Alison Meadow
Alison Meadow
Research Scientist
(520) 626-0652
PhD, Environmental Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks 2009

Alison Meadow is a Research Scientist with the Institute of the Environment.  Alison has a background in Environmental Anthropology.  Her research focuses on the process of linking scientists with decision makers to improve the usability of climate science. She also works on several interdisciplinary teams focused on helping natural resource, cultural resource, and emergency managers, particularly those in tribal communities, plan for and adapt to climate change. Alison’s previous work includes research on the impact of local food system development and adaptation to climate change in the arctic, research on improving educational outcomes for Alaska Native students in Fairbanks, AK, and assessing and planning for urban green space in Tucson, AZ.

Selected Citations: 

Meadow, Alison M., Daniel B. Ferguson, Zack Guido, Alexandra Horangic, Gigi Owen, and Tamara Wall. 2015. Moving toward the Deliberate Coproduction of Climate Science Knowledge. Weather, Climate, and Society 7 (2):179-191.

Djenontin, Ida Nadia S., and Alison M. Meadow. 2018. The Art of Co-production of Knowledge in Environmental Sciences and Management: Lessons from International Practice. Environmental Management 61 (6):885-903.

Rockman, Marcy, Marissa Morgan, Sonya Ziaja Ziaja, George Hambrecht, and Alison Meadow. 2016. Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy. edited by P. Cultural Resources, and Science and Climate Change Response Program, National Park Service. Washington DC.

Meadow, Alison M., Zack Guido, Michael A. Crimmins, and Jonathan Mcleod. 2016. From Principles to Action: Applying the National Research Council’s Principles for Effective Decision Support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Watch Office. Climate Services 1:12-23.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Climate assessment
Climate change
Decision support
Human dimensions
Native nations
Science Engagement
Connecting science and decision making

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