Sarah LeRoy
Assistant Staff Scientist
(520) 626-4579

Sarah LeRoy joined the Institute of the Environment in September 2011, after finishing degrees in ecology and geosciences from the University of Arizona. Her previous research focused on paleoclimatology, where she reconstructed past precipitation using both lake sediments in the Peruvian Amazon and isotopes in Australian and Peruvian trees.

Sarah is currently an Assistant Staff Scientist with the Institute of the Environment, where she works to bridge the gap between science and society by working closely with decision makers to get them the scientific information they need in order to make decisions to prepare for the impacts of climate change. Recently, at the neighborhood level, she has worked to bring awareness of the public health impacts of extreme heat to neighborhoods along the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso, TX. Sarah is also the Science Communications Coordinator with the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC), where she oversees all communications and outreach between the Center, USGS and SW CASC investigators and stakeholders.

Selected Citations: 

Garfin, G., A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, S. LeRoy (eds.), 2013. Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States. Washington, DC: Island Press, 509 p.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Climate change
Extreme events
Risk communication
Science communication

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