As shown in the diagram , the number of CNDS publications (using the correct affiliation) has increased over the past years, according to the Scopus database of scientific articles.
Find an excerpt of CNDS' interdisciplinary publications below. Click on the link to find where the respective article is available.
The challenge of unprecedented floods and droughts in risk management
CNDS Fellows Elisa Savelli, Johanna Mård, Maurizio Mazzoleni, and Elena Ridolfi contributed to an analysis published in Nature, aimed at better understanding challenges posed by unprecedented droughts and floods. The paper's senior author is CNDS Director, Giuliano Di Baldassarre.
The article has received broad media attention, with, inter alia, CNN publishing an interview with one of the co-authors on the topic.
Environmental design load for the line force of a point-absorber wave energy converter
CNDS Deputy Director, Malin Göteman (Department of Electrical Engineering, Uppsala University), co-authored an article on the procedure of obtaining an environmental design load for the line force of a 1:30 scaled point-absorber wave energy converters (WEC) using an environmental contour with a 50-year return period for the Dowsing site in the North Sea.
The Trump Administration and the COVID-19 crisis
CNDS Fellow and Board Deputy Chair, Charles Parker (Uppsala University) has co-authored an article on the warning-response problems and missed opportunities during the Covid-19 pandemic under the Trump Administration. The article focuses on the crucial role of executive leadership as an underlying factor and discussing why the head of the state is responsible for ensuring a healthy policy process for response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Climate, Agriculture, and Migration
CNDS Fellow and Student Representative in the CNDS Board, Riccardo Biella (Uppsala University) has recently published an article on exploring the vulnerability and outmigration nexus in the Indian Himalayan Region.
All dried up: The materiality of drought in Ladismith, South Africa
CNDS Fellows, Elisa Savelli, Hannah Cloke, Giuliano Di Baldassarre (Uppsala University) and Maria Rusca (University of Manchester) have recently published an article on droughts as socioecological phenomena coproduced by the recursive engagement of human and non-human transformations.
A climate-change attribution retrospective of some impactful weather extremes of 2021
CNDS Fellow, Gabriele Messori has co-authored a paper on the attribution of climate change to some of the weather extreme events from 2021. It is shown that the extreme events the authors investigate are significantly modified in the present climate with respect to the past, because of changes in the location, persistence and/or seasonality of cyclonic/anticyclonic patterns in the sea-level pressure analogues.
Large-scale lava dome fracturing as a result of concealed weakened zones
CNDS Fellows, Valentin Troll and Frances Deegan (Uppsala University), co-authored a research article regarding the influence of large fracture formation on dome stability and outgassing.
Lars Nyberg and Sven Halldin (Karlstad University) worked together with co-authors to create a model aimed at investigating if a cloudburst catastrophe (cat) model could be constructed to meaningfully assess such a hazard, exposure and vulnerability in Swedish urban context. The results were deemed acceptable, thus providing an opening for future, simplified cloudburst cat models applicable in most geographical contexts where reliable cloudburst data are available.
Mantle source characteristics and magmatic processes during the 2021 La Palma eruption
CNDS Fellows, Valentin Troll and Frances Deegan (Uppsala University), have recently co-authored an article on the temporal changes in La Palma's volcano lava chemistry over the 3 months of highly destructive eruption from 2021.
Multiform flood events must be appropriately defined to avoid misrepresentation of climate risk
One of the most recent articles published on the topic of flood risk in the contemporary world goes under the title Multiform flood risk in a rapidly changing world: what we do not do, what we should and why it matters, co-authored by well-known scientists in the fields of hydrology, climate and disaster science, among others CNDS Director, Giuliano Di Baldassarre. The article identifies challenges and potential consequences related to the oversimplification of disaster type representation in risk assessment and adaptation program design, focusing on non- or mis-assignment of flood type.