CISA Integrating Climate Science & Decision Making in the Carolinas

CISA: Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, A NOAA RISA Team

People

Core Team

Dr. Kirstin Dow
Lead PI
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
kdow@sc.edu
803.777.2482

Dr. Kirsten Lackstrom
Research Associate
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
lackstro@mailbox.sc.edu
803.777.3463

Amanda Farris
Program Manager
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
afarris@sc.edu
803.777.6875

Jory Fleming
Climate Solutions Specialist
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
jory.fleming@sc.edu
803.777.5729

Sarah Watson
Coastal Climate & Resilience Specialist
CISA & SC Sea Grant Consortium
Charleston, SC
Sarah.watson@scseagrant.org
843.953.2097

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Principal Investigators

Dr. Greg Carbone
Geography Department
University of South Carolina
greg.carbone@sc.edu
803.777.0682

Dr. Charles (Chip) Konrad
Geography Department
UNC at Chapel Hill
Director, SE Regional Climate Center
konrad@unc.edu
919.962.3873

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Research Assistants

Elijah Charette
Bachelors Candidate
Environmental Science
University of South Carolina
charette@email.sc.edu

Jordan Clark
Ph.D. Candidate
Geography Department
UNC at Chapel Hill
jordan.clark@unc.edu

Eleanor Davis
Ph.D. Candidate
Geography Department
University of South Carolina
eleanord@email.sc.edu

Montana Eck
Ph.D. Candidate
Geography Department
UNC at Chapel Hill
maeck@live.unc.edu

Stafford Mullin
Masters Candidate
Geography Department
University of South Carolina
semullin@email.sc.edu

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Collaborating Investigators

Collaborating Investigators
Investigator Title Organization
Corey Davis Applied Climatologist State Climate Office of North Carolina
Art deGaetano Associate Chair Cornell, Northeastern Regional Climate Center
Nolan Doesken Founder CoCoRaHS, Colorado State University
Kathryn Ellis EIT Water Resources Designer II McCormick Taylor
Melissa Griffin Assistant State Climatologist South Carolina State Climatology Office
Jennifer Helgeson Research Economist National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Debra Knopman Senior Principal Researcher Mid Atlantic RISA, RAND Corporation
Maria Carmen Lemos Co-Director Great Lakes RISA, University of Michigan
Norman Levine Associate Professor; Director Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston; Santee Cooper GIS Laboratory and Lowcountry Hazards Center
Matt Petkewich Hydrologist USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center
Henry Reges National Coordinator CoCoRaHS, Colorado State University
Que Tucker Commissioner North Carolina High School Athletics Association
Rebecca Ward Assistant State Climatologist State Climate Office of North Carolina
Elliot Wickham Water Resources Climatologist South Carolina State Climatology Office

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Advisory Committee

Committee Member Title Organization
Jeff Allen Director South Carolina Water Resources Center at Clemson University
Frank Alsheimer Science and Operations Officer NOAA National Weather Service Columbia, SC
Bill Crowell Director Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
Janae Davis Associate Director of Conservation American Rivers
Kathie Dello Director / State Climatologist State Climate Office of North Carolina
Liz Fly Marine Conservation Director The Nature Conservancy South Carolina Chapter
Dana Haine Science Education Manager Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Suzanne Lea Associate Professor Department of Public Health, East Carolina University
Susan Lovelace Executive Director S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
Steve McNulty Director USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub
Ellen Mecray Eastern Region Director NOAA Regional Climate Services
Tancred Miller Policy & Planning Section Chief Division of Coastal Management, NC Department of Environmental Quality
Hope Mizzell State Climatologist South Carolina State Climatology Office
Gregory Sprouse Director of Research, Planning, and Development Central Midlands Council of Governments, Columbia, SC
Adam Stein Coastal Hazards Specialist NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Stewardship Division
Susannah Tuttle Director NC Interfaith Power and Light
Ashley Ward Senior Policy Associate Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University, Internet of Water
Susan White Executive Director NC Sea Grant and Water Resources Research Institute

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CISA Alumni

Student Degree Thesis/Dissertation
Janae Davis Masters, UofSC Department of Geography A Tale of Two Landscapes: Examining Alienation and Non-Visitation Among Local African American Fishers at Congaree National Park
Reem Deeb Masters, UofSC Earth & Environmental Resources Management Climate Change Effects on Vibrio Bacteria in the Winyah Bay Estuary and the Project Spread of Vibrio under Future Climate Scenarios
David Eckhardt Masters, UofSC Department of Geography Improving Citizen Science Condition Monitoring Reporting: Condition Monitoring Scale Bar
Lauren Rouen Masters, UofSC Department of Geography Increased Perviousness Versus Urban Densification: Trade-offs Between Adaptation and Mitigation in a Changing Climate
Jay Fowler Masters, UofSC Department of Geography Cartographic Communication of Point Level Uncertainty
Jenna Hartley Masters, UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Gastrointestinal Illness and Their Relationship with Precipitation Across the State of North Carolina.
Benjamin Haywood PhD, UofSC Department of Geography Birds and Beaches: The Affective Geographies and Sense of Place of Participants in the COASST Citizen Science Program
Erik Kabela PhD, UofSC Department of Geography NARCCAP Model Assessment and Future Projections for the Southeast United States
Nathan Kettle PhD, UofSC Department of Geography Coastal Climate Change Adaptation: The Influence of Perceived Risk, Uncertainty, Trust and Scale
Kirsten Lackstrom PhD, UofSC Department of Geography Institutional Adaptation and Drought Management in the Carolinas
Hope Mizzell PhD, UofSC Department of Geography Improving Drought Detection in the Carolinas: Evaluation of Local, State, and Federal Drought Indicators
Jinyoung Rhee PhD, UofSC Department of Geography A Regional Drought Monitoring system for the Carolinas
Sumi Selvaraj Masters, UofSC Department of Geography Assessing individual transit vulnerability to nuisance flooding in the Charleston, SC area
Margaret Sugg PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Geography Climate-Human Health Vulnerability: Identifying Relationships between Maximum Temperature and Heat-Related Illness across North Carolina
Sarah Yorty Masters, UofSC Department of Geography Drought Impacts on Water-Based Recreational Businesses in North and South Carolina

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