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O’Brien, K.L. and E. Selboe (eds). (in preparation). The Adaptive Challenge of Climate Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

O’Brien, K.L., L. Sygna and J. Wolf. (2013). A Changing Environment for Human Security: Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action. London: Earthscan.

O’ Brien, K.L., A. St. Clair, and B. Kristoffersen (eds). 2010. Climate Change, Ethics, and Human Security. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Matthews, R. A., J. Barnett, B. McDonald and K. L. O’Brien (eds.). 2010. Global Environmental Change and Human Security. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Adger, N., I. Lorenzoni, and K. O’Brien (eds). 2009. Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values, Governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Leichenko, R.M. and K.L. O’Brien. 2008 Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures. New York: Oxford University Press.

O’Brien, K.L. and H.C. Vogel, editors. 2003.  Coping with Climate Variability: The Use of Seasonal Climate Forecasts in Southern Africa. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing.

O’Brien, K.L.  1998.  Sacrificing the Forest: Environmental and Social Struggles in Chiapas.  Boulder:  Westview Press.

Journal Articles

O’Brien, K. (2013). Global Environmental Change (3): Closing the Gap between Knowledge and Action. Progress in Human Geography.

O’Brien, K., Reams, J., Caspari, A., Dugmore, A., Faghihimani, M., Fazey, I., Hackmann, H., Manuel-Navarrete, D., Marks, J., Miller, R., Raivio, K., Romero-Lankao, P., Virji, H., Vogel, C., and Winiwarter V. (2013). You Say you want a Revolution? Transforming Education and Capacity Building in Response to Global Change. Environmental Science & Policy.

Adger, W.N, Barnett, J. Brown, K. Marshall, N. and O’Brien, K. 2012. Cultural Impacts of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation. Nature Climate Change. Published Online 11 November 2012, DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1666.

O’Brien, K. 2012. Global Environmental Change (2): From Adaptation to Deliberate Transformation. Progress in Human Geography. 36(5): 667-676.

Solecki, W., Leichenko, R. and K. O’Brien. 2011. Climate change adaptation strategies and disaster risk reduction in cities: connections, contentions, and synergies. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 3(3) 135-141.

Adger, W.N., Brown, K., Nelson, D.R., Berkes, F., Eakin, H., Folke, C., Galvin, K., Gunderson, L., Goulden, M., O’Brien, K., Ruitenbeek, J., and Tompkins, E.L. 2011. Resilience implications of policy responses to climate change. WIREs Climate Change 2(5):Sept/Oct 2011.

Eriksen, S. Aldunce, P., Bahinipati, C., Martins, R. Molefe, J. Nhemachena, C., O’Brien, K., Olorunfemi, F. Park, J., and Ulsrud, K. 2011. When not every response to climate change is a good one: Identifying principles for sustainable adaptation. Climate and Development 3:7-20.

O’Brien, K. 2010. Responding to Environmental Change: A New Age for Human Geography? Progress in Human Geography: 1-10. doi:10.1177/0309132510377573.

Leichenko, R., O’Brien, K. and Solecki, W. 2010. Climate Change and the Global Financial Crisis: A Case of Double Exposure. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100(4): 963-972.

O’Brien, K. and G. Hochachka. 2010. Integral Adaptation to Climate Change. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice 5(1): 89–102.

O’Brien, K. and J. Wolf. 2010. A Values-based Approach to Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 1:232-242.. Rethinking Social Contracts: Building Resilience in a Changing Climate. Ecology & Society 14 (2): 12.[online].

O’Brien, K., Hayward, B. and Berkes, F. 2009. Rethinking Social Contracts: Building Resilience in a Changing Climate. Ecology and Society 14(2): online.

O’Brien, K., Quinlan, T. and G. Ziervogel. 2009. Vulnerability Interventions in the Context of Multiple Stressors: Lessons from the Southern Africa Vulnerability Initiative (SAVI). Environmental Science and Policy 12(1): 23-32.

Eriksen, S.E.H. and K.L. O’Brien 2007. Vulnerability, Poverty and the Need for Sustainable Adaptation Measures. Climate Policy 7: 337-352.

Klein, R.J.T., S.E.H. Eriksen, L.O. Næss, A. Hammill, C. Robledo, K.L. O’Brien and T.M. Tanner. 2007. Portfolio Screening to Support the Mainstreaming of Adaptation to Climate Change into Development Assistance. Climatic Change 84(1): 1573-1480.

O’Brien, K.L., Eriksen, S., Nygaard, L. and Schjolden, A. 2007. Why Different Interpretations of Vulnerability Matter in Climate Change Discourses. Climate Policy 7: 73-88.

Dessai, S. O’Brien, K.L. and M. Hulme. 2007. Editorial: On Uncertainty and Climate Change. Global Environmental Change 17: 1-3.

Vogel, C.H. and O’Brien, K. 2006. Who can Eat Information? Examining the Effectiveness of Seasonal Climate Forecasts and Regional Climate-risk Management Strategies. Climate Research 33: 111-122.

Bohle, H. G. and K. O’Brien. 2006. The Discourse on Human Security: Implications and Relevance for Climate Change Research – a Review Article. Die Erde 137(3): 155-163.

O’Brien, K. and R. Leichenko. 2006. Climate Change, Equity and Human Security. Die Erde 137(3): 223-240.

O’Brien, K.L., Eriksen, S., Sygna, L. and L.O. Næss. 2006. Questioning Complacency: Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation in Norway. Ambio 35 (2): 50-56.

O’Brien, K.L. 2006. Editorial: Are we Missing the Point? Global Environmental Change as an Issue of Human Security. Global Environmental Change 16: 1-3.

O’Brien, K., Leichenko, R., Kelkar, U., Venema, H., Aandahl, G., Tompkins, H., Javed, A., Bhadwal, S., Barg, S., Nygaard, L. and J. West. 2004. Mapping Vulnerability to Multiple Stressors: Climate Change and Economic Globalization in India.” Global Environmental Change 14(4): 303-313.

O’Brien, K.L., Sygna, L. and J.E. Haugen. 2004. Resilient of Vulnerable? A Multi-Scale Assessment of Climate Impacts and Vulnerability in Norway. Climatic Change 64: 193-225.

O’Brien, K. and R. Leichenko. 2003. Winners and Losers in the Context of Global Change. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 93(1):99-113.

Leichenko, R. and K. O’Brien. 2002. The Dynamics of Rural Vulnerability to Global Change: The Case of Southern Africa. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 7: 1-18.

O’Brien, K. and R. Leichenko. 2000. Double Exposure: Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change within the Context of Economic Globalization. Global Environmental Change 10(3): 221-232.

O’Brien, K.L. 2000. Upscaling Tropical Deforestation: Implications for Climate Change. Climatic Change 44: 311-329.

O’Brien, K.L.  1998.  Deforestation and Climate Change: What Does the Record Reveal? The Professional Geographer 50(1): 140-153.

Peterson, G., G. A. De Leo, J. J. Hellmann, M. A. Janssen, A. Kinzig, J. R. Malcolm, K. L. O’Brien, S. E. Pope, D. S. Rothman, E. Shevliakova, and R.R.T. Tinch. 1997. Uncertainty, Climate Change, and Adaptive Management. Ecology and Society 1(2): Article No. 4.

O’Brien, K.L.  1996.  Deforestation and Climate Change. Progress in Physical Geography 20(3): 311-335.

O’Brien, K.L.  1995.  Deforestation and Climate Change in the Selva Lacandona of Chiapas, Mexico: Some Preliminary Results. Norwegian Journal of Geography 49(2): 105-122.

Liverman, D.M. and K.L. O’Brien.  1991.  The Impacts of Global Warming on Mexico. Global Environmental Change 2: 351-364.