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Kirstin Dow

Professor, University of South Carolina

Department of Geography

Co-Principal Investigator

University of South Carolina

Area(s) of Expertise

Dr. Kirstin Dow is a social environmental geographer focusing on understanding climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation. She is Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina. She is also the principal investigator of the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, an interdisciplinary research team that focuses on conducting decision-relevant and use-inspired research in natural and social sciences to foster enhanced climate resilience in the Carolinas. Her current research includes increasing understanding of the opportunities and challenges southeastern states faced in developing State Wildlife Action Plans and working with coastal communities as they assess threats, vulnerabilities, and adaptation options.