Dr. Leichenko’s current research focuses on the economic and social dimensions of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation change in U.S. cities and regions. Leichenko is a review editor for Working Group II of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She is also serving on a U.S. National Academies panel on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses. Her 2008 book, entitled, Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures (Oxford University Press), received the Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution in Geography from the Association of American Geographers. Leichenko earned a Ph.D. in Geography (1997) and an M.A. in Economics (1995) from Penn State University. She also holds an M.A. in Geography (1991) from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a B.S. in English (1989) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Leichenko, 2019 - New York City Panel on Climate Change 2019 Report Chapter 6: Community‐Based Assessments of Adaptation and EquitySheila Foster, Robin Leichenko, Khai Hoan Nguyen, Reginald Blake, Howard Kunreuther, Malgosia Madajewicz, Elisaveta P. Petkova, Rae Zimmerman, Cecil Corbin‐Mark, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Angela Tovar, Cynthia Herrera, Daron Ravenborg. New York City Panel on Climate Change 2019 Report Chapter 6: Community‐Based Assessments of Adaptation and Equity. The New York Academy of Sciences. Volume 1439, Issue 1. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14009
Leichenko, 2018 - Vulnerable Regions in a Changing ClimateLeichenko, Robin. 2018. Vulnerable Regions in a Changing Climate. Economics and Finance, Business Economics. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198755609.013.30.
Leichenko - 2018, Barriers, limits, and limitations to resilienceRobin Leichenko and Melanie McDermott. 2018. Barriers, limits, and limitations to resilience. Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability, p. 57-80.