- Our Research
I am interested in exploring the sociological and political dimensions of environmental and sustainability problems, such as climate change, natural disaster. Research subjects include:
Public understanding and communication of science (e.g., quantitative and qualitative analysis of humans’ attitudes, knowledge and behaviors, interdisciplinary research among the public/citizens, science/expects, government/policy)
Policy and governance study in the issues of environmental protection, climate change, and disaster management (e.g., public and stakeholder participation)
Li, H.C., Kuo, S.Y., Chen, W.B., and Lin, L.Y. (2018). Benefit analysis of flood adaptation under climate change scenario. Natural Hazards 95(3), pp.547-568.
Chen, L.C., Kuo, S.Y.*, Chou, K.T., Lin, T.L., Lin, L.Y., Lin, T.H., Hung, H.C. (2018). Sustainability Science Plan of Integrated Risk Governance of Climate Change Disaster Impact. Journal of Taiwan Land Research 21(2), pp.153-180. (in Chinese).
Kuo, S.Y., and Jackson, N.L. (2014). Influence of an environmental studies course on attitudes of undergraduates at an engineering university. The Journal of Environmental Education 45(2), pp. 91-104.
Kuo, S.Y. (2014). Integration of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies. Disaster Prevention and Response Newsletter, 104. (in Chinese).
Kuo, S.Y. (2010). The Public Understanding of Climate Change: a Case Study of Taiwanese Youth. Ph.D. Dissertation. New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey. 373 pages.
Kuo, S.Y., Chiu, Y.H., Chang, E.Y., Chen, L.C., and Hung, H.C. (2018). Public Risk Perception of Climate Change Drought in Northern Taiwan. National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, New Taipei City. NCDR 107-A29. (in Chinese).
Chiu, Y.H., Kuo, S.Y., Chang, E.Y., Chen, L.C., Hung, H.C., and Chang, T.W. (2018). Climate Change Drought and Water Resource Risk Perception Survey—a case study of farmers in Shimen Irrigation area. National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, New Taipei City. NCDR 106-A16. (in Chinese).
Kuo, S.Y., Chen, L.C., Lee, K.C., and Chiu, Y.H. (2017). Climate Change Drought and Water Resource Risk Governance Mechanism Study. National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, New Taipei City. NCDR 105-T32. (in Chinese).
Kuo, S.Y., Chen, L.C., Chen, Y.M., Hu, S.F. (2014). Integrated Risk Governance of Climate Change Disaster Impact. National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, New Taipei City. NCDR 103-T19. (in Chinese).
Kuo, S.Y., Chen, Y.J., Hsu, Y.T., Cheng, H.Y., Hu, S.F. (2014). A Study of Climate Change Disaster Adaptation Policy. National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, New Taipei City. NCDR 103-T20. (in Chinese).
Techniques & Development
Understanding the public’s perception toward climate change Due to Taiwan’s high GHG emissions and high climate change impact and risk, it is particularly important to investigate how Taiwanese citizens perceived, comprehend and respond to this high scientific-complexity global problem. The results of a comprehensive national survey showed that while the general public were highly concerned of climate change risks, they held a medium level of scientific understanding and a relatively high willingness to take climate actions and support climate policies. A strong sense of ecological citizenship was observed among Taiwanese citizens.
Integration of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Many researchers and policy makers argued that there is a need to integrate climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) for policy cohesion and synergy in practice. I used an empirical study to review the obstacles and challenges to integrate the issues of drought (DRR) and water resource (CCA) in the Northern Taiwan. The result showed that the disconnection was derived from both sociological and political aspects in terms of stakeholders’ tendency of prioritizing short-term issue and fragmented institutions.