Solomon Islands: Nggela Islands from Guadalcanal

Islands

Though they may be missed by tropical cyclones that impact the shores of continental countries, the proportional impact upon islands and island states of tropical cyclones, for example, is much greater – to the extent of almost all dwellings demolished or all crops lost (Lewis 1979). Additionally, some archipelagos contain active volcanoes and are seismically active and numerous islands have been fought over and colonised, often more than once – a superimposed vulnerability in itself and one which introduced others that are prevalent today.

Publications

  • Island Vulnerability and Resilience: Combining Knowledges for Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

    2015
    Chapter 7, pp 162-187
    Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches
    Routledge
    Ilan Kelman, JC Gaillard, Jessica Mercer, James Lewis, Anthony Carrigan
  • Island contributions to disaster research.

    2015
    Vol 8, pp 16-37.
    Global Environment.
    The White Horse Press, Cambridge, UK.
    Ilan Kelman, James Lewis, JC Gaillard, Jessica Mercer.
  • Participatory action research for dealing with disasters on Small Island Developing States

    2011
    Island Studies Journal - Vol. 6, No. 1, May 2011 Pages 59 - 86
    Institute of Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Ilan Kelman, James Lewis, JC Gaillard, and Jessica Mercer
  • An Island Characteristic: Derivative vulnerabilities to indigenous and exogenous hazards

    2009
    Shima 3/1
  • Perfidy in paradise? Islands' exogenous appropriation and indigenous maladministration. Some recent and continuing reported cases:

    2009
  • European Islands: Permanently populated Regions, Territories, Provinces, Colonies & Dependencies

    2008
  • Volcanic and other vicissitudes: the deep-sea port of Rabaul

    2006
    RADIX
  • Ecology and Vulnerability: Islands and sustainable risk management

    2005
    INSULA International Journal of Island Affairs
    Dossier: Resilience and vulnerability Year 14 No 2 pp5-12 December
    INSULA / UNESCO, Paris
    Kelman, Ilan & Lewis, James
  • Pieces of the continent: An island anthology

    2003
  • LETTER: Two Christmas Islands

    2001
    The Guardian
    Letters 29 December
  • The UK Overseas Territories and natural disaster occurrence

    2000
  • Some eruptions over Montserrat

    1997
    The Guardian Letters 28 August
  • Three Caribbean Volcanoes: Island history, geography and vulnerability

    1997
    Stop Disasters 32/11
    IDNDR Secretariat Geneva
  • Volcanoes and War in Papua New Guinea

    1994
    Stop Disasters No 21
    p20
    IDNDR Secretariat Geneva September/October
  • Tropical Cyclones and Island States

    1991
    Shelter, Settlements, Policy and the Poor
    (pp39-44)
    ITDG London
  • REPORT: School Design and hazard resistance, construction training and curriculum infusion: Preliminary Field Mission for a Caribbean Subregional Project Framework

    1991
    United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Paris
    (Antigua & Barbuda; Jamaica; St Christopher & Nevis; St Vincent & The Grenadines)
    Datum International
  • REPORT: The Economic Consequences of Natural Disasters: With special reference to Small island states

    1990
    The Commonwealth Secretariat, London
    Datum International
  • The Vulnerability of Small Island States to Sea Level Rise: The Need for Holistic Strategies

    1990
    Disasters 14/3
    pp241-248
  • REPORT: Small States Conference on Sea Level Rise (Male, Maldives 1989)

    1990
    Disasters 14/3 pp77-78
    Environmentalist 10/2 pp141-142
  • Affordability and participation, need and vulnerability: Post-cyclone rehousing in Tonga

    1989
    Sixth Inter-schools Conference on Development
    Centre for Development Planning Studies University of Sheffield
  • Sea Level Rise - some implications for Tuvalu

    1989
    Ambio 18/8 pp458-459
    Appropriate Technology 16/2 pp26-28 September, The Environmentalist 9/4 pp269-275.
  • Vulnerability of small states to sea level rise: Sea-defence, adjustment, and preparedness; requirements for holistic national and international strategies

    1989
    Small States Conference on Sea Level Rise
    The Maldives / Commonwealth Secretariat.
  • REPORT: Sea Level Rise: Tonga, Tuvalu (& Kiribati)

    1988
    Field Mission for the Commonwealth Expert Group on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
    Resource document for Climate Change: Meeting the Challenge
    Commonwealth Secretariat, London
    Datum International
  • REPORT: The Implications of Sea Level Rise for Island and Low-lying Countries

    1988
    Commonwealth Expert Group on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
    Datum International
  • A Multi-hazard history of Antigua

    1984
    Disasters 8/3
    pp190-197
    Pergamon
  • Vulnerability to a cyclone: Damage distribution in Sri Lanka

    1984
    Ekistiks: the problem and science of human settlements
    Special issue on natural hazards and Human Settlements Disasters 1 51/308 pp421-431 September/October Athens
  • REPORT The Kingdom of Tonga: Project Identification and Human Settlement Planning

    1983
    Strategy for Natural Disaster Mitigation: The Long-term Implications of Hurricane Isaac (March 1982)
    United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS), Nairobi
    Mission Report, Datum International
  • Multi-hazard historical contexts: Disaster in six island countries (Antigua; Cape Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Maldives and Western Samoa)

    1983
    Unpublished typescript (see A Multi-hazard history of Antigua Disasters 8/3 1984)
  • PROPOSAL: A Three-part Proposal. Three stages for natural disaster mitigation strategy: Integrated with socio-economic development at national, provincial and local levels

    1982
    Datum International
  • REPORT The Social and Economic Effects of Natural Disasters on Least-developed Island Countries: With special reference to Cape Verde Islands; Comoro Islands; Maldive Islands; Western Samoa; and Antigua

    1982
    Report to UNCTAD VI, UNDRO/UNCTAD, Geneva
    Archive research: Geneva, Lisbon, London and Paris
    Datum International
  • Cyclone destruction in Sri Lanka: Some socio-economic analysis

    1982
    Disaster Management 2/
    pp137-148 July-September New Delhi
  • Natural disaster mitigation: Environmental approaches in Tonga and Algeria

    1982
    The Environmentalist 2/3
    pp233-246
    Elsevier Sequoia Geneva
  • Some perspectives on natural disaster vulnerability in Tonga

    1981
    Pacific Viewpoint 22/2
    pp145-162 September
    Victoria University of Wellington
  • The Sri Lanka Cyclone 1978: Socio-economic analysis of housing destruction

    1981
    Marga 6/2
    pp1-33
    Marga Institute, Colombo
  • Hurricane Damage (with reference to Hurricane Allen)

    1980
    Correspondence: Nature 287 October
    Macmillan Journals London.
  • Volcano in Tonga

    1979
    Journal of Administration Overseas XVIII/2
    pp83-121 April
    ODA/HMSO London
  • The vulnerable state: An alternative view Chapter 5 in Disaster Assistance: Appraisal, Reform and New Approaches

    1979
    New York University Press
    Stephens, Lynn H & Green, Stephen J. Eds
  • REPORT: A Report to Establish Guidelines for the Management of a Fund to Provide Insurance for Natural Disaster

    1976
    South Pacific Bureau for Economic Co-operation / Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation (SPEC / Commonwealth Secretariat)
    Mission: Cook Is., Fiji, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Is., Tonga and Western Samoa. Suva, Fiji.
    Commonwealth Secretariat