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Anna Scolobig is a social scientist by training, and received her PhD on social vulnerability and resilience to extreme weather events at the University of Udine, Italy. In her work she investigates the social, cultural, political and institutional factors that influence risk related attitudes, behaviors, and governance processes. She has carried out research on how people live with risk, what risk reduction policies/measures they support or oppose and why, and what actions they are willing to take to reduce risk. Her research also supports policy and decision-making through processes that integrate technical options and stakeholder perspectives, for example to co-design risk mitigation plans or people centered warning systems.
Dr. Scolobig joined the IIASA Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program in May 2020, as Senior Research Scholar, having been a Postdoc at IIASA from 2010 to 2013. Together with colleagues at IIASA, she is working on transformational and equitable urban adaptation and on governance pathways for a sustainable COVID-19 recovery. She is also Senior Research Associate at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Last update: 01 JUL 2020
Martin, J.G.C., Scolobig, A., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Liu, W. , & Balsiger, J. (2021). Catalyzing Innovation: Governance Enablers of Nature-Based Solutions. Sustainability 13 (4), e1971. 10.3390/su13041971.
Mechler, R. , Stevance, A.-S., Deubelli, T., Scolobig, A., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Handmer, J., Irshaid, J., McBean, G., et al. (2021). Transformations within reach: Pathways to a sustainable and resilient world - Enhancing Governance for Sustainability. IIASA Report. IIASA-ISC
Mechler, R. , Stevance, A.-S., Deubelli, T., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Scolobig, A., Irshaid, J., Handmer, J., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., et al. (2020). Bouncing Forward Sustainably: Pathways to a post-COVID World. Governance for Sustainability. IIASA-ISC
Preuner, P., Scolobig, A., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Ottowitz, D., Hoyer, S., & Jochum, B. (2017). A Participatory Process to Develop a Landslide Warning System: Paradoxes of Responsibility Sharing in a Case Study in Upper Austria. Resources 6 (4), p. 54. 10.3390/resources6040054.
Scolobig, A., Riegler, M., Preuner, P., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Ottowitz, D., Hoyer, S., & Jochum, B. (2017). Warning System Options for Landslide Risk: A Case Study in Upper Austria. Resources 6 (3), p. 37. 10.3390/resources6030037.
Scolobig, A. (2016). Stakeholder perspectives on barriers to landslide risk governance. Natural Hazards 81 (S1), 27-43. 10.1007/s11069-015-1787-6.
Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Scolobig, A., Ferlisi, S., Cascini, L., & Thompson, M. (2016). Expert engagement in participatory processes: translating stakeholder discourses into policy options. Natural Hazards 81 (S1), 69-88. 10.1007/s11069-015-1805-8.
Komendantova, N. , Scolobig, A., Garcia-Aristizabal, A., Monfort, D., & Fleming, K. (2016). Multi-risk approach and urban resilience. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment 7 (2), 114-132. 10.1108/IJDRBE-03-2015-0013.
Scolobig, A., Thompson, M., & Linnerooth-Bayer, J. (2016). Compromise not consensus: designing a participatory process for landslide risk mitigation. Natural Hazards 81 (S1), 45-61. 10.1007/s11069-015-2078-y.
Scolobig, A., Komendantova, N. , & Mignan, A. (2015). Mainstreaming multi risk governance in risk policies. [[TIFAC-IDRiM Abstracts Booklet]], Disaster Risk Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities fo Sustainable Growth, New Delhi, India p.32 [October 2015]
Scolobig, A., Garcia-Aristizabal, A., Komendantova, N. , & Patt, A. (2015). From multi-risk assessment to multi-risk governance. recommendations for future directions. Prepared for the [[Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015]]; UNISDR and GAR (2015)
Scolobig, A. & Pelling, M. (2015). The co-production of risk from a natural hazards perspective: science and policy interaction for landslide risk management in Italy. Natural Hazards 81 (S1), 7-25. 10.1007/s11069-015-1702-1.
Viglione, A., Di Baldassarre, G., Brandimarte, L., Kuil, L., Carr, G., Salinas, J.L., Scolobig, A., & Bloeschl, G. (2014). Insights from socio-hydrology modelling on dealing with flood risk - Roles of collective memory, risk-taking attitude and trust. Journal of Hydrology, 71-82. 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.01.018.
Scolobig, A., Komendantova, N. , Patt, A., Vinchon, C., Monfort-Climent, D., Bengoubou-Valerius, M., Gasparini, P., & Di Ruocco, A. (2014). Multi-risk governance for natural hazards in Naples and Guadeloupe. Natural Hazards 73 (3), 1523-1545. 10.1007/s11069-014-1152-1.
Scolobig, A., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., & Pelling, M. (2014). Drivers of transformative change in the Italian landslide risk policy. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 9, 124-136. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2014.05.003.
Aspinall, W., Bengoubou-Valerius, M., Desramaut, N., Komendantova, N. , Patt, A., & Scolobig, A. (2014). MATRIX Reference Reports. Scientific Technical Report 14/13, FP7 MATRIX Project - New Multi-Hazard and Multi-Risk Assessment Methods for Europe (August 2014)
Scolobig, A., Mechler, R. , Komendantova, N. , Liu, W. , Schroeter, D., & Patt, A. (2014). The co-production of scientific advice and decision making under uncertainty: Lessons from the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake, Italy. Planet@Risk 2 (2), 71-76.
Malek, Z., Scolobig, A., & Schroeter, D. (2014). Understanding land cover changes in the Italian Alps and Romanian Carpathians combining remote sensing and stakeholder interviews. Land 3 (1), 52-73. 10.3390/land3010052.
Komendantova, N. , Patt, A., & Scolobig, A. (2014). Understanding Risk: The Evolution of Disaster Risk Assessment. Washington: GFDRR / International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Scolobig, A., Garcia-Aristizabal, A., Komendantova, N. , & Patt, A. (2014). Chapter 3-20: From multi-risk assessment to multi-risk governance: Recommendations for future directions. In: Understanding Risk: The Evolution of Disaster Risk Assessment. Eds. GFDRR, , Washington: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Wenzel, F., Laskowski, S., Komendantova, N. , Patt, A., Scolobig, A., & Wang, J. (2014). MATRIX Results I and Reference Report. Deliverable 8.4, FP7 MATRIX Project - New Multi-Hazard and Multi-Risk Assessment Methods for Europe
Komendantova, N. , Scolobig, A., & Vinchon, C. (2013). Multi-risk approach in centralized and decentralized risk governance systems: Case studies of Naples, Italy and Guadeloupe, France. International Relations and Diplomacy 1 (3), 224-239.
Scolobig, A., Vinchon, C., Komendantova, N. , Bengoubou-Valerius, M., & Patt, A. (2013). Social and institutional barriers to effective multi-hazard and multi-risk decision making and governance. Deliverable 6.3, FP7 MATRIX Project - New Multi-Hazard and Multi-Risk Assessment Methods for Europe (30 September 2013)
Sharma, U., Scolobig, A., & Patt, A. (2012). The effects of decentralization on the production and use of risk assessment: Insights from landslide management in India and Italy. Natural Hazards 64 (2), 1357-1371. 10.1007/s11069-012-0300-8.
Scolobig, A., De Marchi, B., & Borga, M. (2012). The missing link between flood risk awareness and preparedness: Findings from case studies in an Alpine Region. Natural Hazards 63 (2), 499-520. 10.1007/s11069-012-0161-1.
Gasparatos, A. & Scolobig, A. (2012). Choosing the most appropriate sustainability assessment tool. Ecological Economics 80, 1-7. 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.05.005.
Komendantova, N. , Scolobig, A., Vinchon, C., Bengoubou-Valerius, M., & Patt, A. (2012). Institutional challenges for multi risk management: Comparative analysis of Naples, Italy, and Guadeloupe, France, case studies. Conference presentation, "Converging and Conflicting Trends in the Public Administration of the US, Europe, and Germany" 19-20 July 2012, Speyer, Germany
De Marchi, B. & Scolobig, A. (2012). The views of experts and residents on social vulnerability to flash floods in an Alpine region of Italy. Disasters 36 (2), 316-337. 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01252.x.
Scolobig, Anna (2012). A comparative analysis of the institutional challenges for the governance of multiple hazards. In: Worlds Within Reach: From Science To Policy - IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference, 24-26 October 2012, Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Pelling, M., Bye, L., Zehra Zaidi, R., Scolobig, A., Sharma, U., Mafttei, R., Tudor, E., Mihai, V., et al. (2011). The cultures of landslide risk management in Europe and India. Deliverable 5.5, FP7 SafeLand Project - Living with Landslide Risk in Europe, WP 5.2 (December 2011)
Scolobig, A., Bayer, J., Cascini, L., & Ferlisi, S. (2011). Design and testing: A risk communication strategy and a deliberative process for choosing a set of mitigation and prevention measures. Deliverable 5.7, FP7 SafeLand Project - Living with Landslide Risk in Europe, WP 5.2 (December 2011)
Bianchizza, C., Scolobig, A., Pellizzoni, L., & Del Bianco, D. (2011). 2nd CapHaz-Net Regional Hazard Workshop: Social capacity building for Alpine hazards. CapHaz-Net WP8 Report, Institute of International Sociology, Gorizia, Italy (August, 2011)
Kuhlicke, C., Scolobig, A., Tapsell, S., Steinfuehrer, A., & De Marchi, B. (2011). Contextualizing social vulnerability: Findings from case studies across Europe. Natural Hazards 58 (2), 789-810. 10.1007/s11069-011-9751-6.
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