Dylan G. Clark

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 public health, vulnerability mapping and forecasting, and community-based adaptation. 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 climate change health impacts. 

I am interested contributing to social equity by contributing to evidence-based policies and scientific research.  I have diverse experiences in policy development and research surrounding social and environmental determinants of health – particularly in resource low locations. During spare time, I enjoy mountaineering, biking, and alpine skiing. 

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Debortoli, N., Sayles, J., Clark, D.G., Ford, J.D. A systems network approach for climate change vulnerability assessment. Environmental Research Letters (Under Review).

Ford, J.D., Couture, N., Bell, T., Clark, D.G. Climate change and Canada’s north coast: Research trends, progress, and future directions. 2017. 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. 2016. 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. 2014. 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

CBC – New research confirms link between environment and SAR

McGill University – Paper Published on Search and Rescue in the Arctic

CBC – Land Safety Course in Nunavut

Nunatsiaq News – Search and Rescue Research in Nunavut

Ames Tribune – Climate Change and Dylan’s work in the North

Medium – Building Safety and Resilience in the Arctic

Des Moines WHO TV – Iowa State University undergraduates present climate change research

Iowa State University – Two Iowa State seniors present at ESA