Diana Liverman

About Diana Liverman

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Diana's research has focused on the human dimensions of global environmental change and her main research interests include climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, and climate policy and mitigation especially in the developing world. She also works on the political economy and political ecology of environmental management in the Americas, especially in Mexico.  Her current projects include work on climate justice (including the role of women in climate science, climate and poverty in Tucson, and climate in the new Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs), a study of the environmental impacts of NAFTA+20, societal response to megadrought, and the human dimensions of climate services and climate information provision.  

She has been an active member of national and international advisory committees on global change including the US NAS Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change and the Inter American Institute (IAI) for Global Change Research. She was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on America's Climate Choices and chair of the subpanel on Informing Decisions. She chaired the scientific advisory committee international Global Environmental Change and Food Systems (GECAFS) program and sat on the parent committee for the international Earth Systems Science Partnership and on the IHDP Earth Systems Governance scientific advisory committee. Her editorial board roles include the Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Climatic Change, Environmental Science and Policy, and Global Environmental Change. She has worked closely with several arts and cultural organizations on climate change issues.

Her graduate students work on aspects of climate adaptation and policy and on food security mostly in the Americas

Research Interests

Climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, and climate policy and mitigation especially in the developing world. Political economy and political ecology of environmental management in the Americas, especially in Mexico. Food systems and climate. 

Selected Publications

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Contact Information

Diana Liverman
Regents' Professor
Telephone: 520-621-1652
Office: ENR2 S517

Degree(s)

PhD UCLA Geography

MS Toronto Geography

BA UCL Geography

Courses Taught

Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

International Environmental Governance

Research Design

Environmental Studies: Ideas and Institutions