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CENTER Publications

Below is a sample of recent publications by CSTPR faculty (Center personnel highlighted):

articleRegional Climate Response Collaboratives Multi-Institutional Support for Climate Resilience

Averyt, K., J.D. Derner, L. Dilling, et al., 2018. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc. 99 (5) 891-898.

Abstract: Federal investments by U.S. agencies to enhance climate resilience at regional scales grew over the past decade (2010s). To maximize efficiency and effectiveness in serving multiple sectors and scales, it has become critical to leverage existing agency-specific research, infrastructure, and capacity while avoiding redundancy. We discuss lessons learned from a multi-institutional “regional climate response collaborative” that comprises three different federally supported climate service entities in the Rocky Mountain west and northern plains region. These lessons include leveraging different strengths of each partner, creating deliberate mechanisms to increase cross-entity communication and joint ownership of projects, and placing a common priority on stakeholder-relevant research and outcomes. We share the conditions that fostered successful collaboration, which can be transferred elsewhere, and suggest mechanisms for overcoming potential barriers. Synergies are essential for producing actionable research that informs climate-related decisions for stakeholders and ultimately enhances climate resilience at regional scales. Read more ...

articleMaking Research More Usable at CU Boulder

Dilling, L., K. Clifford, E. McNie, J. Lukas, and U. Rick, 2018. Western Water Assessment Report , 26 pp. See Center Highlight.

Excerpt: Despite its potential, research is often critiqued for being not as usable for decision making in practice. This guide provides tangible, tested ways for making science more usable based on our experience in the Western Water Assessment as well as other input. It also highlights examples of researchers at CU Boulder who have produced usable research to serve practical needs. We recommend several possible options for overcoming barriers to making research at CU Boulder more usable. Read more ...