Dr Mark Dickson Wins Climate Change Research Award

03 December 2012

Congratulations to School of Environment senior lecturer Dr Mark Dickson who is the winner of the 2012 Lloyds Science of Risk Award for climate change research for his paper titled  'Integrated analysis of risks of coastal flooding and cliff erosion under scenarios of long term change'.  Dr Dickson is the second author for this paper which he wrote in collaboration with researchers from the Tyndall Centre, a partnership of eight universities in the UK which investigate climate change. This award was announced in London on 29 November.

This research shows how the benefits of protecting our coastline from erosion must be balanced against the impacts of coastal flooding. The research focuses on a 72km stretch of shoreline along the East Anglian coast in the United Kingdom. The study details the interconnection between the risks of erosion and flooding, and shows that in some cases, allowing natural erosion could reduce the impact of flooding associated with rising sea levels.

Use the DOI to link to the full paper (DOI: 10.1007/s10584-008-9532-8), which was published in the international journal, Climate Change.

Find out more about Dr Dickson's research.