Gigi Owen


Dissertation Research:

  • Social Vulnerability to Climate Change in greater Tucson, AZ: adaptation planning, food, energy, and water

Work Related Research:

  • Climate Assessment for the Southwest - Program Evaluation
  • CLIMAS H.E.A.T. - Heat Extreme AssessmenT - Cascading Effects of Climate Extremes in the Southwest
  • Arizona Business Resilience Initiative - An Initiative to Support Arizona's Business Community in Managing Climate Risk

Research Interests

urban food studies, the nexus of food-water-energy-climate, climate justice, political ecology

Selected Publications

Meadow, A., D. Ferguson, Z. Guido, A. Horangic, G. Owen, and T. Wall. 2015. Moving Toward the Deliberate Co-Production of Climate Science Knowledge. Weather, Climate, and Society 7(2): 179-191. 

Owen, G., J. McLeod, C. Kolden, D. Ferguson, and T. Brown. 2012. Wildfire Management and Forecasting Fire Potential: The Roles of Climate Information and Social Networks in the Southwest United States. Weather, Climate, and Society 4(2): 90-102.

Werner, K., K. Averyt, and G. Owen. 2013. River Forecast Application for Water Management: Oil and Water?. Weather, Climate, and Society 5(3): 244-253.

Morehouse, B., D. Ferguson, G. Owen, A. Browning-Aiken, P. Wong-Gonzalez, N. Piñeda, and R. Varady. 2008. Science and Socio-Ecological Resilience: Examples from the Arizona-Sonora Border. Environmental Science and Policy 11(3).

Burke, B., B. McMahan, G. Owen. 2008. Sustainable University-Community Partnerships: Balancing Teaching, Research, and Action. Anthropology News, 49(6).

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Contact Information

Gigi Owen
Research Scientist
Telephone: (520) 626-2362
Office: Institute of the Environment, ENR2 Building, Office N510


M.A. University of Arizona. Latin American Studies. Thesis: Marketing Mysticism and the Purchase of Pilgrimage: The Rise of Spiritual Tourism in Cusco and Iquitos, Peru.

B.A. University of California, Davis. Nature and Culture, Ecology.