Dr Sergio Jarillo

Dr Sergio Jarillo

The University of Melbourne

Sergio Jarillo (PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge) is currently researching community-based climate change adaptation practices as part of the ARC-funded Laureate Project Future Islands: Catalysing Solutions to Climate Change in Low-Lying Islands under Chief Investigator Prof Jon Barnett at the School of Geography, the University of Melbourne. Sergio uses mixed research methods and participatory approaches to explore the intersections between social and climate change, material and immaterial culture, and the behavioural ecology of human emotions. He is also interested in collaborative ethnography, interdisciplinary research and museum practice. He has held Fellowships and teaching positions at the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution), the American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Columbia University in New York. Sergio has carried out intensive fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, Mozambique and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, as well as in the Tiwi Islands.

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.