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.
Recent Publications:
Davison, J.E., S. Coe, D. Finch, E. Rowland, M. Friggens, and L.J. Graumlich. 2012. Bringing indices of species vulnerability to climate change into geographic space: An assessment across the Coronado National Forest. Biodiversity and Conservation 21: 189-204.
Breshears, D.D., L. Lopez-Hoffman, and L.J. Graumlich. 2011. When ecosystem services crash: Preparing for big, fast, patchy climate change. Ambio 40:256-263.
Davison, J.E., L.J. Graulich, E.R. Rowland, G.T. Pederson, and D.D. Breshears. 2011. Leveraging modern climatology to increase adaptive capacity across protected area networks. Global Environmental Change, published online November 2 2011, DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.10.002.
Pederson, G.T., S.T. Gray, C.A. Woodhouse, J.L. Betancourt, D.B. Fagre, J.S. Littell, E. Watson, B.H. Luckman, and L.J. Graumlich. 2011. The unusual nature of recent snowpack declines in theNorth American Cordillera.  Science 333: 332-335.
Rowland, J.E. Davison, and L.J. Graumlich. 2011. Approaches to evaluating climate change impacts on species:  a guide to initiating the adaptation planning process. Environmental Management 47: 322-37.
Van der Leeuw, S., R. Costanza, S. Aulenbach, S. Brewer, M. Burek, S. Cornell, C. Crumley, J.A. Dearing, C. Downy, L.J. Graumlich, S. Hekbert, M. Hegmon, K. Hibbard, S.T. Jackson, I. Kubiszewski, P. Sinclair, S. Sorlin, and W. Steffen. 2011. Toward an integrated history to guide the future. Ecology and Society 16(4): 2.