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, A., Z. Guido, M. Crimmins, and J. 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) p. 12-23. 

Brugger, J., A. Meadow, and A. Horangic (2016). Lessons from First Generation Climate Science Integrators. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (March 2016 issue)

Meadow, A, D. Ferguson, Z. Guido, A. Horangic, G. Owen, and T. Wall (2015). Moving Toward the Deliberate Co-Production of Climate Science Knowledge. Weather, Climate and Society. 7(2) p. 179-191.

Meadow, A, M. Crimmins, and D. Ferguson (2013). Field of Dreams, or Dream Team?:Assessing Two Models For Drought Impact Reporting in the Semiarid Southwest. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 94(10).

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

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