Project Background and Justification
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Project and Workshop Leaders
Susi Moser, Ph.D.
Susi is a geographer by training (Ph.D. 1997, Clark University),
whose research foci for the last ten years have been the human dimensions
of global change. She has focused on uncertainties in the human
dimensions (causes, impacts, and responses) of global change, especially
focused on coastal areas.
then did a post-doc at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in
the Global Environmental Assessment project, which examined the
role and influence of science and assessments in policy- and decision-making.
She also worked for the Heinz Center in Washington, DC on a congressionally
mandated project on coastal erosion and management.
From there, Susi went for four years to the Union of Concerned
Scientists, where she was the staff scientist for climate change,
managing climate change impacts projects and working in the trenches
of effective climate change communication and social mobilization
for change. Since September 2003 she is back in the world of research,
but continuing in the same thematic vein: to find ways to bridge
the science-lay public and science-policy gaps so as to better inform
the public debate and action agenda on our common future.
Lisa Dilling, Ph.D.
Lisa is a biological oceanographer by training (Ph.D. 1997, University
of California, Santa Barbara), and has wide-ranging interests in
the area of carbon cycle and climate science. She has studied the
carbon cycle in the ocean, as well as the implications of carbon
cycle science for policy formulation.
accepted a Knauss Sea Grant Fellowship to learn about climate policy
directly in Washington, DC, and became interested in the application
of research science results to better benefit society. She served
for 5 years in the Office of Global Programs at the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, where she directed carbon cycle
science programs in the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program.
While working at the national level, Lisa became increasingly
interested to finding ways to bridge the science-society interface,
or working to improve the connection of scientific research to societal
needs. This interest brought her to the Environmental and Societal
Impacts Group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research where
she is now back on the research side of the issue, and working on
application of carbon cycle science to policy issues in climate