lisa dilling


Lisa Dilling

University of Colorado
Campus Box 397
Boulder, CO 80309-0397

Tel: 303-735-3678
Fax: 303-735-1576

Lisa Dilling is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and a member of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is Director of the Western Water Assessment, a NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment project that studies and facilitates the use of climate information in decision making in the Intermountain West. Her scholarship focuses on decision making, the use of information and science policies related to climate change, adaptation, carbon management and geoengineering. Her current projects examine drought in urban water systems, water governance and climate change, municipal adaptation to hazards, decision making in public lands management, and knowledge for adaptation among pastoralists. She has authored numerous articles and is co-editor of the book, “Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating climate change and facilitating social change” from Cambridge University Press. Professor Dilling spent the 2016-2017 academic year at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society at the University of Oxford supported by a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship.


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A Note for Prospective Graduate Students

If you are considering applying to the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado and would like to work with me, please send an email with these three attachments:

  1. A C.V.
  2. A statement describing your research interests
  3. A description of why you’d like to enroll in the Environmental Studies program, and work in my research group

Please note: Lisa Dilling is not accepting new graduate students in 2019