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IIASA Postdoctoral Research Scholar Risk and Resilience
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Mia Landauer joined IIASA's Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program as a Guest Research Scholar in September 2013. Since January 2016, she has been working as an IIASA Postdoctoral Research Scholar jointly with RISK and the Arctic Futures Initiative (AFI). Her primary research interests are risk governance, environmental management, and climate change adaptation. Her current research focuses on risk management and governance of the Arctic. She is particularly interested in how climatic and environmental changes and related risks affect the local communities of the Arctic. In a case study context she examines how reindeer pastoralism, a vital traditional livelihood and an important but yet vulnerable social-economic system in Finland, is affected by climate change, land use change, and by the growing economic interests in natural resource exploitation.
Her previous postdoctoral research project at Aalto University and the Nordic Centre of Excellence NORD-STAR dealt with climate governance of Nordic urban areas. She investigated Nordic cities’ responses to climate change, in particular how tradeoffs and conflicts between adaptation and mitigation policies and practices are being resolved, and synergies enhanced.
Dr. Landauer holds a master's degree in physical geography, and her secondary academic disciplines include environmental research and zoology. She received her doctorate degree, Dr. nat. techn., from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna in 2013. Her doctoral studies encompassed landscape conservation and planning as well as tourism marketing and management in the face of global change. Her research applications included discrete choice experiments that enable modeling individuals’ preferences for land-use, landscape changes, as well as modeling of tourism destination choice behavior and adaptation preferences under changing climatic conditions. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Landauer gained professional experience at both the Finnish Forest Research Institute and the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), where her research focused on the adaptation and regional vulnerability of nature-based tourism and outdoor recreation to climate change.
She has authored and co-authored over a dozen peer-reviewed publications in international journals such as 'Climatic Change' and 'Environment Systems and Decisions'.
Last update: 28-APR-2016
Landauer M, Goodsite ME, & Juhola S (2017). Nordic National Climate Adaptation and Tourism Strategies – (How) Are They Interlinked? Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism: 1-12. DOI:10.1080/15022250.2017.1340540.
Grafakos S, Pacteau C, Delgado M, Landauer M, Lucon O, & Driscoll P (2017). Integrating mitigation and adaptation: Opportunities and challenges. In: Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. Eds. Rosenzweig, C., Solecki, W., Romero-Lankao, P., Mehrotra, S., Dhakal, S. & Ibrahim, S.A., Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1316603338 (In Press)
Landauer M & Juhola S (2017). Loss and damage from climate change: implications for the Arctic. In: Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Principles and Policy Options. Eds. Mechler, R., Bower, L., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Schinko, T. & Surmiski, S., Springer. (Submitted)
Klein J, Landauer M, & Juhola S (2016). Local authorities and the engagement of private actors in climate change adaptation. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy: 1-20. DOI:10.1177/0263774X16680819.
Landauer M, Sievänen T, & Neuvonen M (2015). Indicators of climate change vulnerability for winter recreation activities: a case of cross-country skiing in Finland. Leisure/Loisir 39 (3): 403-440. DOI:10.1080/14927713.2015.1122283.
Landauer M, Juhola S, & Söderholm M (2015). Inter-relationships between adaptation and mitigation: a systematic literature review. Climatic Change 131 (4): 505-517. DOI:10.1007/s10584-015-1395-1.
Juhola S, Goodsite ME, Davis M, Klein RJT, Davidsdottir B, Atlason R, Landauer M, Linner B-O, et al. (2014). Adaptation decision-making in the Nordic countries: Assessing the potential for joint action. Environment Systems and Decisions 34 (3): 600-611. DOI:10.1007/s10669-014-9524-3.
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