publications

Books
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2010

Kates, R.W. with National Academies, 2010. Committee on America’s Climate Choices, Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, Washington: National Academies Press.

 

2005

Kates, R.W. with National Academies Committee on Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research, 2005. Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research, National Academy Press.

FRONT MATTER
CHAPTER 1 - A Vision of Interdisciplinary Research
CHAPTER 2 - The Drivers of Interdisciplinary Research
CHAPTER 3 - Interdisciplinarity in Industrial and National Laboratories
CHAPTER 4 - The Academic Researcher and Interdisciplinary Research
CHAPTER 5 - How Academic Institutions Can Facilitate Interdisciplinary Research
CHAPTER 6 - How Funding Organizations Can Facilitate Interdisciplinary Research
CHAPTER 7 - The Role of Professional Societies
CHAPTER 8 - Evaluating Outcomes of Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching
CHAPTER 9 - Toward New Interdisciplinary Structures
CHAPTER 10 - Findings and Recommendations
APPENDIXES

2002

Raskin, P., T. Banuri, G. Gallopin, P. Gutman, A. Hammond, R. W. Kates, and R. Swart, 2002. Great Transition: The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead. Stockholm Environment Institute.

FRONT MATTER
CHAPTER 1 - Where are we?
CHAPTER 2 - Where are we headed?
CHAPTER 3 - Where do we want to go?
CHAPTER 4 - How do we get there?
CHAPTER 5 - History of the future
CHAPTER 6 - The shape of transition
REFERENCES

1999

Kates, R. W., with National Research Council, Board on Sustainable Development, 1999. Our Common Journey: A Transition Toward Sustainability, National Academy Press.

FRONT MATTER
CHAPTER 1 - Our commen journey
CHAPTER 2 - Trends and transitions
CHAPTER 3 - Exploring the future
CHAPTER 4 - Environmental threats and opportunities
CHAPTER 5 - Reporting on the transition
CHAPTER 6 - Integrating knowledge and action
APPENDIXES

1990

J. X. Kasperson and R. W. Kates, (eds.), 1990. Overcoming Hunger in the 1990s, a special issue of Food Policy, Vol.15, No. 4, pp.273-368.

INTRODUCTION - Halving Hunger
CHAPTER 1 - Hunger in the 1980s
CHAPTER 2 - Overcoming hunger
CHAPTER 3 - Responses from below
CHAPTER 4 - Mobilizing Nigeria's grassroots for increased food production
CHAPTER 5 - Mobilizing opinion
CHAPTER 6 - Increasing food aid
CHAPTER 7 - Disarming debt
CHAPTER 8 - Trying technology
CHAPTER 9 - Good intentions
CONFERENCE REPORTS

1985

Kates, R. W., J. H. Ausubel, and M. Berberian (eds.), 1985. Climate Impact Assessment: Studies of the Interaction of Climate and Society, ICSU/SCOPE Report No. 27, John Wiley.

FRONT MATTER & PART I Overviews
CHAPTER 1 - The Interaction of Climate and Society
CHAPTER 2 - Climatic Variability and Change
CHAPTER 3 - Research in Climate Society Interaction
CHAPTER 4 - Identifying Climate Sensitivity
PART II - Biophysical Impacts
CHAPTER 5 - Agriculture
CHAPTER 6 - Fisheries
CHAPTER 7 - Pastoralism
CHAPTER 8 - Water Resources
CHAPTER 9 - Energy Resources
PART III - Part III Social and Economic Impacts and Adjustment
CHAPTER 10 - Health, Nutrition, and Human Development
CHAPTER 11 - Analysis of Historical Climate Society Interaction
CHAPTER 12 - Microeconomic Analysis
CHAPTER 13 - Social Analysis
CHAPTER 14 - The Impact of Climatic Variations on Agricultural Margins
CHAPTER 15 - Extreme Event Analysis
CHAPTER 16 - Perception
CHAPTER 17 - Adjustment in Self-provisioning Societies
PART IV - Part IV Integrated Assessment
CHAPTER 18- Global Modeling and Simulations
CHAPTER 19 - Biosphere Models
CHAPTER 20 - Scenario Analysis
CHAPTER 21 - Historical Climate Impact Assessments
CHAPTER 22 - Recent Assessments

1978

Kates, R. W., 1978. Risk Assessment of Environmental Hazard, ICSU/SCOPE Report No. 8, Wiley International.

FRONT MATTER
CHAPTER 1 - Coping with Environmental Hazard
CHAPTER 2 - Risk Assessment Methodology
CHAPTER 3 - Organized Modes of Assessment
CHAPTER 4 - Trends and Attitudes in Assessing Environmental Threat

REFERENCES

1977

Haas, J. E., R. W. Kates, and M. J. Bowden (eds.), 1977. Reconstruction Following Disaster. The MIT Press.

CHAPTER 1 - Reconstruction following disaster
CHAPTER 2 - Reconstruction issues in perspective
CHAPTER 3 - Reestablishing homes and jobs: Cities
CHAPTER 4 - Reestablishing homes and jobs: Families
CHAPTER 5 - Alternative pasts and futures
CHAPTER 6 - Major insights: A summary and recommendations
APPENDIX A

1970

Russell, C. S., D. G. Arey, and R. W. Kates, 1970. Drought and Water Supply: Implications of the Massachusetts Experience for Municipal Planning. The Johns Hopkins Press.

FRONT MATTER
CHAPTER 1 - Research as an aid to water supply planning
CHAPTER 2 - Part I, Water supply and demand: The level of system inadequacy
CHAPTER 3 - Water supply systems and the level of supply
CHAPTER 4 - Measurement of the demand for water
CHAPTER 5 - Part II, Climatic variation, the level of shortage, and the nature of short-run adjustments
CHAPTER 6 - Climatic variation: Measurement and perception
CHAPTER 7 - Shortage in relation to system inadequacy: An a priori model and the empirical results
CHAPTER 8 - Drought adjustment: The response to shortage
CHAPTER 9 - Part III, The economic impact of water shortage
CHAPTER 10 - The cost of the drought: Correction of initial estimates for various economic considerations
CHAPTER 11 - Per capita losses and their relation to shortage
CHAPTER 12 - Part IV, A planning model for municipal water supply systems
CHAPTER 13 - The cost of additions to safe yield
CHAPTER 14 - A capacity expansion planning model for municipal water supply systems
CHAPTER 15 - Part V, Practical system planning
CHAPTER 16 - The framework for water supply decisions
CHAPTER 17 - Historical profiles of five Massachusetts water supply systems: Comparison of actual and attainable results
CHAPTER 18 - Drought and water supply: Concluding comments
APPENDIX A - A preliminary test of the demand projections
INDEX

1962

Kates, R. W., 1962, Hazard and Choice Perception in Flood Plain Management, University of Chicago, Department of Geography Research, Paper No. 78.

FRONT MATTER
CHAPTER 1 - Geographic research and flood damage reduction
CHAPTER 2 - Decision-making and resources management
CHAPTER 3 - The study: Strategy, sites, and methods
CHAPTER 4 - Probability and hazards evaluation
CHAPTER 5 - The perception and adoption of alternative flood damage reduction measures
CHAPTER 6 - Information and decision-making in flood damage reduction
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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