School of Earth and Environment

Melanie Flynn Melanie Flynn

Postgraduate Researcher

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Affiliation: Sustainability Research Institute


A first year PhD student with an interest in climate change adaptation and community-based research in the Arctic.

Previous research projects have included; A systematic review of participatory scenario planning in the the Arctic, A framework for knowledge mobilization in the Arctic and a community-based evaluation of a hazard mapping project in Arviat, Nunavut.


M.Sc. in Environmental Risk and Human Security, United Nations University and University of Bonn, Germany

BA Geography, Leeds University, UK


Climate Change Adaptation Research Group

IK-ADAPT Research Network

Priestley International Centre for Climate

Research Interests

Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability research

Community-based research

Indigenous methodologies

Futures work and scenario approach

Project details

Project title

Human dimensions of climate change impact, adaptation and vulnerability


Professor James Ford and Professor Suraje Dessai

Start date

1 October 2017

Project outline

Community-based research exploring how Arctic Indigenous communities can plan for future climate change


Ford, J. D., Labbé, J., Flynn, M., Araos, M., & IHACC Research Team. (2017). Readiness for climate change adaptation in the Canadian Arctic: A case study from Nunavut, Canada. Climatic Change.

Labbé, J., Ford, J. D., Araos, M., & Flynn, M. (2017). The government-led climate change adaptation landscape in Nunavut, Canada. Environmental Reviews, 1–14.