CLIMATE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT AND LIVELIHOOD RESILIENCE OF COASTAL COMMUNITIES: A REVIEW OF TRENDS AND LINKAGESRavi Sharma and Prakash Rao
This article presents an approach to analyze the evolution of themes of climate change studies associating climate vulnerabilities and livelihood resilience focusing coastal communities in their socio-ecological systems. From a bibliographic perspective, researchers have addressed the linkage of climate vulnerability assessment and resilience at the biodiversity or species level, ecosystem and adaptation options etc., in relation to climate change. But, underscores the linkage and trends connecting livelihood resilience to climate vulnerability assessment in relation to coastal communities. This study proposed to fill this gap and attempts to explore the evolution of themes and research topics through traditional bibliometric and intellectual structure mapping including co-word analysis. The results will discuss the emerging topics using theme modelling from the published literature and depicts the multidisciplinary facets of climate change studies focusing coastal communities and strengthening the knowledge base of vulnerability and livelihood resilience in context to socio-ecological systems for coastal communities.