Carolina Adler (nee Roman)

Dr. Carolina Adler (nee Roman)
Executive Director MRI
Mountain Research Initiative
University of Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
CH-3012 Bern

Phone: +41 (0) 31 631 51 41
E-mail: carolina.adler(at)
URL Institution:

in which Carolina Adler (nee Roman) holds an official function.

Additional functions:
Lead Author IPCC (AR6)

Mountain Protection Commission - The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA)

Key Publications of Carolina Adler (nee Roman) (up to ten) :
Eriksen, C., G. L. Simon, F. Roth, S. J. Lakhina, B. Wisner, C. Adler, F. Thomalla, A. Scolobig, K. Brady, M. Bründl, F. Neisser, M. Grenfell, L. Maduz and T. Prior (2020). "Rethinking the interplay between affluence and vulnerability to aid climate change adaptive capacity." Climatic Change 162(1): 25-39.

Adler, C., Pomeroy, J., and Nitu, R. (2020). High Mountain Summit: Outcomes and Outlook. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Bulletin, 69(1): 34-37.

Hock, R, Rasul G, Adler C, Cáceres B, Gruber S, Hirabayashi Y, Jackson M, Kääb A, Kang S, Kutuzov S, Milner AI, Molau U, Morin S, Orlove B, and Steltzer H. (2019). High Mountain Areas. In: Pörtner HO, Roberts DC, Masson-Delmotte V, Zhai P, Tignor M, Poloczanska E, Mintenbeck K, Alegría A, Nicolai M, Okem A, Petzold J, Rama B, Weyer NM, editors. IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. In press.

Burch, S., Gupta, A., Inoue, C.Y.A., Kalfagianni, A., Persson, Å., Gerlak, A.K., Ishii, A., Patterson, J., Pickering, J., Scobie, M., Van der Heijden, J., Vervoort, J., Adler, C., Bloomfield, M., Djalante, R., Dryzek, J., Galaz, V., Gordon, C., Harmon, R., Jinnah, S., Kim, R.E., Olsson, L., Van Leeuwen, J., Ramasar, V., Wapner, P., Zondervan, R. (2019). New directions in earth system governance research. Earth System Governance, 100006.

Kulonen, K., Adler, C., Bracher, C., & Wymann von Dach, S. (2019). Spatial context matters for monitoring and reporting on SDGs: Reflections based on research in mountain regions. GAIA, 28(2): 90-94;

Adler, C., et al. (2018). Monitoring Mountains in a Changing World: New Horizons for the Global Network for Observations and Information on Mountain Environments (GEO-GNOME). MRD, 38(3): 265-269.

Adler, C., Hirsch Hadorn, G., Breu, T., Wiesmann, U., & Pohl, C. (2017). Conceptualizing the transfer of knowledge across cases in transdisciplinary research. Sustainability Science.

Adler, C.E., & Hirsch Hadorn, G. (2014). The IPCC and treatment of uncertainties: topics and sources of dissensus. WIREs Climate Change, 5(5): 663–676.

Lynch, A.H., Adler, C.E. & Howard, N.C. (2014). Policy diffusion in arid Basin water management: a Q method approach in the Murray–Darling Basin, Australia. Regional Environmental Change 14, 1601–1613.

Adler, C.E., McEvoy, D., Chhetri, P., & Kruk, E. (2013). The role of tourism in a changing climate for conservation and development. A problem-oriented study in the Kailash Sacred Landscape, Nepal. Policy Sciences, 46(2): 161-178.

Roman, C.E., Lynch, A.H., & Dominey-Howes, D. (2011). What is the goal? Framing the climate change adaptation question through a problem-oriented approach. Weather, Climate & Society, 3(1): 16-30.

Expertise of Carolina Adler (nee Roman):
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeApplied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Research Interface / Management
Topic AtmosphereClimate
Topic CryosphereGlaciers
Snow Cover
Topic Economy/ResourceUseFood Security
Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
Topic Politics/LawMitigation / Prevention / Emission Reductions
Conventions / Protections
Regionalization / Globalization
Topic SocietyOrganisations / Institutions
Perception / Behaviour / Attitudes
Education / Communication / Participation
Topic Culture/HistoryEthics / Cultural Values
Topic SustainabilitySustainability
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Global / Hemispheric
National / Cultural
Local / Community
Time FrameRecent / Today
Time ScaleSeasonal / Annual
Decadal / Centennial
MethodsData Collection
Data Collection - Interviews, Questionnaires
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Policy Analysis and Formation
Applied Research / Technology
Integrated Assessment
Program Coordination / Management

Specialties of Carolina Adler (nee Roman):
Application of policy sciences in global (climate) change adaptation research, adaptive governance, science-policy interface.
  • Beurteilung der Unsicherheiten in den wissenschaftlichen Theorien und Fakten

  • Co-Produktion von Wissen

  • Einfluss von Werten und Rationalität auf Entscheidungsprozesse

  • Analyse der Wirksamkeit von Maßnahmen und Strategien zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel

  • Schnittstellen, Kommunikation und Zusammenarbeit zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik

  • Analyse der gesellschaftlichen Meinungen und Wahrnehmungen

  • Governance

    Last update: 11/17/20
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