Pacific Islands

Social-Ecological Change and Food Security in Fiji

Funder: USC Fellowship Award; USC-Brock U PhD Scholarship

Researchers: Kerrie Pickering (PhD candidate)

Partner: Nadroga-Navosa Provincial Council

Aim: To examine food security in Fiji in the context of recent social and ecological changes in order to provide a more holistic account of the factor and processes shaping experiences of food security.

Timeline: 2018-2021

IMG_2700 2_edited.jpg
Currenti_2-1440.png

Adaptation to climate change in an interior Pacific Island Village: a case study of Nawairuku, Ra, Fiji 

Funder: USC Fellowship Award

Researchers: Renee Currenti; Dr. Tristan Pearce; Roger Kitson

Partner: Nawairuku

Aim: To examine how residents of Nawairuku, an interior village in Ra, Fiji, are experiencing and responding to recent social and ecological changes.

Timeline: 2017-2019

Human Face of the Sigatoka River

Funder: USC Fellowship Award

Researchers: Dr. Tristan Pearce; Lui Manuel; Dr. Javier Leon; Mathew Brown; Renee Currenti; Roger Kitson

Partner: Nadroga-Navosa Provincial Council

Aim: To document iTaukei social values of the Sigatoka River estuary and threats to these values.

Timeline: 2016-2017

Vusama2 copy_Fotor.jpg

Climate change adaptation in Vusama Village, Nadroga-Navosa, Fiji

Funder: University of the Sunshine Coast

Researchers: Dr. Tristan Pearce; Renee Currenti; Brendan Doran; Asinate Mateiwai (Research Assistant)

Aim: To assess human vulnerability to climate change (as it relates to fresh water resources) in Vusama, an iTaukei village in southwest Viti Levu, Fiji in the context of recent social and ecological changes.

Social value mapping in Sigatoka River Estuary, Fiji

Funder: University of the Sunshine Coast

Researchers: Dr. Tristan Pearce, Lui Manuel (in-country support)

Page 9 Sigatoka River.JPG.jpg
Tuvalu3.jpg 2015-5-7-15_38_10.jpg

Food Security on Funafuti Atoll in Tuvalu

Funder: University of the Sunshine Coast

Researchers: Dr. Tristan Pearce; Dr. James Ford; Dr. Barry Smit; Sandra McCubbin

Aim: To characterize the vulnerability of food systems in Pacific Island Countries (PICs) to climate change in the context of multiple stresses.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube beige

© 2020 Environmental Change Research Group |  Icon Vectors by Vecteezy