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Population Processes & Environmental Change

Environmental change is one of the defining challenges of our age.

Environmental change both causes and is caused by population change. For example, shifts in the physical environment may shape human mobility both directly (for example as a response to extreme weather events), or indirectly, (for example through the gradual impacts of sea-level rise on other economic, social, cultural, and political drivers of migration). Conversely, population growth and change affects patterns of land use, resource processing, urban design, transport and waste disposal that may transform the physical environment. The Hugo Centre’s research aims to undertake comparative studies on the nexus between environmental change and human population change, to make theoretical advances in this area, and to inform practical efforts to achieve a sustainable future.

Current and completed research includes:

Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
The University of Adelaide
Napier Building
North Terrace, Adelaide
South Australia 5005


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