Mary Black
Adaptation Program Manager, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions
(520) 626-9199

Mary Black has worked at the University of Arizona in a variety of capacities, including as an anthropological linguist, editor/writer, librarian, and a liaison with tribes, federal agencies, and scientists. She served as associate editor of Hopi Dictionary/Hopìikwa Lavaytutuveni, the only published comprehensive dictionary of the Hopi language (University of Arizona Press, 1998), as editor of Southwest Hydrology magazine from 2003 to 2009, and as coauthor of Reining in the Rio Grande (University of New Mexico Press, 2011). Most recently she was an editor of Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States (Island Press, 2013) and a contributing author for Preparing the Nation for Change: Building a Sustained National Climate Assessment Process. (NCADAC, 2013). Black has bachelors and master’s degrees in anthropology from Stanford University and the University of Arizona, respectively, and an M.L.S. from the University of Arizona.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Climate assessment
Climate change
Science communication
Arid lands
Climate change impacts
Water resource management

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