Alexandra Lesnikowski

Adaptation Panel
Montreal, QC

Alexandra Lesnikowski, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University, where she leads the Concordia Climate Change Adaptation Research Lab. She is an expert in climate change adaptation governance and policy, as well as methods and approaches to adaptation assessment. Her research group focuses on advancing our empirical understanding of emerging adaptation gaps and opportunities, and on the intersections between housing systems and adaptation governance. Dr. Lesnikowski’s work is published in academic journals and edited books, and she is a contributing author to IPCC AR6 Chapter 16: Key Risks Across Sectors and Regions, as well as the current Health Canada Climate Change Assessment Report. Dr. Lesnikowski completed her post-doctoral research at the University of Waterloo, and her PhD at McGill University. At Concordia she teaches geography and urban studies courses on climate change, urban impact assessment, and urbanization.