PhD grad Kira Sullivan-Wiley and assistant professor Anne Short Gianotti coauthor paper in World Development

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May 5th, 2017

Recent Earth & Environment PhD graduate Kira Sullivan-Wiley and Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti have co-authored a paper in World Development.

The paper, “Risk Perception in a Multi-Hazard Environment,” investigates how small-holder farmers’ in eastern Uganda perceive the risk of multiple, overlapping hazards. Though it is widely recognized that many communities are at risk from multiple, overlapping threats, little is known about how individuals perceive and prioritize multiple hazards in the developing world. This study shows that risk perception is shaped both by the characteristics of the individual and the hazard itself.

Dr. Sullivan-Wiley completed her PhD last year and is now NatureNet Science Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University and The Nature Conservancy. Learn about Assistant Professor Short Gianotti’s work here.