About

Patrick Sakdapolrak is a Professor for Population Geography and Demography at the University of Vienna and a Research Group Leader at the Department of Geography, Bonn University. Since November 2016 he is an affiliated Research Scholar in the World Population (POP) Program at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). He studied Geography and Development Research in Heidelberg, Germany and Wollongong, Australia, and received his doctorate degree at Bonn University, Germany.

His research field is at the interface of population dynamics, environmental change and development processes, with a focus on the topics of migration and displacement as well as health and disease. The central theme of his research is the question of how vulnerable groups live with risk. His Ph.D. thesis is based on field research in slum settlements in India, where the inhabitants have significant higher mortality and morbidity rates than the rest of the urban population. He investigated how these poor urban groups cope with and adapt to environmental and social stresses. His current research on migration-environment relationships in Kenya and Thailand addresses the question how migration alters the way people at places of origin deal with the environment and climate change.

Areas of Expertise

  • Vulnerability
  • Resilience
  • Livelihoods
  • Population-environment Nexus

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact

Affiliation: IIASA
E-Mail: sakdapol@iiasa.ac.at

Other Resources

Main contact
Department of Geography and Regional Research | University of Vienna | Universitätsstraße 7/5 | 1010 Vienna | Austria Tel: ++43-1-4277-48730 | Email: patrick.sakdapolrak@univie.ac.at | http://population.univie.ac.at/ | www.transre.org Phone: +431313367717

The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

Wittgenstein Centre Partner: WU Wittgenstein Centre Partner: OEAW Wittgenstein Centre Partner: IIASA