Univ.-Prof. Dr. Patrick Sakdapolrak

Research Group Leader

Department of Geography and Regional Research
Universitätsstraße 7/5
1010 Vienna, Austria

Hours: Wednesday, 12:00 to 13:00 – please register under population.geographie@univie.ac.at (not during the semester breaks)

Tel.: +43-1-4277-48730

E-Mail: patrick.sakdapolrak@univie.ac.at

Biography

My research field is at the interface of population dynamics, environmental change and development processes, with a focus on the topics of migration and displacement as well as health and disease. The central theme of my research is the question of how vulnerable groups live with risk. My Ph.D. thesis is based on field research in slum settlements in India, where the inhabitants have significant higher mortality and morbidity rates than the rest of the urban population. I have investigated how these poor urban groups cope with and adapt to environmental and social stresses. My current research on migration-environment relationships in Kenya and Thailand addresses the question how migration alters the way people at places of origin deal with the environment and climate change. I have the aim to pursue sound theoretical and empirical research which is relevant for wider society. I have studied Geography and Development Research in Heidelberg and Wollongong, Australia, and received my doctorate degree at Bonn University.

Research interests

Conceptual: vulnerability, resilience, livelihoods, translocality, Bourdieu's Practice-Theory

Thematic: human-environment-relations, migration and displacement, health and disease

Regional: South Asia (India), South-East Asia (Thailand), East Africa (Kenia)

Publications

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Sakdapolrak, P., Stange, G., & Sterly, H. (2021). Bevölkerungsdynamiken im Kontext des globalen Umweltwandels. In B. Braun, I. Helbrecht, R. Schneider-Sliwa, & R. Wehrhahn (Eds.), Humangeographie Westermann. Compass: das geographische Seminar


Durand-Delacre, D., Bettini, G., Nash, S. L., Sterly, H., Gioli, G., Hut, E., Boas, I., Farbotko, C., Sakdapolrak, P., de Bruijn, M., Furlong, B. T., van der Geest, K., Lietaer, S., & Hulme, M. (2021). Climate Migration is About People, not Numbers. In S. Böhm, & S. Sullivan (Eds.), Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis (pp. 63-81). Open Book Publishers. books.openbookpublishers.com/10.11647/obp.0265.06.pdf


Boas, I., Farbotko, C., Adams, H., Sterly, H., Bush, S., Van der Geest, K., Wiegel, H., Ashraf, H., Baldwin, A., Bettini, G., Blondin, S., de Bruijn, M., Durand-Delacre, D., Fröhlich, C., Gioli, G., Guaita, L., Hut, E., Jarawura, F. X., Lamers, M., ... Hulme, M. (2019). Climate migration myths. Nature Climate Change, 9(12), 901-903. doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0633-3


Sterly, H., Etzold, B., Wirkus, L., Sakdapolrak, P., Schewe, J., Schleussner, C-F., & Hennig, B. (2019). AROMA_CoDa: Assessing Refugees’ Onward Mobility through the Analysis of Communication Data. Paper presented at Data for Refugees Challange, Istanbul, Turkey.


Sterly, H., Etzold, B., Wirkus, L., Sakdapolrak, P., Schewe, J., Schleussner, C-F., & Hennig, B. (2019). AROMACoDa: Assessing Refugees' Onward Mobility through the Analysis of Communication Data. In A. A. Salah, A. Pentland, B. Lepri, E. Letouzé, Y-A. de Montjoye, X. Dong, & P. Vinck (Eds.), Your Voice, Your Data, Your Future (pp. 70-82) www.researchgate.net/publication/330999866_AROMA_CoDa_Assessing_Refugees'_Onward_Mobility_through_the_Analysis_of_Communication_Data


Sterly, H., Etzold, B., Wirkus, L., Sakdapolrak, P., Schewe, J., Schleussner, C-F., & Hennig, B. (2019). Assessing Refugees’ Onward Mobility with Mobile Phone Data—A Case Study of (Syrian) Refugees in Turkey. In A. A. Salah, A. Pentland, B. Lepri, & E. Letouzé (Eds.), Guide to Mobile Data Analytics in Refugee Scenarios: The 'Data for Refugees Challenge' Study (pp. 251-263). Springer. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12554-7_13


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