Institute of the Environment Staff Directory

Directors
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Provides overall co-leadership and management of the Institute with particular responsibility for environmental social science and policy.
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Provides overall co-leadership and management of the Institute with particular responsibility for environmental natural science.
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Conducts research and knowledge transfer on climate impacts and drought and collaborates with scientists, resource managers, and decision makers on adaptation to climate variability and change.
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Directs the CLIMAS program and conducts research on social and institutional aspects of climate variability and change in the US Southwest.
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Katharine Jacobs has returned to the University of Arizona as director of the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) and professor in the department of soil, water and environmental science.
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Assists the directors in managing projects, people, budget, planning and promotion of IE.
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Directs the Renewable Energy and Renewable Energy Network (UAREN) at the Institute of the Environment.
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Directs IE's newly established climate adaptation and international development program.
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Directs the Agense Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.
Project Staff
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Studies the changing ecology of the Gulf of California, environmental law and policy, and the lessons from nature that can help humans adapt better to climate change and security threats.
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Improves access to and use of climate information for decision makers in Arizona and New Mexico. Zack also conducts research on the climate of the Southwest and strategies to enhance the utility of climate information.
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Conducts research on connections between climate and society.
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Conducts research on how scientists and resource managers can collaborate to produce climate science useful in planning for climate change adaptation.
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Provides outreach for climate programs and is the editor for the Southwest Climate Change Network's web content
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The goal of the Sustainable City Project is to bring together design, social science, and the sciences in an effort to make our cities more sustainable.
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Provides programmatic support for the activities of the CLIMAS core office, helps maintain the CLIMAS website and works on expanding outreach initiatives.
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Manages the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS).
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Manages the education and outreach programs for the UA Renewable Energy Network, including the administration of the UA REN website and mobile apps, Student Energy Groups, and REN events.
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Supports the internal and external administrative processes of grant, subaward and contract administration for all partners of the Southwest Climate Science Center USGS awards.
Operations
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Provides finance and business administrative support and handles TRIF funds, grants, and contracts activity.
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Provides financial administration and operational support to the various programs within IE.
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Provides program and administrative support to IE directors and administers IE grant awards and the Carson Scholars program.
Communications
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Writes and edits articles, reports, and other publications and fields press inquiries.
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Develops art-science collaborations, writes Proximities art & science blog, and supports communications team
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Develops, maintains, and administrates IE affiliated websites.
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Coordinates events of all variety and manages projects under multiple programs within IE.
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Serves the Institute with art direction, brand development, infographics, and interactive design.
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Develops, maintains, and administrates IE affiliated websites.