Dr. Tammy Tabe is an Oceania Research Fellow at the East-West Center. Prior to this she was a Lecturer at the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development at the University of the South Pacific (USP). She is a Graduate Alumni of East-West Center where she also served a Housing Representative of Hale Kuahine and worked as a part-time co-editor for the Pacific Islands Report in the Pacific Islands Development Program.

Dr. Tabe is a Solomon Islander of I-Kiribati and Tuvaluan descent. She has worked widely in the Pacific Islands, specifically in Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tuvalu and Kiribati on marine protected areas, ecosystem-based adaptation, gender inequality, historical relocations of Pacific Islands people, identity and diaspora, and climate change induced migration and displacement; and has also established collaborate networks with international, regional, national organizations and institutions and communities across the Pacific.


  • PGC, Tertiary Teaching, The University of the South Pacific, 2019
  • MA, Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai′i, Manoa, 2011
  • PGD, Marine Affairs, The University of the South Pacific, 2008
  • BA, Geography and Marine Affairs, The University of the South Pacific, 2007


  • Bell, SL., Tabe, T., and Bell, S. 2019. Seeking a disability lens within climate change migration discourses, policies, and practices. Disability & Society, Vol 35 (4): 682-687.
  • Dorevella, N., Waqa-Sakiti, H and Tabe, T. 2021. Climate Change adaptation programmes on water security in the Pacific: A focus on the Solomon Islands. Pacific Dynamics, Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Vol 5 (1): pp 1-17.
  • Iese, V., Wairiu, M., Hickey, G.M., Ugalde, D., Salili, D.H., Walenenea, J., Tabe, T., Keremama, M., Teva, C., Navunicagi, O., Fesaitu, J., Tigona, R., Krishna, D., Sachan, H., Unwin, N., Guell, C., Haynes, E., Veisa, F., VAike, L., Bird, Z., Ha’apio, M., Roko, N., Patolo, S., Dean, A.R., Kiran, S., Tikai, P., Tuiloma, J., Halavatau, S., Francis, J and Ward, A.C. 2021. Impacts of COVID-19 on agriculture and food systems in Pacific Island countries (PICs): Evidence from communities in Fiji and Solomon Islands. Agricultural Systems, Volume 190 (2021): 1-11.
  • Nunn, P.D., McLean, R.F., Dean, A., Fong, T., Iese, V., Katonivualiku, M., Klöck, C., Korovulavula, I., Kumar, R. and Tabe, T. 2019. Adaptation to climate change: contemporary challenges and perspectives. In: Kumar, L. (ed). Climate Change and Impacts in the South Pacific. Berlin: Springer.
  • Sahai, S., Tabe, T and Ryle, J. 2020. Cyclone Winston: Catholic women’s faith and agency in a coastal village in Fiji. In Luetz, J. and Nunn, P. (eds). 2020 Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands: Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches. Springer Nature’s ‘Climate Change Management Series’.
  • Senimoli, A.N., Tabe, T and Jacot des Combo, H. 2020. Influence of Socio-Cultural Factors on Community Disaster Response During TC Winston: A Case Study of Burenitu Village, Fiji. International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering. Vol 10 (3): 343-350.
  • Singh, P., Tabe, T and Martin, T. The role of women in community resilience to climate change: A case study of an Indigenous Fijian community. Women’s Studies International Forum, Vol 90 (2022):1-13.
  • Tabe, T. 2019. Climate Change Migration and Displacement: Learning from Past Relocations in the Pacific. Social Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, Vol. 8 (7): 1-18.
  • Tabe, T. 2020. Colonial Relocation and Implications for Future Climate Change Induced Migration and Displacement. Policy Brief No. 79. Toda Peace Institute.
  • Wewerinke-Singh, M; Tabe, T; Singh H and Singh, J.K. 2020. Human Rights and the environment in Pacific Island states. In Wewericke-Singh, M and Hamman, E. 2020. Environmental Law and Governance in the Pacific. Climate Change, Biodiversity and Communities. Routledge, London, and New York.