Scientists

The number of scientists engaged in studying climate change is growing exponentially. This page is designed to help you identify climate scientists conducting research in your region and in specific subject areas. All information about climate scientists is derived from publically available sources. Tribes and non-tribal entities engaging in climate science partnerships may also seek information on protection traditional knowledges in those research initiatives. Resources that may be of assistance include Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives and the role of tribal Institutional Review Boards. An example is this Institutional Review Board Manual for the Northwest Indian College.

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Title Organizationsort ascending Description Category Geography Website
Sarah Hardy College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Specialties: Benthic-pelagic coupling, Polar marine ecology, Reproduction and life-history strategies of marine invertebrates, Trophic interactions, Lipid and stable isotope analysis, Ecology of soft-sediment habitats

Marine, Coastal Ecosystem Impacts, Marine Invertebrates Pacific Ocean, Alaska Link
Amy Snover Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington

Work draws on the natural and social sciences to assess the vulnerability of natural and human systems to climate variability and change and to inform the development of climate adaptation strategies. Works with decision makers to develop science-based climate change planning and adaptation guidance and to assess their climate information needs in order to develop priorities for research, tool development, and outreach.

Climate change, Adaptation, Mitigation, science and policy Northwest, Washington Link
Meade Korsby Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington

Works with land and wildlife managers and policy makers to incorporate climate change into conservation planning. Primary research and outreach interests include climate change impacts assessment and adaptation planning for species and ecosystems, spatial conservation planning, particularly connectivity conservation and conservation priorities under climate change, species ranges, species boundaries, and hybrid zones, and how they interact with climate.

Climate change, conservation planning, adaptation planning, spatial conservation planning, connectivity conservation Northwest, Washington Link
Julia Burton Burton Forest Ecology & Silviculture Lab

Our research focuses on important conceptual questions that inform forest management and conservation. We integrate field studies of plant communities with statistical modeling to understand how local processes (e.g., disturbance and succession) interact with regional processes (e.g., climate change, migration and invasion) to influence forest structure and function. These studies are used to design silvicultural systems and prescriptions that balance multiple objectives (e.g., ecological restoration, biodiversity maintenance, climate change adaptation and mitigation).

Terrestrial Ecosystem Impacts, Modeling, Silviculture Northwest Link
Scott Lowe Boise State University

Dr. Lowe's primary research interests relate to the influence of regulations on environmental and socioeconomic conditions. His research focal areas include air and water quality, urban economics, and on water use in the arid western United States. Dr. Lowe is currently the Director of the Environmental Studies Program and the coordinator for the Sustainability Minor at Boise State.

Agricultural Impacts, Social science, Impacts to Human Systems Northwest, Idaho Link
Malinda Chase Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center

Malinda Chase serves as the Tribal resilience Liaison at the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center consortium at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. Malinda is an enrolled tribal member of Anvik. Malinda holds a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Wellesley College and a master's degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from the UA-Fairbanks. Malinda’s experience includes community planning, non-profit management, post-secondary/distance and Alaska Native education, Native language revitalization and indigenous program evaluation. She also serves as the land manager for her village corporation. More recently, she’s focused on climate change education that sought to engage our AK Native community, and led to her current liaison position.

Community Planning, non-profit management, Language, education, Tribal Liaison, Climate Science Center Alaska Link
Sarah Trainor Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, NOAA RISA, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Climate Science Center

Human dimensions of global change in arctic and northern latitudes, vulnerability and adaption of northern communities to climate change and environmental injustice and climate change in Arctic Indigenous peoples.

Impacts on Human Systems, Economic Impacts, Planning, Adaptation, Mitigation, Social science, Cultural Resources, Impacts to Indigenous Communities Alaska, Arctic Link
Eran Hood

Dr. Hood's work focuses on watershed-scale biogeochemistry, nutrient cycling in aquatic systems, alpine hydrology, snow hydrology and snow chemistry

Ecology, watersheds, Climate change Alaska, Northwest Link
Hamid Moradkhani

Watershed Hydrology and Hydrometeorology, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, Uncertainty and Risk Analysis, Data Assimilation and Ensemble Inference, Multi-objective Optimization, Sustainable Water Resources Management under Climate Change, Prediction of Hydrologic Extremes Including Flood and Drought, and Ecohydrology.

Hydrologic Modeling, Water Resources Impacts, Planning/Adaptation/Mitigation Northwest, National Link

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