Bertana’s research focuses on how relocation can be implemented as an adaptation to the impacts of climate change. Her recent work draws on ethnographic fieldwork from three communities in Fiji that have been identified by the Fiji government as vulnerable to coastal erosion. This research examined how a community experienced and managed relocation as an adaptation to ecological degradation.
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Examines how Narikoso residents interpreted rising sea levels according to a secular narrative of climate change alongside religious doctrines of Noah's Ark and what impacts these interpretations had for adaptation efforts.
Uses Narikoso as a case study to provide insight into political and cultural obstacles associated with community relocation efforts in Fiji.