Department of Geography
University of South Carolina
Kirstin Dow is a Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina and the lead PI for CISA. As a social environmental geographer, her research focuses on understanding climate impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation. She has actively contributed to the development of the Vulnerability, Consequences, and Adaptation Planning Scenarios (VCAPS) process which support analytical-deliberative decision-making in communities facing climate threats. She is a member of the Climate Working Group of NOAA’s Science Advisory Committee and a lead author on the IPCC AR5 Working Group 2: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, and the Third US National Climate Assessment.