PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND GOALS

The Sustainable Adaptation to Alternating Extreme Events of Drought, Wildfire, and Flooding Global Challenges Research Team (GCRT) studies the ecological and social impacts of rapid "whiplash" among droughts, wildfires, and floods as a consequence of climate change and works to identify strategies to better prepare communities for sustainable adaptation to this increasing threat.

This support from the School of Global Environmental Sustainability will allow our research team to continue our work toward understanding the consequences of a complicated phenomenon that seems to be increasing: the short-term shift between droughts and floods. This phase of the work will allow us to include an examination of the pivotal role that wildfires likely play in the destructive nature of this kind of event.

RESEARCH TEAM

Graduate Research Assistant:

Melissa Wygant, Department of Journalism and Technical Communication.

FUNDING

This project is funded by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University.