Publications

Working on article in Ilulissat, Greenland

Working on article in Ilulissat, Greenland

Ford, J., Pearce, T., McDowell, G. et al. (In Review). Vulnerability science and its discontents.

Rodina, L., Shah, S., Burt, J., McDowell, G. et al. (In Review) Social-Ecological Transformations: Conceptual, Ethical, and Methodological Insights. The Anthropocene Review.

McDowell, G. & Koppes, M. (2017) Robust adaptation research in high mountains: Integrating the scientific, social, and ecological dimensions of glacio-hydrological change. Water 9: 739. (Special Issue - Global Warming Impacts on Mountain Glaciers and Communities).

McDowell, G., Stephenson, E., Ford. J. (2016) Adaptation, Adaptation Science, and the Status of Adaptation in Mountain Regions. In Climate Change Adaptation Strategies: An Upstream-Downstream Lens, eds. Salzmann, N., Huggel, C., Nussbaumer, S., & Ziervogel, G. Springer.

McDowell, G., Ford. J., Jones, J. (2016) 25 years of community-level climate change vulnerability research: Trends, progress, and future directions. Environmental Research Letters. 11: 033001

Ford, J., McDowell, G., Pearce, T. (2015) The adaptation challenge in the Arctic. Nature Climate Change. 5: 1046-1053.  

Ford, J., … McDowell, G. et al. (2015) Community-based adaptation research in the Arctic. WIREs Climate Change. doi: 10.1002/wcc376.

McDowell, G., Stephenson, E., Ford. J. (2014) Adaptation to climate change in glaciated mountain regions. Climatic Change 126: 77-91.

Carey, M., McDowell, G., Huggel, C., Jackson, J., Portocarrero, C., Reynolds, J., Vicuna, L. (2014) Integrated Approaches to Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Dynamic Socio-Cryospheric Systems. In Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks and Disasters, eds. W, Haeberli & C. Whiteman. Elsevier.

Ford, J., McDowell, G. Jones, J. (2014). The state of climate change adaptation in the Arctic. Environmental Research Letters. 9: 104005-104014.

McDowell, G. and Ford, J. (2014). The socio-ecological dimensions of hydrocarbon development in the Disko Bay region of Greenland: Opportunities, risks, and tradeoffs. Applied Geography 46: 98-110.

Ford, J., McDowell, G., Shirley, J., et al. (2013) The dynamic multi-scale nature of climate change vulnerability: An Inuit harvesting example. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 103: 1193-1211.

McDowell, G., Ford, J., Lehner, B., Berrang-Ford, L., Sherpa, A. (2013) Climate-related hydrological change and human vulnerability in remote mountain regions: A case study from Khumbu, Nepal. Regional Environmental Change 13: 299-310.

McDowell, G. (2012). The role of bridging organizations in facilitating socio-ecological transformation: A case study of the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative, MSc Thesis. University of Oxford, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford, UK.

McDowell, G. (2011). The human dimensions of climate change in the Khumbu Region of Nepal: Implications of hydrological modification. BA Honours Thesis. McGill University, Department of Geography, Montréal, QC.

Knight, M. and McDowell, G. (2010). Breaking the Ice: McGill researchers work with Inuit hunters to understand and publicize the social effects of climate change. McGill Daily 99: 14-15.

McDowell, G. (2010). Introduction. Ampersand 3: viii-ix.

-In addition, I have served as a peer-reviewer for Cambridge University Press, The Royal Geographical Society, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Climatic Change, Climate and Development, Environment and Planning A, and Regional Environmental Change.