2012 - 2013 Global Change Fellow
Where are they now?
Adrienne is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the South Central Climate Science Center at the University of Oklahoma.
Statement of purpose:
I am beginning my Ph.D. at NCSU working with Professor Ryan Boyles. I am interested in downscaling techniques used in climate change projections. Specifically, the uncertainty surrounding these projections and techniques and their effective communication, particularly with regards to management decisions in various sectors. Therefore when my Ph.D. is complete my work will continue to be inter-disciplinary in nature with particular emphasis on the integration of economic and climate change projection information into decisions in multiple sectors.
Description of research:
The proposed research as part of my Ph.D. will include efforts to assist in the Southeast Climate Science Center (SECSC) Science Plan Theme 1 by providing guidance on the appropriate climate model information in ecological models and related management decisions. This work will involve ongoing engagement to address the concerns of the LCCs in the Southeast and synthesize the available downscaled datasets with emphasis on these concerns. The engagement built into this initial portion will provide a foundation for further work involving the communication and understanding of uncertainty progressing from global climate models through to impact assessment.