InSIS Welcomes Professor Lisa Dilling

InSIS is happy to welcome Professor Lisa Dilling, who will be visiting with the Institute from the University of Colorado, Boulder, for 12 months from August 2016.

Lisa is 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. She is Director of the Western Water Assessment, a NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment project that studies and facilitates the use of climate information in decision making in the Intermountain West. Her scholarship focuses on decision making, the use of information and science policies related to climate change, adaptation, carbon management and geoengineering. 

Lisa's visit with InSIS will be supported by a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship. She will explore how cultural theory informs our understanding of the use of knowledge in climate change adaptation decision making at the local level.  As part of her visit Prof. Dilling will present four Leverhulme Lectures and convene a seminar/colloquium for graduate students.