Publications


McLEMAN, R., 2016. Migration as Adaptation: Conceptual Origins, Recent Developments, and Future Directions. In A. Milan et al., eds. Migration, Risk Management and Climate Change: Evidence and Policy Responses. Dordrecht, pp. 213–229.

Bird, D., McLEMAN, R. et al., 2016. Climate change and settlement level impacts. In A. Taylor et al., eds. Settlements at the Edge: Remote Human Settlements in Developed Nations. London: Edward Elgar.

McLEMAN, R., Schade, J. &; Faist, T. (Eds), 2015. Environmental Migration and Social Inequality, Dordrecht: Springer. 

Mezdour, A., Veronis, L. &; McLEMAN, R., 2015. Environmental Influences on Haitian Migration to Canada and Connections to Social Inequality: Evidence from Ottawa-Gatineau and Montreal. In R. McLeman, J. Schade, & T. Faist, eds. Environmental Migration and Social Inequality. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 103–116.

Robertson, C., McLEMAN, R. &; Lawrence, H., 2015. Winters too warm to skate? Citizen-science reported variability in availability of outdoor skating in Canada. The Canadian Geographer. DOI: 10.1111/cag.12225

Keizer, P., Gajewski, K., McLEMAN, R. 2015. Forest dynamics in relation to multi-decadal late-Holocene climatic variability, eastern Ontario, Canada. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 219, 106–115. 

McLEMAN, R. 2014. Climate and Human Migration: Past Experiences, Future Challenges. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Obokata, R., Veronis, L., McLEMAN, R. 2014. Empirical research on international environmental migration: a systematic review. Population and Environment 36(1) 111-135. doi:10.1007/s11111-014-0210-7 [free download]

Sioui, M., McLEMAN, R. 2014. Asserting mino pimàdiziwin on unceded Algonquin territory: Experiences of a Canadian “non- status” First Nation. AlterNative, 10(4), 354–375. 

Veronis, L., McLEMAN, R. 2014. Environmental influences on African migration to Canada: Focus group findings from Ottawa-Gatineau. Population and Environment. doi:10.1007/s11111-014-0214-3 [free download]

McLEMAN, R., Dupre, J, Berrang Ford, L., Ford, J., Gajewski, K.,  Marchildon, G. 2013. What we learned from the Dust Bowl: lessons in science, policy, and adaptation. Population and Environment, DOI: 10.1007/s11111-013-0190-z [free download]

McLEMAN, R. 2013. Labor Migration and Food Security in a Changing Climate. In C. Barrett (Ed.), Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability (pp. 229–255). New York: Oxford University Press.

McLEMAN, R., Ford, J. D. 2013. How Demographic Change and Migration Influence Community-Level Adaptation to Climate Change: Examples from Rural Eastern Ontario and Nunavut, Canada. In T. Faist & J. Schade (Eds.), Disentangling Migration and Climate Change: Methodologies, Political Discourses, and Human Rights (pp. 55–79). Berlin: Springer.

Kennedy, R., McLEMAN, R., Sawada, M., Smigielski, J. 2013. Use of Smartphone Technology for Small-Scale Silviculture: A Test of Low-Cost Technology in Eastern Ontario. Small-scale Forestry, DOI: 10.1007/s11842-013-9243-5

Laforge, J., McLEMAN, R. 2013. Social capital and drought-migrant integration in 1930s Saskatchewan. The Canadian Geographer. 57(4) 488-505. doi:10.1111/j.1541-0064.2013.12045.x

McLEMAN, R., Smit, B. 2012. Climate Change and Canadian Security. In: Leuprecht, C., Hataley, T., Nossal, K. (eds) Evolving Transnational Threats and Border Security: A New Research Agenda. Centre for International Defence and Policy, Martello Papers, Kingston ON, pp 97–108.
McLEMAN, R. 2011. Settlement abandonment in the context of global environmental change. Global Environmental Change 21: S108-120.

McLEMAN, R. 2011. Climate change, migration and critical international security considerations. Migration Research Series report no. 42. International Organization for Migration, Geneva. 50 p.


McLEMAN, R. Ploeger.S.K. 2011. Soil and its influence on rural drought migration. Population and Environment 33:304–332 . DOI: 10.1007/s11111-011-0148-y


McLEMAN, R., Brklacich, M., Woodrow, M., Gallaugher, P., Vodden, K., Sander-Regier, R. 2011. Opportunities and Barriers for Adaptation in Canadian Rural and Resource-based Communities. In: Ford, J., Berrang Ford, L. (eds) Climate Change Adaptation in Developed Nations. Springer, Dordrecht, pp 449–460.


Clark, K., McLEMAN, R.. 2011. Maple sugar bush management and forest biodiversity conservation in Eastern Ontario, Canada. Small Scale Forestry 11:263–284. DOI: 10.1007/s11842-011-9183-x


McLEMAN, R. 2010. Impacts of population change on vulnerability and the capacity to adapt to climate change and variability. Population and Environment 31(5) 286-316


McLEMAN, R., Hunter. L.M. 2010. Migration in the context of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change: insights from analogues. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 1(3) 450-461. DOI 10.1002/wcc.51


McLEMAN, R., Herold, S. et al. 2010. Spatial-modeling of historical 'hotspots' of drought-related population change on the Canadian Prairies. Journal of Historical Geography 36(1) 43-56.


Brown, O., McLEMAN, R. 2009. A Recurring Anarchy?: The emergence of climate change as a threat to international peace and security. Conflict, Security and Development, 9(3).


McLEMAN, R. and Gilbert, G., Adapting to Climate Change in Addington Highlands: A Report to the Community. 2008, University of Ottawa.


McLEMAN, R. 2010. On the Origins of Environmental Migration. Fordham Environmental Law Review 20, 403




Sander-Regier, R., McLEMAN, R., Brklacich, M., Woodrow, M. 2010. Planning for climate change in Canadian rural and resource-based communities. Environments 37:35–57.

McLEMAN, R. 2009. Climate change and adaptive human migration: lessons from rural North America. In N. W. Adger, I. Lorenzoni & K. O'Brien (Eds.), Adapting to climate change: thresholds, values, governance (pp. 296-310). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


McLEMAN, R. 2008. On climate Change, Human Migration and Worst-case Scenarios. Canadian Diversity 6(3):56-58

McLEMAN, R. 2007. “Household access to capital and its influence on climate-related rural population change: Lessons from the Dust Bowl years”. In: Farming in a Changing Climate: Agricultural Adaptation in Canada, E. Wall et al. (eds), University of British Columbia Press.


McLEMAN, R. 2007. Changement climatique, migration et avenir de la sécurité canadienne. Le Multilatéral 1:20-23.

McLEMAN, R. and Smit, B. 2006. Changement climatique, migrations et sécurité. Les Cahiers de la sécurité 63:95-120.




Nyong. A., Fiki, C., and McLEMAN, R. 2006. Drought-related conflicts, management and resolution in the West African Sahel: considerations for climate change research. Die Erde 137:223-248.

McLEMAN, R. 2004. Refugee protection and sustainable development. Canadian Issues, March, 2004.

McLEMAN, R. and Smit, B. 2003. Climate change, migration and security. Canadian Security and Intelligence Service Commentary, No. 86http://www.csis.gc.ca/pblctns/cmmntr/cm86-eng.asp

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