Jonatan Lassa

    Registered to supervise postgraduate research


    Personal profile

    Research interests

    My research focus includes understanding macro and micro level disaster governance, institutions and institutionalisation of disaster risk reduction, disaster recovery, food system under changing climate and complex network theory application in disaster studies (including the use of big data in disaster studies and climate adaptation) See my past research projects!

    At the moment, I have been working on network of disaster code/laws (Indonesia and Australia), global mapping on political will for disaster reduction, governing climate and disaster loss, social network analysis and network theory application in climate adaptation and disaster management, multi-hazard + conflict early warning system, humanitarian reform, humanitarian technology, institutional vulnerability assessment, local disaster management policy reform, global and regional humanitarian ecosystems, NGOs/CSOs network structure, urban climate governance, disaster education, food system under climate change and critical realist approach to disaster policy making.

    Prospective HDR Students

    I Welcome PhD students for the following topics

    • Transboundary Water Risk Governance (e.g.governance and institutional dimension of transboundary haze in ASEAN) or Indonesia-Timor Leste riverbasin management.
    • Understanding long-term recovery trends in Southeast Asia [at >30 years timescale]
    • Long term observation of community-based and/or community-led disaster risk management practices in ASEAN.
    • Disaster risk governance and decentralisation in Southeast Asia including Myanmar and Indonesia
    • Using network theory to understand disaster governance in Asia - Pacific
    • Social network analysis and crisis leadership
    • Governing climate change adaptation in urban / rural settings as well as agriculture and livestock sectors
    • Seismic culture in Indonesia
    • Global thinkers and theoriests on disaster studies
    • Object-oriented ontology and critical disaster / risk studies
    • Disaster policy making and reform in developing countries
    • Governing big-data and complexity methods for disaster risk reduction


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    Research Output 2008 2018

    Gender and Land Tenure in the Context of Disaster in Asia

    Lassa, J. 5 Feb 2018 In : Disaster Prevention and Management: an international journal. 27, 1, p. 141-142 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

    Land tenure

    Livestock Under Climate Change: A Systematic Review of Impacts and Adaptation

    Escarcha, J., Lassa, J. & Zander, K. 2018 In : Climate. 6, 3

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    Towards Endogenous Disasters and Climate Adaptation Policy Making in Indonesia

    Lassa, J. 4 Mar 2018 In : Disaster Prevention & Management. 27, 2, p. 228-242 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Policy Making
    Open Access
    disaster management
    risk reduction
    nongovernmental organization

    Understanding climate change impacts on water buffalo production through farmers’ perceptions

    Escarcha, J., Lassa, J., Palacpac, E. P. & Zander, K. 2018 In : Climate Risk Management. 20, p. 50-63 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    climate change
    extreme event