Articles by: Amanda Bertana

Author Biography:

Amanda Bertana is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Southern Connecticut State University. Her primary area of research investigates the human dimensions of global environmental change and its effects (flooding, coastal erosion, more frequent and intense storm surges) on local communities. Recently, she has studied climate adaptation efforts with an emphasis on structural processes that lead to adaptive and maladaptive outcomes. She has published articles in Environmental Sociology, Environment and Planning C, The Geographical Journal Anthropological Forum, Rural Connections, Climate and Development and Case Studies in the Environment.

In Fiji, Vunisavisavi on the Edge: How top-down adaptation to sea-level rise went over the top

The world is riddled with disastrous adaptation projects—cracked water tanks in drought-prone areas, monstrous seawalls that have shifted sediment downstream, elite capture of resources.