Friday, 12 February 2016

Climate Week in Sidmouth: "Extreme Weather: how we manage risks" >>> Cafe Scientifique with Dr Ewan Woodley from the University of Exeter >>> Tuesday 8th March

During last year's Climate Week in Sidmouth, Dr Ewan Woodley talked about climate change and natural hazards:
Futures Forum: Climate Week in Sidmouth: “Someone must do something": Dr Ewan Woodley of Exeter University >>> 'Climate change, natural hazards and public understandings of risk and resilience.' >>> the presentation

This year, he will be focussing on "Extreme Weather: and how we manage risks".

The event will be held upstairs at Costa Coffee on Fore Street in Sidmouth on Tuesday 8th March, starting 3pm. Be there early as it's a very popular series of events!
Sidmouth Science Festival - March

Dr Woodley has carried out research into how we manage weather risks:
Futures Forum: Making communities resilient to flooding: >>> "Learning to listen: a community approach to understanding localised flood events"

Here is his profile at the University of Exeter:

Dr Ewan Woodley
Lecturer in Geography


Ewan studied Geography at Swansea University from 2003-2006.  Research for his undergraduate dissertation sparked an enthusiasm for delving into climates of the past and led to a NERC/CASE funded PhD on ‘Reconstructing the climate of Scotland using stable carbon and oxygen isotopes in tree-rings’.  During his PhD, Ewan was involved with the Millennium Climate Change Project and worked closely with other UK and international isotope laboratories.  In 2010, he moved to a postdoctoral position at the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory (Nottingham), where he was involved with a number of international research projects studying both palaeoclimatic variability and contemporary environmental issues.  He moved to the University of Exeter in September 2011.
Ewan is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the RGS Southwest Committee.

Broad Research Specialisms

Climate change, natural hazards and public understandings of risk and resilience.


BSc, PhD in Geography (Wales)


Research interests

Ewan is a member of the Environmental Change and Environment and Sustainability research groups.

Communicating Climate Science
The communication of climate science is a key challenge for academics. I am working with both natural and social scientists to develop effective pedagogies of climate change through both the Climate and Society research group and within my teaching practice.
This research covers a range of important issues, from ways of maximising the impact of climate change research, through to the development of understanding effective knowledge exchange and dissemination pathways. I am interested in enhancing university education through the development of new teaching strategies that avoid saturation approaches to climate change communication, often referred to as ‘green fatigue’. In this way, I seek to develop new pedagogies of climate change through both my research and teaching practice that encourage experiential learning by students and a move beyond Education merely for Climate Change, to a position where tertiary learning is a reflection of, rather than reaction to, the challenges of global environmental change.

Staff profiles - Geography - University of Exeter

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