Canadian Sociological Association - Environmental Sociology
Master of Science - Geography, University of Oxford, 2010
Master of Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, 2001
Bachelor of Arts, Honours - Environmental Studies and English, Trent University, 1999
Dr. Mark Stoddart
Hurricanes as revealing areas of resilience and vulnerability in mobility networks: The case of Hurricane Igor.
Transport contributes to climate change and climate change disrupts transport. The atmospheric accumulation of greenhouse gas emissions released in the course of fossil-fuel based transport exacerbates climate change. Under changing climatic conditions, the frequency of severe weather events (i.e. hurricanes, storm surges, ice storms, heat waves) is projected to increase, which in turn interrupts the movement of people and goods. In Newfoundland and Labrador, Hurricane Igor (2010) caused an estimated $150 million in damages and, at its peak, cut off 150 communities from transportation infrastructure and affected electricity to an estimated 70,000 people. Through my doctoral research project, I will examine the impacts and implications of Hurricane Igor on transport networks, with a focus on areas of social, ecological and economic resilience and vulnerability. Specifically, I ask: How do stakeholders in coastal communities interpret and respond, in the short- and long-term, to transport disruptions resulting from hurricanes?
Sodero, S. 2012. Common Ground. A review of the book Common Ground: The Sharing of Land and Landscape for Sustainability, by Mark Everard. Canadian Review of Sociology. 49(4): 443-445.
Sodero, S. 2012. Oil, ecotourism and climate change: The political economy of Newfoundland, 1992-2010. Report. St. John's: Memorial University.
Sodero, S. 2012. Transport Moving to Climate Intelligence. Review of the book Transport Moving to Climate Intelligence: New Chances for Controlling Impacts of Transport after the Economic Crisis, edited by Werner Rothengatter, Yoshitsugu Hayashi and Wolfgang Schade. Journal of Transport Geography, 22: 317.
Sodero, S. 2011. Policy in motion: Reassembling carbon pricing policy development in the personal transport sector in British Columbia. Journal of Transport Geography 19: 1474-1481.
Sodero, S. 2011. Here on Earth. Review of the book Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet, by Tim Flannery. Alternatives. Posted online: 09.12.11.
Sodero, S. 2011. Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted. [Review of the book Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted, by Justin Martin. Alternatives. Posted online: 07.25.11.
Sodero, S. 2011. The Epidemic. Review of the book The Epidemic: A Collision of Power, Privilege, and Public Health, by David DeKok. Alternatives. Posted online: 04.11.11.
Sodero, S., L. Garrison, and J. Powley. 2008. Nova Scotia Green Mobility Strategy. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Ecology Action Centre.