I am a Program Manager for the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University, leading research and initiatives on Arctic search and rescue as well as emergency management and risk reduction. My research interests include vulnerability mapping and forecasting, community-based adaptation, and health equity. I have been involved in ongoing development of community vulnerability indices, research into the uses of UAVs for search and rescue and emergency response in Arctic communities, and modeling potential impacts of weather changes on Inuit travel. I use quantitative methods including timeseries analysis (R and python) and spatial analysis (GIS), as well as qualitative tools in my work. I have led a number of peer-reviewed publications, consulted with NGOs and government bodies, and am a Contributing Author on the IPCC special report examining the implications of 1.5oC warming.
I am interested in emergency medicine, and social and environmental determinants of health – particularly in resource low locations. I enjoy the balance of working as a critical care paramedic where impacts are often immediate, and environmental change research where I am able explore how our context influences vulnerability to injury and our health. During spare time, I enjoy mountaineering, biking, and alpine skiing.
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Ford, J.D., Couture, N., Bell, T., Clark, D.G. Climate change and Canada’s north coast: Research trends, progress, and future directions. (In Press). Environmental Reviews.
Clark, D.G., Ford, J.D. Emergency response in a rapidly changing Arctic. 2017. CMAJ. 189, 135-6.
Clark, D. G., Ford, J.D., Pearce, T., Berrang-Ford, L. Vulnerability to injuries associated with land-use activities in Nunavut, Canada. Social Science & Medicine. 169, 18-26.
Clark, D.G., Ford, J.D., Berrang-Ford, L., Pearce, T., Gough, W., Kowal, S. The role of environmental factors in search and rescue incidents in Nunavut. 2016. Public Health. 137, 44-49.
Clark, D.G., Premkumar, D., Mazur, R., & Kisimbo, E. Geospatial Resource Access Analysis in Hedaru, Tanzania. ESA Living Planet Symposium Proceedings. Edinburgh, United Kingdom. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013ESASP.722E.250C
News Articles About my Work
Montreal Gazette – Advancing in a Common Vision to Address Climate Change
Arctic Deeply – Researchers explore use of UAVs for search and rescue
National Geographic – Arctic Search and Rescue and Climate Change
Arctic Deeply – Risk on the Land and Climate Change
McGill University – Paper Published on Search and Rescue in the Arctic
Nunatsiaq News – Search and Rescue Research in Nunavut
Ames Tribune – Climate Change and Dylan’s work in the North
Des Moines WHO TV – Iowa State University undergraduates present climate change research
Iowa State University – Two Iowa State seniors present at ESA