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Program Manager - Southwest Climate Science Center, Institute of the Environment
Ph.D., Environmental Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2009
Alison Meadow joined the Institute in 2012 as the Program Manager for the Southwest Climate Science Center. The SWCSC is a partnership between the Department of the Interior and six southwest universities to provide climate science directly to resource managers and decision makers in the Southwest.
Prior to joining the Institute, Alison was an assistant research scientist in the department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science at UA. She continues her affiliation with SWES through a project to collaborate with American Indian tribes in northeastern Arizona to improve drought monitoring and planning in the Four Corners region.
Alison has a background in Environmental Anthropology and her research has included the impact of local food system development and adaptation to climate change in the arctic. Alison’s previous work experience includes research on improving educational outcomes for Alaska Native students in Fairbanks, AK, evaluation of education programs, as well as assessing and planning for urban green space in Tucson, AZ.