Lisa Graumlich

Lisa Graumlich

Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professor/Dean, College of the Environment
Paleoecology; Climate change adaptation

Office: Oceanography 200
Phone: 206 685-7532 
Email: graumlic@uw.edu

Graduate Interest Group(s): FOREST ECOLOGY

Ph.D., College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, 1985
M.S., Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978
B.S., Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975

As a paleoecologist, I investigate how ecosystems and human societies adapt to climate change, with a special focus on severe and persistent drought. I have an interdisciplinary focus and a career-long interest in global climate change, especially with regard to how to best manage natural and human resources in an uncertain future. I speak frequently on climate change impacts and adaptation and, most recently, testified before the U.S. House of Representative Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming on long-term climate variability.
Current Sponsored Research:
Lead Scientist for the Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Washington and Professor of Practice in the University of Washington, College of The Environment’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) and Center for Creative Conservation (CCC)