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Dr. George Frisvold

Dr. George Frisvold

Dr. George Frisvold joined the faculty at the University of Arizona in 1997. He is a professor in the department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and an Extension specialist. He has been a visiting scholar at the National Institute of Rural Development in Hyderabad, India, a lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University, and chief of the Resource and Environmental Policy Branch of USDA’s Economic Research Service. Dr. Frisvold completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include domestic and international environmental policy, as well as the causes and consequences of technological change in agriculture. In 1995–96, Dr. Frisvold served on the senior staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers with responsibility for agricultural, natural resource, and international trade issues. He is a past co-editor of the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

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Diana Liverman

Diana Liverman

Professor Diana Liverman is a Professor of Geography and Development and co-directs the University of Arizona’s Institute of the Environment together with Jonathan Overpeck.  Professor Liverman has maintained an affiliation with Oxford University where she is a visiting professor of Environmental Policy and Development in the School of Geography and Environment, a fellow of Linacre College, and a fellow in the Environmental Change Institute.  Her main research interests include climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, and climate policy and mitigation, especially in the developing world.  Professor Liverman has been an active member of national and international advisory committees on global change,  including the National Academy of Sciences Committee on America's Climate Choices, its Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, and the Inter American Institute (IAI) for Global Change Research.  Professor Liverman received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Jonathan Overpeck

Jonathan Overpeck

Dr. Jonathan Overpeck, or "Peck" as he prefers to be called, is a founding co-director of the Institute of the Environment, as well as a Professor of Geosciences and a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences. He received his B.A. from Hamilton College, followed by a M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Brown University. Dr. Overpeck has published more than 130 papers in climate and the environmental sciences, and recently served as a Coordinating Lead Author for the Nobel Prize winning UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment (2007). He has been awarded the US Department of Commerce Bronze and Gold Medals, as well as the Walter Orr Roberts award of the American Meteorological Society, for his interdisciplinary research. Dr. Overpeck has also been a Guggenheim Fellow, was the 2005 American Geophysical Union Bjerknes Lecturer, and won, with co-authors, the 2008 NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Outstanding Scientific Paper Award. Peck is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, and  received his Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Brown University. 

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Edella Schlager

Edella Schlager

Dr. Edella Schlager received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University in 1990 where she worked with Elinor Ostrom. Currently, she is a professor in the School of Government and Public Policy.. Her research focuses on western water institutions, law, policy, and governance. In particular, she has been studying regional and interstate arrangements for managing rivers. Dr. Schlager also examines the vulnerability and robustness of water institutions to climate change. She has co-authored two books on water, one with William Blomquist and Tanya Heikkila entitled “Common Waters, Diverging Streams: Linking Institutions and Water Management in Arizona, California, and Colorado” Washington, D.C.: Resources for the Future (2004). The second with William Blomquist entitled Embracing Watershed Politics Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado (2008). Dr. Schlager teaches classes on climate change policy and environmental policy.

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Thomas Swetnam

Thomas Swetnam

Thomas Swetnam is the Director of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and Professor of Dendrochronology at the University of Arizona.  An internationally recognized expert on issues related to wildfire, Professor Swetnam is widely published on fire in the scientific literature.  He has received the A.E. Douglass award from the University of Arizona, the W.S. Cooper award from the Ecological Society of America (with Julio Betancourt), and the Henry Cowles award from the American Association of Geographers (with James Speer).  Professor Swetnam received his master's and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in watershed management and dendrochronology. 

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