Dylan Clark is a Program Manager for the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University and a climate change consultant. A critical thinker and explorer, Dylan has collaborated with communities from Tanzania to the Arctic, working to understand linked environmental and social systems and build resilience. His work has resulted in numerous publications, contributions to an IPCC Special Report, and multiple adaptation initiatives.
Dylan has led various projects to assess the effects of climate change on search and rescue and disasters across the Canadian Arctic. Having participated in numerous Canadian Air Force Arctic training missions and testified before the Canadian Senate on Arctic search and rescue, Dylan has become a recognized authority on the topic.
Dylan’s has a B.Sc. from Iowa State University and a M.Sc. from McGill University (where he was a Rotary Global Scholar). He received training as a Critical Care Paramedic from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
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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
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