, 40(2), pp. 172-183. [Details]

Mercer, J. and Kelman, I. (2008) Living with Floods in Singas, Papua New Guinea. Chapter on Papua New Guinea, pp. 46-51 in R. Shaw, N. Uy, and J. Baumwoll (eds.), Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices and Lessons Learned from Experiences in the Asia-Pacific Region, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction, Bangkok, Thailand. [Details]

Mercer, J., Dominey-Howes, D., Kelman, I. and Lloyd, K. (2007) The Potential for Combining Indigenous and Western Knowledge in Reducing Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards in Small Island Developing States. Environmental Hazards, 7(4), pp. 245-256. [Details]