Mr Alexei Trundle is a Research Officer in RMIT University’s Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP), within the Global Cities Research Institute.
Alexei is currently engaged in research development in Urban Green Infrastructure studies, scoping of a Climate Adaptation Plan for the RMIT City Campus, and is conducting stakeholder and community engagement in the Great Ocean Road area regarding the resilience of critical road infrastructure to natural hazard and bushfire events.
Alexei also provides assistance to other CCAP projects, including the assessment and communication of seaport climate vulnerability in the Pacific region.
In 2013 Alexei climbed to Everest Base Camp to fundraise for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and the Himalayan Climate Initiative.
Alexei’s research since joining RMIT includes:
UN-HABITAT Climate Change Cities Initiative Vulnerability Assessment toolkit development (2013): Rapid training in the CCCI VA approach, development feedback and application in Cagayan De Oro, The Philippines. Application in CDO included desktop research, fieldwork and workshop development and facilitation
Online Decision-Support Tool for Australian Seaports (2013):Development of an online interface to filter, synthesise and localise climate and non-climate data for adaptation planning by Australian Seaports. Datasets were sourced from CSIRO, BoM, ABS and BITRE. The tool was designed for mainstreaming of climate data into existing port decision-making approaches such as ISO 31000:2009 (International Risk Assessment Standard).
Assessment of Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Options for Secondary Cities in Southwestern Bangladesh and Central Vietnam (2012): Development and implementation of a community-based climate risk assessment toolkit, applied by local stakeholders in Satkhira, Bangladesh and Hu?, Vietnam.
RMIT Climate Change Risk Assessment (2012):Research project assessing climate change vulnerability through integration with the university's existing risk management framework, through a 'hotspots' approach for both the Melbourne CBD Campus and Saigon-South (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
Reducing the Urban Heat Island through Green Infrastructure (2012): Policy and institutional assessment for the Melbourne area in partnership with Monash and Melbourne Universities. Assessment to build into an implementation guide and decision-making framework for local applications.
B Interdisciplinary Stud(Sust)(Hons) ANU
Prior to joining RMIT Alexei worked for the Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment in Canberra. In addition to legislative review and community consultation, he worked extensively on the 2011 ACT State of the Environment Report. He also has experience in university facilities management through project work for ANUgreen (Australian National University) and the Yale Office of Sustainability (Yale University).
In 2009 Alexei travel to CoP15 in Copenhagen conducting participatory research of ENGO engagement in the formal intergovernmental process. A panel following his return to Australia with Professors Will Steffen (Climate Council) and Janette Lindsay (ANU Fenner School) can be viewed on YouTube. Post Copenhagen: Where now? ANU public event Feb 2010.
- McEvoy, D.,Mullett, J.,Trundle, A.,Hunting, A.,Kong, D.,Setunge, S. (2016). A decision support toolkit for climate resilient seaports in the Pacific region In: Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports, Routledge, London
- Trundle, A.,McEvoy, D. (2015). Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Greater Port Vila In: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Fukuoka, Japan
- McEvoy, D.,Ahmed, I.,Trundle, A.,Sang, L.,Diem, N.,Suu, L.,QUOC, T.,Mallick, F.,Rahman, R.,Rahman, A.,Mukherjee, N.,Nishat, A. (2014). In support of urban adaptation: a participatory assessment process for secondary cities in Vietnam and Bangladesh In: Climate and Development, 6, 205 - 215
- McEvoy, D.,Mullett, J.,Millin, S.,Scott, H.,Trundle, A. (2013). Understanding future risks to ports in Australia In: Australian Government and National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Gold Coast, Australia
- McEvoy, D.,Ahmed, I.,Trundle, A.,Sang, L.,Diem, N.,Suu, L.,Quoc, T.,Mallick, F.,Rahman, R.,Rahman, A.,Mukherjee, N. (2013). Assessment of climate change risks and adaptation options for secondary cities in southwestern Bangladesh and central Vietnam In: Asia Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research Kobe, Japan
- Bosomworth, K.,Trundle, A.,McEvoy, D. (2013). Responding to the urban heat island: Optimising implementation of green infrastructure - A policy and institutional analysis In: Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research Melbourne, Australia
- Norton, B.,Bosomworth, K.,Coutts, A.,Williams, N.,Livesley, S.,Trundle, A.,Harris, R.,McEvoy, D. (2013). Planning for a cooler future- Green infrastructure to reduce urban heat In: Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research Melbourne, Australia
- Bosomworth, K.,Trundle, A.,McEvoy, D. (2013). Responding to the Urban Heat Island: A Policy and Institutional Analysis In: Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research Melbourne, Australia
- Natural Disaster Risk Assessment for Tasmania Project. Funded by: Department of Police and Emergency Management (Tasmania) Grant 2015 from (2015 to 2016)