Ria Jhoanna Ducusin
Graduate Programme in Geography, York University
Research keywords: Climate change; political ecology; floods; Philippines
Ria Jhoanna Ducusin is currently a doctoral Geography student in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at York University. For her dissertation, she will be working on the political ecology of flood disasters in the Philippine coastal cities. She aims to uncover the nuanced and complex reasons behind vulnerability and resilience influenced by various interacting sociopolitical and ecological changes in the system. Before joining York University, she was an instructor under the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science at Cavite State University. She also worked as a researcher on projects related to mining impact assessment, and climate smart agriculture at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). Ria holds a MSc in Environmental Science and BSc in Human Ecology from UPLB.