Climate adaptation expert, author
Tayanah has long been interested in how coastal communities are adapting to climate change. Drawing on her legal and social science backgrounds, she recently completed a PhD examining how two coastal regions – Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie – are responding to a changing environment. Tayanah’s research examines the relationship between law and climate adaptation from government, private sector and community perspectives. She is now working on a book featuring stories of coastal adaptation and new academic insights, as well as evidence for industry, government and the community at a critical time. This grant will help Tayanah undertake further fieldwork and analysis in order to produce her book.