Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Twitter: @richarit

Telephone: +44 1865 426316

Title: Senior Research Fellow

Expertise: Climate change adaptation - methods and tools; disaster resilience; ecosystem - services; decision-support tools; social simulation

Centre: Oxford

    Richard Taylor is a Senior Research Fellow with SEI in Oxford. Richard works on understanding environmental-related decision-making and adaptation processes.

    He and colleagues have worked on many climate adaptation and mitigation projects including MEDIATION, HEALTHY FUTURES, ADAM, C3D+ and IMPACT2C. He is the developer of the climate adaptation options explorer (ADX) tool and contributes often to the weADAPT knowledge base on 'adaptation decision-making' and other subjects.

    He has also been applying agent-based social simulation to address environmental management and development problems, including modelling socio-cognitive factors affecting disaster preparedness, impact of shrimp farming on rice paddy ecosystems and dependent livelihoods, and the emergence of sustainable agro-forestry from farmer decision-making in Cameroon.

    He has been working at SEI Oxford since 2007; he is a Visiting Staff member at MMU Business School. He is a member of ESSA (European Social Simulation Association).

    Software developed:

    Taylor, R. (2014) Climate Adaptation Options Explorer (ADX) (Version 2.2) [Software]. Available from


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