Risk and decision analysis provide frameworks for discovery and application to help society manage current and future climate risks and opportunities.

Our goals:

  • Integrate climate science, impact science, and risk assessment into a climate adaptation science strategy
  • Pursue science questions at the climate-resource-society interface
  • Better assess climate risk and vulnerabilities----especially with the goal of strengthening the ¬†quantification of climate risk and analysis of adaptation options
  • Inform decisions to reduce losses and take opportunities in a variable climate

Projects

Project Lead

A changing environment offers risk and opportunity. We explore ways to use weather and climate information, from short-term weather forecasts to long-term climate projects, to make better adaptation decisions.

Project Lead

We work to develop a testbed of generalizable decision models that can be simulated for a range of weather and climate sensitive decision structures and contexts to calculate the economic value added in those sectors by applying climate predictions.

Project Lead

The Climate Coupling project seeks to measure the strength of coupling between climate drivers and social-environmental systems and to explain those measurements as a function of management interventions.

Project Lead

Chelsea Nagy

Earth Lab

303-735-8447

The combination of invasive species and climate change creates unique challenges for natural resource managers. We are developing a network of experts to produce useful and usable science to protect native systems and enhance resilience in the North Central region (CO, WY, KS, NE, SD, ND, MT).

Team Members

Matthew Rossi

Research Scientist

Landscape Dynamics, Adaptation Science, Extremes & Natural Hazards

Virginia Iglesias

Research Scientist

Adaptation Science, Extremes & Natural Hazards

Jennifer K. Balch

Director

Adaptation Science, Extremes & Natural Hazards

William R. Travis

Deputy Director

Adaptation Science, Extremes & Natural Hazards

Elizabeth Woolner

Program and Research Assistant

Administration, Adaptation Science

Stefan Leyk

Professor

Earth Data Across Scales, Adaptation Science, Extremes & Natural Hazards

Lisa Dilling

Professor

Adaptation Science

Lori Hunter

Professor

Adaptation Science

Brian Muller

Associate Professor

Adaptation Science, Extremes & Natural Hazards

Katharine Suding

Professor

Adaptation Science

Luke Nordgren

CHNS Intern

Adaptation Science

Luca Palasti

Graduate Student, GEOG

Adaptation Science

Melanie Berger

RISCC Liaison

Adaptation Science