Migration and Displacement

Human Mobility as a motivating force within Global Change | Influence of environmental and climate change on migratory movements | Impact of migration on environmental change and adaptation to climate changes

Selected Publications

  • Groth, J., Ide, T., Sakdapolrak, P., Kassa, E., and Hermans, K. (2020): Deciphering interwoven drivers of environment-related migration - A multisite case study from the Ethiopian highlands. In: Global Environmental Change, 63, 102094, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102094
  • Porst, L. and Sakdapolrak, P. (2020): Gendered translocal connectedness: Rural-urban migration, remittances, and social resilience in Thailand. In: Population, Space and Place, e2324, https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2324
  • Borderon, M.Sakdapolrak, P., Muttarak, R., Kebede, E., Pagogna, R. and Sporer, E. (2019): Migration influenced by environmental change in Africa: A systematic review of empirical evidence. In: Demographic Research, 41 (18), 491-444.
  • Rockenbauch, T., Sakdapolrak, P. and Sterly, H. (2019): Do translocal networks matter for agricultural innovation? A case study on advice sharing in small-scale farming communities in Northeast Thailand. In: Agriculture and Human Values, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-019-09935-0.
  • Sterly, H., Etzold, B., Wirkus, L., Sakdapolrak, P., Schewe, J., Schleussner, C.-F. and B. Hennig (2019): AROMA_CoDa: Assessing Refugees’ Onward Mobility through the Analysis of Communication Data. In: Ali Salah A., Pentland, A., Lepri, B., Letouzé, E., de Montjoye, Y.-A., Dong, X. und P. Vinck (Hg.): Your Voice, Your Data, Your Future. Proceedings of the Data for Refugees Challenge Workshop. Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 21 January 2019, S. 70–82 –http://d4r.turktelekom.com.tr/Content/Documents/d4r-proceedings.pdf
  • Porst, L. and Sakdapolrak, P. (2018): Advancing adaptation or producing precarity? The role of rural-urban migration and translocal embeddedness in navigating household resilience in Thailand. In: Geoforum, 97 (2018), 35-45, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.10.011.
  • Sterly, H., Ober, K., and Sakdapolrak, P. (2016): Migration for Human Security? The Contribution of Translocality to Social Resilience. In: The Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, 3 (1), 57-66.
  • Sakdapolrak, P., Naruchaikusol, S., Ober, K., Peth, S., Porst, L., Rockenbauch, T., and Tolo, V. (2016): Migration in a changing climate. Towards a translocal social resilience approach. In: Die Erde, 147 (2), 81-94.
  • Afifi, T., Milan, A., Etzold, B., Schraven, B., Rademacher-Schulz, C., Sakdapolrak, P., Reif, A., van der Geest, K., and Warner, K. (2016): Human mobility in response to rainfall variability: opportunities for migration as a successful adaptation strategy in eight case studies. In: Migration and Development, 5 (2), 1-21.
  • Greiner, C., Peth, S. A., and Sakdapolrak, P. (2015): Deciphering migration in the age of climate change. Towards an understanding of translocal relations in social-ecological systems. In: TransRe-Projekt Working Paper No. 2.
  • Lang, B. and Sakdapolrak, P. (2015): Violent place making: How Kenya's post-election violence transforms a worker's settlement at Lake Naivasha. In: Political Geography, 45, 67-78.
  • Greiner, C. and Sakdapolrak, P. (2013): Rural-urban migration, agricultural change and the environment in Kenya. A literature review. In: Population and Environment, 34 (4), 524-553.
  • Sakdapolrak, P., Promburom, P. and Reif, A. (2013): Why successful in-situ adaptation with environmental stress does not prevent people from migrating? Empirical evidence from Northern Thailand. In: Climate and Development, 6 (1), 38-45.
  • Afifi, T., Govil, R., Sakdapolrak, P., and Warner, K. (2012): Climate change, vulnerability and human mobility. Perspectives of refugees from the Horn of Africa. UNHCR and UNU-EHS Report No. 1, Bonn.