Emma Archer

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Research profile

I am a geographer, working on sustainable agriculture/managed ecosystems and climate in Africa. After my PhD at Clark University in the northeastern US, I undertook a NOAA Global & Climate Change postdoctoral fellowship at the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI) at Columbia University in New York; co-hosted by the Pennsylvania State University.  My research focus is on drylands, with experience throughout the SADC region and on the continent.  I have served as the co-chair for the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Africa Assessment (www.ipbes.net), as a Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) on the Forests and Water Assessment of the Global Forestry Expert Panels (GFEP); and I am currently a Climate Change Channel Editor for PLOS (www.plos.org).

 

Courses presented

  • ENV 301 - Human Environmental Interactions
  • ENV 810 - Environmental Paradigms

 

Qualifications

  • B.A. (Environmental and Geographical Science; Social Anthropology); University of Cape Town
  • B.A. Honours (Environmental and Geographical Science); University of Cape Town
  • PhD (Geography); Clark University, USA

 

Research publications (since 2013)

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  • Creed, I.F., Jones, J.J., Arcger van Garderen, E., Claassesn, M., Ellison, D., McNulty, S.G., van Noordwijk, M., vira, B., Wei, X., Bishop, K., Blanco, J.A., Gush, M., Gyawali, D., Jobbágy, E., Lara, A., Little, C., Martin-Ortega, J., Mukherij, A., Murdiyarso, D., Pol, P.O., Sullivan, C.A., Xu, J. (2019). Managing forests for both downstream and downwind water. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change - Forest Hydrology, 18 October 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2019.00064
  • Archer, E.R.M., Landman W.A., Malherbe, J., Tadross, M. and Pretorius, S. (2019).  South Africa’s winter rainfall region drought: a region in transition? Climate Risk Management. Volume 25, 2019, 100188. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2019.100188
  • Archer, E.R.M. (2019)  In press.  Learning from South Africa’s recent summer rainfall droughts – how might we think differently about response? Area.
  • Creed, I.F.,  Van Noordwik, M., McNulty, S.G., Archer, E.R.M., Jones, J.A., Wei, X., Claasen, M., Vira, B., Ellison, D. (2019) Combining Science and Policy to Manage Forests for Water.  Under review for Nature Sustainability.
  • Zinyemba, C., Archer. E. & Rother, H-A. (2019). In Press. Climate Variability, Perceptions and Political Ecology: Factors Influencing Changes in Pesticide Use Over 30 Years by Zimbabwean Smallholder Cotton Producers.  PlosOne
  • Maluleke, P., Landman, W.A., Malherbe, J. & Archer, E. (2018). Seasonal forecasts for the Limpopo Province in estimating deviations from grazing capacity. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, pp.1-10.
  • Nyoni, N.M.B., Grab, S. & Archer, E.R.M.  (2018). Heat stress and chickens: climate risk effects on rural poultry farming in low-income countries, Climate and Development, DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2018.1442792
  • Kusangaya, S, Warburton, M.L. & Archer van Garderen, E.R. M.  (2018).  Evaluation of uncertainty in capturing the spatial variability and magnitudes of extreme hydrological events for the uMngeni catchment, South Africa. Journal of Hydrology.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.01.017
  • Kusangaya, S.,  Warburton-Toucher, M. and  & Archer, E.  (2017).  Use of ACRU, a distributed hydrological model, to evaluate how errors from downscaled rainfall are propagated in simulated runoff.  Hydrological Sciences Journal  62 (12), pp. 1995-2011.
  • Archer, E.R.M., Landman, W., Tadross, M., Malherbe, J., Weepener, H., Maluleke, P. & Marumbwa, F. (2017).  Understanding the evolution of the 2014-2016 summer rainfall seasons in southern Africa:  key lessons.  Climate Risk Management, 16, pp.  22-28.
  • Kusangaya, S., Warburton-Toucher, M., Archer van Garderen, E. & Jewitt, G.  (2016).  An evaluation of how downscaled climate data represents historical precipitation characteristics beyond the means and variances.  Global and Planetary Change, 144, pp.129 - 141.
  • Ziervogel, G., Archer van Garderen, E. & Price, P.  (2016).  Strengthening the science–policy interface through co-production of a climate adaptation plan: leveraging opportunities in Bergrivier Municipality, South Africa.  Environment and Urbanization.  DOI: 10.1177/0956247816647340
  • Conway, D.,  Archer van Garderen. E., Deryng, D., Dorling, S.,  Krueger, T., Landman, W., Lankford, B., Lebek, K., Osborn, T.J., Ringler, C., Thurlow, J., Zhu, T., & Dalin, C. 2015.   Climate and southern Africa’s water-energy-food nexus. Nature Climate Change,  5, pp. 837–846.  
  • Wise, R. M., Fazey, I., Smith, M. S., Park, S. E., Eakin, H. C., Archer van Garderen, E. R.M. and Campbell, B.  2014. Reconceptualising adaptation to climate change as part of pathways of change and response. Global Environmental Change, 28, pp. 325-336.
  • Ziervogel, G., New, M., Archer van Garderen, E., Midgley, G., Hamann, R., Taylor, A., Stuart-Hill, S., Warburton-Toucher, M. and Myers, J.  2014.   Climate change impacts and adaptation in South Africa. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 5(5), pp. 605-620.
  • Lötter, D., Archer van Garderen, E. R.M., Tadross, M. and Valentine, A. J. 2014. Seasonal variation in the nitrogen nutrition and carbon assimilation in wild and cultivated Aspalathus linearis (rooibos tea). Australian Journal of Botany  62(1), pp. 65-73.
  • Winsemius, H. C., Dutra, E., Engelbrecht, F. A., Archer Van Garderen, E., Wetterhall, F., Pappenberger, F., & Werner, M. G. F.  (2014).  The potential value of seasonal forecasts in a changing climate in southern Africa.  Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18(4), pp. 1525-1538.    
  • Kusangaya, S., Warburton, M. L., Van Garderen, E. A., & Jewitt, G. P.  (2014). Impacts of climate change on water resources in southern Africa: A review.  Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C,  67, pp. 47-54.

 

Research publications (book chapters, research reports, theses)

  • McNulty, S.G., Archer, E., Gush, M., van Noordwijk, M.,  Ellison, D., Blanco, J.A., , Xu, J., Bishop, K., Wei, X, Vira, B., Creed, I.F.,  Mukherji, A., Baca, A. , Serran, J., Harper, R.J. , Aldred, D.  & Sullivan, C.A.   (2018).  Determinants of the Forest-Water Relationship. In: Irena F. Creed and Meine van Noordwijk (Eds.). Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. A Global Assessment Report. Chapter 3. IUFRO World Series Volume 38.  Vienna. 192 p.
  • Jones, J.A., Wei, X., van Noordwijk, M., Creed, I.F. , Gush, M., Ellison, D., Blanco, J.A. , Bishop, K., McNulty, S.G.,  Archer, E. ,  Bargués Tobella, A.,) Bruijnzeel, L.A., Duinker, P., Foster, D., Gebrekirstos, A., Giles-Hansen, K., Hacket-Pain, A., Harper, R.J., Ilstedt, U., Li, Q., Liao, Y., Malmer, A., Mwangi, H., Orland, C., Steenberg, J., Wang, Y, Worthy, F, Xu, J. & Zhang, M. 2018.  Forest Landscape Hydrology in a ‘New Normal’ Era of Climate and Land Use Change. In: Irena F. Creed and Meine van Noordwijk (Eds.). Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. A Global Assessment Report. Chapter 3. IUFRO World Series Volume 38. Vienna. 192 p.
  • Creed, I.F.,  van Noordwijk, M., Archer, E., Claassen, M., Ellison, D., Jones, J.A., McNulty, S.G., Vira, B. & Wei, X. 2018.  Forest, Trees and Water on a Changing Planet: How Contemporary Science Can Inform Policy and Practice. In: Irena F. Creed & Meine van Noordwijk (Eds.). Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. A Global Assessment Report. Chapter 8 IUFRO World Series Volume 38. Vienna. 192 p.
  • IPBES (2018). Summary for policymakers of the regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. E. Archer, L. E. Dziba, K. J. Mulongoy, M. A. Maoela, M. Walters, R. Biggs, M-C. Cormier-Salem, F. DeClerck, M. C. Diaw, L. A. E. Dunham, P. Failler, C. Gordon, M. W. Halmy, K. A. Harhash, R. Kasisi, F. Kizito, A. Mensah, L. Tito de Morais, W. D. Nyingi, N. Oguge, B. Osman-Elasha, L.C. Stringer, A. Assogbadjo, B. N. Egoh, K. Heubach, L. Pereira and N. Sitas (Eds.). IPBES secretariat, Bonn, Germany. 40  p.
  • Archer, E., Engelbrecht, F., Hänsler, A., Landman, W., Tadross, M. & Helmschrot, J. (2018). Seasonal  prediction and regional climate projections for southern Africa. In: Climate change and adaptive land management in southern Africa – assessments, changes, challenges, and solutions. Revermann, R., Krewenka, K.M., Schmiedel, U., Olwoch, J.M., Helmschrot, J. & Jürgens, N. (Ed.), pp. 14-21, Biodiversity & Ecology, 6, Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek. doi:10.7809/b-e.00296
  • Esler, K.J. and Archer, E.R.M. (2018).  Southern African Biomes. In:  Holmes, P.J. and Boardman, J. (Eds).  South African Landscapes and Environmental Change.  Routledge
  • Davis, C., Engelbrecht, F., Tadross, M., Wolski, P. & Archer, E.  (2018).  Future climate change over southern Africa. Chapter 3 in Mambo, J. and Faccer, K. (Eds).  South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas 2nd edition.  Department of Science and Technology: Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Cobon, D. H., W. E. Baethgen, W. Landman, A. Williams, E. Archer van Garderen, P. Johnston, J. Malherbe, P. Maluleke, I. Ben Kgakatsi & P. Davis. (2017). Agroclimatology in Grasslands. In: J. L. Hatfield, M. V.K. Sivakumar, J. H. Prueger (Eds.), Agroclimatology: Linking Agriculture to Climate, Agronomy Monograph, 60. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI. doi:10.2134/agronmonogr60.2016.0013
  • Koelle, B,  Slabbert, E,  Koopman,A, Oettle, N,  Archer, E,  & Kotze, D. 2016. Livestock Farming under Climate Change Conditions.  Indigo Development and Change:  Nieuwoudtville. 
  • Oettlé, N., Lindeque, L., du Toit, J., Samuels, I., Osler, A., Vetter, S. & van Garderen, E.A. (2016). Agriculture. In: Scholes, R., Lochner, P., Schreiner, G., Snyman-Van der Walt, L. and de Jager, M. (Eds.). Shale Gas Development in the Central Karoo: A Scientific Assessment of the Opportunities and Risks. CSIR/IU/021MH/EXP/2016/003/A, ISBN 978-0-7988-5631-7.
  • Archer van Garderen, E., Davis, C. & Tadross, M.  (2015).  A changing environment for livestock in South Africa.  In: Emel, J. & Neo, H. (Eds.). Political Ecologies of Meat. Chapter 5. Routledge:  Oxford & New York.  368 pp.
  • Oettle, N., Koelle, B., Law, S., Parring, S., Schmiedel, U., Archer van Garderen, E. & Bekele, T.  (2015).  Participatory Adaptation Handbook:  A practitioner’s guide for facilitating people centred adaptation to climate change.  Indigo Development and Change, 121 pp.
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