Pamela McElwee is Associate Professor of Human Ecology at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on strategies for climate mitigation, ecosystem services valuation, and biodiversity conservation, aimed at helping reduce vulnerabilities and design fair climate and land policies. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, and MacArthur Foundation. McElwee has served as lead author for both IPCC and IPBES, and is currently part of the team preparing the first joint IPCC/IPBES report on Biodiversity and Climate Change. She began her career as an environmental advisor to Senator Al Gore and served in the Clinton White House.
Pamela McElwee, 2021. “The politics of climate vulnerability in Asia.” Education about Asia, Spring 2021.
Pamela McElwee, 2021. “Anthropological engagements with integrated assessment modeling.” Economic Anthropology (Jan 2021): doi:10.1002/sea2.12196
Pamela McElwee, 2020. “The social lives of climate reports.” Anthropology News (April 2020).
Pamela McElwee, 2020. “Are we at a climate tipping point?” Current History (Jan).
Pamela McElwee, 2020. “Vietnam fighting sea level rise: Victim or enabler?” Episteme, vol 1.
Pamela McElwee et al. 2020. “The impact of interventions in the global land and agri-food sectors on Nature’s Contributions to People and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.” Global Change Biology 26(9):4691-4721.
Jessica O’Reilly, Cindy Isenhour, Pamela McElwee and Ben Orlove. 2020. “Climate change: expanding anthropological possibilities.” Annual Review of Anthropology 49: 13-29
Pamela McElwee, 2017. “Vietnam’s urgent task of adapting to climate change.” Current History (Sept).
Pamela McElwee et al. 2017. “Using REDD+ policy to facilitate climate adaptation at the local level: Synergies and challenges in Vietnam.” Forests 8(1), 11
Pamela McElwee et al. 2017. “Flood vulnerability among rural households in the Red River Delta of Vietnam: Implications for future climate change risk and adaptation.” Natural Hazards 86(1): 465-492
BBC, Jan 20, 2021: US rejoins Paris accord: Biden’s first act sets tone for ambitious approach
AFP, Jan 13, 2021: Indigenous peoples wary of UN biodiversity rescue plan
Yale Climate Connections podcast, Nov 5, 2020: Some important climate solutions aren’t ‘particularly sexy’
The Intercept, Nov 4, 2020: U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement Casts The Stakes Of Election In Planetary Terms
Climate Home News, Oct 27, 2020: Vietnam braces for Typhoon Molave, in worst tropical storm season for decades
The Wildlife Society, Oct 20, 2020: Indigenous observations track caribou through climate change
New York Times, Oct 12, 2020: She Was in Labor. Floodwaters Were Rising. Then the Boat Tipped Over.
Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren, Aug 14, 2019: Climate Change: The Growing Threat
Democracy Now, Aug 9, 2019: Supersizing Climate Change: U.N. Says Meat Production Destroys Land & Diminishes Key Water Sources
New York Times, Aug 8, 2019: Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns
Rolling Stone, Aug 8, 2019: The Climate Crisis Is Moving Us Toward a Food Catastrophe
Scientific American, Aug 8, 2019: To Halt Warming and Ensure Food Supplies, Land-Use Practices Must Change
Los Angeles Times, Aug 8, 2019: Land use policy key to reining in global warming, U.N. report warns
Washington Post, Aug 8, 2019: Changing climate imperils global food and water supplies, new U.N. study finds
Scientific American, May 29, 2019: What Conservation Efforts Can Learn from Indigenous Communities
Mongabay, April 1, 2019: Questions remain as Vietnam reaches major REDD+ milestone