University of Colorado
Lisa Dilling is Director of Western Water Assessment, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and a member of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her career has spanned both research and practice arenas of the science-policy interface, including program leadership for NOAA and the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Her current research focuses on the use of information in decision making and science policies related to climate change, adaptation, and the carbon cycle. She is a co-editor of the book Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating climate change and facilitating social change from Cambridge University Press.
- The Role of U.S. States in Facilitating Effective Water Governance Under Stress and Change
- Adaptation, Invited Contribution to Research Handbook on Climate Governance
- The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center and the Decision Making Process
- Community Involvement Critical to Adaptation, Managing Climate Change Risks
- The dynamics of vulnerability: Why adapting to climate variability will not always prepare us for climate change
- What Stakeholder Needs Tell Us about Enabling Adaptive Capacity: The Intersection of Context and Information Provision across Regions in the United States
- Unpacking the 'information barrier': Comparing perspectives on information as a barrier to climate change adaptation in the interior mountain West
- What Do Stakeholders Need to Manage for Climate Change and Variability?
- Governing Geoengineering Research: Why, When and How?
- Promoting Adaptation Success in Natural Resource Management Through Decision Support: Lessons from the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Regions
- Opportunities and Challenges for Carbon Management on U.S. Public Lands
- Managing carbon in a multiple use world: The implications of land-use decision context for carbon management
- Climate Change and Western Public Lands: A Survey of U.S. Federal Land Managers on the Status of Adaptation Efforts
- Managing United States Public Lands in Response to Climate Change: A View From the Ground Up
- Improving Societal Outcomes of Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate: An Integrated Perspective
- Communicating Climate Change: Closing the Science-Action Gap
- A U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan
- Creating Usable Science: Opportunities and Constraints for Climate Knowledge Use and their Implications for Science Policy
- Geoengineering, Ocean Fertilization, and the Problem of Permissible Pollution
- Carbon stewardship: Land management decisions and the potential for carbon sequestration in Colorado
- Equity in forecasting climate: Can science save the world's poor
- Towards science in support of decision making: Characterizing the supply of carbon cycle science
- The opportunities and responsibility for carbon cycle science in the U.S.
- Toward carbon governance: Challenges across scales in the United States (Contact Lisa Dilling for a pdf reprint)
- Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change-Facilitating Social Change
A Note for Prospective Graduate Students
If you are considering applying to the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado and would like to work with me, please send an email with these three attachments:
- A C.V.
- A statement describing your research interests
- A description of why you’d like to enroll in the Environmental Studies program, and work in my research group