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Donald Nelson

Donald Nelson

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia


Department of Anthropology
University of Georgia
Baldwin Hall
Athens, GA 30602


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia


  • PhD, Anthropology, University of Arizona, 2005
  • MA, Anthropology, University of Arizona, 2000
  • BA, Anthropology, University of Nebraska, 1995


Journal Articles


Eakin, H., M. C. Lemos and D. R. Nelson. 2014. Differentiating capacities as a means to sustainable climate change adaptation. Global Environmental Change 27:1-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.04.013. (link )


Miller, F., H. Osbahr, E. Boyd, F. Thomalla, S. Bharwani, G. Ziervogel, B. H. Walker, J. Birkmann, S. van der Leeuw, J. Rockstrom, J. Hinkel, T. Downing, C. Folke and D. Nelson. 2010. Resilience and vulnerability: Complementary or conflicting concepts?. Ecology and Society 15(3):Art. 11. (link )

Book Chapters


Lemos, M. C., A. Agrawal, H. Eakin, D. R. Nelson, N. Engle and O. Johns. 2013. Building adaptive capacity to climate change in less developed countries. Pp. 437-457 In: Asrar, G. R. and J. W. Hurrell eds., Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modeling and Prediction Priorities. Springer. ISBN: 978-9400766914.



Eakin, H., D. R. Nelson and M. C. Lemos. 2013. Pathways to sustainable adaptive development in an era of climate change. Presentation at the Transformation in a Changing Climate International Conference, June 19-21, 2013, Oslo, Norway.